Brow Lift Candidates
The appearance of deep lines and wrinkles is likely to age one beyond their years. This is particularly a problem in the forehead area. The forehead contains most of the muscles that we use to make expressions. Years of making facial expressions, combined with the effects that the environment has on our skin can leave us with wrinkles and sagging skin in the forehead area. Dr. Constance Barone, a successful San Antonio plastic surgeon, may suggest brow lift surgery to ideal candidates.
Commonly known as a brow lift or forehead lift surgery, this procedure is actually used to correct sagging skin and wrinkles in the forehead, upper eyelid, and eyebrow area. Dr. Barone offers both the classic brow lift surgery and the endoscopic brow lift. The two vary slightly but the results of both will be a smoother, tighter forehead area. During a classic brow lift surgery, one incision is made along the hairline. In an endoscopic procedure, the surgeon makes a few shorter incisions. A cameral at the end of a small tube is then inserted into one of the incisions so that the muscles and tissues can be viewed on screen. Tools to perform the procedure will then go through one of the other incisions. Whether you undergo the classic or endoscopic brow lift, the muscles will be altered and small anchors will be used to secure the muscles into their new position. For maximum results, Dr. Barone may suggest to her patients in San Antonio facelift or eyelid surgery to be performed along with the brow lift. This will give a more youthful appearance to the entire face.
Are You a Candidate?
A candidate for brow lift surgery is one who is dissatisfied with the presence of deep lines and wrinkles along the forehead. In addition, the ideal candidate should
- Be in overall good health
- Be free of any medical conditions that may make surgery too risky
- Have realistic expectations for the results of surgery
The recovery from a brow lift surgery will vary slightly depending on the surgical technique. Patients undergoing the classic brow lift can expect a slightly longer recovery and may have a little more pain. In either case, you can expect to return to work in about 10 days. In the days following the surgery, you may experience some numbing or a tingling sensation. You will also most likely have swelling and bruising around the forehead, cheeks, and eyes. This should subside after a week. You may have some itching around the incision area which can last for a few months. Vigorous exercise should be avoided for the first few weeks after surgery. When you return home after undergoing a brow lift, you should be sure to have the following on hand:
- Plenty of ice
- Pillows to keep your head elevated
- Pain killers, which your doctor will prescribe
- Ointment for the incision area. Your doctor may prescribe this or recommend a product
Schedule a Consultation
If you are dissatisfied with your appearance due to deep lines or wrinkles, schedule a consultation with Dr. Barone. She will listen to your concerns and desires and recommend the treatment that she believes will best help you reach your goals.