In recent years, we have become much more aware of the interplay between the forehead, eyebrows, and the appearance of the eyes. When tissue on the forehead loosens and the eyebrows droop, the eyes start to appear heavy and tired. Brow lift surgery is the technique through which the brow and forehead tissue is manipulated upward and secured to make it appear smoother and tighter. Brow lift surgery is relatively common and may be performed using one of several techniques.
The question that many people have is not what is involved in a brow lift but if the time is right for them to have this procedure. While alternatives like Botox and dermal fillers can provide temporary improvement, there are good reasons to consider the value of long-term results from surgery. Here, we offer a few signs that it may be time to call our St. Louis office for a brow lift consultation.
- There are horizontal lines on your forehead. Horizontal lines are referred to as worry lines. They may develop and worsen as you use the muscles on your forehead to lift your brows and open up your eyes.
- Furrow lines have developed between your eyebrows. We commonly hear of furrows as frown lines, the problem that leads many people to seek Botox treatment. With a brow lift, these creases can be significantly minimized for an extended period of time.
- Your eyebrows are hanging lower than the bony ridge above your eyes. Typically, our eyebrows sit at the upper orbital rim. Lax tissue lets them slide downward, causing the eyes to look closed-off, sad, or tired.
- The skin on the upper eyelids has become excessively saggy due to drooping brows. The downward push on the upper eyelids can create an appearance of extra folds or the loss of the eye’s natural crease. In severe cases, tissue can sag over the eyelashes. In this instance, a brow lift may need to be performed in conjunction with blepharoplasty.
Are you interested in learning more about brow lift surgery and other techniques to liven up your eyes? Let’s talk! Schedule a consultation in our St. Louis office by calling 314.475.3700.