Busting the Myths About Brow Lift Surgery

By Peter Brownrigg on April 01, 2015

Busting the Myths About Brow Lift Surgery 

When your brow is sagging, it can change your appearance significantly. This natural part of the aging process can affect different people in varying degrees, but usually with the same result: a tired, sad or angry appearance that seems much older. If you’ve been told you look tired or you feel like you’re frowning all the time, it could be because of a lowered brow and wrinkles along the forehead. Brow lift surgery can offer prospective patients a chance to turn back the clock and brighten their appearance again. Unfortunately, many of the patients who could benefit from brow lift surgery could be misinformed about the procedure and what it has to offer. Let’s take a look at some of the most common brow lift myths and set the record straight.

Myth #1 – Your Brows Will Look Unnatural After Lift Surgery

Many prospective brow lift patients hesitate to have surgery because they fear the outcome. Sure, their brows won’t be sagging or loose anymore, but exactly how high will they be raised? If you’re worrying that you’ll appear to be in a state of perpetual surprise, fear not. Brow lift surgery is designed to lift your brows to a more natural position that suits your face and other features. Before surgery, your facial plastic surgeon will spend time evaluating the degree of inelasticity of your brow and the amount of sagging that has already occurred. He will carefully plan to have everything put back into a neutral spot where you’ll be able to show every emotion just as you normally would. Yes, you can even look surprised when appropriate.

Myth #2 – Brow Lift Surgery Will Ruin Your Hairline

Just as your brow lift won’t pull your eyebrows too high, you don’t have to worry about it distorting your natural hairline either. Your facial plastic surgeon will lift the skin and underlying tissue as needed, but your hairline will stay right where it is. If, on the other hand, you would like to change the positioning of your hairline at the same time, talk to a plastic surgeon who also specializes in hair restoration procedures for more information. You may be a candidate for hairline lowering or hair transplants, depending on your needs.

Myth #3 –Nonsurgical Treatments Provide the Same Results as Brow Lift Surgery

It’s true that there are many types of nonsurgical anti-aging treatments available today, many of which can provide the right patients with real, measurable results. In the case of a brow lift, procedures like Botox injections or facial fillers can help to a certain degree. In the beginning stages of aging, these treatments are especially effective at lifting and smoothing the forehead and the area around the eyes. After a while, however, the natural process of aging will compound the sagging in this area. With loose skin and sagging tissues, the best course of action is surgery. 

Myth #4 – Any Surgeon Can Perform Brow Lift Surgery

To get the best results from your own brow lift surgery, you must start with a board certified facial plastic surgeon who has experience with the procedure. Not all surgeons have the knowledge and expertise required to deliver the results you expect and deserve.

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