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Brow Lift and Forehead Lift in Beverly Hills
Brow Lifts and Forehead Lifts are procedures that are designed to rejuvenate the eyebrows (Brows) and forehead by elevating the eyebrows to a more aesthetically pleasing position. Browlifts may also be used to soften the lines and wrinkles on the forehead. Forehead (Brow) Lifts are currently performed using several methods. The correct method of Brow Lift used will be determined by several factors:
Let's review each of these issues affecting your Brow Lift Procedure separately:
Where are the Eye Brows Positioned on the Forehead:
When are you a candidate for a Brow Lift?
Women according to Dr. Palmer's "Palmer Beauty Principles" ideally have Eye Brows that are club shaped and taper as they go from the center of the Forehead outward. The Eye Brows, in women, are a very feminizing facial feature and are one of the first facial features to shows the effects of aging and gravity. The eyebrows begin to sag, with the outer portion affected to a greater degree. This changes the shape of the eyes from almond to round and imparts an aged, relative masculine quality to the eyes. Brow lifts/Forehead Lifts raise lowered eyebrows, making them more symmetric or aesthetic in their placement on the forehead. This restores a more rested, natural and youthful appearance to the eyes and face.
But, what does the perfect eyebrow look like? Well, that depends on whether you're a man or a woman. Men and women have very different eyebrow shapes. While men's brows are thick, flat and linear, women's are more complex in shape. Full and club-shaped near the nose, the eyebrows thin, arch and taper as they approach the side of the face. Women's eyebrows peak (arch) at a point marked by an imaginary vertical line drawn through the outer colored portion of the eyeball (iris). The brow should be positioned 2 small finger widths above the eye socket. See the illustration below.
Are the Eye Brows Symmetric: When considering a Brow Lift or Forehead Lift Procedure, it's important to ascertain the symmetry of the Eye Brows. If one Eye Brow is lower than the other by a significant margin, but both Eye Brows are lower than the ideal a Brow Lift may be considered. If the one Eye Brow is Low and the other is in the ideal position, some other method of Lifting that one Eyebrow may be contemplated. This could be done with a Thread Lift/Suture Suspension or with precise placement of Botox into the lateral tail of the Eye Brow to elicit a temporary Brow Lift effect. How long should the effects of the Brow Lift/Forehead Lift Procedure last: This may seem a silly question to ask before your Brow Lift but let's review some of the options. There are several Brow Lift Methods available. Brow Lifts/Forehead Lifts can be done using Surgical and non-surgical methods. Surgical Brow Lift and Forehead Lift Procedures include: Coronal Brow Lift/Forehead Lift: Here an incision is made across the forehead. The Brow Lift incision is placed about 7 cm's into the hairline. The procedure can be performed at either the Sub-Galeal layer or below the periostium (bone covering). The tissues of the Eye Brow are dissected and freed. The tissues are elevated and the scalp is trimmed and the scalp is sutured closed. It is the act of trimming the scalp that fixes the Eye Brows in a higher position with the Open Brow Lift procedure. With this type of Brow Lift/Forehead Lift, it is easy to treat the horizontal Forehead lines and the vertical lines of the Glabelaer area (between the Eye Brows). This is done by scoring (gently cutting into) the fascia that covers the large Frontalis Muscle of the Forehead. The Frontalis Muscle when contracted creates the horizontal lines and crease in the Forehead. By scoring this muscle, those lines and creases are relaxed and their appearance diminished. The Glabellar lines are created by a small muscle that moves the Eye Brows together creating vertical creases between the Eye Brows. During the Brow Lift/Forehead Lift, this muscle is identified and cut to prevent this action. This softens the vertical lines between the Eye Brows. Muscles treated during a Brow Lift or Forehead Lift Procedure. The arrows shows the large Frontalis Muscle responsible for the horizontal Forehead lines and creases.
When scoring the Frontalis Muscle, care must be taken to avoid the sensory nerves to the Forehead. This means that the lines and wrinkles of the Forehead that lie within imaginary vertical lines drawn through the pupil, of the eye, may be safely treated during the Brow lift or Forehead Lift. See the lines in the Picture (Photo/Illustration) below that outline the boundaries of lines that may be softened during the Brow Lift Procedure. The recovery time, with the Coronal Browlift/Forehead Lift is about 1 week. This type of Brow Lift may last for many years.
Endoscopic Brow Lift/Forehead Lift. This Brow Lift procedure is a bit different than the Coronal Brow Lift. Instead of an incision across the Forehead, there are 5 separate incisions. There may be some slight variations of this pattern in the Endoscopic Brow Lift but typically the incisions are as follows: In each temple scalp area there are curved incisions about 5 cm’s in length. There are 3 vertical incisions, inside the scalp, at imaginary lines drawn through each pupil and at the middle of the scalp (Forehead).
The Endoscopic Brow Lift is performed below the periostium of the skull bone. This layer is extremely sticky and acts as a contributing factor for holding the Eye Brows up in the new higher position after the Brow Lift has been performed. A telescope guides the dissection of the tissues but no scalp is removed and therefore some other device or method must be employed to fix the eyebrows into the higher position. Remember, in the Coronal Brow Lift…scalp was removed as the fixation method to ensure that the Eye Brows stayed elevated. With the Endoscopic Brow Lift however, sutures, screws and pronged devices (endotine) have all been devised to ensure that the tissues stay elevated. There is, of course, no guarantee that any of these devices will hold the tissues over the long term. For this reason, this type of Brow Lift is generally thought to have a shorter effective period of Brow elevation than an open Coronal Brow Lift. That is the drawback of this procedure in Dr. Palmer’s opinion. The recovery is similar to the Coronal Brow Lift/Forehead Lift.
