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The forehead and brow are often the first facial areas to reveal signs of aging. Over time, the skin loses its elastic and firm quality, and the tissues on the forehead descend downward. These factors, combined with noticeable, deep-set wrinkles or creases across the forehead, create an angry, concerned or simply older-looking appearance.
The best way to correct the appearance of a saggy or furrowed brow is with brow lift. Also known as forehead lift, brow lift elevates saggy forehead skin and excises loose skin to reveal a smoother and more pleasant appearance. When performed by a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon, like Dr. Mark A. Foglietti or Dr. Alanna Foglietti Fostyk, brow lift can transform a worn-out or tired look to a pleasant and more youthful one.
Is Brow Lift Right for Me?
Brow lift is a great choice for you if you have any of the following:
- Vertical lines or creases on the bridge of the nose or between the eyebrows “eleven lines”
- Sagging brow skin and tissue that hood the upper eyelids
Because no two patients are exactly alike, Drs. Foglietti and Foglietti Fostyk will tailor their approach to match your specific needs. They will work closely with you to develop the details of your treatment plan and ensure that the result is both attractive and natural looking.
What to Expect During Brow Lift
There are several different approaches to brow lift. Drs. Foglietti and Foglietti Fostyk specialize in the endoscopic approach. Endoscopic brow lift uses a series of small, carefully planned-out incisions placed behind the hairline through which the surgeon inserts his or her surgical instruments, including an endoscope. An endoscope is a thin tube with a camera attached to the end of it. The camera helps the surgeon when making modifications to the brow. Endoscopic brow lift is less invasive than traditional “open” brow lift surgery, also known as coronal brow lift. Coronal brow lift involves the creation of a single large incision that runs from ear to ear across the top of the head within the hair-bearing skin. This is rarely indicated.
Thanks to the smaller incisions used in endoscopic brow lift, the recovery period is generally faster and easier than that of coronal brow lift.
During brow lift, the brows are repositioned to look more youthful and help soften the contour between the brows, or the “elevens.”
Combining Brow Lift with Other Procedures
Depending on your desired goal, Drs. Foglietti and Foglietti Fostyk may recommend combining brow lift with another facial rejuvenation procedure. For instance, brow lift is often performed in conjunction with blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) to create a more rejuvenated eye appearance. It may also be combined with facelift to produce more comprehensive results. The surgeons will help you navigate all of your options and help you select the treatment plan that best suits your needs.
Brow lift makes it possible to restore a more youthful and worry-free appearance. To schedule a one-on-one consultation with the board certified plastic surgeons at Foglietti Fostyk Plastic Surgery, contact our Cleveland office today.