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Are Brow Lifts All They’re Cracked Up to Be?

It can be hard not to fall victim to all of the claims you hear on the radio or TV— this cream will make you look younger, this surgery will take ten years off of your life. With so many products and procedures claiming to be the fountain of youth, it can be hard to know what is worth believing and what is worth pushing aside. If you’re considering getting a brow lift but are a little ambivalent about the results and the procedure, read on.

brow liftWhy a Brow Lift?
A brow lift is a surgical procedure designed to go into the brow area in order to remove any excess fat and skin that may be causing sagging around the upper eye. Also during this procedure, the brow area itself will be lifted in order to give you a younger and more taut looking appearance.

Is It Worth It?
“Will it last?” and “Is it worth it?” are two common questions that many potential patients ask before considering a brow lift. The thought of undergoing an fairly extensive facial surgery for a fairly expensive price and not seeing results, is something that is a bit nightmare worthy. However, the results of a brow lift are beyond worth it. By giving patients back a more youthful appearance, after you get a brow lift you will probably be wondering why you didn’t get one sooner.

It’s Permanent
Although it can be hard to classify any sort of plastic surgery process as “permanent,” things like facelifts and brow lifts are fairly permanent. However, nothing can stop the ultimate effects of aging that might occur over twenty or so years. But compared to things like dermal fillers, it’s safe to say that brow lifts are indeed permanent.

If you are unhappy with the way that your eyebrows tend to sag, then it might be time to consider getting a brow lift. To learn more about brow lifts or to schedule an appointment, contact our office today!

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Saggy Eyelids? The 411 on Brow Lifts

Eyes Older WomanHave you noticed that the more you age, even the littlest things become harder to do? For example, have you noticed that putting on eye makeup is a lot more difficult because the skin around your eye is starting to fold over? If you’ve recently noticed sagging around your eye area, it might be time to consider a brow lift.

 

What is an endoscopic brow lift?

Unlike larger surgeries like a facelift, a brow lift can be done endoscopically which means that it’s a minimally invasive surgery that still requires the use of anesthesia. During this procedure, small  cranial incisions will be made in the scalp in order for the doctor to gain access to the forehead muscles and eyebrows. A tiny camera will then be placed in the incisions in order to guide the doctor as he gently raises the eyebrow area, eliminating the dreaded hooded eyelids that plague so many individuals.

 

How long is recovery time?

Because brow surgery is minimally invasive, your recovery time will be much less than other procedures. The typical recovery time for brow surgery is around 2 weeks, but the process can either speed up or decline depending on your body’s natural healing mechanisms and any unforeseen complications. In order to speed up the healing process your doctor might recommend that you sleep in an upright position by using a recliner or other similar chair.

 

What results can I expect?

The results that you will obtain with a brow lift, are undeniable, and will give you a more youthful appearance. Imagine eliminating the excess and droopy skin around your eyes and replacing it with a more taut appearance, and that’s what you can expect.

 

Just because your body is aging, it doesn’t mean your appearance has to. If you’ve noticed that they skin around your eyes is getting saggier with every year that passes by, it might be time to schedule an appointment for a brow lift.

 

To learn more, contact our office today!

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A Younger Look is all about the Brow 

When people think of ways plastic surgery can help people look younger, one of the first things to come to mind is a face lift. However, another procedure, often performed at the same time as a face lift, can be just as important to rejuvenating your look: the brow lift.

brow liftTypes of Procedures

There are two basic types of brow lifts. The first is called a classic lift and the second is called an endoscopic lift. They are described below:

  • Classic lift—A surgeon makes a long cut from ear to ear above the forehead, pulls the skin up to the desired position, and stitches it together.
  • Endoscopic lift—A surgeon makes a few smaller cuts, inserts an endoscope into one of the cuts, pulls the skin up to the desired position, anchors it in place, and closes the insertions with stitches.

There will be less scarring with the endoscopic lift because the incisions are much smaller than the large incision in the classic lift. Both procedures will achieve the desired effect of younger, smoother, skin with higher, less droopy eyebrows.

Preparing for the Procedure

As with any plastic surgery, successful, fast recovery is a matter of preparation. Where possible, patients should plan on a week of rest to recover. The house should be well-stocked with gauze and ointment to keep the incision sterile and to prevent any seepage. Also be sure to have a lot of ice on hand to control swelling. Be sure to also have small, re-sealable plastic bags to put the ice in and small towels to wrap around it. Finally, make sure that there will be several pillows on hand to keep the head elevated.

A Younger, Sunnier Brow

As people age, their brows can droop and come forward making them look broody, sad, and old. Brow lifts raises eyebrow to make people look more attentive and younger. This is the natural consequence of moving the eyebrows up. The brow lift also gets rid of wrinkles on the forehead, crow’s-feet, and wrinkles on the bridge of the nose.

