No one wants to look in the mirror and see a brow line that resembles a Shar-Pei. With age, the skin and muscles of the forehead begin to break down, causing the brow to sag or droop. This might make your eyes appear hooded so that you look perpetually tired or angry. Restoring your brows to their former, more lifted position with a brow lift can make you look happier, younger, and definitely more rested.
The important thing with any brow lift is proper positioning; you don’t want the brow too high. It’s unnatural appearing, as if you’re in a constant state of surprise. Dr. Robert Whitfield is a board certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience, the experience needed to deliver a subtle, natural improvement. A brow lift with Dr. Whitfield is about looking refreshed, not “done”. In fact, no one will know that you’ve had anything done unless you decide to tell them. To the world, you will simply be refreshed.
During your consultation, Dr. Whitfield performs a full physical exam and takes measurements of your face to assess skin quality and elasticity. He will listen to your desires, as well as discuss your lifestyle. Together, you will come up with the procedure or procedures for best achieving your facial rejuvenation goals.
A brow lift can reduce the horizontal lines across the forehead, improve the eleven lines between the eyebrows, and lift a sagging brow back to a more youthful position, making the eyes look more awake. Dr. Whitfield performs what is called an endoscopic brow lift, meaning that he uses an endoscope to view the internal treatment site on a television monitor. He may lift the brow through a coronal incision in the hairline, through an incision on the upper lid of the eye or through a lateral temporal approach. The lateral approach is used in females to elevate the lateral two thirds through a small incision in the scalp over temple area. The right approach for you will be depend on your anatomy, hairline and goals.
A brow lift may be performed alone, but it is often combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures such as an upper or lower blepharoplasty or a facelift. You can expect to be bruised and swollen after your surgery
The amount of post op swelling and bruising will depend on how your individual body heals. In general, most of the bruising should subside within 1-2 weeks, and you can expect to return to your daily activities at that time. You should notice a marked improvement at 10 days to 2 weeks, although swelling can last from weeks to months depending on the combination of procedures performed.
To find out more about a brow lift with Dr. Robert Whitfield, call us today at 877-785-2382 or schedule a consultation at one of our Austin locations, Round Rock or West Lake Hills.