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Understanding the Brow Lift
Commonly, as we age, there is so much scalp and forehead relaxation that the eyebrow either hangs over the bony rim of the eye socket or has to be prevented from doing so by constant contraction of forehead muscles. Sometimes the brow’s lower position is congenital or developmental. This makes the additional stretching that comes with aging even more problematic. Restoring the eyebrow to a normal location and contour without having to contract the forehead muscles is critical to cleaning up the upper lid and restoring a fresh and youthful look to the upper part of the face. Sometimes this can be of immense help to very young people, long before they would even consider a facelift. The elevation is sometimes indicated uniformly across the forehead; other times, we want to raise the lateral brow more than the central brow. Rarely does the medial brow need to lift more than the lateral brow.
The most common error in plastic surgery is an attempt to solve a forehead-brow problem by removing skin from the eyelids. It simply does not work and serves only to worsen the appearance. Here’s why: When upper eyelid skin is removed in patients who continuously raise their brows in order to have comfortably unobstructed vision, the eyebrows invariably drop to a lower level after surgery. The reason for this is that the overworked forehead muscle is able to relax, at least partially, which drops the brow, but still allows the patient to see – so it does just that. This results in a lower position of the eyebrow and an exaggeration of the frown between the brows, causing an older, more tired appearance, and an angry look as well.
Most of our brow lifts are performed through the coronal approach across the top of the head or a modification coronal approach. The common modification is for the balding that often occurs in men but also in some women. Other brow lift operations involve hair margin incisions or removal of skin from just above the eyebrow, leaving a scar extending out toward the temple hair. Our newer coronal-type scars are rarely visible since they are moved back to the point where all the hair grows in the same direction. Because of easy access to the muscles of the forehead and eyebrow through the coronal incision, this is an excellent opportunity to make modifications to the frown muscles. More often than not, when a forehead or coronal lift is performed, there will be some associated muscle operation.
Your Brow Lift will be performed by Dr. Adil Ceydeli or Dr. Tong Duong at their office in Lynn Haven, FL just outside of Panama City.
What are the Benefits of a Brow Lift?
As one of the top plastic surgery practices in Panama City and surrounding areas, we’ve had the joy of seeing firsthand the advantages patients receive from a brow lift. Below, we’ve included several of them:
- Patients look younger and more refreshed
- Patients look less tired and don’t have an “angry” look
- Oftentimes, patients tell us that the surgery gives them more self-confidence
- The surgery will remove deep forehead creases
Who are the Best Candidates for a Brow Lift?
The best candidates for a brow lift in Panama City typically meet the following criteria:
- Patients are usually between 40 and 60 years old, however, patients can receive the surgery at a younger or older age.
- Patients should not smoke cigarettes
- patients should be in good overall physical health
- We ask that all patients have a realistic expectation about what a brow lift can accomplish
- Most patients notice deep forehead creases or a tired look
What’s the First Step?
The first step to getting a brow lift in Panama City is education. Dr. Ceydeli will want to meet with you in his office to answer questions, fully explain the procedure, and provide a full consultation. If you and Dr. Ceydeli both feel that a brow lift is best for your aesthetic needs, surgery will be booked, and we’ll provide you with pre and post-operative instructions.
Brow Lift Before & After Photos
Check out Dr. Ceydeli’s Brow lift before and after photos. During your consultation, Dr. Ceydeli will be able to show you more photos of his real patients.
Corrugator: These muscles are responsible for deep frown creases between the eyebrows. The forehead or coronal lift is by far the most effective method of removing these muscles. No other incision provides such good exposure for adequate removal of corrugator muscles. Muscle removal is far better in all patients, but some prefer to have Botulinum toxin (Botox) injected into the muscles to temporarily denervate the muscles for approximately six months. We offer Botox injections at our Clinic, but muscle excision is a more permanent solution.
Procerus: This muscle is responsible for the transverse creases at the root of the nose. The muscle may be removed during a coronal lift to reduce the prominence of these creases.
Frontalis: This is the large muscle responsible for transverse creases across the forehead. Total removal of this muscle would destroy virtually all forehead animation – an undesirable feature. Therefore, only portions are removed, while simply raising the eyebrows off of the eyelids. This approach, especially when combined with proper upper lid surgery, eliminates or markedly reduces transverse forehead wrinkling without any frontalis muscle removal.
Why Choose Dr. Ceydeli?
Dr. Ceydeli is one of the most established plastic surgeons in Panama City, having treated thousands of patients over his illustrious career. As an award-winning practice, the surgeons pride themselves on their ability to connect with patients and exceed expectations. Dr. Ceydeli is a Panama City Top Doc, an award he was hand-selected for.
How Much Does a Brow Lift Cost in Panama City?
The cost of a Panama City Brow Lift can vary on a number of factors. Dr. Ceydeli and Dr. Duong are excited to meet you to go over the associated costs with the surgery, their high-level recommendations, and financing options.
Schedule Your Consultation
Dr. Ceydeli is a sought-after plastic surgeon that has the respect of his colleagues and patients around the world. If you’re interested in a brow lift in Panama City, Destin, or the surrounding areas contact us today to schedule your consultation. The experienced surgical team at The Plastic Surgery Institute & Spa looks forward to meeting you.
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