- Posted on: Dec 15 2015
Gravity never takes a vacation. Nor do the effects of the environment and the stresses of daily life. On your forehead, the result is sagging skin, lines, and drooping brows that can give the impression you’re either tired, sad, or angry.
But a browlift from Dr. Jennifer Walden can put an end to these false impressions, giving your upper face a more youthful appearance.
Since browlifts target the upper third of the face, the procedure can be combined with other surgery such as blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) and facelift (which target the middle and lower face) to rejuvenate the entire face.
Who is right for a browlift?
Low brows (brow ptosis) can be simply a fact of age, or due to your genes. Most of Dr. Walden’s brow ift patients are between the ages of 40 and 70 and desire rejuvenation of the periorbital area.
How do you know if a brow lift would benefit you? Here’s a simple test. Stand in front of the mirror and place the palms of your hands along the hairline above the eyebrows. Now pull the skin gently up from the eyes. This raising of the forehead is similar what the brow lift will do.
Two techniques to fit your situation
Dr. Walden performs brow lifts with two techniques: the traditional brow lift or lateral direct browlift. Dr. Walden will discuss both options with you and together you will decide which is right for you.
- Traditional browlift — This method uses a coronal incision that stretches from just above the ear across the top of the forehead and down to the other ear. The incision is made within hairline, but may be placed further back to minimize visibility in patients with thinning hair. Next, the forehead skin is lifted, tissue removed, muscles incised, and the eyebrows lifted. Dr. Walden trims any excess scalp skin and then closes the incision with stitches.
- Lateral browlift — In this method, Dr. Walden makes two short incisions just behind the hairline. She then dissects down to the brow bone and area of the sagging brow. Through these incisions she then lifts the skin, removes any excess scalp tissue, and addresses the brow muscles as needed.
With both methods, there may be numbness and discomfort at the incision sites. Numbness will give way to itching as the forehead heals which is usually temporary.
Tired of being asked if you’re tired or angry because your brow sits low? Call 512-328-4100 and schedule a consultation for a browlift today!
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