How can a brow lift help?

iStock 1272756549 If you are thinking of getting a plastic surgery procedure for your face, your brow might be the last thing you think of. The brow, the area of the face from the eyebrows up, is often ignored but, just like the rest of the face, it can get lines and wrinkles that make you look older than you really are. In fact, your brow may affect your appearance more than you realize. You may be considering a face lift – read on for reasons why you might also want a brow lift as part of that procedure. 

What is a brow lift?

As we age, the brow can start to look wrinkled and saggy because of years of exposure to the sun, a person’s lifestyle, and other factors. A brow lift is a procedure that removes excess skin and tightens up the skin that remains, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and “toning up” drooping eyebrows. 

What are some brow lift benefits?

A brow lift is a simple way to see dramatic and long-lasting results (the effects of a brow lift can last longer than other procedures, such as Botox injections). Incisions can be hidden under the hairline so that any scarring is very difficult to see. 

 Another benefit is that it has a quick recovery time. There will be swelling and bruising in the upper part of the face, but this will subside in 3 to 4 days and go away within a couple of weeks. Patients can typically go back to work in a week, and strenuous activity should be avoided for a few days. When the swelling goes down, all people will see is younger looking, more toned skin and eyes that look more “open” and more alert. 

When considering a plastic surgery procedure for the face, don’t forget the brow. A brow lift can get rid of wrinkles and “worry lines” in the forehead while toning and tightening the skin. It can make a big difference! Contact Dr. Johnny Mao and Mao Facial Plastic Surgery at the office in Orange, Connecticut. Call (203) 907-0501 for a brow lift consultation today!


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