Millions of Americans began to work from home exclusively during the pandemic, leading to many using Zoom to stay in touch with their work teams. As workers saw themselves on screen all day through their PC camera, they noticed things about their faces that they didn’t like.
This led to what some call the Zoom Boom in plastic surgery, with many people opting for many cosmetic surgeries, including facelifts, eyelid lifts, rhinoplasty.
But brow lifts or forehead lifts also gained popularity during the Zoom Boom, especially among women. A brow lift tightens loose, saggy skin in the forehead, leading to a more alert and younger appearance that many love.
The brow lift can transform how you and others see yourself, which is why it’s becoming one of the plastic surgeries of choice.
Below is more information about brow lifts and why they are becoming one of the most popular plastic surgeries.
New Focus On Eyebrows
If you are on social media a lot, you may notice a focus on the upper face and eyebrows. The trend is focusing on how a woman’s eyebrows look, but sagging and wrinkling skin in this area can give you a sunken and tired look.
With a greater emphasis on the eyebrows, brow lifts are booming in popularity; there is an aesthetic trend toward more strongly defined eyebrows and facial features.
Forehead May Show The First Signs Of Aging
A brow lift is different from a facelift in that it mainly deals with the forehead instead of the whole face.
For many people, the forehead may show the initial signs of aging because it’s used in making most facial expressions. As the muscles contract to form facial expressions, permanent wrinkles and lines form on the forehead.
If these wrinkles and lines are an issue but don’t think you need a facelift, a brow lift can be the perfect option.
Gives You An Approachable Appearance
Your brow is vital to your facial expressions and overall appearance, but lines and wrinkles can make you look unapproachable, sad, or angry. In reality, you could feel happy and friendly but your brow and forehead give the wrong impression.
A brow lift can tighten or remove excess skin around the browline and eyes, making you look friendlier and happier. Many people report that the effect is subtle but striking, with friends and relatives commenting that they look different, but they can’t say why.
However, note that a brow lift differs from eyelid surgery; the brow lift deals with the eyes indirectly as it lifts and tightens the skin around and above them. Eyelid surgery involves the tender skin that comprises the eyebrows. Talk to your plastic surgeon about which cosmetic procedure is best for you.
Provides A Long-Lasting Solution
Short-term cosmetic procedures, including Botox, Juvederm, and chemical peels, can help your face look younger. But if you want a longer-lasting solution so that you don’t have to worry about the lines and wrinkles again for years, a brow lift can be just what they need.
Who Is An Ideal Candidate?
The most common patient is between 35 and 65, showing signs of aging in the upper third of the face. But younger people sometimes want a brow lift to make them look more awake and more youthful.
Also, some patients are born with droopier, saggy brows, and these also make good candidates.
What Can You Expect During The Surgery?
A traditional brow lift involves larger incisions around the hairline or top of the skull and a longer recovery time. But newer technologies use smaller incisions that allow for a more natural appearance and quick recovery times.
This is still major surgery and is usually performed under general anesthesia. Your surgeon will make five access incisions in the scalp with the newer method behind your hairline.
The surgeon then uses these incisions to access the ligaments and soft tissue, allowing him or her to reposition the brows in a higher position. They are held there with dissolvable anchors that connect the tissue to the skull.
You can expect about a week of downtime after a brow lift, but you should take a week off work. Swelling and bruising are common, and you could feel numbness for as long as six months.
It’s essential to wait to judge the final results; your surgeon may ‘over-correct’ the brow position because the soft tissues will relax as you heal. Wait a few weeks and let the tissues in the forehead and brow relax before you expect the final look.
Book Your Dallas Brow Lift Procedure Today
Interested in a Dallas brow lift procedure? Schedule an appointment with plastic surgeon Dr. Raja Mohan today. He will go over your goals, medical history and help you decide if a brow lift is a good fit for you.
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