Not Ready for a Complete Facelift? Try a Brow Lift Instead

In today’s society, aging doesn’t get the credit it deserves. There are so many benefits to growing older — you become more mature, find and enjoy your passions, and grow into the best person you can be. Despite the personal and emotional benefits of aging, you may not be so enthused with what happens to your body as the years pass. Wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin combine to let the world know that you’ve completed a few laps around the sun. 

A lot of people aren’t fans of their age showing in their appearance. An Orbis Research study found that the anti-aging market is worth 42.51 billion dollars — that’s a ton of money spent on chasing away those wrinkles and other signs of aging. 

While some ointments or injections may yield results, the most complete way to get rid of the signs of aging is a facelift. While these surgeries certainly yield good results, the magnitude of a facelift may be too much for you. If this is the case, try a brow lift. This less-invasive surgery will help show you what cosmetic surgery can do for you.

Ready to see if cosmetic surgery is the answer to your anti-aging questions? At Radiance Wellness MediSpa, Dr. Carrie Morris,  and the rest of our team are here to help you reach your goals. Dr. Morris is an expert plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgeon who can help you get the results you deserve.

Brow lift vs. facelift

These two surgeries sound the same but actually address different areas and needs. Let’s start with the similarities. Both are outpatient surgeries, meaning that you get to go home the same day the surgery is performed. Both also involve incisions made to the face, although to different areas. Both surgeries can be performed together.

Overall, a brow lift is less invasive and may be a good chance for you to evaluate if you’re a fan of cosmetic surgery and its results. Because the procedure concentrates on the worry lines found in the forehead, it can help you decide if you wish to pursue a smoother look for your entire face. Since the surgeries are performed under similar conditions, a brow lift can serve as a preview of what you can expect during your facelift.

What is a brow lift?

A brow lift looks to restore a more youthful look to the area above your eyes. The procedure corrects drooping brows and improves the horizontal lines and furrows that can make a person appear angry, sad, or tired. Although designed for people in the 40-60 age range, a brow lift can be performed at any age.

Brow lift surgery

There are two main methods for brow lift. The “classic” method, which involves making an incision behind the hairline from ear to ear or the endoscopic method, which uses four to five smaller incisions also made behind the hairline. The method used for your surgery will depend on your hairline and if any balding has occurred. Both produce the same results. 

No matter what kind of incision is used, there are two main goals Dr. Morris has in mind. First, to remove or smooth muscles and tissues in the forehead that cause frown lines and drooping brows. Second, to pull and remove some of the skin between the forehead and scalp, to create a smoother, more refreshed look.

After brow lift surgery

You get to go home immediately after the surgery is performed. You’ll need to focus on rest and relaxation for a couple of days and should plan on taking it easy for about a week. Although some swelling may be present, it should go down during the first few days at home. 

During the surgery, clips or stitches may be used to help the pulled skin stay in place. They’ll be removed sometime during the first two weeks post-surgery.

Most patients return to work in about 10 days. You’ll want to limit any vigorous activity for several weeks and should avoid extended heat and sun exposure for a few months. Almost all visible signs of the surgery will fade within three weeks.

If you’re ready to erase signs of aging in the forehead and eyebrows, a brow lift could be for you. Call or book a consultation at our Arlington, Granbury, or Southlake office today.

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