The eyebrow and forehead are a full third of the face and an exceptionally important area for conveying emotional expression. A slightly furrowed brow can imply maturity and thoughtfulness, but in excess, it often gives the false impression of fatigue, sadness, anger or confusion.
A brow lift is a key component of facial rejuvenation and is about much more than eliminating forehead creases. Brow lift surgery will restore facial balance by tightening and re-positioning muscles and removing excess sagging skin. Wrinkling, low set eyebrows and hooding of the brow (an extra fold of skin that partially covers the outer eyelid) will all be dramatically improved. In addition, excess weight pushing down on the upper eyelids will be eliminated. Brow lift procedures undo the accumulation of years for a more vibrant, awake, and refreshed appearance.
The classic approach to lifting the brow required long incisions on the scalp, often stretching from ear to ear. Today, the majority of concerns about brow appearance can be addressed with procedures using very small incisions compared to this classic approach. These progressive techniques have a shorter time of surgery, faster recoveries, and less visible scar placement. All brow lift surgery is done on an outpatient basis, under gentle anesthesia. Recovery time can be as short as a few days after surgery, with full results visible after a few weeks.
During your consultation, you and Dr. Beck will discuss your particular objectives, the procedure and the technique most suited to achieving them. Dr. Beck is well attuned to preserving masculine features (such as less arched eyebrows) and to accommodating men with receding hairlines. The end results will not look pulled or overdone.