Defy Time at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery with Neck Lifts, Facelifts, Browlifts, and Forehead Lifts in Chevy Chase, MD
We spend our lives looking at each other’s faces and studying our own. Because of this, we notice some of the first signs of aging in our face. This could be wrinkles, hollowness, discoloration, sagging skin, or more, which may make you appear older than you actually are. When performing any sort of surgical lift on the face, you are able to rewind the clock.
Neck lifts, facelifts, browlifts, and forehead lifts all help to reduce the most common signs of aging by tightening the skin. By doing this, the skin appears fuller, more youthful, and smoother. Depending on your situation, you may only need one small adjustment to bring a world of difference. Continue reading to learn about the benefits of each one.
A neck lift is a surgical procedure specific to the neck and jawline to reduce the signs of aging. This procedure is common for people who don’t necessarily have problems area on the face itself but experience fullness in the neck, lack of jawline definition, or extra skin.
Neck lift recoveries often take about 2 to 3 weeks. You will notice swelling and bruising start to subside around 2 weeks and you will begin to resume normal activity around 3 weeks.
A facelift is a surgical procedure on the face and neck region to reduce the signs of aging. These signs may include:
- Relaxation of the skin of the face causing sagging
- Deepening of the fold lines between the nose and corner of the mouth
- Fat that has fallen or disappeared
- Jowls development
- Loose skin and excess fat resulting in a double chin or “turkey neck”
During your consultation, you and your doctor will discuss your current situation and desired outcome. From this, your doctor will decide if you need a full face lift or a mid-facelift.
Mid-facelifts are performed when the patient is experiencing dissent of the cheek area with little to no problem around the upper face region. Incisions are placed in the hairline and inside the cheek to pull the tissue up and regain fullness. The incisions will take about 2 weeks to heal but are easily concealed. Fullness will be more aggressive immediately after surgery but will subside as you recover. This procedure is appropriate for many different patients regardless of age.
Facelifts are a combination of many different “lifting” procedures to give you the overall refreshed look. Multiple areas may be addressed at once which can make the recovery process slightly longer. More incisions may be involved but are easily concealed.
Forehead and Brow lifts
A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, concentrates on the eyebrows specifically to reduce the signs of aging. Despite focusing on the brow, many patients see improvements to the upper eyelid, crow’s feet, and forehead as well. Benefits of this procedure include:
- Reduces the wrinkle lines that develop horizontally across the forehead, as well as those that occur on the bridge of the nose, between the eyes
- Improves frown lines, the vertical creases that develop between the eyebrows
- Raises sagging brows that are hooding the upper eyelids
- Places the eyebrows in an alert and youthful position
It’s important to have a discussion with your doctor about what is bothering you. You may feel as though your eyelids are the problem when you might just need your brow lifted to relieve the heaviness affecting the eyelid. If you’re interested in more information about getting a brow lift in Chevy Chase, MD, schedule a consultation today.