Do you look angry, tired, or stressed, even when you’re well-rested and happy? The eyebrows play an essential role in communicating emotion, and when they begin to sag or wrinkles develop on the forehead, these signs of aging can make you appear older and interfere with your emotional communications.
What Is a Brow Lift?
A brow lift, or forehead lift, is a surgical procedure to address wrinkles and sagging in the brow area. It lifts and raises the brows to a more youthful position and smooths wrinkles on the forehead. It can also smooth the skin around the eyes.
Your brow lift can be combined with other facial procedures to give you even more youth-restoring results. While a brow lift can be performed on its own, this procedure is often paired with other treatments like:
During your consultation, Dr. Michael A. Epstein can recommend treatments for any of your trouble spots and areas of your face that are causing you concern.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Brow Lift?
You may be a good candidate for a brow lift procedure if:
- You have forehead lines or creases
- Your brows are lower than they used to be
- You look angry or tired most of the time
- You have heavy upper eyelids
Good candidates for plastic surgery should not smoke, as this slows the healing process and can lead to plastic surgery complications. If you currently smoke, stop several weeks before surgery and let Dr. Epstein know during your consultation.
If you’re considering a brow lift with Dr. Epstein, schedule a consultation to determine if you’re an ideal candidate.
Are There Any Non-Surgical Alternatives to a Brow Lift?
If you want a dramatic brow transformation that will last, surgery is likely the best available option. Only surgery can tighten skin and muscle to reset the brows’ appearance and reverse signs of aging.
However, Dr. Epstein realizes that surgery may not always be the right choice for each patient. Surgery comes with downtime and can be a significant investment. Patients with early signs of aging may be pleased with the results of non-surgical alternatives like BOTOX® or dermal fillers. Microneedling or Morpheus 8 are less-invasive non-surgical treatment options that can also address aging in the brow area. The best way to determine the right procedure
Are Your Brows Ready for a Lift?
Take that first step toward a rejuvenated appearance. Smooth, lift, and refresh your brows with a brow lift in Chicago with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Epstein.