Aging affects our appearance in a variety of different ways. Unfortunately, our face isn’t exempt from the effects of our advancing years and one of the key areas that can be affected is the forehead and eyebrows. The aging process typically causes the position of the eyebrows to fall. This is because the skin loses some of its natural elasticity, becoming looser and more likely to succumb to the effects of gravity. The drooping of the eyebrows causes the distance between the brows and eyelashes to shorten, and this can make you appear tired, sad, or even angry as well as older than you really are. Many people who dislike this feature of their appearance choose to undergo cosmetic surgery to restore the original position of their brows and embrace a more refreshed and youthful appearance. This procedure is known as a brown lift.
A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift or rejuvenation, is a popular cosmetic procedure that is performed with the goal of raising up the eyebrows in order to improve the appearance of the forehead and brow area. In addition to raising up the eyebrows and elevating the forehead area, it can also reduce the wrinkle lines that develop horizontally across the forehead and between the eyes and generally make the skin look smoother and younger. Unfortunately, not all brow lifts go as smoothly as patients might hope.
What are the signs of a bad brow lift?
Just like any other cosmetic surgery, the results of a brow lift as well as the patient’s experience of the surgery itself are only as good as the surgeon who performs them. This means that invariably, there are times where patients are left dissatisfied or even devastated by the results of their surgery. There are a number of different things that can go wrong and that are clear indications of a ‘bad brow lift’. These include:
- Visible scarring on the forehead and brow area that causes you to feel self-conscious about your appearance.
- Asymmetry in the position of your eyebrows. This is actually the most common complaint of patients who are dissatisfied with the appearance of their new brows.
- Changes in skin sensation or numbness that persists beyond the surgery recovery period.
- Hair problems, such as an elevated hairline or hair loss at the incision sites.
What can I do if I have had a bad brow lift?
Fortunately, patients don’t have to be left with the unsatisfactory results that come with a bad brow lift. Revision surgery, while not common, can be safely performed to overcome some of the issues that you are now facing. Be sure to choose a reputable cosmetic surgeon who has experience in revision surgery of this nature.
Since every patient is different and so are the issues that they are experiencing, exactly what can be done to correct your bad brow lift will depend on your individual circumstances. During your consultation, your surgeon will assess the current condition of your brow and forehead and determine what changes need to be made to enhance their appearance.
How can I avoid a bad brow lift?
The best way to avoid any bad cosmetic surgery is to do your research very carefully before you go ahead with your chosen procedure. Not all surgeons have the same training or experience, and just because they are licensed doesn’t necessarily mean that they are the most skilled or competent. Check out their credentials and online reviews very carefully, stop by their practice for a tour and ask to see real-life examples of procedures that they have carried out before you commit to them for any surgery – whether it is a first surgery or a revision.
With the right surgeon and cosmetic treatment team, it is possible to overcome the results of a bad brow lift. To find out more or to schedule a consultation, please contact us today.