What Is a Brow Lift and Is It Right for You?

Posted April 25, 2022 by in Beauty

Did you know that after the age of 40 you will start to lose 1% of your skin’s collagen every year? Collagen is the substance that keeps your skin tight and youthful. As we age and we start to lose collagen, our skin will start to sag and become thin as a result. 

That’s why many older people tend to experience sagging brows. When your brows start to sag over your eyes, it can make you look older than you really are. That’s where the magic of the brow lift comes in. 

What is a brow lift, you might ask? Keep reading and learn more about it and how it can make you look younger in no time at all.

What Is a Brow Lift?

A brow lift is a surgical procedure that involves taking the skin of your forehead and pulling it back. This will lift your eyebrows (along with your entire forehead) so that they are back to their original places on your brow bone. This procedure will also remove some of the wrinkles you may have on your forehead and around your brows due to the stretching of the skin. 

While this procedure may sound drastic, it is actually very safe and many people get this procedure every year. But you might be asking yourself, “Should I get a brow lift?” After all, how can you know if the procedure is right for you if you don’t yet know the pros and cons of a brow lift?

The first thing you should know is that there are different types of brow lifts and you might prefer one type over the other. For example, the endoscopic brow lift is minimally invasive. It involves making a few small incisions at your hairline before inserting small tubes that will pull and anchor your brows into place. 

A coronal brow lift is more invasive and it involves your surgeon, perhaps leading plastic surgeon Dr. Kolker, creating a long incision from ear to ear along the top of your hairline. Your surgeon will lift the entire flap of forehead skin up along with the brows before suturing the skin into place and cutting away any excess skin. 

A hairline brow lift is more or less the same as a coronal brow lift, but it does not involve your surgeon cutting away at parts of your scalp. This is ideal if you have a hairline that is already receding and want to keep as much of your scalp as possible. 

What to Expect After Your Brow Lift

After you get your brow lift, you will need to recover to a certain extent before you can go back to your daily life. Depending on what kind of brow lift procedure you decided on, the length of your recovery time may vary. More often than not, when you wake up from the procedure, your forehead will be wrapped with bandages. 

This will lower your risk of infection and it will also help to ensure that the healing process stays on track. In some cases, you may have to deal with small tubes for drainage so liquid or blood doesn’t accumulate under your skin. Your surgeon will tell you everything you need to know about the recovery process. 

In particular, he will tell you how you should care for your incisions so they won’t get infected and heal as they should. Something you should keep in mind is that you will need to sleep with your head elevated for the first few weeks of your recovery. This is important because if you sleep with your head flat, fluid and blood may accumulate around your forehead and brows which can interfere with the healing process.

One of the most common symptoms people experience after a brow lift is swelling. Your entire forehead will likely be swollen to a certain degree and the swelling tends to be at its worst a few days after the surgery. To bring down the swelling, make sure that you have a cold compress on hand. 

The cold compress will also help with any pain you may have around your brows. Of course, your doctor will also provide you with pain killers which you will need to take during the first week of your recovery. You also shouldn’t put too much pressure on your forehead.

The Benefits of Brow Lift Surgery

There are many benefits of brow lift surgery but perhaps the most obvious one is that you will look younger. Many people can end up looking older than they are when their brows start to sag into their eyes. This is especially true if their forehead and the area around their brows are also wrinkly. 

A brow lift can make these problems disappear. By raising your brows back into their original positions, they will open up your eyes and you will immediately younger. If your brows were severely sagging, you might even be able to see better because you won’t have excess skin drooping into your eyes. 

But how long will your brow lift last? A brow lift can last several years, but the length will depend on how well you take care of your skin. For example, if you go out into the sun a lot without sunscreen, this will damage your skin and may cause wrinkles and premature sagging. 

Everything You Need to Know About Brow Lift Surgery 

If you have been thinking about getting brow lift surgery for a while, what are you still waiting for? A brow lift can lift the sagging skin out of your eyes, smooth out wrinkles on your forehead, and immediately make you look more youthful.

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