When to Consider a Brow Lift Over a Facelift

Published on January 4, 2016 by
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There’s been a shift in the way people view cosmetic surgical procedures. In times past, people thought that the only viable option to reduce the signs of aging on their face was to get a facelift. However, in some circumstances cosmetic surgeons are suggesting to their patients that they look at getting a brow lift as opposed to an entire facelift.

What is the Difference between a Facelift and a Brow Lift?

When a person hears the term facelift, they think about a procedure that affects the entire face. However, the truth is that a facelift is designed to only deal with wrinkles and loose skin on the face. This means that the majority of the procedure takes place on the lower third of the face.

A facelift will do nothing to help with deep lines that are in the eyebrows or embedded frown lines between the eyes. A brow lift is ideal for dealing with these signs of aging.

Both a brow lift and a facelift are going to tighten facial muscles, giving the face a smoother feel. Also, both procedures will remove excessive skin in the area that is being treated.

How is a Facelift Performed?

The incisions for a facelift are hidden along a person’s natural hair line. Incisions will be made around the ear. Making incisions in this area will reduce scarring visibility. Excess fat will be removed and muscles will be tightened in order to give the patient a firmer appearance.

A Brow Lift

A brow lift involves making an incision, removing excess skin, and raising the brow and forehead. An endoscopic tool is used, allowing the surgeon to make very small incisions.

Some swelling is a possible side effect. The surgeon will provide instructions to ensure a successful recovery.

A brow lift is designed to affect the wrinkles that appear between the eyes as well as give a slight improvement to the appearance of a person’s eyelids. It can make a person look younger, better rested, and more alert.

Schedule a Consultation

Neither a facelift nor a brow lift is designed to fix fine lines caused by sun exposure, natural aging, or tobacco use. Contact Singhal Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation. We will be able to provide an evaluation and determine if a brow lift will be beneficial for your cosmetic needs.

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