Have you noticed that your face has taken on a perpetually tired or angry appearance? You may think this is the result of a stressful, busy lifestyle or perhaps the fact that you just don't get enough sleep at night. What you may not realize is that the change in your appearance is probably related to the natural aging process. As we age, the brow can begin to sag or droop, with the lateral end moving downwards until the brow appears flat or horizontal. This droop can create folds and wrinkles across the brow, as well as distort your normal “resting” expression so it appears tired, sad, or angry. One of the most powerful surgical countermeasures to fight visible signs of aging in this area of the face is the surgical browlift. By tightening the soft tissues of the forehead and gently lifting them back into their correct position, a browlift offers a lifted, smoothed brow and upper face for a youthful, refreshed appearance.
A browlift is an ideal procedure for anyone seeking to address one or more of these aesthetic concerns:
- Deep folds and creases running horizontally across the forehead
- Deep furrows or “frown lines” across the bridge of the nose between the eyebrows
- Sagging or dropped eyebrows that create a perpetually tired, sad, or angry appearance
- Lateral skin folds and “hooding” at the outer corner of the eyes caused by excess fatty tissue and/or skin hanging over the upper eyelid
- Difficulty in makeup application on the upper eyelid due to decreased and/or obscured surface area on the eyelid
If you believe you may be a candidate for a browlift with Dr. Bryson Richards in Las Vegas, Nevada, there is a simple, at-home “test” you can perform. Standing directly in front a mirror, gently lift the skin above your eyebrow. If you see that the lifting action eliminates the appearance of folds and excess skin and you feel that your face looks noticeably brighter and more refreshed, then you may be a candidate for a browlift and we encourage you to contact Dr. Richards and schedule your consultation today!
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Browlift Procedural Details
For most patients seeking to reverse the appearance of folds and wrinkles across the forehead and to correct minor drooping causing a perpetually sad, tired, or angry visage, a temporal browlift can restore a smooth, lifted brow and youthful appearance. This powerful corrective procedure involves lifting the tissues of the forehead via a series of small incisions near the temples. This procedure is ideal for the majority of patients seeking a browlift, as it offers dramatic rejuvenation while minimizing the possibility of visible scarring and it requires less downtime than more invasive browlift procedures. However, for older patients requiring more significant lifting and correction of deep folds, Dr. Richards may choose to perform a Coronal Browlift, a more invasive procedure that involves weakening some of the forehead musculature and elevating the entire forehead through incisions located along the hairline.
For patients who require a browlift to correct medical complications due to severe brow ptosis and/or facial nerve palsies and whose procedure is covered by insurance, Dr. Richards may need to perform a direct browlift. Using incisions located just above the eyebrows, the direct browlift involves the removal of small amounts of tissue to correct drooping and lift the brow. The incisions are closed with non-absorbable sutures to reduce the potential for long-term scarring; the sutures will be removed a week after the procedure.
The details of your recovery process are heavily dependent on the type of browlift you receive. In general, recovery from a browlift can take between one and three weeks. You will be asked to wear a soft wrap around your head for two to four days after your procedure, and to keep your head elevated as much as possible to minimize post-surgical bruising and swelling. Dr. Richards will remove any non-absorbable sutures during your one-week follow-up, and provide additional details on your recovery as needed.
Contact Dr. Richards
At Dr. Bryson Richards' practice located in Las Vegas, Nevada, we strive to offer a comprehensive menu of aesthetic services designed to deliver long lasting, highly effective results while minimizing discomfort and downtime, as well as the potential for risk and complications, as much as possible. Dr. Bryson Richards is a highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeon dedicated to utilizing only the most state-of-the-art technologies and techniques, while maintaining exceptionally high standards of patient education and care at all times. Whether you are seeking non-invasive rejuvenation to enhance your youthful glow or a surgical solution to a long-standing aesthetic concern, Dr. Richards and his highly trained, fully licensed staff will work closely with you to develop a treatment approach that is custom-tailored to achieve your unique goals and enhance your unique beauty.
If you would like more information on the anti-aging benefits of a browlift with Dr. Bryson Richards, or would like to learn more about our other surgical procedures and non-surgical rejuvenation techniques, we encourage you to contact our office for a consultation today. We look forward to hearing from you!