Rather than opting for non-invasive, temporary treatments, Millennials are instead choosing longer-lasting solutions. Brow lift surgery is one treatment that is currently growing in popularity.
While this procedure declined in popularity after the introduction of Botox, it is now making a huge comeback. Model Bella Hadid is thought to be behind the current trend, thanks to her natural cat-eye look. Mask wearing is also playing a part, drawing more attention to the eye area.
So, why are surgical brow lifts overtaking Botox in popularity and how do they work?
What is a surgical brow lift?
A brow lift aims to smooth out the area between the hairline and the eyebrows. The skin and soft tissue of the forehead and brows are repositioned to produce a fresher, more youthful look.
There are a number of techniques that can be used for this procedure. Mr Paul Tulley will assess your situation to see which technique would be better suited. An incision will typically be made within the hairline, before an open or keyhole technique is used.
After the procedure you might be required to stay in the hospital for one night. This is because the procedure is carried out under general anaesthetic. Bandages are usually wrapped around the forehead, and small tubes may be inserted to drain out excess fluid. You will have these removed within a few days. The surgeon will provide you with thorough aftercare instructions you can follow for best results.
The benefits of a brow lift
The brow and forehead area are prone to the signs of ageing. Unfortunately, it is also one of the first places people are drawn to when they look at your face. A brow lift offers a number of benefits, including:
- It can smoothen out wrinkles
- Reduces the appearance of sagging in the upper eyelids
- Remove any excess skin
- Elevate the eyebrow back to its natural position
- Reduce the look of crow’s feet around the corner of the eyes
You will be left with a much more youthful look after undergoing a brow lift.
Other eye treatment options available
In some cases, a brow lift can be carried out alongside other procedures for best results. Blepharoplasty aims to correct droopy eyelids for example, creating a lifted effect.
You can also opt for non-surgical fillers such as Botox to smoothen out the wrinkles. These days there are lots of great effective options to help you create a more youthful look. A brow lift might be just what you need to maintain a youthful appearance.