Some of the most noticeable signs of aging occur around the eyes and brows. As we age, the brow line droops, pushing skin onto the upper eyelids and causing forehead wrinkles and creases. In effect, the eyes lose their alert, rested quality.
Facial cosmetic surgeon Dr. Ahmed Abdullah offers browlift surgery to elevate the browline and correct the wrinkles and creases along the forehead. After browlift, your forehead will be smoother and tighter, and your brows will frame your eyes in a more complementary way. You will look rested, vivacious and youthful. Browlift patients from throughout the Midwest trust Dr. Abdullah to successfully improve the eye area without overcorrecting it.
You may be a suitable candidate for browlift if you have:
- Horizontal creases or wrinkles along your forehead
- Frown lines/furrows between your eyebrows
- Sagging or low brow position
Ideally, you should be in good physical and psychological health and free of any chronic medical condition that could increase the surgical risks. Dr. Abdullah will meet with you for an informational consultation, during which he will perform a physical examination and inquire about your goals of surgery. He will then draft a surgical plan that outlines how he intends to improve the brow area and what techniques he plans to use. If Dr. Abdullah notices another area of the face that would benefit from surgery, he will advise you accordingly. For example, many patients who undergo browlift surgery also consider facelift surgery or blepharoplasty.
Blepharoplasty is performed on an outpatient basis. Anesthesia is administered for your comfort, and you won’t feel anything during surgery. Dr. Abdullah can treat the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both.
If Dr. Abdullah is treating the upper eyelids, he will make a small incision in the natural fold of the lid. If he’s treating the lower eyelids, he will place the incision just below the lower lash line. Through the incision, he will remove excess fat, tissue and skin, redistribute fat and make other adjustments to tighten the eyelids and reduce puffiness or bulges. When he’s finished making the necessary surgical modifications, he will close the incisions with sutures and place bandages.
Browlift is an outpatient procedure performed under anesthesia. You will sleep comfortably through surgery and return home that night to recover at home.
Dr. Abdullah begins by making an incision across the forehead, nestled either in the hairline or within the natural folds of the forehead. Through the incision, he removes excess fat and skin. He may also loosen the facial muscles that contribute to a drooping brow. Then, Dr. Abdullah pulls the remaining skin taut against the face for a tighter and smoother appearance. Finally, he closes the incisions with sutures and places surgical dressings.
Browlift may be performed using a surgical instrument called an endoscope (a small tube with a light and video camera attached to one end). The endoscope projects images of the internal structures of the forehead onto a screen in the operating room. This approach gives Dr. Abdullah great visibility of the internal structures of the forehead. It also enables him to work through several small incisions, as opposed to one longer incision. Dr. Abdullah will determine whether to incorporate the endoscopic technique into your procedure during your initial surgical consultation.