Commonly referred to as a brow lift, a forehead lift can significantly improve the contour of the face and create a more youthful and attractive appearance overall. This procedure aims to eliminate deep brow wrinkles that travel horizontally across the forehead as well as vertical frown lines between the eyes. Through these efforts, hooded or sagging eyelids can also be corrected and the eyebrows can be placed in an alert position. Best of all, the improvements that a forehead lift creates are permanent and it is not common for patients to require revision surgeries.
The Social Benefits of a Forehead Lift
A forehead lift can provide a number of surprising social benefits. Not only do these procedures make people feel more confident in their looks, but they can also have a marked impact on how they are perceived by others. A low-hanging brow can make a person appear grumpy, tired or disoriented, even if this is far different from how he or she actually feels. Once sagging skin has been tightened and the brow has been lifted, this individual will appear happier, friendlier, more alert and far more approachable.
Determining Whether a Forehead Lift Is Right for You
If you have a low-hanging brow that makes you appear grumpy or tired, even when you do not feel this way, you should talk to Dr. Thomas Funcik about the benefits of having a forehead lift performed. If you have a low-hanging brow and hooded eyes, you may better-suited for a combined forehead lift and blepharoplasty procedure. This will correct both of these issues at once, without extending your recovery time. A forehead lift is also ideal for people with extreme horizontal wrinkling of the forehead and deep frown lines.
Eliminate Vision Obstructions
A low-hanging brow can be more than just an aesthetic issue. For some people, the combination of loose, eyelid skin and low brows can obstruct the vision. When the vision is obstructed, a forehead lift can be used in conjunction with blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) to eliminate the obstruction. In these instances, the corrective procedure may be covered by the patient’s insurance if there is medical documentation from his or her ophthalmologist that proves that the vision was blocked by the excess skin.
How To Know If You’re A Good Candidate for a Brow Lift
Given that a low hanging brow can be both an age-related issue and one of genetic predisposition, there is no lower age limit for forehead lift procedures. Ideal candidates for this surgery are non-smokers who are in good physical health. It also helps to have a positive outlook and feasible expectations for the results of this procedure. Our medical team will review your medical history and your current health in order to determine your candidacy and decide whether this is the right procedure for creating the cosmetic improvements you seek.
At Thomas Funcik, MD, we’ll work with you to determine the safest and most effective treatment for your needs. Our team, led by Dr. Thomas Funcik, can help you get the results you want. Contact Thomas Funcik, MD today to schedule your consultation.