You May Need a Coronal Brow Lift
A coronal brow lift procedure restores a youthful position of the eyebrows and can help slightly with forehead wrinkles, giving you a younger look. This blog post will tell you more about the coronal brow lift so you can decide on whether or not it is right for you.
Reasons to Undergo Coronal Brow Lift Surgery
You should undergo brow lift surgery if your forehead shows signs of aging such as drooping eyebrows, asymmetrical eyebrows, wrinkles on the brow and forehead, and eyelid hooding. The procedure removes excess tissue and tightens the skin to lift the forehead and minimize the wrinkles.
How Is It Performed?
First, either general anesthesia or local anesthesia with intravenous sedation is administered to the patient. Through this method, the patient is made comfortable and will not experience any pain during the procedure. The type of anesthesia that will be used will be discussed during the consultation.
Once anesthesia has been given, an incision is made behind the hairline across the top of the head, usually from ear to ear or on the top of the head. The forehead is lifted into a new position, and the drooping muscle tissues are tightened or removed as needed in order to create a smooth surface. The scalp in front of the incision overlaps the scalp behind it, and the overlapped scalp is removed and sewn to the remaining scalp, closing the incision.
Is Coronal Brow Lift Surgery Right for You?
Depending on the type of brow and forehead you have, this technique may be right for you. It’s best for patients who are in good health and have realistic results for the procedure. Typically, this procedure is performed on patients who are between the ages of 40 and 60. Patients in this age range often have excess sagging facial skin and muscle tissue.
Coronal brow lift surgery gives the surgeon excellent access to the facial muscles, which can make the procedure quite precise. It is a great way to improve harsh horizontal forehead lines and vertical lines between the eyebrows, also known as glabellar lines and is a long-lasting procedure.
Brow lift surgery might not be suitable for some because of the side effects it can lead to on your brow and forehead. The coronal lift technique does raise the hairline, creating a “higher” forehead appearance. Thus, patients with shorter foreheads can get the best results. Patients with high hairlines, thin hair, or less hair may be better served with a different brow lift technique such as an endoscopic brow lift or trichophytic brow lift, which we also commonly perform.
Arrange a Consultation to Find Out More
A patient who is considering a brow lift procedure should always consult with a well-qualified facial plastic surgeon or plastic surgeon before undergoing the surgery.
During your consultation with Dr. Richardson or Dr. Cain, you will be able to look at before-and-after photos and can ask any questions you may have. With our help, you’ll be looking younger and more alert in no time! Contact us today to set up your appointment.