Often the first signs of aging occur around the forehead, cheek and eyelid region. For some, a simple eyelid procedure is all that is necessary. However, in many individuals the tired appearance of the eyes is contributed to by descent of the forehead, brow and cheek tissues.
In the past, brow surgery meant a long incision that went from ear to ear across the scalp. Patients experienced a prolonged convalescence that included oftentimes a year or more of numbness that could last indefinitely. Loss of hair and scarring could arise along the lengthy incision. Endoscopic surgery has provided a natural method of lifting the brow with only a few, short incisions. Now that brow-lift surgery has reached a very advanced state, the brow can be restored in a natural and pleasing way without notable downtime. Additionally, the startled look of previous attempts at brow surgery will not occur with Dr. Buckingham’s technique.
Forehead and Brow Lift
As aging occurs one of the first areas affected is the eyes and tissues surrounding the eyes. This leads to a tired appearance and may even produce a feeling of tiredness as the forehead weighs on the upper eyelids causing excess folds of skin. A brow lift can reverse this feeling and appearance of fatigue by elevating the tissue over the eyes to its more youthful position thereby relieving the heaviness, leading to a bright, youthful, more rested look. To see what a forehead lift can do for your face, put your hands above your brows and outside the edges of your eyes and gently raise the skin upward. Dr. Buckingham performs this surgical procedure utilizing an endoscopic technique whereby a few small incisions are placed in the hair-bearing scalp, which minimizes and conceals the fine scars. Additionally, because he performs the procedure endoscopically, the swelling and bruising of the procedure is decreased, allowing a reduced recovery period.