The effects of aging are inevitable, and, often, the brow and forehead area show the first signs. The skin begins to lose its elasticity. Sun, wind, and the pull of gravity all affect the face, resulting in frown lines, wrinkling across the forehead, and an increasing heaviness of the eyebrows. Even people in their thirties may have faces that look older than their years. Your tired, angry, or sad expression may not reflect how you actually feel. As a result, many people have opted for a procedure known as the forehead lift or brow lift. Based on variations in how men and women age and on new advances in medical technology, different methods are used to perform this procedure.
Is A Forehead Lift For You?
As with all elective surgery, good health and realistic expectations are prerequisites. When Dr. Cherukuri tightens loose skin and removes the excess, forehead wrinkling and drooping brows are modified. If necessary, he will remove part of the muscle that causes vertical frown lines between the brows. The result can be a smoother brow and a more youthful expression. To see what a forehead lift can do for your face, put your hands above your brows and outside the edges of your eyes and gently raise the skin upwards. Forehead lifts are an option if you have a sagging brow or deep furrows between the eyes. This procedure is usually done between age 40 and 65, although it may be necessary at an earlier age.
Incisions can be placed at the hairline, behind the hairline, or in some cases, above the brow or in the mid-forehead. Dr. Cherukuri is also an expert in performing a brow lift using the incision for an upper eyelid lift. This procedure can be performed under local anesthesia, and patients usually return to work in a few days.
Your Next Step
If you have any questions about Forehead lift or brow lift surgery, please call our office at (219) 836-2201 to arrange a FREE consultation with Dr. Cherukuri.