Candidacy for Browlift Surgery

Jun 1, 2014 @ 12:00 PM — by blakebird
Tagged with: Brow Lift | Plastic Surgery

An older couple with smooth facial skinFor facial plastic surgery patients who wish to address signs of aging in the forehead and brow regions, browlift offers a potentially ideal solution. The upper third of the face is generally among the first areas of the body to show the tell-tale signs of aging. This is hardly surprising when one considers how fundamental this region is to human facial expressions. While the forehead and brow and their underlying muscles are remarkably strong and resilient, time and use will eventually take their toll.

At the plastic surgery practice of Craig A. Foster, M.D., D.D.S., F.A.C.S in Manhattan, browlift candidates are carefully evaluated to ensure that they are qualified to undergo the procedure and that the procedure is the best solution for their cases. This meticulous assessment helps to ensure that patients have reasonable expectations of the procedure and that they will ultimately be extremely pleased with their results.

What Is Browlift Surgery?

Browlift surgery is performed to address the creases, lines, and wrinkles that form on the forehead and brow region over time, making people look older and less vibrant than they actually are. It is also used to elevate the area, rectifying the drooping that occurs due to excess skin and fat, which often makes people look perpetually angry and tired. The rejuvenating effects of the procedure can make the entire face look younger and more vital.

The procedure entails the manipulation of the tissues in the region through small incisions strategically placed within the hairline so that they will be hidden from view after full recovery from surgery. Dr. Foster reshapes, tightens, and lifts the underlying musculature, removes excess fat and skin, and then pulls the skin taut so that it conforms to its new contour. Wrinkles and sagging are dramatically reduced or altogether eliminated. Results can last for a decade or longer, especially among patients who live healthy, active lifestyles after surgery.

Qualifications of Good Browlift Candidates

Most patients who want to improve the appearance of their foreheads and brows are generally good candidates for browlift surgery. You, too, may be a good candidate for the procedure if:

  • You have lines between your eyebrows
  • You have creases or deep folds in your forehead
  • You have brow skin that has begun to sag downward toward your eyes
  • Your upper eyelids are beginning to droop
  • The skin directly above your nose is beginning to sag
  • You look perpetually tired or upset due to a heavy brow
  • You are in good enough basic health to undergo an invasive surgical procedure
  • You have reasonable expectations of the surgery, which Dr. Foster will help you to establish during a confidential, one-on-one consultation
  • You are willing to commit yourself to a healthy post-surgical lifestyle, especially during the healing and recovery period

During your consultation, you and Dr. Foster will discuss your medical history and other aspects of your health that can influence your candidacy for the procedure. If you meet any or all of the above criteria, however, there is an excellent chance that you are a suitable candidate for browlift surgery.

Schedule Your Consultation with Dr. Foster

To schedule your browlift consultation with Dr. Foster, please contact our plastic surgery practice today.