As we age, everything sags. That’s a bogus tradeoff for the wisdom we accumulate over that time. Despite not having the depth of skin as other areas on your body, your brows are no different. Unfortunately, there the sagging is on display for everyone to see every time they talk to you in person.
And oft times, thanks to that sagging, you give off the wrong impressions. Your sagging brows give off the impression that you’re either mad or very tired. Sounds like it’s time to see Dr. Kearney for a brow lift.
The brow lift procedure
The procedure is usually done under general anesthesia, no matter the method employed. Brow lifts can be endoscopic or as an open method. Dr. Kearney also performs mini brow lifts whose goal is to simply give some elevation to the brow area.
Endoscopic procedures use small incisions in the hairline. They offer much faster recovery and less potential for hair loss. Open procedures utilize an incision across the scalp from ear to ear. Sometimes the incision is made on the top of the scalp; other times it is made at the front of the hairline to not disturb the hair.
In every procedure, excess skin is pulled up and removed and then either stapled or sutured to affix the skin to the underlying tissue in its new position. In your consultation with Dr. Kearney, the two of you will discuss the various brow lift options that best suit your needs.
Most patients can return to work in about one week and can resume their normal activities in three to four weeks.
Time to get that perpetual tired look off your forehead? Call Dr. Kearney at (858) 677-9352 and let’s discuss a brow lift.