Many people when considering Cosmetic Surgery look toward the face. Often a brow lift is performed alone or with a facelift to give a more youthful appearance.
The brow can show visible signs of aging. The brow lift can repair wrinkles, scowl lines found between the eyebrows at the nose, falling eyebrows, and crow’s feet. Often such signs of aging can be lessened through non-surgical means such as scrubs and peels, fat transplants, or botox injections. However, in some cases a brow lift is the best option.
The ideal location of the brow is at the level of the bony orbital rim in a man and about half inch above that for woman. If the position of your brow is below that you may be a good candidate for a brow lift.
For the Coronal lift the surgeon makes two incisions extending from ear to ear. The skin and muscles will be pulled back without extra skin. Sometimes hair needs to be removed as the skin is reattached. The hairline often hides any trace of the scar but it sometimes can look like hair loss if the scar spreads. Other risks with the Coronal lift include scalp numbness and a raised hairline.
Finally, the Subcutaneous lift has an incision directly under your hairline. The skin is pulled upward and the extra skin is removed. The skin is then reattached at the incision. This procedure avoids the risk of raising the hairline with the coronal lift and also does not lift the hairline.
It is important to consider the risks of a brow lift such as visible scarring and numbness. Furthermore, a brow lift is not effective for crow’s feet, extra eyelid skin, or poor skin tone. Consequently, many who are interested in a brow lift consider other non-surgical facial cosmetic procedures for further correction. This gives the entire face a more balanced and natural look.
As with any surgery, talk to Dr. Hochstein in detail about what the procedure involves.