Dr. Peterson commonly performs forehead lift or brow lift surgery for patients wanting a more youthful look in the upper face exceeding what can be accomplished with BOTOX®. Brow lift surgery can correct a brow ptosis, or a condition where the eyebrow droops or sags. Also known as a browplasty, this plastic surgery procedure can elevate a drooping eyebrow that may obstruct vision and/or remove the deep worry lines that run across the forehead. This condition can make you look angry, stern, hostile, or tired. When Dr. Peterson raises the brow, it improves the upper field of vision and can correct visual impairment.
Eyebrows droop as a result of gravitational and involutional changes that result in eyebrows that rest lower than their normal position. Other causes of droopy eyebrows include facial palsy, tumors, and asymmetry. Natural aging can also cause the brow and forehead to fall due to the skin's loss of elasticity. Sun, wind, and the pull of gravity also affect the face over time, causing frown lines and wrinkles to develop across the forehead.
When Dr. Peterson performs a forehead lift, it corrects sagging forehead skin, brows that hang low and too close to the eyes and deep vertical furrows between the brows. A forehead lift is a common cosmetic surgery that is usually performed on patients in good health between the ages of forty and sixty-five.
If you would like to learn more about a forehead lift, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Peterson today.