Shedding the Stigma Surrounding Cosmetic Surgery

I'm on a personal mission to get rid of the stigma that still surrounds cosmetic surgery in many regions. Why am I on this mission? A small surgery changed my life, and I have never regretted it. I was a very shy child with little confidence due to my protruding ears. It sounds like such a small problem to many people, but it affected me and my self esteem greatly. I saved up in high school while working a part-time job, and as soon as I could afford it, I got my parents to agree to let me have my ears "pinned back" when I was 16. My confidence skyrocketed immediately, and I finally began enjoying life for the first time. I want to help others facing similar problems know that they are not alone, and I hope I can touch many lives with my new blog!

A Plastic Surgeon Can Help You Decide If A Brow Lift Is Right For You And The Best Type Of Lift To Get


If your upper eyelids are droopy and you feel like they make you look older, consider talking to a plastic surgeon about your options. An eyelid lift is one possibility, but a brow or forehead lift might be a better choice since it lifts your eyelids as well as your brows and forehead to get rid of wrinkles too.

A brow lift might be a good option if your eyelids are less hooded when you pull up on your forehead skin. Sometimes, an eyelid lift is a better choice, so a plastic surgeon can help you choose. Here are three ways a brow lift can be done.

A Coronal Lift

A coronal lift can be combined with other types of facial plastic surgery to give you a fresh look or it can be done alone. This type of brow lift affects the entire forehead area. The surgeon makes an incision from one ear to the other on the top of your forehead. Then the skin is lifted and pulled tight. This pulls out wrinkles and lifts your brows to open up your eyes.

A Minimally Invasive Lift

This type of brow lift doesn't need a long open incision, so it's quicker and easier to recover from. The plastic surgeon makes small incisions in your hair so they're hidden from view after you recover. The surgeon inserts a scope in one incision and surgical tools are inserted in other incisions to lift your forehead and anchor it in place with sutures.

A Temporal Lift

This lift targets the sides of your eyes where you have crow's feet. It may be done along with an upper eyelid surgery for the best results. It doesn't lift your forehead and brows straight up. Instead, this lifts your outer brow. Through eyelid surgery, excess fat and skin can be removed from your lids at the same time.

All types of brow lifts require a recovery period. The more invasive the surgery, the longer it takes to heal. You might need to take time off work for several days unless you have a sedentary job. It may take several months for your surgery to heal completely and for the swelling to go away.

A brow lift should last for many years, but it can't stop the aging process. Fortunately, this surgical procedure can give your eyes a more youthful and rested appearance for a long time. A brow lift only affects the upper part of your face, so if you have sagging skin in your mid-face, jowls, or neck, your plastic surgeon might address those areas at the same time with additional procedures if you want them.

For more information, contact a plastic surgeon.


9 January 2023