Forehead creases can cause a person to look older than they are and can make them self-conscious about their appearance. Fortunately, there is a highly effective method of reducing forehead wrinkles through cosmetic surgery – a Miami brow lift. This surgery helps to reduce wrinkles and tighten the skin on the forehead.
Lifting the brow tissue can help smooth out wrinkles and create a more even contour around the eyes. With its effects lasting up to five years, this is an effective way of reducing those pesky forehead creases and restoring your youthful appearance.
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 crease repeatedly in the same place. Over time, these creases turn into wrinkles or expression lines.
Wrinkles and frown lines will first start appearing in areas where your skin is thinnest, like between your eyebrows. As you get older, wrinkles and deep lines will start developing across the rest of your forehead, giving you an older and tired-looking appearance. A brow lift in Miami will reduce wrinkles and their appearance between your eyebrows and across your forehead so that you look younger and more energized.
Preparation for a Brow Lift Surgery
Before undergoing a brow or forehead lift, it is important to consult with a board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon who has experience performing these procedures like Dr. Bustillo. During the consultation, your doctor will assess your facial structure, medical history, and current medical conditions to determine the best course of action for you. Your doctor may also take photographs for use during the surgery and for comparison after recovery. The doctor should explain the procedure in detail and discuss any potential complications or risks associated with it.
How Your Forehead is Lifted
There are three types of brow lifts used by Dr. Bustillo to address horizontal forehead wrinkles and lines.
Endoscopic brow lift
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 facial muscles, shift around fat deposits, and tighten your forehead skin.
Hairline brow lift
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.
Coronal brow lift
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 excess skin 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 can usually be removed on the fifth day.
After the procedure, a patient’s skin will heal over time with proper care. Recovery time varies from person to person depending on the extent of the procedure, but it typically takes anywhere from seven to fourteen days for complete healing. During this time, it is important to avoid any facial movements or expressions that may cause strain on the stitches and incisions. Additionally, it is best to keep your head elevated when sleeping or resting and apply cold compresses to reduce swelling and bruising that will subside after the first week.
Light activities and work schedules can generally be resumed after a week, but more strenuous activities shouldn’t be attempted for a least a month. Following these instructions will help ensure a successful recovery.
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 Miami 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 consultation with Dr. Bustillo
If you are considering a brow lift to reduce deep forehead wrinkles and meet your aesthetic goals, schedule a consultation with Dr. Bustillo today to discuss your options. With his expertise and experience in cosmetic procedures, you can have confidence that you will achieve the results you desire.
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.