A wrinkled brow is part of aging, and we are all susceptible to it in one way or another. For some, the frown lines appear early, giving a sad or disapproving look. Horizontal lines make the whole face look older. Sagging eyebrows affect the appearance of the eyes, giving a sleepy or distracted look. Sun damage, heredity, and weight gain and loss that stretches skin and then leaves it drooping contribute to all of this.
Another factor that contributes and is not always considered is our daily facial expressions. Aside from reacting to bright light and expressing genuine annoyance, we might be frowning as part of clowning around or mimicking someone else. We might raise our eyebrows to express disbelief and squint to express suspicion. There are a thousand reasons we use facial expressions, all part of living. But those repeated muscle contractions do end up contributing to wrinkle formation.
A forehead lift is often done along with a facelift, neck lift, eyelid surgery, or injections. Each forehead lift is designed for the individual, to meet the needs and goals of that particular person. During your consultation, Dr. Randall B. Weil will answer any questions you may have about a brow lift in San Francisco, California.
Before your brow lift, which is also called a forehead lift or coronal lift, you might be asked to get a medical evaluation or have some lab tests done. You could be asked to adjust your daily medications or supplements. Certainly if you smoke, our plastic surgeon will ask you to stop several weeks before your procedure.
Please feel free to contact our San Francisco cosmetic surgery office today at (415) 691-6370 for more information and to schedule an appointment.