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Who Is a Good Candidate for Brow Lift Surgery?

By David Passaretti, MD on April 24, 2017


A woman's faceCountless people have come to our Fairfield cosmetic surgery center seeking ways to look younger and more refreshed. Many times their answers can be found through facial plastic surgery and anti-aging rejuvenation. When it comes to removing unsightly facial lines and wrinkles, a lift is typically the best option.

The brow lift is one such lift that is quite popular and effective. Let's take a moment to go over the basics of the brow lift and then discuss candidacy for this surgery.

What Is a Brow Lift?

Also known as a forehead lift, a brow lift is a type of facial rejuvenation surgery that targets a patient's forehead. The procedure involves incisions concealed along the edge of the hairline and the scalp. Through these incisions, excess tissue is removed, underlying structures are adjusted, and the remaining skin is pulled tighter. The result is a forehead free from glaring lines and wrinkles, allowing a patient to look younger and more refreshed.

General Candidacy for Brow Lift Surgery

Good candidates for brow lift surgery are people who have issues with lines and wrinkles along the forehead. These candidates may feel self-conscious about these forehead wrinkles and would like to undergo surgery to have them eliminated.

It's important that these patients be in good overall health and not suffer from any kinds of health conditions that would make a facial surgery a potential risk to general wellness. If such a medical condition is present, another procedure (likely non-surgical) will be recommended.

Ideal for Static Furrows and Lines on the Forehead

Brow lift surgery tends to be best for treating static forehead lines. Static wrinkles are wrinkles that are present on the skin. Dynamic wrinkles, by comparison, are only visible when muscles contract and certain facial expressions are made. For dynamic wrinkles, the use of BOTOX injections may be more ideal.

Furthermore, brow lift surgery is not a good option for people who have issues with the upper eyelid area. In those cases, a cosmetic eyelift surgery (blepharoplasty) may be recommended instead depending on the patient's needs.

Understanding the Risks and Benefits

Before undergoing any sort of surgery, it's important that patients have a good understanding of the risks and benefits that are involved. Knowing the risks and benefits helps patients get a proper grasp of the surgical process, and a keen understanding of the importance of post-op instructions.

Realistic Expectations About Recovery and Results

Patients need to have realistic expectations about the recovery process and post-surgical side effects. This helps them typically experience greater satisfaction with the end results of the procedure.

Is Brow Lift Right for Me?

The best way to find out if a brow lift is an ideal surgery for you and your needs is to stop by the practice for a consultation. During your visit, we will be sure to go over all of your treatment options in full detail and offer honest assessments about all of your treatment options. Our goal is to ensure you can achieve your aesthetic goals.

Learn More About Facial Plastic Surgery

If you would like more information about brow lift and other facial rejuvenation procedures, we encourage you to contact our advanced cosmetic plastic surgery center today. The team at our practice looks forward to your visit and discussing these matters in greater detail.

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