Incision Variations for an open-type Brow Lift include incisions at the frontal hairline. Here the incision line is placed directly in front of the frontal hairline or just inside. Even when the hair follicles grow through this incision, it may be more noticeable than Brow Lift/Forehead Lift incisions placed farther inside of the hairline. There are small villous hairs in front of the hairline that are removed with this type of incision. This tends to make the incision appear as though it were penciled on. A variation, of Brow Lift incision can be made directly above each eyebrow. In this type of Brow Lift, Forehead skin is excised and the Brow is Lifted. The incisions may be more visible than in other types of Brow Lift incisions where they are hidden within the hairline.
Mid Forehead Brow Lift. In this type of Brow Lift, the incisions are placed within one of the Forehead wrinkles. Forehead skin is removed and the brows are lifted. As previously stated, the incisions may turn white in color and not match the darker lines and creases across the forehead.
There are some non-surgical methods to lift the Eyebrows and get results that are similar to Brow Lifts and Forehead Lifts. These are:
Botox Injections Small amounts of Botox injected directly into the tail (outer portion) of the eyebrow will relax the muscles that depress (pull down) the Eye Brows resulting in an elevation of the eye Brows similar to that obtained with a suture suspension Brow Lift. About 4-6 units of Botox is used for each eyebrow for the Brow Lift. The Brow Lift effects typically last several months but the procedure is quick, safe and simple to perform as an injection during an office visit. Botox may also be used to soften the lines and wrinkles of the Forehead.
Shaping, plucking, tattooing and penciling in the eyebrows in a higher more aesthetic position. All of these methods are effective in re-positioning the eye Brows higher similar to the effects of the Brow Lift. These methods are not Brow Lifts but rather give the illusion of the Brows being lifted.
Let your eyes glow……
Beautiful eyebrows are one of a woman’s most feminine facial features….
Accentuating and highlighting the eyes, properly shaped and positioned eyebrows can give the entire face a more natural and youthful appearance. Don’t let the stresses of aging and every day life affect your appearance. If your eyebrows appear hooded or aged…..consider a Browlift!
You’ll be amazed at what a difference this simple procedure can make in your good looks!
Listen to what the international press has to say about Dr. Palmer, recently voted "One of the World’s Best Facelift Surgeons", and his surgical techniques.
"a modern day sculptor would best describe this surgeon’s talents"-"the pride this man exudes when speaking about his work leaves you confident about your decision to have plastic surgery"- Miami Weekly.
"you simply can’t afford to make a mistake with cosmetic surgery, so get the best"-"Palmer is the surgeon to many famous faces"-Tatler Magazine.
"A renowned Hollywood plastic surgeon"-Woman’s World Magazine.
"the Doogie Howser of the face business"-Liz Smith’s Syndicated Column.
The Brow Lift/Forehead Lift Picture/Photo above represents a typical aged eyebrow in a mid thirty year-old female. As the eyebrows fall, the eyes become more rounded and loose their youthful almond shape. The Brow Lift, as seen clearly in this Picture/Photo, lifts the Eyebrows and restores the youthful almond shape to the eyebrows. The Picture/Photo also shows how the Brow Lift/Forehead Lift can be used to soften the lines across the Forehead.
This set of Brow Lift/Forehead Lift Pictures/Photos show another example of aged eyebrows in a thirty year-old female. The eyebrows have fallen and the eyes are rounded, not almond shaped. The Brow Lift/Forehead Lift as you can see from the Pictures/Photos, has lifted the Eyebrows and restored the proper aesthetic eyebrow shape.
Here the Brow Lift/Forehead Lift Pictures/Photos display another thirty something female that has the signs of aging of the eyes and eyebrows. The Brow Lift/Forehead Lift Procedure was used to lift the Eyebrows to a more aesthetic position on the Forehead. You can see how much more soft and feminine the face becomes when this is accomplished with the Brow Lift/Forehead Lift as evidenced by the after Brow Lift/Forehead Lift Picture/Photo.
If you’re thinking about having a Brow Lift/Forehead Lift, be sure to come and see Dr. Francis Palmer, voted “one of the best” Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons in the World.
Dr. Francis Palmer is pleased to offer his Browlift/Brow Lift Procedure to those residing in the Greater Los Angeles area including cities within Los Angeles like Beverly Hills and Beverly Hills adjacent cities like Santa Monica. Many of our patients come from Orange County/Newport Beach/San Diego/San Francisco and all over California. Our facility is freeway close to all major Los Angeles Freeways. For our out of town patients traveling to Los Angeles/Beverly Hills for Dr. Palmer's Brow Lift Procedure, Dr. Palmer requires these patients to remain in the Los Angeles/Beverly Hills area for about 7-10 days following their Browlift/Brow Lift Procedure. After your Browlift/Brow Lift Procedure, you will be cleared for air travel and able to leave Los Angeles/Beverly Hills to return back to California or your home town
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