When to Consider a Brow Lift Over a Facelift
The lifting and repositioning of facial or forehead skin is a relatively simple procedure, but the location where wrinkling or skin folding occurs determines which treatment yields the best results.
A facelift corrects sagging or horizontal non-set wrinkles on the cheeks, jaws, and upper portions of the neck. A brow lift corrects sagging and folding of the skin on the forehead.
At Princeton Plastic Surgeons, we can closely examine the facial features. In this way, the proper surgical treatment can be designed and performed.
What a Facelift Involves
Mature adults often suffer the problems of sagging skin because gravity continuously pulls the skin downward.
If the underlying tissues have become weak through a decrease in collagen production, it’s easy for the skin to sag. Some individuals also have a buildup of fat deposits beneath the skin, and this means higher density, with the supporting tissues unable to hold the skin in place.
Before a facelift is performed, we look closely at the location and amount of muscle tissue on the cheeks, around the jaw, and on the neck.
How a Brow Lift is Performed
There are a few types of techniques used in brow lift procedures. Dr. Hamawy will be able to decide which will be more effective for your needs. Regardless, the incisions will be hidden while a creating a more desirable appearance.
Before the procedure, the type of anesthesia to be used will be discussed.
What Patients Need to Know
If you are scheduled for a facelift procedure, you’ll need to have someone come with you to the clinic. You won’t be able to drive yourself home afterwards. The same is true for those who undergo a brow lift procedure.
Some swelling and bruising are to be expected. You may be given pain medication to take during the healing process after the lift is performed.
Which Procedure Do You Need?
Contact us at Princeton Plastic Surgeons today to schedule a consultation, during which we will examine your face and forehead and make suggestions as to how best the sagging skin problem can be corrected.
If a brow lift is recommended, it will be because your lower facial skin is firm enough, meaning that only your forehead skin needs to be raised.
If you are in the Princeton, NJ area, contact us today to get started.