Brow Lift: Frequently Asked Questions

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Brow Lift: Frequently Asked Questions http://www.nashvillelidsurgery.com/ 1.What is a brow lift?A brow lift is a surgical procedure that is performed to return the brow back to its natural, refreshed position. We tend to get horizontal wrinkles across our forehead-why? Because we all tend to raise our brows in order to reduce the fold above our eyes that can begin to affect our peripheral vision (and,ůĞƚ͛Ɛbe honest, raising our brow makes us look better in a selfie). A brow lift relieves this tension by raising the brow-ƐŽ LJŽƵ ĚŽŶ͛ƚ ĐŽŶƐƚĂŶƚůLJflex your forehead muscles that can give you a chronic headache or strain. 2.What is the difference between blepharoplasty and a brow lift?A Blepharoplasty reduces the fold above the eye by reducing fat pockets and excess skin. The fat pockets come forward as the skin loses elasticity and ages. A brow lift raises the brow to further reduce the fold above the eyes. Our brows fall due to an involuntary muscleƉƵůů ƚŚĂƚ ŽĨƚĞŶ ĐƌĞĂƚĞƐ ƚŚĞ ͞ϭϭ͛Ɛ͟ ďĞƚǁĞĞŶ ƚŚĞ brows, as well as genetic factors and gravity pulling the brow down. 3.Is a brow lift (forehead lift) better to raise sagging eyelids than a blepharoplasty?One procedure is not better than the other, rather, they complement each other.

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Brow Lift: Frequently Asked Questions
http://www.nashvillelidsurgery.com/
1.What is a brow lift?A brow lift is a surgical procedure that is performed to return the brow back
to its natural, refreshed position. We tend to get horizontal wrinkles across our forehead-why?
Because we all tend to raise our brows in order to reduce the fold above our eyes that can begin
to affect our peripheral vision (and,let’sbe honest, raising our brow makes us look better in a
selfie). A brow lift relieves this tension by raising the brow-so LJou doŶ’t ĐoŶstaŶtlLJflex your
forehead muscles that can give you a chronic headache or strain.
2.What is the difference between blepharoplasty and a brow lift?A Blepharoplasty reduces the
fold above the eye by reducing fat pockets and excess skin. The fat pockets come forward as the
skin loses elasticity and ages. A brow lift raises the brow to further reduce the fold above the
eyes. Our brows fall due to an involuntary musclepull that ofteŶ Đreates the ͞11’s͟ ďetǁeeŶ the
brows, as well as genetic factors and gravity pulling the brow down.
3.Is a brow lift (forehead lift) better to raise sagging eyelids than a blepharoplasty?One
procedure is not better than the other, rather, they complement each other. We see a lot of
patients who wish for the entire fold above the eye to be gone with a blepharoplasty (reducing
the skin above and eye) but here is what most people do not understand- 50% of the fold often
is caused by a low brow position. If the brow is not raised, and the entire fold is removed, this
would make the brows even lower! Often, combining a brow lift with a blepharoplasty can
optimally reduce the lid fold with a natural refreshed look because it keeps your face in its
natural proportions.
4.Can asymmetric eyes or eyebrows be fixed?Most of us have some level of asymmetry in our
facial anatomy. Surgery may help balance some level of brow asymmetry (and Botox can also
play a key role in balancing the brows as well!)
5.Will I have visible scars after surgery? What can I do to lessen scars?The incisions that are
created for the brow lift are hidden in the hairline. Depending on the thickness of the hair in the
area will determine visibility. We also have a scar recovery gel that is wonderful to expedite the
fading of a scar!
6.Non-surgical ways to help sagging brow area?Botox is the best non-surgical option to reduce
the tension in the brow and as Botox causes the brow depressor muscles relax.Subsequently,
youǁill start to see the liftiŶg ŵusĐle iŶ the forehead ǁiŶ the ͞tug of ǁar͟ aŶd theŶ LJou
experience theŵagiĐal ͞ďotodž ďroǁ lift.͟
7.What is recovery from brow lift like?You may have some bruising and swelling after surgery
that will resolve in several days as you ice the area.
8.What is an endoscopic brow lift?An endoscopic brow lift is a procedure that uses a small
microscope through 3-5 small incisions in the hairline to place the brows in a natural position. As
a Board Certified Oculofacial Surgeon with over 25LJears’ edžperieŶĐe, I can tell you with
ĐoŶfideŶĐe that this ĐaŶ ďe aĐhieǀed ǁithout the ͞surprised͟ look (ǁe all kŶoǁ those people
that look like they are in a permanent wind tunnel). An endoscopic brow lift can achieve a
refreshed, youthful look, allowing your eyes to again be your best feature as they are the first
place someone looks when people meet you.
9.Can you use injectables for a brow lift?Yes! Although Botox cannot create the lift that a surgical
hidden incision brow lift can, it can relax the stressed, tired area between the brows as well as
prevent the brow from becoming lower! If you do have a hidden incision endoscopic brow lift
procedure, we also encourage you to treat your brow AT LEAST twice a year in order to keep
those ďroǁs lifted! A ďroǁ lift doesŶ’t stop graǀitLJ, Ŷor does it ĐoŵpletelLJ eliŵiŶate ŵusĐular
movement between the brows, therefore, Botox is a great partner to the surgery to extend the
life of the lift and keep your eyes looking their best.
If you have further questions, all of these can be answered with a customized facial analysis at the
Sherman Aesthetic Centerin Nashville, TN to determine what is right for your eyes and your face.