As we age, gravity takes its toll on every area of the body. However, the forehead is particularly affected. Brows move downward and the distance between the eyebrows and eyelids shortens.
In many cases these effects can be addressed with a forehead lift. Here Chicago plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Galiano discusses four ways in which a forehead lift improves the appearance of your brow.
1. A More Youthful Appearance
There are plenty of cosmetic surgeries aimed at making patients look younger. A forehead lift is one of the most dramatic and effective. This procedure can take years off the appearance of your face.
Many people want their natural eyebrow arch restored. However, if you prefer, the eyebrows can be repositioned to enhance attractiveness.
Although the surgery is performed on the forehead, your entire face benefits. With a more youthful appearance comes greater self-confidence and self-esteem. Expect the results of your brow lift to last a decade or more.
2. Wider, More Open Eyes
When your eyebrows no longer sag, your eyes look wider and more open. While a forehead lift doesn’t change the shape of your eyes, it does rejuvenate the eye area. Excess skin is removed, leading to a more alert look. Many patients accompany a brow lift with upper or lower eyelid surgery to eradicate crow’s feet or bags.
In some patients, especially men, a severely sagging brow can affect vision. The wider, more open eyes resulting from a brow lift result in better vision because there is no longer the equivalent of a curtain on the top of the visual field.
3. Eliminates the Tired, Angry Look
No matter how you feel inside, a drooping brow can make you look tired or angry. That can keep people at bay because you look unapproachable. A forehead lift eradicates that tired, angry look. Instead, you appear relaxed, friendly and appealing. The real you can shine through!
4. Get Rid of Forehead Wrinkles
A brow lift gets rid of or softens forehead wrinkles. It also reduces the glabellar lines, those “11s” between the eyebrows. Those deep furrows contribute to a tired, serious look. No wonder they are referred to as worry lines or frown lines. They form as you squint or frown due to facial muscle movement. With aging, the lines remain even without frowning.
Finding a Forehead Lift Surgeon Whom You Can Trust
If you would like more information about how a forehead lift can improve your appearance and make you look younger, request a consultation with Dr. Galiano to discuss your specific goals. Please call or email our office today.