The eyebrows are one of the first things that you notice when you look at someone else. This reason alone is why people spend so much time trying to get their own to look perfect.
However, there is actually a real reason for why eyebrows are important to our appearance. The shape and position of your eyebrows can change the way you look, making an important difference in the way that you view yourself.
Unfortunately, as we age, our eyebrows naturally start to droop. This causes the face to look older and more tired; you’ll hear this referred to as looking hooded.
Therefore, it’s not surprising that eyebrow lifts have recently become one of the most sought-after cosmetic procedures. So, what does it involve? And is it worth having done?
How Does A Brow Lift Work?
Brow lift surgery, which is also called ‘forehead lift’, involves the surgeon making small incisions in different locations on the scalp so that an endoscopic camera can be passed through. This allows the surgeon to see the treatment area on a TV.
The skin on the forehead is then lifted, avoiding any nerves, and the brows can then be lifted up and held into the new position, which is done through fixation. This is all completed whilst the patient is under general anaesthetic and is considered a day case, as you won’t have to stay overnight, whether you’re seeking brow lift in Guernsey or brow lift in Jersey.
It’s possible to have just a brow lift, but our patients typically want to undergo other surgical procedures (and even non-surgical) at the same time to achieve the best results. An example is blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, which is designed to reduce drooping, remove eye bags, tighten creases and folds in the upper or lower eyelids and lift the skin around the eyes.
What Are the Benefits?
There are lots of benefits to undergoing eyebrow lift surgery, including the following:
Opens Up the Eyes
As we said earlier, when your eyebrows begin to sag, your whole face takes on a different look. It can affect the appearance of the eyelids, making you look tired and making it hard to apply your makeup. By having brow lift surgery, the whole area around your eyes will be opened up. This will take away the tired look and instead you’ll appear a lot more youthful.
Reverse the Signs Of Aging
Brow lift surgery can help to reduce lines and wrinkles on the face – especially on the forehead and around the eyebrows. This is because the surgery lifts the skin and therefore smooths out the creases and grooves that appear on the skin due to the movement of facial muscles.
This procedure also improves the appearance of droopy upper eyelids and smooths the crow’s feet lines that are so common as we age. And, adding to this a restoration of a youthful arch to the brows, as well as smoothing the look of a furrowed brow, you’ll have a natural, more youthful-looking appearance.
Improve Facial Expressions
It’s said that the eyebrows are the window to your facial expressions. The health of the eyebrows can affect the way that you express yourself. For example, when they begin to sag, your smile can be affected by the way that the eyebrows are drooping down. Sagging eyebrows can also make you appear sad or angry – even when you’re feeling perfectly fine!
Offer Long-Lasting Results
One of the advantages of brow lift surgery is how permanent it is. The procedure corrects facial creases, as well as drooping skin in a long-lasting way, so you don’t have to keep returning to the clinic to maintain the results – this is because part of the procedure is removing excess skin and elevating and repositioning the brow line. Non-surgical treatments, such as dermal fillers, don’t have the same permanence, so you need to have several maintenance sessions instead of just one single procedure.
Tailored to Your Needs
Just like our other surgical and non-surgical treatments, our brow lift procedure is customised to your unique requirements, which means you always get the best results. We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach so you will have a consultation with our doctors first, who will talk to you about your expectations and adapt the procedure to you. This way, you get a natural, beautiful result that matches your vision and that complements your facial structure.
As you can see, there are plenty of benefits to having brow lift surgery. However, it’s always worth sitting down and discussing your options beforehand.
Is It Worth It?
As mentioned above, there are times when other options may be better suited for your specific case. For example, anti-wrinkle injections can help in the earlier stages with forehead lines and minor brow droop, as your skin may not require a more dramatic procedure yet.
However, if your lines or brow droop are very pronounced, surgery is likely the right choice for you. It provides a natural look which ensures your eyebrows can move as freely and easily as before and, best of all, it offers a permanent result.
Both Botox and dermal fillers need to be topped up every few months to maintain results, as they don’t have the same long-lasting effects as surgery. It’s a question of understanding what is best for you at this moment in time.
But, if you’re unsure of what to do, don’t fret. The Aesthetic Skin Clinic professionals can help you make a decision.
If you would like to speak to us about getting brow lift surgery, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We offer a wide range of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures, with our number one aim being to make all of our customers happy with their appearance. Our medical team is also made up of award-winning doctors who have years of experience in their field, giving you peace of mind that you’re in great hands.
Our friendly team will be in touch to discuss the surgery in more detail with you.