As we age, skin across our bodies sags. This isn’t news — all we have to do is look in the mirror. While it’s one thing to have saggy skin in an area where we cover it with clothing, it’s another in more obvious places such as the forehead. Sagging and creases on the forehead can not only make us look older than we actually are, but they can even give people the wrong idea about your moods, making people think you’re perpetually mad or tired.
A brow lift with Dr. Beaty can remedy that. A brow lift raises the skin of the forehead to soften the deep lines, and it raises the eyebrows. The result is an instantly younger, brighter countenance.
Types of Brow Lift Procedures
There are generally three brow lift options, although if at all possible, Dr. Beaty prefers the endoscopic method. Here are the three brow lift options.
- Endoscopic brow lift
This is Dr. Beaty’s preferred surgical choice because it creates very minimal scarring. In this method, Dr. Beaty makes a series of tiny incisions around the forehead. He then inserts an endoscope that also has a camera. He now can see the target areas without pulling back all of the skin and its corresponding scarring and painful recovery. With the endoscope, Dr. Beaty then tightens muscle, cuts and then tightens overlying skin, and lifts the entire forehead. This can be done without the long incisions demanded by a coronal brow lift. He uses dissolvable anchoring clips to support the forehead and brow in its lifted position.
- Coronal brow lift
This technique is made right at the hairline, with the incision running from ear to ear up across the forehead. The forehead skin is then pulled away, and the underlying muscles tightened. Excess skin is trimmed, and the skin is then re-draped over the forehead. Incisions are hidden in the hairline. The coronal brow lift is also known as the “traditional” brow lift, as this was the method used before endoscopes were developed.
- Hairline brow lift
This technique is used with patients with receding hairlines. The incision is made on the space in between the top of the patient’s forehead and the edge of the hairline. The downside with this method can be visible scarring.
Brow Lift Recovery
Dr. Beaty recommends an overnight hospital stay, but this usually isn’t mandatory. Scalp sutures are removed two weeks after surgery. Patients have some bruising and the forehead may feel tight. Because the skin is repositioned, there will also be itching. Patients need to keep their head elevated and applied cool packs to minimize swelling. Strenuous activity is not allowed for a few weeks.
Schedule a Consultation
Quit the misinformation campaign with everyone thinking you’re mad or tired! Have Dr. Beaty bring up that brow with a brow lift. Call us at 770-753-0053 to schedule your consultation.