Many people who have not undergone a facelift think that it affects the entire face. After all, the name certainly implies that!
In most cases, however, a facelift treats only the lower portion of the face and the neck, and doesn’t treat wrinkles or loose skin on the forehead or between the eyes.
In order to remove or tighten that tissue, surgeons use an alternative procedure. This procedure is the brow lift. A Brow Lift targets the upper portion of the face.
Both procedures involve tightening the underlying muscles. Both procedures will help to create a more youthful appearance with smoother, tighter, youthful skin. If you have widespread wrinkles or loose skin across your entire face, you can combine these procedures in order to achieve the results you desire.
The Facelift Procedure
During a Facelift, a cosmetic surgeon will make incisions along the hairline beginning at each temple. These incisions extend downwards along the back of the ear to the lower scalp.
Afterwards, the surgeon gains access to the underlying muscles and tissues of the face. This will allow the specialist to reposition and tighten them as necessary.
Tightening of the skin can improve jowls and double chins, wrinkles around the mouth, as well as sagging of the mid-face. This procedure can treat all this conditions.
A facelift can make most people look several years younger. Surgeons can combine it with a variety of additional procedures for better results. For example, some add liposuction to remove excess fatty tissues, or injectables to restore facial volume.
The Brow Lift Procedure
The most common procedure to lift the tissues of the forehead is the endoscopic brow lift. This procedure requires minor incisions behind the hairline. These incisions are so small that the surgeon uses a camera to see what he is doing. This results in far less initial numbness and itching during recovery, as well as less risk of scarring or hair loss.
While the incisions are small, the treatment is capable of making a large impact on your appearance. Furthermore, it can be used to correct deep wrinkles between the eyes. Also, it can address droopiness of the upper and lower eyelids.
The results of a brow lift procedure can last from 5-10 years, and will make a patient look more youthful, alert, and well-rested.