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.
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.
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.