Frown lines on the forehead and saggy eyebrows are common occurrences in both men and women - they indeed are tell tale sign of aging. For some individuals, these flaws often make them look years older then they actually are. It can make your facial expression seem grumpy, tired, and angry even when you're not. The constant negative perception people may have of you can be source of great frustration and can add to a lowered sense of self-confidence.
Plastic surgery in the form of brow lift surgery can provide a solution to this ailment. There are many different form of brow lift surgery to cater your individual imperfection. One of the most popular procedures is a lateral brow lift. This procedure targets individuals with heaviness of the upper outer eyelids, crows feet, and sagging to the outer eyebrows. It can be performed to correct some unevenness from one side to the other.
You can find out if you are a good candidate for this type of procedure by simply doing a temporal tuck test. Look straight ahead in the mirror and pull up and back gently on the forehead above the eyebrows. If you see a change in the eyebrows and the upper eyelids that you like, then you are an excellent candidate for the surgery.
A lateral brow lift procedure is less invasive than the traditional brow lift because it only focuses on fixing the droopiness around the eyebrows and eyes. In this procedure, a small incision is placed about one inch behind the hairline at the temples, and follows the curvature of your hairline for several inches. A space is made through the incision down to the eyebrow to release the ligaments and allow for elevation. Excess scalp is removed and the incision is closed.
Lateral brow lift surgery does not consist of any muscle reconstruction and only involves the tightening and removal of some skin. Though the results are less versatile than a traditional brow lift or endoscopic brow lift, a lateral brow lift does have some advantages.
The most prominent feature of this procedure is the instantaneous new look at the end of your eyebrows. In many cases, patients receive an enhanced arch at the ends of their eyebrows, giving them an exotic look that is extremely appealing to the eye (think Catherine Zeta-Jones). Other benefits to the lateral brow lift include some smoothing of the upper cheeks that can enhance the prominence of your cheekbones. It will also remove a great deal of the crows feet that may have been previously present. Overall, a beautiful, balanced and proportioned elevation of the outer eyebrows will provide a bright youthful look to the eyes.
Because the lateral brow lift is less invasive, then there will be minimal complications and side effects, and recovery will be noticeably swifter. No visible incisions will be seen, thus any subsequent scarring will be a non-factor.
Ultimately, the lateral brow lift is limited to a specific area, isolated on the outer sides of the face and the outer eyebrow. It will do nothing for the mid-brow. However, if your problems are restricted to these outer areas, then you will definitely not need the more invasive and costly traditional brow lift procedure(s).
Consult your doctor or a plastic surgeon today about your desires and expectations. You could be on your way to renewed invigoration with your new, youthful appearance with lateral brow lift surgery.
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