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Should I Get a Brow Lift?

These past 18 months, we’ve become more aware of how much our eyes affect our appearance. When we can see the entire face, features can play off of one another. The smile can offset eyes that may look heavy, unfriendly, or sad. In this age of mask-wearing, the relationship between facial features has become distorted in our day to day lives. We now rely much more on the appearance of our eyes to portray our personality and mood. For this reason, we’ve seen an increase in the number of inquiries regarding eyelid rejuvenation and brow lift surgery.

Here, we discuss some particulars to help you determine if you may be ready to schedule a consultation for a brow lift. 

When to Consider a Brow Lift

A brow lift can correct a number of cosmetic concerns that occur in the forehead area. These include:

  • Low-lying or sagging eyebrow position that makes the face appear sad or angry
  • Deep horizontal creases across the forehead known as worry lines
  • Vertical furrows between the eyebrows or “bunny lines” across the top of the nose
  • Excess skin or fatty tissue hanging over the upper eyelids

Considerations

A brow lift can raise the eyebrows to create a more energetic, friendly appearance. This can make a person appear more approachable and youthful due to the repositioning of sagging skin on the upper eyelids. While advantageous results are possible and brow lift surgery tends to have a high satisfaction rate, patients should know that their choice of surgeon matters. Also, blepharoplasty may be needed to address aging eyelids. This procedure is often combined with a brow lift for more comprehensive rejuvenation of the upper face. 

Are you a good candidate for a brow lift?

It can be tricky to determine if the brow lift procedure is right for individual cases, or if eyelid rejuvenation may be more suitable, or if a combination of techniques is ideal. The best way to know for sure is to consult with an experienced surgeon like Dr. Fante. As you prepare for your visit, you can begin to understand your cosmetic needs by observing your eye area for the following:

  • Sagging at the outer corners of the brows or the eyes
  • An angry appearance stemming from the descent of the central brow area
  • Permanent frown lines
  • Difficulty applying makeup to the upper eyelid due to drooping tissue
  • A change in the eyelid when you gently lift the skin above your eyebrow

Brow lift surgery is surging in popularity because it can achieve outstanding long-term results. To learn more about our various brow lift options, contact our  Denver office at (303) 839-1616.

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Are You Considering a Brow Lift?

The appearance of your eyes has a significant impact on your face as a whole. Naturally, the eyebrows are meant to rest over the bony ridge above the eye, called the upper orbital rim. With age and the ongoing decline in collagen, the position of the brow gradually changes. A dropped brow heaps weight onto the tissue of the upper eyelids. It somewhat closes off the eyes and can even give an appearance of weight to the face. If your eyes look angry, sad, or generally tired, you may be ready to take control of your beauty by consulting with a qualified professional. Here, we discuss a few particulars about brow lift surgery that patients of our Denver office should know.

Brow lift surgery seeks to restore natural beauty.

We understand that a surgical lift of any type is a major decision. Most people will take pause at the idea of a brow lift, and they should. This procedure can dramatically alter the face. When handled with the utmost care, a brow lift can beautifully refresh the entire upper region of the eyes and forehead so you look like you, only younger. A board-certified plastic surgeon will observe the orbital rim, the structure and tissue quality on the forehead, and the natural curvature of the brow. A plastic surgeon will notice nuances like one eyebrow drooping lower than the other and the area of that droop, such as the inner or outer edge of the brow. Observing the various details of the face, Dr. Fante creates a personalized surgical plan to rejuvenate the eyes to appear friendlier and naturally vibrant.

Brow lift vs. Botox

The development of injectable solutions has made beauty much more accessible and convenient. However, innovation can also create confusion. Many people obtain Botox injections to restore a bit of height to a sagging brow. However, there may come a point at which injections cannot achieve the desired degree of lift. For more significant problems in the uppermost part of the face, surgery makes sense in terms of both quality and longevity. For more dramatic and longer lasting results, patients tend to opt for a surgical brow lift.

Discover how lifting your brow can refresh your face and your outlook. Call our Denver office at (303) 839-1616 to schedule your consultation.

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Brow Lift Details you Need to Know

Brow Lift Denver, CO At some point in the aging process, most men and women become concerned about the skin around their eyes. This delicate tissue seems to be more susceptible to thinness and sagging as collagen stores become depleted, and that can mean a host of problems that need to be addressed. Over the years, cosmetic surgery procedures have been refined to allow for targeted improvements. To correct eyelid hooding or bagging caused by a heavy brow, patients don’t have to agree to an entire facelift. In fact, they may not have to agree to surgery at all.

Surgical Correction for Drooping Brows

Typically, we consider brow lifting to be a cosmetic endeavor. It’s true that a large majority of people do undergo treatment to look younger. However, it is also important to know that there may be medical value in the lifting of the brow, as well. For instance, individuals who have been affected by some degree of facial paralysis may have a difficult time seeing due to the heaviness of the brow line. In such instances, brow lift surgery can mitigate vision impairment while also restoring facial symmetry.

