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Take years off your face with brow lift surgery

BrowliftAs we age, the skin loses its elasticity, causing wrinkles and creases to form in the forehead and cause the brows to sag. This often leads to a tired- or angry-looking appearance. If you’re thinking about a brow lift or forehead lift to attain a more youthful appearance, read on for facts about this surgery and the different approaches to help you achieve your ideal results.

What is a brow lift?

Brow lift surgery removes or alters the muscles above your eyes to smooth lines and wrinkles and raise the eyebrows for a more youthful appearance. There are two different methods. The endoscopic brow lift is the preferred method as it makes for easier recovery and invisible scarring. Three to five incisions are made within the hairline. A tiny instrument with a camera on the end is inserted into one of the incisions to help provide visuals and guides the other tools that are inserted through the other tiny incisions to manipulate the skin and muscles.

A coronal brow lift is a traditional brow lift that consists of making one long incision that runs from one ear, wraps around the forehead, and ends at the other ear. The forehead skin is lifted away, while underlying muscles are trimmed and repositioned. Eyebrows can be lifted at this time as well. Excess skin is trimmed and the remaining skin is re-draped before closing the incision. The incision and resulting scars are hidden in the hairline.

Ideal candidates

Brow lift patients are usually between the ages of 40 and 60 and are unhappy with the sagging skin and lines on their foreheads. If you have horizontal lines across your forehead, you would be a good candidate for surgery. If you have vertical lines between your eyebrows, also known as the “11” lines, or crow’s feet at the sides of your eyes, you are a candidate for brow lift surgery. Good candidates also have an overall sagging to their brows that make them appear tired or angry, even when they aren’t.

A simple test

Have you ever stood in front of a mirror and pulled the skin above the eyes up and away? Patients who are curious to know if they would benefit from a brow lift can perform this simple test. First, take the lower palms of your hands and place them above each eyebrow. Next, pull the palms up and away from your eyes. What you see is essentially what a brow lift would accomplish.

To learn whether a brow lift is right for you, call (203) 453-6635 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Price.

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How to Accentuate the Appearance of Your Brow Lift

brow lift | New Haven CTTrying to put on eyeshadow or mascara and having to deal with a sagging eyebrow is enough to make you want to run for the hills. However, as a natural part of aging, your skin will start to lose elasticity and you will notice that areas— including your eyebrows— will start to hang a bit lower than normal. Luckily, with a surgical procedure called a browpexy, or brow lift, Dr. Gary J. Price can surgically lift and remove excess skin around your eyebrow, leaving you with a more taut looking appearance. If you are considering getting a browlift, or if you already have your appointment scheduled, we have created a few tips that you can use to help enhance your eyebrows afterward. Read on to learn more.

Fill Them In

Now that you have had a brow lift, help to enhance them even more by filling them in. As one of the latest trends in cosmetics, full eyebrows are all the rage. To fill in your eyebrows, purchase either a gel, powder, or pencil in a shade that is one shade darker than your natural eyebrows. When filling them in, start filling them in from the inner crease of your eye and work your way outward. To get a more natural looking eyebrow, try looking for a product that has a pomade in it, or if you are using a pencil, use a light hand so that it isn’t drawn on too thick.

Use Concealer

Another fast and easy tip that you can use for your eyebrows is to use a light colored concealer under and over your brows to help them pop. Because your skin naturally turns a bit red after you wake up, covering it up with a concealer will help the skin around your eyebrows look more smooth and even. When choosing a concealer, look for a shade that is one shade lighter than your natural skin tone and blend it with a foundation or a powder.

If you have just gotten a brow lift, help to accentuate your results by using the two tips listed above. To learn more or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gary J. Price, contact our office today!

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