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5 Signs That You Should Consider a Browlift

Over time, anatomic changes occur on the face due to decreased skin elasticity, gravity, and repeated muscle contractions. These factors are inevitable and show conspicuous signs of aging on your upper face, including the forehead and eyebrows. 

A browlift, also called a forehead lift, is an effective facial plastic surgery procedure that can address these concerns to give your face a tighter, younger look. Keep reading to learn five signs that you should consider a browlift.

1. Sagging Eyebrows

When eyebrows lose shape, they sink and sag below where they should be, creating the appearance of drooping eyebrows. Sagging eyebrows can make you seem constantly tired, sad, or upset, which can negatively impact your facial expression. 

A browlift can elevate and reposition your eyebrows to restore your brow arch. Consequently, this will reestablish facial symmetry and balance. 

Raising sagging eyebrows makes you look more approachable, pleasant, and energized. This procedure can also make your eyes look more awake.

2. Droopy Eyelids

Droopy or hooded upper eyelids are often accompanied by sagging of the lateral brow area and skin around the eyes. A browlift procedure can address droopy eyelids in cases where they are caused by sagging brows and skin rather than the eyelid itself.

The upper eyelid skin ends closest to the eye, near the orbital rim. The surrounding skin extending laterally towards the temple tends to sag over time. 

A browlift specifically targets this lateral skin, repositioning and tightening it by lifting the brows back to a more youthful position. In many cases, combining a browlift with a blepharoplasty leads to optimal rejuvenation of the upper eye area.

3. Forehead Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Wrinkles and fine lines on the forehead can be a concern for many. They can make you seem weighed down and older. 

A browlift can offer a long-term solution by addressing the primary source of fine lines and wrinkles. It repositions underlying muscles by tightening your forehead muscles. 

Additionally, a browlift tightens the forehead skin to erase unwanted wrinkles. The result is a smoother forehead and a more refreshed and alert look.

4. Furrows or Frown Lines Between Your Eyebrows

You may appear fatigued because of furrows and frown lines even when you’re not. If you’re bothered by the formation of frown lines and furrows, an eyebrow lift can help. 

The cosmetic surgery procedure can improve furrows and frown lines that develop between your eyebrows. During this procedure, Dr. Schlessinger will tighten the muscle and skin in this area to give you a more youthful appearance.

5. Vision Issues

Skin and fat descending with age can obstruct vision. While a browlift does not remove skin or fat, it can reposition drooping tissue by releasing ligaments and bringing the brow higher to improve vision. 

Dr. Schlessinger may recommend combining a brow lift with an upper eyelid blepharoplasty to help address obstructed vision caused by excess skin or fat above the eyes. In most cases, it is beneficial to combine a browlift with blepharoplasty as it often enhances the cosmetic results.

For more details about a browlift and to find out if it’s right for you, schedule a consultation at Schlessinger Eye & Face in Woodbury on Long Island, NY, today.

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