If friends and colleagues are constantly asking if you are tired or angry even when you’re not then it may be time to consider a male brow lift. Over time, the elasticity of the skin and muscles in the forehead begin to break down. This causes the brow to sag. The result is a more hooded look to the upper eyelids which often translates as looking perpetually exhausted or pissed off. Restoring your brows to their former, more lifted position with a male brow lift can not only make you look happier, but feel younger, and more rested.
Dr. Robert Whitfield is a board certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience. He has an intimate understanding of male facial anatomy and proportion. His goal is to deliver a subtle, natural looking improvement. A male brow lift with Dr. Whitfield is about looking refreshed, not “done”.
While some men are genetically inclined to a heavier brow, the main culprit is age. But while both men and women suffer the effects of age related brow droop, there are a couple of important considerations with the male brow lift. The first is whether or not the procedure is right for your anatomy. The aesthetics of the male brow are heavier than that of the female brow. A man’s brow can look natural either at or below the orbital rim. So, it’s important that the procedure not over feminize the look of your brow line by raising it too high.
Second, the incisions for a male brow lift are placed within the hairline. Since many men have short and/or receding hair, this may make the procedure not an ideal choice for you. This is something that will be discussed in detail during your initial consultation.
As discussed, not every patient is an ideal candidate for a male brow lift. This is why scheduling a consultation at one of our three convenient Austin locations (Lakeway, Round Rock, Westlake Hills) is so important. During your male brow lift consultation, Dr. Whitfield will perform a full physical exam. He will take measurements of your face and assess your skin quality and elasticity. He will listen to your desires, and discuss your lifestyle. Together, you will come up with the procedure or procedures for best achieving your facial rejuvenation goals. This may include a male brow lift alone or in conjunction with a male blepharoplasty or male facelift.
A male 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 your 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 (what is this in layman’s terms?) The right approach for you will depend on your anatomy, hairline and goals. The advantage of the endoscopic approach with men in particular is shorter incisions which are easier to hide in short hair.
With a male brow lift, you can expect to be bruised and swollen following your procedure. The amount of post op swelling and bruising will really 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 all of the swelling may take up to 6 months to fully resolve.
To find out more about a male 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.