Austin Weston, The Center For Cosmetic Surgery

Brow Lift for Men

With aging and gravity, the brow can descend, causing the upper eyelids to feel heavy, and giving a tired, worried or grumpy appearance. Muscles in the forehead try to compensate, which results in deep lines across the forehead from those muscles constantly trying to pull the brow up into a normal position.

A surgical brow lift lifts the brow back into its normal position. This is frequently combined with upper eyelid surgery, also known as upper blepharoplasty, to remove the extra eyelid skin that sometimes remains, even after a brow lift. In males, incision placement is important. Most women can camouflage a brow lift incision with hair, but in men with a receding hairline or no hair, there are other options for incision placement. These include directly over existing wrinkles, or above or below the brow itself. Regardless, a male brow lift is very different than a female brow lift in terms of the final aesthetic. While a highly arched brow is attractive in a woman, the masculine face is feminized by a highly arched brow, therefore a slightly lower and straight brow is the goal in male brow lift surgery.

Brow Lift Procedures

The incision options for a brow lift are numerous, and the surgeons at Austin-Weston will help you choose the incision that best suits your goals and your anatomy. Variables that influence incision choice include position of hairline, height of forehead, decision to do upper eyelids at the same time, presence of existing scars and patient and surgeon preference. Sometimes a special small camera called an endoscope is used to aid in the procedure.

Brow Lift Recovery

Sutures are removed within 2 weeks of brow lift surgery and results appear gradually as swelling and bruising subside to reveal a smoother forehead skin and a more youthful, rested appearance. Brow lift patients typically return to work once they are off pain medications, and the pain after the procedure is very limited. New plastic surgery advances used by the board certified plastic surgeons at The Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery serving Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC, have made the brow lift a popular procedure, where results can last from five up to 10 years longer than with past browlift methods, and with smaller surgical incisions.

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