Brow Lift Risks and Benefits
By Sheryl Pilcher on October 01, 2012
If you want to look your youngest, there are plenty of anti-aging and wrinkle reduction options to consider. There's the traditional facelift, for instance, that helps reduce wrinkles at the corners of the eyes and sagging of the upper cheekbones. There's also a lower facelift that can address the jowls and the lower portions of the cheeks. But one especially good option to keep in mind is the brow lift. The team here at our San Antonio plastic surgery center would like to go over the basics of brow lift surgery.
About Brow Lift Surgery
A brow lift surgery targets the furrows and deep lines that appear on the forehead. These lines can make some people look experienced and sophisticated, but in most cases, these lines make people look old, worried, tired, and haggard. When you meet with a skilled cosmetic surgeon in San Antonio, you can find out if a brow lift is right for you and your needs.
How a Brow Lift is Performed
During a brow lift, patients are placed under general anesthetic to ensure no pain or discomfort is experienced. Incisions are made along the upper portions of the hairline. Through these incisions, excess skin is removed, underlying structures are adjusted, and the remaining skin is pulled tighter and sutured in place.
Risks of Brow Lift Surgery
The risks of brow lift surgery are similar to those of other San Antonio facial plastic surgery procedures. Some of these risks include allergic or adverse reactions to general anesthetic, poor healing time, blood clots, infection, poor healing results, and undue discomfort while healing.
Should you experience any severe pain or complications as you heal, it's imperative that you speak with a member of our team so we can get you the attention you need as soon as possible. We should add that you can reduce the chances of surgical complications by following our instructions for pre-operative and post-operative care.
Benefits of Brow Lift Surgery
The benefits of brow lift surgery are so good that they often outweigh the risks. For one, meeting with a plastic surgeon in San Antonio for a brow lift will reduce the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles on the forehead. This will make you look dramatically younger, and will also make you look rejuvenated and refreshed. This aesthetic enhancement will also help you feel more invigorated, energetic, and self-confident.
Weighing Your Options for Facial Rejuvenation
We'll be sure to go over all of the risks and benefits of brow lift surgery with you in greater detail during your visit. We will also be happy to go over non-surgical alternatives that can have a positive impact on your appearance. We don't want to push you into any kind of decision about your treatment options. Instead, our goal is to inform you so that you can make the best decision about your options and your needs.
Learn More About Your Options for Cosmetic Care
For more information about facial plastic surgery and other options for wrinkle reduction, be sure to contact our San Antonio cosmetic plastic surgery center today. Our entire team looks forward to your visit and the conversation that we'll have about your aesthetic goals.
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