As you grow older, your skin and soft tissues lose elasticity, which makes the brows droop downwards. In women, the youthful brow should sit above the bony rim and have a gentle lateral peak. In men, the youthful brow should sit at the bony rim. However, loss of skin elasticity shortens the distance between the eyebrows and eyelashes, leading to a tired appearance. Some people also develop drooping eyelids, which can affect their vision.
What is a brow lift?
A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, is a surgical procedure that raises the eyebrows to make you look more refreshed and youthful. Brow lift improves the appearance of the forehead, the brows, and the regions around the eyes. Dr. Vial selects the ideal brow lift technique for you based on the amount of brow descent and your unique hair line. The procedure involves removing redundant skin and releasing the tethering attachments that keep the brow in a low position. The scars can often be hidden in the hair.
What does a brow lift treat?
- Sagging brows
- Asymmetric brows
What is the recovery
process after a brow lift?
How you recover in the three months after your surgery determines the outcome for years to come. Dr. Vial will provide a list of step-by-step recovery guidelines after your surgery. You should keep your head elevated as much as possible after the surgery. You will have swelling for 1-2 weeks. Most patients can resume work and other low-level activities in 2 weeks, depending on the type of surgical technique used. However, you should avoid workouts and strenuous activities for 6-8 weeks.