Help Your Brows Fight Gravity
- Posted on: Apr 15 2018
Gravity is the ultimate worker, never taking a day off or calling in sick. Only that guy who was in the International Space Station for one year got a break from the pull of gravity for any length of time. And while gravity may indeed be helpful for keeping us from being pulled into space, it’s rough on your skin and muscles.
The unrelenting pull of gravity shows all over your body, but it can be especially egregious on your forehead. There gravity and aging team up to produce sagging skin, deep lines, drooping brows, and the ongoing impression that you’re either very tired or angry.
And with the Facebook News Feed, isn’t there already enough misinformation out there?
Why not correct the misperceptions by having Dr. Amirlak perform a brow lift. It will tighten up the skin and underlying muscles and take years off your face.
Since brow lifts target the upper third of the face, the procedure can be combined with other surgeries such as blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) and facelifts (which target the middle and lower face) to rejuvenate the entire face.
Who can benefit from a brow lift?
If you have sagging brows, it can be due to aging and gravity, or you can thank your parents. Yes, some people, unfortunately, are genetically prone to more sagging on their forehead. Dr. Amirlak brow lift patients are between the ages of 40 and 60 and feature lined or inelastic skin on their foreheads.
Want to know if a brow lift could help you? Here’s a simple test. Stand in front of the mirror and place the palms of your hands to the sides of your eyes above the eyebrows. Now pull the skin back from the eyes. That tightened skin and raising of the forehead is basically what a brow lift with Dr. Amirlak will accomplish. And you won’t have to keep your hands up there pulling your skin to get the results!
Traditional or endoscopic
Dr. Amirlak performs brow lifts with two techniques: the traditional (also called coronal) brow lift or the endoscopic brow lift. Sometimes an endoscopic lift cannot reposition enough skin and muscle to adequately address your problems. During your consultation, Dr. Amirlak will explain both options, along with which method he feels is best for your unique situation.
- Traditional brow lift — This was formerly the only method for performing brow lifts. A coronal incision is made that stretches from just above the ear across the top of the forehead and down to the other ear. The incision is typically made within the hairline but may be placed further back to minimize visibility in patients with thinning hair. Next, the forehead skin is lifted, tissue removed, muscles adjusted, and the eyebrows may be lifted. The last step is to trim any excess skin. The incision is then closed with stitches or clips.
- Endoscopic brow lifts — In this method, which has become the preferred method for most patients, Dr. Amirlak makes from three to five short incisions, each less than one inch, behind the hairline. He then inserts an endoscope into one of the incisions. The endoscope enables him to see beneath the skin without making the long incision of the traditional method. Through the other incisions, he then lifts the skin, removes tissue, and adjusts muscles as needed. The limited incisions of an endoscopic brow lift can limit just how much tissue can be repositioned.
With both methods, there will be numbness and discomfort at the incision sites. Numbness will give way to itching as the forehead heals. This usually passes within six months.
No one should look tired when they’re not! If people have been asking you if you’re tired more and more often, maybe it’s time to address sagging on your forehead and brows with a brow lift from Dr. Amirlak. Call us at (214) 974-4948 to schedule a consultation.
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