Aging alters the entire face. Some areas, such as around the eyes, have more obvious aging changes. The eyes appear to be the most affected because they have so much expression, therefore, patients come in requesting eyelid surgery. Quite often, however, the more significant problem lies within the eyebrows.
A brow lift may:
* Minimize the creases that develop across the forehead, or those that occur high on the bridge of the nose, between the eyes.
* Improve what is commonly called frown lines.
* Reposition a low or sagging brow that is hooding the upper eyelid.
* Raise the eyebrows to a more alert and youthful looking position.
A brow lift can be performed as an out-patient procedure under general anesthesia, and may take 1 to 2 hours.
With the traditional or “open” method the incision is hidden just inside the hairline across the scalp. This is a very effective way to perform a brow lift when there is a significant amount of loose skin within the forehead and the eyebrows have descended a great deal. Dr. Freed lessens the appearance of wrinkles by removing selected muscles and releasing tissue, which cause the wrinkles. The eyebrows may also be elevated, and excess skin at the incision will be removed to allow a gentle re-draping of your forehead skin.