Brow lift for Healdsburg and the San Francisco area
The effects of aging are inevitable and often the brow and forehead area show the first signs. The skin begins to lose its elasticity. Sun, wind, and the pull of gravity all affect the face, resulting in frown lines, wrinkling across the forehead, and an increasing heaviness of the eyebrows. Even people in their thirties may have faces that look older than their years. A tired, angry, or sad expression generally does not reflect how you actually feel or want the world to see you. As a result, many people have opted for a procedure known as the brow lift, available to San Francisco-area patients.
A brow/forehead lift, gives you:
- Eyebrows that are lifted-thus the eyes appear more open and inviting and of course, more youthful.
- The frown muscles are cut, so patients do not need any Botox or very little afterwards.
- The forehead lines/creases are markedly diminished.
- As a bonus, the upper cheeks are lifted too.
Dr. Jacobs has been performing these types of procedures for the last 25 years. He has done both the "open" method (which he prefers) and the endoscopic method. He finds that the open method, allows him to achieve a better result and it lasts longer. With the open method there are no screws drilled into the skull and it does not rely on a suture lifting the brows. Hair loss with the open method is negligible when a meticulous skin closure is done, which is what Dr. Jacobs loves to do. In some cases where a patient has a really high forehead, Dr. Jacobs can lower the hairline.
If you are wondering how a forehead lift could improve your appearance, you need to meet with a qualified facial plastic surgeon.
Making the decision for a brow lift
Whether you are having a brow lift surgery for functional or cosmetic reasons, your choice of a qualified facial plastic surgeon is of paramount importance. During the consultation, Dr. Jacobs will examine your facial structure, the condition of your skin, and your hairline in order to decide where incisions should be made. A thorough medical history will be obtained. A detailed description of the procedure will also include a discussion of risks involved.
What to expect after a brow lift
You will experience a certain amount of swelling and bruising in the 10-day period following your brow lift surgery. For most patients, the brow lift recovery time will not exceed two weeks, but patients may still be advised to avoid strenuous activities for longer periods. Any prolonged bruising can be camouflaged with standard make-up techniques.
If you're considering a brow lift, call Dr. Stanley Jacobs to set up a consultation. He’s available to talk to Bay Area patients about a forehead lift in his San Francisco office. He also sees patients in his Healdsburg office. Call the Healdsburg office at (707) 473-0220 or the San Francisco office at (415) 433-0303 to book your free consultation.