The eye area plays a crucial role in communicating emotion and receptivity. Ideally, the eyebrows should rest above the orbital rim with the tail end arching outward and upward. Over time, the brows tend to flatten and sag, which can cause you to look distraught. Sagging eyebrows can also disrupt the natural contours of the face, leading to a tired and aged appearance. A brow lift corrects these facial imperfections, resulting in a refreshed and pleasant overall aesthetic.
Patients seeking brow lift surgery to restore youthfulness to their face must be in good health and have realistic expectations of the surgery. Those with compound issues around the eyes may benefit from a brow lift in combination with other facial procedures; for example, someone with sagging brows and drooping eyelids may need to combine brow lift surgery with blepharoplasty for optimal results. Dr. Calabria will evaluate the condition of your eye and forehead area during your consultation. Ideal candidates for brow lift surgery can relate to any of the following concerns:
- Sagging inner or outer eyebrows
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
- Obscured upper eyelid caused by drooping eyebrows
When executed correctly, brow lift surgery results in conservative improvements to the brow and forehead area so as not to distort your natural characteristics. To correct sagging eyebrows gently and naturally, Dr. Calabria performs a minimally invasive procedure called an endoscopic brow lift. This technique involves inserting a tiny camera through several small incisions in the scalp to view the surgical site without causing unnecessary trauma to the area. The tissue under the skin is then adjusted, and the incisions are closed. An endoscopic brow lift can provide you with a quicker recovery as well as less numbness of the surgical site. Additionally, any scarring is completely hidden behind the hairline.
Recovery is different for everyone, but patients who undergo brow lift surgery will need to rest and use cold compresses for a few days after surgery. It is recommended to be mildly active during the first week of recovery to aid circulation, but strenuous activities and heavy lifting must be avoided for about one month to allow for adequate and thorough healing. Dr. Calabria will provide you with detailed post-op instructions for incision aftercare and what types of medication you can take to alleviate mild discomfort.
It takes six months to see the final result from brow lift surgery. Brow lift surgery is a permanent enhancement, but it does not stop the natural aging process. Although post-op signs of aging should be fairly mild, it is important to engage in preventative measures, such as adequate sun protection, to maintain your results for longer.
To learn more about brow lift surgery and other facial rejuvenation techniques performed by Dr. Calabria, please call (760) 836-0077 or contact us online to schedule your consultation.