A More Youthful Look: The Brow Lift
Cosmetic surgery and cosmeceuticals is used by patients all over the world to get the youthful look they want. There are a number of different procedures a person can receive when interested in looking younger, and these procedures can sometimes be used in conjunction with one another to achieve the overall look wanted. One such cosmetic procedure that is popular to help the patient look younger is the brow lift.
The brow lift, which is also sometimes called a forehead lift, is used to correct dropping brows and horizontal wrinkles on the forehead, so it is most popular for people between the ages of 40 and 60 who want to look younger. Both men and women can have this procedure done, and it can be done in the traditional way or in a process known as endoscope. Both achieve the same results-a smooth, younger-looking forehead.
If you are interested in a brow lift, your first step is to find a doctor with whom you are comfortable. You should go to consultations with at least two different surgeons in order to get a feel for what other people can offer, and at your consultations, the surgeons should be able to address your problem. You should be very clear as to what you want done and remember to ask lots of questions so that you are fully prepared for the surgery.
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There are a number of risks involved with a brow lift surgery. It is important to remember that although it is improving your looks, not your health, it is still surgery. You could have complications due to the anesthetics or with bleeding during the surgery, and afterwards, infection is also a possibility. Some people experience nerve damage and can no longer raise their eyebrows or lose sensation along the incision line. Make sure you talk to your doctor about these things before your surgery.
There are two different forms of the brow lift procedure, so you and your surgeon can talk about what would work best for you. For most patients, the traditional process works best. Your hair will be tied back and perhaps trimmed along the incision line. A long incision, running from ear to ear, will then be made. The forehead’s skin is then carefully separated from the underlying tissue and lifted. Excess tissue and skin is removed and the incision is closed with stitches or clips. With the endoscopic brow lift, instead of one long incision, four or five smaller ones are made. A small camera is then inserted to allow the surgeon to see what he or she is doing, and the muscles and tissue below your skin are altered to give a smoother appearance. Both are outpatient surgeries in most cases, and within two weeks you should be back to work or school as normal.
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