With age our bodies produce less collagen and elastin, increasing the laxity of our skin. Sagging skin becomes very apparent on the face, particularly in the forehead region. To counteract the aging process, many people opt to undergo cosmetic procedures. A typical wrinkle reduction treatment such as Botox or Juvéderm can sometimes suffice in helping our skin look more radiant. In other cases, however, brow lift surgery may be necessary. Dr. Leake is happy to provide her clients with expert brow and forehead lift surgical procedures.
WHY DOES MY BROW/FOREHEAD SAG?
As our brows lose elasticity, the distance between them and our eyelashes diminishes. This decline results in a sad, tired, or angry appearance. A sagging brow and asymmetry can not only give others the wrong impression, but it can also lower your self-confidence. If your forehead is starting to sag, know that brow lift surgery is not a complicated procedure. A typical lift can be done in 1-2 hours, after which you are free to go home.
WHAT DOES FOREHEAD LIFT SURGERY ENTAIL?
Forehead lift procedures involve making incisions at different points depending on your particular condition. Incisions are commonly made in the hairline of the scalp to leave no visible scarring. Sometimes procedures involve the use of lighted cameras underneath the brow to visualize the underlying muscles and tissue. A typical brow and forehead lift lasts for 1-2 hours. This procedure can create a tighter, smoother appearance of the forehead, while also lifting, and potentially reshaping the eyebrow area.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTERWARDS?
After the procedure, prescription medication and cold compresses will be necessary to reduce swelling and alleviate discomfort. As the treatment area heals, you may experience itching and numbness. However, these symptoms will subside 2-3 days after the procedure. Any bandages applied by Dr. Leake will be removed after three days and sutures will typically be extracted after 10 days. After your skin is healed, you will notice a dramatic improvement in the tightness and smoothness of your forehead. Results of forehead lift surgery are permanent.
BROW LIFT SURGERY IN ST. AUGUSTINE
Dr. Leake is happy to provide the people of St. Augustine with expert surgical care. Our procedures are fast, precise, and offer natural-looking results. Make an appointment to discuss forehead lift surgery today calling (904) 810-5434 or submitting your information via the form below.