Skin creams and serums can be useful for fighting off signs of aging – but at some point, the aging process can take a toll on a person’s face. Between the effects of gravity and the breakdown of collagen in the skin, facial aging can result in a number of unwanted symptoms, including chin fat, drooping brows, and loss of contouring.
Perhaps that’s why you’re considered a brow lift or face lift procedure. Both plastic surgery treatments are known for producing dramatic and youth-enhancing results. Both procedures can make a person look more awake, refreshed, and revitalized.
But when it comes to it, which treatment is right for you: a brow lift or a face lift? Let’s take a look at the evidence:
The Case for a Brow Lift
A brow lift surgery is ideal for both men and women who suffer from excessive brow sagging and furrowing (the lines between the brows that create an angry or sad appearance). A brow lift can also be useful for patients who have drooping eyelids that cause them to look permanently tired and fatigued.
A brow lift is a surprisingly fast and simple surgery. Incisions are made along the hairline, allowing the plastic surgeon to access and tighten the small brow muscles responsible for those frown lines. Any excess skin is trimmed away after stitching up the incisions.
Recovery is minimal; most patients are able to return to work after a few days. Ideal results can be seen in as little as two weeks.
The Case for a Face Lift
Looking for more dramatic results than what a brow lift can provide you? A traditional face lift procedure does more than address the forehead muscles; it can tighten and tone other facial muscles that have started to sag. A face lift can also be combined with a neck lift, providing a more youthful, tighter, and revitalized appearance.
Face lift procedures can be combined with fat transfers in the cheeks, jawline, and lips to create a more natural and subtle appearance. At the end of the face lift procedure, you’ll look refreshed, more revitalized, and decades younger.
The face lift recovery process is more involved than the brow lift; however, most patients return to work two weeks after the procedure. Ideal results are typically seen at the four-week mark.
Want to see which procedure is right for you? Schedule a consultation at Song Plastic Surgery in Irvine, CA today!