When people think of plastic surgery operations, they mostly picture some of the trade’s more dramatic procedures, such as a full-face lift, or a liposuction tummy tuck designed to allow one to shed dozens of pounds. One of modern medicine’s more subtle procedures in the plastic surgery craft is the brow lift, which can reverse some of the unattractive elements of aging in the forehead and upper regions of the face. Women enjoy this procedure, but we should also look at the benefits of a brow lift for men.
This can involve anything from tightening up loose skin that has unfortunately begun to become saggy, to smoothing out wrinkles that naturally form over the course of the aging process.
What follows is some information about the procedure, in particular some of the details of the procedure as specifically outlined for men.
Benefits of A Brow Lift for Men
This procedure has begun to gain in popularity due to its ease of application coupled with its subtle-yet-profound effects.
A quality brow lift can minimize and erase the horizontal wrinkles on one’s forehead and in the areas surrounding the eyes, giving the entire face a more youthful and exuberant appearance. It can also diminish the appearance of the vertical “frown lines” that develop in between the eyes with age.
On top of that, a brow lift will help to raise the eyebrows to their natural point on one’s face if they have drooped over time, which can help to shave several years off of one’s appearance.
Combining Procedures for Personalized Results
A Brow lift can be coupled with other procedures to imbue one’s appearance with a complex yet subtle uplift that serves to overall imbue one with a more youthful visage.
Depending on your age, a brow lift could also very positively impact your eyesight and ability to function. This is especially true if you have issues with sagging skin obstructing your vision.
Diminishing the visible effects of stress can impact your day-to-day life in a number of positive ways, as it makes you more attractive professionally and personally.
Requirements To Consider
Most men who go in for a brow lift are in their 40s or 50s, although this is not a strict requirement to be in this age range.
What is a requirement is that you are approved by your physician to be healthy enough to undergo the stress that your body undertakes in a surgery. This means that you should generally be considered to be in good health.
Doctors may also consider factors such as whether the prospective patient is a smoker, or if they have a history of underlying health problems. Smoking in particular has the potential to interfere heavily with the recovery process of the operation.
Some things that your doctor may look for when considering your eligibility include:
- Crow’s feet
- Hooded or drooping eyelids
- Sagging eyebrows
- Frown lines in between the eyes
- Asymmetry in the area of the face surrounding the eyes
The Recovery Process
Like any major medical operation, the recovery period for a brow lift is just as significant as your time under the knife.
The results from a brow lift can take a few weeks to become fully apparent. It is also recommended that you plan to take a few days off of work in order to allow your body to recover in the days immediately following your procedure.
We also recommend that you arrange for a family member or friend to come with you to the procedure and take you back home, as you likely will be experiencing some exhaustion and fatigue after your operation.
A Flexible Operation
Brow lifts are relatively non-invasive and pair well with other plastic surgery operations. Some of these include:
- Mini facelift
- Neck lift
- Skin resurfacing
- Upper or lower eyelid surgery
One major benefit of a brow lift is that for such a simple procedure, it has very long-lasting effects. One source estimates that the results of a brow lift have the potential to remain in place for 10-12 years.
This is a much larger window than for most plastic surgery operations, which typically have windows of anywhere from 6 months to about two years.
Book Your Consultation Today
At Chicago Oculofacial Consultants, we have a professional team of dedicated physicians who will attend to your operation with care and precision. Perhaps you find yourself interested in consulting with one of them regarding some of the details surrounding a brow lift. Then you can start by scheduling a consultation with us.