The eyebrows are a defining feature that helps us express emotions and balances the rest of our face. However, repeated facial expressions, gravity, and aging can all take a toll on the appearance of the brows. Excess skin and furrows on the forehead can begin shifting downward, causing a sagging brow appearance. While the brows are located between the eyes and forehead, two common areas that show the signs of aging, many patients are unsure of their rejuvenation options. Dr. Fernando Burstein is double board certified in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and offers brow lift surgery to specifically target the upper eye area and eyebrows.
Brow lift surgery focuses on restoring a more alert, youthful appearance to brows that have begun to sag. Brow lifts can also smooth frown lines, furrows, and wrinkles. During the procedure, Dr. Burstein makes small incisions that can be hidden within the hairline. Using an endoscope, or small camera, he will remove excess skin and fat and reposition muscle and tissue. Endoscopic brow lifts allow a less invasive treatment as Dr. Burstein can make smaller incisions to assess the whole forehead area.
Many patients come to consultations inquiring about blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) to address sagging brows. It is common to combine eyelid surgery with brow lift for overall rejuvenation, but it is often unneeded for patients with sagging brows. Upper eyelid surgery addresses eyelids that can droop and cause a tired appearance. Sagging brows can often cause skin around the eyes to droop as well, but only a brow lift procedure can lift and reposition the eyebrows to a more aesthetic appearance.
For patients with moderate to minimal wrinkles and fine lines, Dr. Burstein also offers Botox® and Dysport® as minimally invasive facial rejuvenation treatments. These cosmetic injectables relax facial muscles that contribute to wrinkles, fine lines, and furrows. To determine which procedure can help restore a youthful appearance for you, please contact our office today to schedule a consultation. Be sure to connect with Dr. Burstein on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest facial plastic surgery news and updates.