For cosmetic improvements that are not related to brow sagging, patients may seek upper or lower eyelid blepharoplasty. This procedure or the pair of procedures removes excess skin and may reposition fat pads appropriately to liven up the eyes with the appearance of youthfulness.

What you need to know is that brow lift surgery corrects aging around the eyes in one way, and blepharoplasty in another. Sometimes, patients schedule these procedures together to maximize their outcome. A thorough consultation is performed to determine if a brow lift or blepharoplasty would best address existing concerns.

Safety of Eye Surgery

Thousands of eyelid procedures are performed on a routine basis. Dr. Fante has a focused educational background that includes training in oculoplastic surgery and ophthalmology, as well as other facial procedures. This training facilitates a degree of precision not found with every surgical team. Risks associated with brow lift surgery include asymmetry and infection, though these risks are quite low.

Why Choose Surgical Brow or Eyelid Surgery

The distinct advantage to surgical correction of the brow or eyelid drooping is long-lasting results. Though skin and tissue change over time, brow lift surgery and blepharoplasty are procedures that accomplish the objective of longevity.

Learn more about eyelid rejuvenation during a consultation in our Denver office.

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Get the Right Help for your Drooping Brow Line

Facial rejuvenation Denver | Dr. Fante We all age so differently that it is fortunate to have so many options for facial rejuvenation. Today, we can do everything from lift the brows to eliminate sagging jowls without the need for a full facelift procedure. If your cosmetic concerns are centered on the upper face, you have choices in how you wake up your appearance. We will discuss a few of them here.

Even on the upper face, lifting procedures can vary. Often, forehead lifts and brow lifts are referenced as one and the same. They are not. Although the upper eyelids, brows, and forehead are all part of the same structure, each can be corrected individually, if that is what is needed.

The Upper Eyelids

Blepharoplasty is the process through which the superficial tissue on the upper eyelid is removed to restore a youthful crease. Sometimes, it is not a drooping brow that makes the eyelids appear heavy; it is the loss of collagen and elastin that have allowed the skin to become loose. Upper eyelid surgery is performed through small, hidden incisions. The result of treatment is the greater openness of the eyes themselves, but no lifting of superior structures.

The Brow

If the brow line sags beneath the bony structure of the upper orbital rim, the best way to restore a younger, friendlier appearance may be with a direct brow lift. This procedure removes a slight amount of tissue along the brow border, allowing the brow to be elevated. We must also mention that mild cases of brow drooping can often be corrected with Botox rather than surgery. The most appropriate approach is dictated by the severity of laxity.

The Forehead

A forehead lift elevates the skin across the upper part of the face. This procedure also releases the fibrous bands that pull the eyebrows down. Through hidden incisions, the forehead lift rejuvenates not only the forehead itself but also the brow line and the eyes, by repositioning the structure that contains each of these features.

Make your eyes pop again by reducing laxity. Call Fante Eye & Face Centre at (303) 839-1616.

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Want Younger Eyes? Let’s Compare Botox vs. Brow Lift!

As we get older, we may start to dread the development of fine lines and wrinkles. We eventually learn that crow’s feet and smile lines are just the tip of the iceberg. At some point, many men and women complain about the “falling” of their forehead. In addition to horizontal lines, this effect of aging can also cause the eyes to become a little closed off. As a result, we look closed off, less friendly.

Historically, the way to resolve concerns related to facial aging has been to lift and tighten skin with surgery. Today, a large majority of patients who visit plastic surgery offices do so for injectable treatments or other non-surgical methodologies. Just because this option is available – and we perform treatment in our Denver office – doesn’t mean that a Botox brow lift is right for everyone.

What Botox does for the Brow

Botox Cosmetic has been in use for almost 15 years in the U.S., and longer in other countries. We are well aware of the wonderful difference this treatment can make on the face. The way that Botox smoothes the skin is by relaxing underlying muscles that have become perpetually tensed. Once muscle movements are diminished, the skin on the forehead and around the eyes is released. Since a drooping brow is the result of constant pulling, Botox injections in strategic locations makes sense.

The clear benefit to Botox for a drooping brow is that this treatment is non-surgical. No special preparation is needed, nor any downtime for recovery. Patients treated with this injectable typically go right back to their normal routine with little more than slight redness and possibly some bruising. Throughout the week following treatment, the brow line gradually rises to its ideal position across the upper orbital rim.

Traditional Brow Lifting

Botox tends to lift the brow slightly. In many cases, this is sufficient. However, there are patients who will gain the greatest – and longest lasting – results from a traditional surgical brow lift. This procedure removes surface tissue that has become saggy and thin, and also tightens subcutaneous tissue to better hold the new, lifted forehead and brow. This surgery can be performed in a number of ways, and typically takes only 60 to 90 minutes. Slight bruising and swelling should be expected, and activities need to be limited for a few weeks after surgery.

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Schedule a consultation at Fante Eye & Face Centre in Denver at (303) 839-1616 to discuss the best method of facial rejuvenation for you.

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