What can a Brow Lift Do?

browlift, Bloomington, IL Facial aging does not revolve solely around the development of lines and wrinkles around the eyes, nose, and mouth. Some of the more prominent effects of aging include increasing heaviness of the eyelids, a significant brow drop, and other indications of tissue laxity. The change in tissue occurs at all levels, including fat and muscle on which the skin relies for firmness and volume. When the tissues of the upper face weaken with age, the eyes may look unhappy, worried, sad, tired. These perceived emotions can make a person altogether unapproachable based on appearance alone. If you are dissatisfied with your aging eyes, brow lift surgery may be what you need to correct the signs of aging.

What is Brow Lift Surgery?

There is a tendency to think that eyelid rejuvenation is the best way to correct concerns affecting the upper eyelids. Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, addresses only the tissue on the eyelid itself. A brow lift addresses all tissue from the eyebrows on up the forehead. During a brow lift, excess skin is removed and underlying muscle is repositioned so the brow line sits in its appropriate place along the upper orbital rim (the bony structure above the eye).

The broader reason to undergo a brow lift is to refresh the face. More specific corrections that occur during this procedure include:

  • Removal of deep horizontal lines on the forehead
  • Reposition of the brow line to make the eyes appear more energetic and friendly
  • Elimination of vertical creases between the eyebrows
  • Reduction of heavy, redundant skin on the upper eyelids
  • Improved symmetry across the brow line

The cosmetic changes achieved from brow lift surgery can have a profound effect on a person’s quality of life. A fresher, more vibrant face can significantly increase self-esteem. A friendlier, more energetic face also affects social and professional interactions because people naturally perceive openness and other character traits by observing the eyes.

Learn more about Brow Lift Surgery in Bloomington

Historically, brow lift surgery has involved a large incision behind the hairline. This is referred to as a coronal incision. As surgical techniques have improved, brow lift surgery has become much less invasive. In our Bloomington office, most patients can achieve their desired outcome from an endoscopic brow lift technique in which only a few short incisions are necessary.

To learn more about brow lift surgery and how it can refresh your face, schedule a consultation at (309) 664-1007.

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