One of the most common problems mature adults experience is aging skin that droops or creases on the face and forehead. A surgical correction is oftentimes necessary in order to smooth the skin and eliminate the most visible wrinkles and folds. These procedures are rather simple, but treat only a localized area of skin. A facelift corrects problems on the cheeks and along the jawline, and a brow lift, or forehead lift, smooths the skin above the eyes. Combining these two treatments is becoming more and more common. If you have decided that a surgical procedure may be right for you, you might be interested in a combination forehead lift and facelift.
What These Procedures Correct
A facelift is often suggested when fat deposits on the lower one-half of the face are causing the appearance of jowls. Sagging of the cheeks often results in horizontal wrinkling and sharp folds near the corners of the mouth. A facelift can smooth the skin in these areas.
A brow lift corrects horizontal folding below the frontal hairline. In some cases, these creases continue downward to the eyelids, giving them a puffy appearance. A brow lift corrects this problem by raising the skin upward after excess subdermal tissue has been removed.
Types of Lift Procedures
A facelift and brow lift may be performed using a number of different methods. The techniques used will vary depending on the situation, as no two procedures are exactly alike. Regardless of the techniques used, a facelift typically lifts and repositions the skin. Excess skin and fat may be removed. During a typical brow lift, the skin is pulled upward and pulled taut.
Combining the Two Procedures
In some cases, we will recommend that the treatment be a single procedure. Combining a facelift with a brow lift means a more involved surgical procedure. However, the results can be truly amazing. They are long-lasting, with most patients reporting satisfactory results for years.
Are You an Ideal Candidate?
At The Plastic Surgery Center, we will never try to push you into a decision about whether to have a combination facelift and brow lift performed. The choice is up to you, as it should be. During a consultation at our office in Bradenton or Sarasota, you’ll be given all the facts about this type of cosmetic surgery and whether or not it could truly benefit you. You can then make an informed decision without pressure from us or anyone else. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to learn more!