Brow and Forehead Rejuvenation
Hearing things like “Wow, you look exhausted,” even after a good night’s sleep can put a damper on your entire day. You become self-conscious about the way you look and try to avoid making eye contact with others. However, the reason for your tired look may be due to signs of aging that have made their way to your forehead and brow area. With time, skin can begin to sag and develop deep furrows, causing you to look older, drowsy or unhappy. A brow lift can help to reawaken your appearance and to give you a more youthful and vibrant look.
Why You Look Tired Even When You’re Not
As you get older, several factors are working against your skin by breaking down its supply of collagen and its elasticity. Sun damage, gravity and repeated muscle contractions can lead to problems such as forehead wrinkles and drooping skin or a heavy brow.
When we’re tired or sad, we often look downward, our brows lowered and our eyes half-open. A similar look can be caused by a drooping or heavy brow, even when you’re happy and wide awake.
Rejuvenating Your Look with a Brow Lift
In order to get rid of drooping or sagging of the brow, we will need to remove excess skin and repair the underlying facial muscles. When you come in for your consultation, one of our Costa Mesa plastic surgeons will work with you to determine the right treatment plan to achieve your desired look.
Your surgery will be performed under a general anesthesia. An incision will be made in a headphone-like pattern along the hairline. From there, we will repair any loose or weakened underlying muscles and tissue to create a solid contour for your brow. The skin is then pulled back tightly to achieve a smooth appearance and any excess is removed before closing your incisions.
Brow Lift Recovery
After your brow lift, you should plan to take a little more than a week off from work. Most patients are able to return to their jobs after about 7-10 days, but everyone heals at different rates.
Bruising and swelling are normal in the beginning, but you will notice your face becoming brighter and younger looking as you continue to heal over time. Your final results will provide you with a revitalized look, no longer appearing older or tired.
Southern California Brow and Forehead Lift
Don’t let a heavy brow set the tone for your appearance. Set up your brow lift consultation and give us a call today at UCI Plastic Surgery in Southern California.