The muscles that make up your brow and forehead are intricately linked to the muscles surrounding the eyes. The brows and eyelids work to convey a large range of expression, and you may notice your natural or resting expressions begin to change with age. In some cases this can be addressed by combining brow lift with eyelid surgery. In this blog post Sacramento plastic surgeon Dr. Donald Hause discusses this possibility in further detail.
What Brow Lift Surgery Can Do For You
As you get older, the skin on your forehead loses some of its elasticity, causing it to sag. This can lead to the following cosmetic concerns, all of which can be addressed by brow lift surgery in Sacramento:
- Eyebrows begin to descend, often creating a tired or angry expression.
- Deep lines and horizontal wrinkles appear across the forehead.
- Creases and vertical lines appear between the eyebrows, descending into the top of the nose.
Why Get Eyelid Surgery?
Age and environmental factors such as sun exposure can result in heavy, sagging eyelids. Not only can this create a perpetually tired appearance, but in some cases drooping eyelids can even impair vision. Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, can sculpt and rejuvenate tired lids by eliminating excess tissue and restoring the appearance of youth to your face. During the procedure, your surgeon will make surgical incisions in your eyelid’s crease, creating scars that are hidden by the natural folds of your skin.
Why Combine Brow Lift and Eyelid Surgery?
Brow lift and eyelid surgery are both outpatient procedures that require 10 to 14 days to completely heal. While initial results become visible a few days after surgery, there may be residual swelling for up to two weeks. Combining brow lift and eyelid surgery is a great way to cut down on the total healing time if you know you are planning to undergo both procedures. Since the muscles in your brow and around your eyes work in unison and the skin in these areas often ages at the same rate, these rejuvenating procedures often produce the best results when done together.
Everyone’s face is unique, and only after consulting with a board certified plastic surgeon will you be able to decide what procedures are right for you. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Donald Hause, call Sacramento Aesthetic Surgery at (916) 646-6869.