As you age, your skin loses elasticity and becomes susceptible to the pull of gravity. On the brow, this means tissue and skin descend, and deep wrinkles and lines become more apparent, creating a tired, serious or older-looking appearance. Brow lift is a great option if you wish to treat these aging signs and restore a softer and rejuvenated appearance. Dr. Donald Hause is a sought-after brow lift surgeon in Sacramento. Here, he shares information that all prospective patients should know about the procedure.
What It Treats
Brow lift, also known as forehead lift, can do the following:
- Remove excess skin and tissue that cause the brow to sag or “hood” the upper eyelids
- Lift the remaining skin and tissue to a more youthful position that creates a pleasant and alert appearance
- Reduce the appearance of wrinkles as well as creases, including “furrows” that develop between the eyebrows
Some prospective patients believe that brow lift can treat the skin on the upper and lower eyelids. However, this is not true. If you are bothered by puffy, droopy upper eyelids or noticeable fine lines on the lower eyelids, eyelid surgery may be a more suitable treatment option. In addition, brow lift cannot treat hyperpigmentation, age spots, poor skin texture or other similar skin problems caused by sun damage. For these issues, a non-surgical skin treatment like laser skin resurfacing is more appropriate.
It Can Be Combined with Other Procedures
Because the aging process often affects multiple facial areas, many patients opt to combine brow lift with other cosmetic procedures, including the aforementioned eyelid surgery and laser skin resurfacing. Doing so can produce more comprehensive rejuvenation of the upper facial area. Brow lift can also be combined with facelift, a surgical procedure that targets aging signs in the middle and lower facial regions.
Choose the Right Plastic Surgeon
The success of brow lift hinges on the skill and experience of the surgeon who performs the procedure. A qualified plastic surgeon like Dr. Hause is knowledgeable and trained in the latest surgical techniques in brow lift to produce striking yet natural-looking results. In addition, the incision technique your surgeon utilizes plays a key role in post-op scarring. Before-and-after photos of past patients can give you an idea of the surgeon’s technique and the results you can expect. Beware of surgeons who cannot provide before-and-after photos of past brow lift patients, as it may mean that they are not experienced with the procedure or do not have many happy patients.
To learn more about brow lift or the other facial rejuvenation procedures Dr. Hause offers, please contact Sacramento Aesthetic Surgery to schedule a consultation today.