The signs of aging are gradual, and often make their first appearance on your brow and forehead. Skin begins to lose elasticity, and your temples and brow areas may lose fat and begin to droop. Dr. Dawes can perform a brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, to correct sagging of the forehead skin and improve the brow’s shape and overall appearance. This surgery may also improve the appearance of your upper eyelids.
As with other cosmetic procedures, brow lift surgery is a personal decision. It should be done only to help you feel positive about your appearance rather than to fit a particular image or ideal.
During a brow lift procedure, Dr. Dawes makes an incision either at the hairline, behind the hairline or in the mid-forehead. He then removes excess skin, tightens loose skin or modifies drooping brows. If necessary, Dr. Dawes may remove part of the muscle that causes vertical frown lines between the brows.
Recovery time is about one to two weeks. Final results will be long lasting, but may take several months as swelling decreases and incision lines refine and fade. Diligent sun protection and a healthy lifestyle will help maintain and extend your rejuvenated appearance.