You've begrudgingly come to expect a few wrinkles here and there as you age, but what impact are these wrinkles having on your life? When they're on your face, they become more than minor annoyances — they begin to impact how you see yourself and how the world sees you.
In severe cases, they can make you look angry and unapproachable. This can have a severe impact on your self-esteem, relationships, and even your job performance. What can you do to fight this natural aging process? For that, many women turn to the brow lift. Here's what you need to know about your brow lift procedure.
Why Get A Brow Lift?
As you age, the skin on your face naturally loses elasticity and begins to sag and wrinkle The wrinkles on your forehead combined with the lowered eyebrows can make you look sad, tired and generally less approachable. Dealing with this day after day can easily wear a person down. Brow lifts are a fantastic way to reduce forehead wrinkles and restore a youthful appearance to your face. If you have creases across your forehead or upper nose, or a sagging brow, a brow lift may be right for you.
Are There Any Major Risks?
For the most part brow lifts are perfectly safe and the risk of developing major complications is very low. Potential complications include:
Following all of your doctor's instructions and planning for ample recovery time will minimize the risk of complications. As always, results will vary from person to person.
What to Expect From The Procedure
Brow lifts are generally done under general anesthesia or I.V. sedation. Once sedated your doctor will make an incision at one of three points, depending on what your doctor decides is best. After the procedure, the incision will be closed up and your head will be wrapped in gauze to aid in recovery. After that, you'll be free to go. Since you've just been sedated, you should plan for someone to drive you home.
Recovering From Your Brow Lift
Recovery is very important in achieving the best results possible so it's important that you follow all of your doctor's instructions. After your procedure, you'll need to take it easy for a while. Keep your head elevated as much as possible and avoid any strenuous activity. You should also avoid applying excess heat or cold to your brow area.
During the recovery period, you'll also need to take time off of work. The exact recovery period will vary from person to person, but most patients recover within two weeks of their procedure. If you sense anything going wrong during your recovery or you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with your doctor.
Are you looking for an experienced cosmetic surgeon to perform your brow lift? Dr. DeMercurio has over 9 years of experience in the field and his clients hold him in very high regard. Please, contact us at The Florida Center for Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery today for more information on how brow lifts can help restore that youthful appearance to your face.