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. Brow lift surgery can excise the extra fat, skin, and tissue in the upper face region and smooth it out for good, taking years off your appearance. Plus, one surgery is usually enough so there’s no need to come back again and again for regular injections.
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.
Consult with the right facial plastic surgeon for your brow lift surgery today. Let Dr. Sheldon S. Kabaker guide you through the process to plan the right procedure for you. As the San Francisco Bay Area’s most experienced Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgeon and Hair Transplant Specialist, he is both the founder and director of California’s longest standing office surgery facility and the past president of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS). He received his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine before serving in the U.S. Army Medical Corps and seeking active duty in Vietnam. Dr. Kabakerhas become the world’s leading authority on hairline lowering surgery as well as an internationally recognized authority on facial plastic surgery and hair/scalp reconstruction surgery. Today, he serves as the AAFPRS fellowship director of young facial plastic surgeons while delivering superior results to his patients. To book a consultation with Dr. Kabaker, contact his office located at 3324 Webster Street in Oakland, Calif., by calling (415) 379-9015.