Are you unhappy with the fact that your eyebrows have dropped with age making you look angry or sad? Gravity, sun damage and other environmental insults often cause skin damage relaxation and wrinkle formation across the forehead and in some people result in sagging eyebrows. Such changes may start appearing in the early 40s. If these signs of aging become significant, some people start considering a “brow lift” or “forehead lift” to slightly lift their brows to where they used to be and at the same time smooth out creases and lines on the forehead and between the eye area. Much less frequently, younger adults who have the inherited trait for a low brow or who have deep frown lines due to stress may also benefit from a forehead lift. Dr. Motakis performs brow lifts to elevate sagging brows and smooth the contour of the forehead, giving the face a more youthful, rested and relaxed appearance.
While brow lifts are regularly performed alone, they are also often performed in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation techniques such as a facelift surgery, eyelid surgery, or skin resurfacing. You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Motakis to discuss the procedures best suited to address your concerns. He will also discuss non-surgical alternatives such as Botox® injections or dermal fillers that you may wish to consider.
What Does a Brow Lift Involve?
Depending on the case and desired outcome, Dr. Motakis will use one of two methods to perform brow lift surgery: the open brow lift or the endoscopic brow lift. During a open or coronal brow lift surgery, a continuous incision is made across the scalp that is easily hidden within your hair. In some cases when the forehead is long the incision lies right at the hairline, while in other it lies a few centimeters behind the hairline. The muscles that cause frown lines and wrinkles to appear are weakened, and your eyebrows are lifted to their ideal position giving you a rested, smooth, natural appearance. Alternatively, during an endoscopic brow lift surgery, tiny incisions are made in the hairline and an endoscope — a tiny camera — is inserted beneath the skin. The muscles that cause frown lines are weakened and the eyebrows are lifted. In this procedure, the scarring is typically minimal and the recovery time is decreased. In more resent years the use of fat grafting is also used to restore volume loss around the temples and under the brow.Depending on the decree of skin excess, heaviness of the wrinkles and skin, degree of eyebrow descent and hairline pattern, Dr Motakis will recommend the procedure that is right for you.
Are You an Ideal Candidate for a Brow Lift?
If you have frown lines, wrinkles or creases on your forehead or between your eyes, you may feel that you often look angry or “too serious” or sad. A brow lift may be right for you if you have droopy sagging eyelids that give you the appearance of excess skin and make you look tired. You may also benefit from brow lift surgery if your eyebrows are flat or sloped down and outwards rather than aesthetically arched.
You are an ideal candidate for a brow lift if you are in good physical health, don’t smoke and have healthy, realistic expectations. A brow lift surgery can give your face a more youthful, relaxed and refreshed appearance. Many patients who undergo brow lift surgery are middle-aged or older as significant forehead descent doesn’t typically occur until this age. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Motakis to discuss your expectations and desired results.
The Dr. Motakis Difference
Dr. Motakis understands that selecting a physician and deciding whether this procedure is right for you requires thoughtful consideration. During consultation, Dr. Motakis will provide you with information about the surgery, associated risks and recovery that you need in order to make an informed decision. Having expertly completed countless cosmetic surgeries, the doctor and his team are committed to providing exceptional care and results that are second-to-none. Dr. Motakis has established a reputation as a trusted and highly recommended cosmetic plastic surgeon in Toronto. He recognises that each person is unique, with different expectations, desires, downtime and budget and he always makes sure to tailor the treatment to the patients needs. Dr Motakis attention to detail, his artistic skills, his ability to avoid creating ‘tell-tale’ signs of surgery and thus create a natural appearance is what sets him apart. Your peace of mind, comfort and satisfaction are of utmost importance.
For information about the cost of a brow lift or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Motakis, contact us.