22 Mar Add a Brow Lift to Your Facelift to Look Even Younger and Happier
When you first start researching facial plastic surgeries, you might be like a lot of people and assume a facelift affects the entire face—but it doesn’t. At RefinedMD, Dr. Sudeep Roy is the resident facial cosmetic surgeon, and understands how this can be confusing. However, no matter what kind of facelift you get (such as full or mini), this procedure only addresses skin laxity on the lower half of the face and neck.
That’s right—a facelift automatically includes a neck lift. Of course, if a patient doesn’t require a neck lift, it will not be part of the procedure. However, the vast majority (if not all) of patients struggling with skin laxity on the lower half of the face will also have laxity on the neck. The neck is simply one of the first places to lose elasticity because it is very mobile, has thin skin, and is just as exposed to damaging UV rays as the face. Worse, a lot of people overlook the neck when applying sunscreen in favor of paying extra attention to the face.
A Comprehensive Brow Lift
So, what does a facelift have to do with a brow lift? Oftentimes quite a bit! While the lower half of the face certainly shows signs of aging, it’s actually the upper half of the face that usually reveals sun damage and age first. That’s because the eyes are so active, the skin is so delicate, and many people shy away from properly applying sunscreen around the eyes even though they should. This is a cocktail that leads to drooping eyelids and aged eyes.
Droopy, saggy eyelids can actually occur from many things, and it’s often a combination. Sun damage and mobility throughout life are key factors, and everyone loses collagen and elastin as they get older—these are the naturally-occurring “ingredients” that keep our skin supple, taut, and youthful.
However, the muscles that lift our eyelids and brows can also wear out over time. This also causes sagging and droopiness. When you have moderate to severe skin laxity around the eyes, this can lead to a heavy brow and make you look older than you are. It’s also common to look unhappy, tired, and even overtly angry when you aren’t. That’s not a good look for anyone, but a brow lift can fix that.
Which Surgery is Best for Me?
Increasingly, patients are opting for a customized combination of facial surgeries to achieve their optimal esthetic. Combining a facelift with a brow lift is a popular and winning combination for many people because it offers a full face rejuvenation. It’s also a great idea to combine procedures during a single surgery so that you only require general anesthesia and downtime/recovery once.
A lot of patients are very pleasantly surprised at how quickly they recover from a facelift and brow lift combined. Today’s techniques are designed, so that incision scars are very minimal and nearly invisible. In fact, when you work with a leader in the field like Dr. Roy, only a trained professional who is looking for incisions will be able to identify them once healing is complete.
The days are thankfully gone when there was an obvious stretched “lift” to brow lifts and facelifts. Today’s approaches are much more comprehensive, addressing the underlying tissues as well as the skin. In days gone by, oftentimes, only the excess skin was trimmed away, which is what led to that unnatural look.
If you have been on the fence about a brow lift, facelift, or other facial surgery because you remember celebrity results from decades past, you can put those fears to bed. Choosing a leading facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Roy, who administers only the latest techniques for an organic look, is how you can ensure results that you will love—and nobody will be able to guess what you had done.
The Time is Now
As vaccines become more readily available around the country and we prep to get back to some type of normal, you’re running out of time to book that surgery you’ve been thinking about. We hopefully won’t have much longer until the excuse of social distancing and avoiding seeing friends or traveling is so readily available. Cosmetic facial surgery has been booming for a year now, so don’t miss out on this window to get the treatment you want.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Sudeep Roy at RefinedMD today. You can book online or start a chat to schedule your appointment.