A heavy, furrowed brow can add years to your appearance or cause you to look worried or angry all the time. If sagging, wrinkled skin on the brow or forehead is bothering you, brow lift surgery with Dr. Thors may be a great option to lift and firm the forehead, restoring a smoother, more youthful appearance to your upper face.
The expressions we make with our eyes and forehead play a key role in our social interactions, communicating our emotions to others. However, a sagging brow or deep creases in the forehead can interfere with effective communication, leading to a tired or angry appearance, even when you feel refreshed and happy.
Brow lift surgery softens deep creases across the forehead, reduces frown lines between the eyebrows at the top of the nose, and helps elevate eyebrows which have begun to droop. Algonquin, Illinois, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gunnar Thors brings his skill and experience to help each patient achieve a natural result. Even a subtle change to the position of the brow can result in a brighter, more youthful appearance.
For many men and women, the aging process results in a sagging, heavy and furrowed brow, as skin loses elasticity and the tissues in the forehead succumb to gravity. By removing excess, sagging skin and lifting the underlying tissues, a brow lift can restore the forehead to a more natural, youthful position and help the upper face look better refreshed. Rejuvenating the brow can improve your appearance in a number of ways, helping to:
A brow lift is an outpatient procedure, typically performed using general anesthesia. Depending on your goals, your anatomy, and the extent of sagging to be corrected, Dr. Thors will choose a brow lift technique that best suits you. Brow lifts involve incisions made behind the hairline, which can be concealed easily once healed.
You will be mobile the same day as your brow lift procedure, but only light daily activity is allowed for the first 2 weeks or so. Patients typically feel comfortable going out in public within 1 to 2 weeks after a brow lift, and are ready to return to work about this time too. Final results are typically in place within 3 months after surgery.
A brow lift is an excellent option to treat aging tissues in the upper one-third of the face; if you are also bothered by by sagging in the eyelids, cheeks or neck, Dr. Thors can combine a brow lift with eyelid lift or facelift surgery to address all of these concerns and achieve a beautiful, comprehensive rejuvenation throughout the face. Alternatively, a brow lift can be paired with Botox or filler injections to enhance the results without additional surgery.
During your personal consultation with Dr. Thors, the two of you will discuss your concerns and goals. He will explain the details of brow lift surgery as well as the results you might expect.
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