Our splendid Southern California sun helps make the weather great almost all year, but also increases the lines and furrows in our foreheads. Plus, as we age, our brow is pulled downwards, requiring us to wrinkle the forehead just to raise the eyebrows and upper eyelids so that we can see properly. Many women begin plucking the lower half of their eyebrows in order to keep them in their original, youthful and feminine position higher up above the eyes. The drooping forehead leads to questions about being tired, or stressed, or sad, simply because we have all been taught to believe that a heavy brow expresses such feelings. Even so, that tired appearance of the upper brow and eyes occurs as gravity inevitably works to pull the forehead and eyebrows down over the years.
Therefore, the brow lift is designed to reposition the forehead and eyebrows into their original position. Decades ago, the only type of brow lift available was the traditional lift, which required a large incision across the scalp. Fortunately, with advancements made over the years, the most common technique that Dr. Chow employs is the endoscopic forehead lift, which is performed with the use of telescopic cameras and minimally invasive techniques through much smaller incisions. This shortens recovery time and avoids hair loss as a result of the surgery. However, depending on your specific cosmetic concerns, you may benefit from other techniques, including the pre-trichial and direct brow lifts. The best way to determine the most appropriate method of rejuvenation for your upper face is to visit Dr. Chow and have an in-depth consultation.
The brow lift is frequently performed in conjunction with other procedures to rejuvenate the face. It can be done with an upper eyelid surgery (upper blepharoplasty) to fully treat the upper eyelids, with both upper and lower eyelid surgery (lower blepharoplasty), as well as the midface lift, facelift, neck lift, and submental liposuction.
Choosing to have a brow lift can help make you appear younger, happier, better rested, and even help rejuvenate your eyes. At the Chow Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, you will have the opportunity to discuss your aesthetic goals with Dr. Chow himself during your initial consultation.