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What to Expect When Recovering from an Endoscopic Brow Lift

brow liftThe length of time it takes to recover from an endoscopic brow lift varies from one patient to another. Certain factors come into play such as the person’s general health, skin elasticity, and lifestyle habits like smoking.

An endoscopic brow lift offers the advantage of quicker recovery than traditional brow lift surgery. Normally, the dressings will be removed the morning after the procedure. You will most likely be instructed to return in two weeks to have the sutures or staples behind the hairline removed.

A considerable amount of swelling may be expected during the first few days but it will subside seven to 10 days post-surgery. Camouflage make-up may be applied to conceal the swelling if you need to go out. Regular use of cold compresses lessens the swelling and bruising. Additionally, you may feel a certain degree of numbness and/or itchiness in the incision sites. The itchiness has to do with the reactivation of nerves as the incisions heal.

You will usually be able to take a shower 24 to 48 hours after surgery. Light exercises may be permitted a week after surgery and you will most likely be able to return to work around that time, too.

Dr. Tresley aims to create a personalized approach to your endoscopic brow lift based on your cosmetic goals and preferences. Call 847.291.6900 today to schedule a consultation!

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Four Steps to Getting Brows Worthy of Envy

So you’ve successfully gotten rid of your crow’s feet, nasolabial folds, and jowls. But you still have brow liftsagging skin and wrinkles on your forehead? Below are four easy, yet effective, steps to a line-free forehead and transforming your brows into a pair that is the envy of others.

  1. Give your brows time to grow. Having thin eyebrows makes it difficult for you to shape them into something appropriate for your face shape. Avoid over-tweezing. If it looks like those hairs are not growing at all, consider using hair growth stimulators.

  1. Seek the services of a pro if you’re trying to find your appropriate brow shape for the first time. Once you have your desired shape, you can trim it at home for maintenance.

  1. Consider a brow lift! The time, money, and effort you invested in keeping those brows in perfect shape is for naught if your forehead is filled with lines and furrows in between your brows. Dr. Tresley performs an endoscopic brow lift, an advanced technique that creates tiny incisions at or near the temples to access the underlying forehead muscles.

  1. If surgery isn’t your cup of tea, consider injectables instead. Muscle relaxers such as Botox and Dysport are the perfect choice for reducing the appearance of forehead wrinkles non-surgically.

Explore your brow-enhancement options today by calling 847.291.6900 to set up an appointment. We look forward to your visit!

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Lift the Brows — Look Naturally Younger

Many patients are surprised to learn that subtle changes in their brows can make a significant impact on their overall look. At Dr. Tresley’s practice, there are various options for lifting your brows and giving you back a younger, more well rested appearance.

Injectables for a quick fix

Injectables such as Botox and Dysport that contain the botulinum toxin are the ideal treatment for those who are looking for a quick fix forlift the brows sagging brows and forehead creases. These injectables relax the depressor muscles in the forehead by blocking the release of acetylcholine (which stimulates muscle contraction). Botox can also be used to prevent the formation of creases and wrinkles.

Finding an expert injector who has extensive knowledge in facial anatomy and experience in injecting Botox for cosmetic use is a crucial to achieving desired outcomes from Botox and Dysport.

Brow lift for long-lasting solutions

If you’d prefer a longer lasting alternative, a brow lift may be more appropriate. Dr. Tresley performs an endoscopic brow lift, an advanced technique that creates tiny incisions at or near the temples to access the underlying forehead muscles.

A brow lift may be done in conjunction with a facelift and an eyelid lift for total facial rejuvenation.

Explore your brow-enhancement options today by calling 847.291.6900 to set up an appointment. We look forward to your visit!

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Eyebrow Lift – Endoscopic Lift Procedure

Endoscopic Brow LiftOur eyebrows tend to droop and sag as we age. Sleep deprivation, stress, and chronic fatigue can also contribute to sagging. Plus, drooping eyebrows tend to create worry lines in the forehead. The combination can work together to make us look angry or tired all the time.

Exercise can slow your eyebrow sagging, but to correct the condition you will need a brow lift. A brow lift raises your eyebrows and forehead.

At Daniel S. Tresley, we can correct your eyebrow drooping problem with the endoscopic brow lift procedure. The procedure involves only a few incisions and is the most minimally invasive brow lift method in the world. Dr. Tresley has few equals when it comes to this procedure, as he is a trained oculofacial plastic surgeon and at the same time is a board-certified ophthalmologist. His unique combination of skills makes him the best surgeon for an endoscopic brow lift.

Since an endoscopic brow lift involves only a few minimal incisions, the procedure takes just one to two hours, and your recovery time isn’t extensive. You will need to be sure to follow the guidelines of Dr. Tresley to ensure the fastest recovery.

If people are asking you why you look so tired, or why you appear to be mad, it may be time for an endoscopic brow lift from Dr. Tresley.

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