Forehead/Brow Lift St. Petersburg
Another common cause for a tired, angry, or aged appearance is the sagging brow. Our upper face is responsible for conveying a lot of the emotional signals we give to other people, and one of the important ones in the position of your brow. If your brow has begun to sag as a result of aging, it can mean you are giving signals you don’t intend, which can seriously impact your personal and professional relationships.
If people around you are constantly responding as if you are angry or tired, even when you’re not, maybe a forehead lift can help restore your youthful appearance. To learn whether a forehead lift (brow lift) is right for you, please schedule a forehead lift consultation with Dr. Antonio J. Gayoso at Gayoso Plastic Surgery today.
Our brow, like the rest of our body, is subject to the force of gravity. Over time, it begins to sag as the skin and tissues of the upper brow lose their tightness. As a result, our brow will be perpetually lowered, giving you a tired or angry appearance. When the brow is lowered it can create sagginess or folding in the eyelids as well.
A sagging brow is not the same as a wrinkled brow where the constant action of muscles has created habitual furrows that can also contribute to an angry appearance, although many people have both.
Restoring a Refreshed Appearance
A forehead lift, also known as a brow lift, is one of many procedures available to help you restore a refreshed, youthful appearance of the brow. The goal of a brow lift is to raise the brow and smooth it, although the degree to which it can be smoothed depends on your individual situation. A brow lift is used when the sagging of the brows contributes significantly to your aged or angry appearance.
Sometimes, extra skin or sagging in the eyelids is the primary factor contributing to your aged look. In this case, eyelid surgery is recommended to give you a younger look. Other times, the primary culprit is the wrinkling in your brow that is often a result of overactive muscles in your forehead. In this case, BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are recommended to smooth the brow. Sometimes, procedures may need to be combined to give you the best results. Dr. Gayoso will perform a detailed exam and make recommendations during your consultation. Many times, non-surgical improvement can be accomplished using neuromodulators, like Botox® cosmetic. These non-surgical options are performed by either Dr. Gayoso or our Physician Assisant, Jessica McCarry.
Forehead Lift Procedure and Results
There are many variations on the forehead lift, and which one used in your case will depend on your anatomy, your aging, and your cosmetic goals. The one most commonly used by Dr. Gayoso is the endoscopic brow lift.
In an endoscopic brow lift, tiny incisions are made above the hairline. Small tools are inserted through these incisions and used to elevate the forehead. Furrows in the forehead are smoothed, and the tissues are affixed in their elevated procedure.
The results of a forehead lift are a more elevated, smoother brow. As a side effect, your hairline may also be elevated. If you already have a high hairline, Dr. Gayoso will talk to you about your options for raising and smoothing your brow without raising your hairline.
Your look will be more refreshed and youthful, natural and subtle. You will not have a “surprised” or “windswept” look. That look was the result of older forehead lifting techniques or less practiced surgeons.
Why Gayoso Plastic Surgery for Your Forehead Lift
Because aging in the brow is complicated and may be due to many different factors, the most important factor in choosing a surgeon is judgment about what procedure or combination of procedures will get you the results you want. Tampa area facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Antonio J. Gayoso is an experienced surgeon who has helped thousands of Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota and other Florida patients to get great results from their plastic surgery. You can see some of these results in our Before and After Gallery. And since Dr. Gayoso is a board-certified plastic surgeon, he has the training necessary to perform a forehead lift with the highest level of safety while getting the most aesthetic and long-lasting results.
To learn more about forehead lifts/brow lifts or Dr. Gayoso, please call or email Gayoso Plastic Surgery today. Serving the areas of St Petersburg, Tampa, Clearwater, and Sarasota, Florida.