What Causes Wrinkles in Your Forehead?
Your face has forty-three different muscles that move in different combinations to create your facial expressions. Some of these muscles move your face more than others, causing your skin to repeatedly crease in the same place. Over time, these creases turn into wrinkles.
Wrinkles will first start appearing in areas where your skin is thinnest, like between your eyebrows. As you get older, wrinkles will start developing across the rest of your forehead, giving you an older and tired-looking appearance. A brow lift will reduce wrinkles and their appearance between your eyebrows and across your forehead so that you look younger and more energized.
How Your Forehead is Lifted
There are three types of brow lifts used by Dr. Bustillo. The first is the endoscopic browlift. This involves making small incisions right behind the hairline, just small enough for an endoscope. The endoscope is a small camera attached to a tube that allows Dr. Bustillo to see inside your forehead without needing to pull your skin back. Using the endoscope and other similar tools, Dr. Bustillo can tighten and repair the muscles in your forehead, shift around fat deposits, and tighten your skin.
The second type of brow lift is the hairline browlift, which involves one long incision made behind the hairline. This is used on individuals who have a longer forehead or a high hairline, or on patients who need more extensive work.
The third type is the coronal browlift. Unlike the endoscopic and hairline browlifts, the coronal browlift incision is made further back on the scalp directly inside the hair, usually from ear to ear. This can be an option for patients who have an especially low hairline because it lets Dr. Bustillo raise the hairline to a more desirable position. It can also be a good option for patients who have a receding hairline or thinning hair, as it is easier to conceal once the scar tissue forms.
Whichever type is used, after the muscles and fat have been adjusted inside the forehead, the skin can then be raised and tightened across the forehead. This will help smooth out the wrinkles so that they are less obvious or no longer visible.
Recovering From Brow Lift Surgery
The incisions are closed with small stitches and bandaged to keep your skin stable and protected while it heals. Dr. Bustillo will remove your bandages the day after your procedure, and the stitches usually can be removed on the fifth day. Patients should expect some swelling and mild pain that will subside after the first week. Light activities and work schedules can generally be resumed after a week, but more strenuous activity shouldn’t be attempted for a least a month.
Other Problems That Can Be Fixed with a Brow Lift
Aging also causes your eyebrows to descend a little as your skin begins to lose key fibers and your muscles begin to relax. In the most severe cases, your eyebrows may push on your upper eyelids and cause some vision impairment. For most people, however, the drooping just makes your face resemble an angry scowl. A brow lift can raise your eyebrows, which will improve your appearance and potentially your vision.
Other Procedures Performed with Brow Lift Surgery
This procedure alone is capable of removing up to ten years off your face, but when combined with other facial rejuvenating procedures, it can make you look even more amazing. Brow lifts are often combined with other surgical procedures like blepharoplasty (eye lift) or facelift surgery. It can also be combined with nonsurgical procedures like Botox and fillers.
Scheduling a Brow Lift Consultation with Dr. Bustillo
If you are concerned about wrinkles in your forehead, contact Dr. Andres Bustillo at (305) 663-3380 to schedule a brow lift consultation. Dr. Bustillo is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon in Miami, FL, with over ten years of experience helping people put their best face forward. During your consultation, Dr. Bustillo will examine your face and forehead, then go through your different options for surgery. He will also discuss your pre-surgery and post-surgery care and address any questions you may have about the entire process.