Dallas, TX- There are many areas on the face that can quickly give away our ages, but no area displays the signs of aging more than the forehead on many people. The forehead expresses a range of emotions so it should be no surprise that as we age we begin to develop permanent vertical lines across the forehead, making us look older on the outside than we feel on the inside.
For this reason many people seek out skilled plastic surgeons for a brow lift, also known as a forehead lift. With this procedure, a facial cosmetic surgeon typically makes tiny incisions at the hairline and repositions, alters or removes excess muscle in skin on the forehead to eliminate those vertical lines and frown lines between the eyebrows. A brow lift can also bring up a low or sagging brow line.
But before a person has any cosmetic surgery they want to know if other patients who previously had the procedure are happy with the end results year later. A team of German researchers recently conducted a survey to ask brow lift patients, whose average age was 60 at the time of the procedure, if they were happy with the end results of their surgery years later. They found that a majority of patients were pleased with the results of their brow lift, and not only would they consider having the procedure again they would even recommend it to their friends, according to Healthday.
The German researchers surveyed 93 brow lift patients who underwent the procedure between 1994 and 2007. Of those surveyed, 63 percent said they were delighted with their appearance following the procedure. Only a small percentage was unhappy with the procedure, about 18 percent. An additional 18 percent said they were unsure.
While their non-surgical alternatives to a brow lift, such as Botox injections, the results are much more dramatic and longer-lasting with the surgical procedure. So the German researchers emphasized the importance of being aware of how the amount of time a patient needs to recover from a brow lift.
As with any surgical procedure recovery from a brow lift takes significantly longer than with an injectable, so it is something that should be taken into consideration before making a final decision. A patient should expect their recovery period to last three to four weeks.
The key to having a positive experience with a brow lift and obtaining optimal results depends on choosing the right facial plastic surgeon. When you meet with a facial aesthetic surgeon ask to for before and after photos of previous brow lift patients so you can see for yourself how dramatically this procedure will transform and improve your face.
In the Dallas area, Dr. John Freeman has helped many men and women combat the signs of aging through a variety of cosmetic enhancements. A consultation with Dr. Freeman can help you determine if this procedure is the right choice for you.