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Are you sick and tired of looking sick and tired? Does waking up and looking into the mirror make you feel sad? You are not alone. Few people are happy with the outward signs of aging. Now when you glance at yourself, your outside appearance does not match your youthful emotions and vigor. It does not need to be that way.

Sagging skin, forehead wrinkles and frown lines are a natural part of the aging process that happens to us all but the extent of which is unique to the individual. While it is not possible to turn back the clock, it is possible to reverse some signs of aging with a brow lift. Find out more about brow lift procedures and determine if it is the right fit for you.

What is a brow lift?

A brow lift is also known as a forehead lift. Those who request a brow lift want to make the following changes to their appearance:

  • They want to reduce the horizontal lines that develop across the forehead, between the eyes, and on the bridge of the nose.
  • They want to lessen the vertical creases, or frown lines, that develop between their eyebrows.
  • They want to lift sagging brows that are obscuring the upper eyelids.
  • They want to look alert and more youthful with adjustment to the placement of their brows.

Why does someone get a brow lift?

People get brow lifts for to boost their confidence and create an appearance that is aligned with how they see themselves. When people feel happier about their appearance, they project more confidence about themselves. Confident individuals feel more prepared to engage with others. The boost in their self-esteem helps them to feel more attractive personally. Individual results vary, but many are happy with having a more youthful appearance.

Are there risks to having a brow lift?

A brow lift is a surgical procedure. With any surgery, there are inherent risks. All risks will be discussed with the plastic surgeon prior to initiating any work. You should be a suitable candidate for a brow lift.

As with any surgery, due consideration must be given to unintended risks. Take the time to fully understand the procedure. Patients should receive a brow lift in an accredited facility, hospital or licensed ambulatory surgical center. Make arrangements for an adult to drive you to and from the location and to remain with you for the first night after the procedure is performed.

How long does the procedure take?

The time for surgery can vary based on techniques used, the extent of changes and any other related types of surgeries selected. Wound healing takes from 10 to 14 days. Proper steps must be taken in order to ensure good results. Patients are ready to return to work and normal activity after two weeks. Bruising and some swelling is still typical after this time, but cosmetic use is sufficient to assist if this is an issue. Healing does continue after that time and it make take several months to completely recover.

How do I maintain my results?

It is best to follow the specific instructions given and follow up with your plastic surgeon. Refraining from smoking and tanning will help to maintain healthier skin and surgery results. Speak with a qualified plastic surgeon and ask questions to find out more about brow lift procedures. You can feel better about your appearance. Contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation.

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