Botox is one of the most popular anti-aging cosmetic treatments for removing the lines and wrinkles on the forehead. However, cosmetic surgeons at Stratus Plastic Surgery also recommend brow lifts to help regain youthful looks. In the US, almost 88,000 people undergo the procedure every year. People who want to find a middle path between Botox treatment and brow lifts can choose a mini brow lift that serves the same purpose of giving a new appearance to the forehead free from the marks of aging. Also known as a lateral or temporal brow lift, the procedure is slightly invasive; patients can well tolerate, and the recovery time is less. Plastic surgeons with extensive experience in performing facial cosmetic procedures can help you maintain a wrinkle-free forehead that looks rejuvenated and youthful.
Mini brow Lift procedure
Since mini brow lift is a minimally invasive procedure, patients might feel uncomfortable if they remain awake and conscious during the procedure. Usually, the surgeon applies local anesthesia with sedation or even general anesthesia, depending on the patient’s tolerance level.
However, the procedure takes a short time, and you can recover and return home the same day. The doctor would first choose the appropriate location for the placement of the incisions. The choice is between the temple area and an area just behind the hairline. These are the most preferred areas, as doctors can place the incisions strategically to ensure the least scarring and hide the scars that might persist. With the help of special instruments, the doctor rearranges and repositions the muscles and tissues in the area under the brow. The technique helps to raise the outer part of the eyebrows and smooth out furrows and wrinkles on the forehead. To achieve tight and taut skin that appears much smoother, the doctor might remove any excess skin. Eradicating drooping or sagging skin helps to remove the marks of aging, and finally, the doctor closes the incisions with skin adhesives or sutures.
Benefits of mini brow lift
One of the main benefits of mini-brow lifts is that the procedure is minimally invasive, and the incisions are much smaller, thus more bearable for patients. Moreover, the recovery time is much less as compared to a full brow lift. The procedure is less traumatic, the scarring is much less, and you can regain normalcy by the end of the day.
Since the procedure focuses on the outer brow area and the surgery is more targeted, it can achieve natural, rejuvenated, and refreshing looks effortlessly. Any swelling and bruising caused during surgery disappears within a few days, and the fast-healing process is quite relieving for patients eager to resume their normal life at the earliest.
As the procedure involves the rearrangement of the muscles and tissues under the brow, the result is long-lasting, and the surgical changes are so subtle that hardly anyone can make it out. Once lifted, the brow remains in that position for a longer time as compared to Botox treatment, which you must repeat after 3-4 months.