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The forehead lift, or brow lift, is one of my favorite procedures. It restores a youthfulness to the upper face, which is very difficult for observers to identify. It creates subtle elegance. The elevation of the forehead improves the upper eyelids in a significant way. They are both very connected and one affects the other. The procedure corrects drooping brows and improves the horizontal lines and furrows that can make a person appear angry, sad or tired.
Dr. Delgado is focused on creating natural looking results. Entrusting your face to a surgeon is always a bit scary, but our practice has been working for over two decades to build a reputation in California and the Bay Area. We recognize that you have many options when selecting a plastic surgeon. Whether you come for a brow lift, or any other procedure, we will do whatever it takes to ensure that you are well educated and cared for. We see patients from all over California, and take seriously the responsibility we have for patient satisfaction and well being.
In recent years, the surgical approach to the brow has been advanced with the use of the endoscope. The endoscope is a specially designed instrument with a camera that passes through a very small incision, which allows the endoscopic image to be shown on a TV monitor. The advantage of endoscopy is the noninvasive nature of the technique. We are now able to achieve equal results with the endoscopic techniques that we were able to achieve with the “open coronal” approach. In the coronal approach, an incision is hidden just behind the hairline and is made from ear to ear. With this approach, the problems have been scarring, hair loss, widened scars and the cutting of nerves that feed the top of the head.
However, the coronal brow lift is the gold standard. The results that this technique achieves are long lasting and effective. The endoscopic approach largely avoids some of the problems that are disadvantageous by the open technique. In some cases, when the forehead is unusually high, one may need to use a coronal approach to avoid elevating the forehead further. This involves an incision just at the hairline.
The forehead lift is most commonly performed in the mid 40 to mid 60 age range. Many people first notice a tired appearance in the region around the eyes as they approach their early 40’s. Others may notice the development of furrows or frown lines through stress or muscular activity. This may give the appearance of sadness, depression, unhappiness, or even anger. With the passage of time and the influence of gravity, the eyebrows descend to a slightly lower position over the eyes. This "hooding" of the tissue around the eyes contributes to the tired appearance. In some men and women, the eyebrows are a different height naturally and with this technique, one can achieve a more symmetrical brow level.
All facial surgery requires that you rest and recuperate fully before you head back to your life and job. We have two convenient locations for surgical follow up in San Francisco and the Northern Bay Area. We treat every patient as an individual, and whether you live in Marin County, the Bay Area, or anywhere in California, we will do whatever it takes to ensure that your treatment and recovery go as well as possible.
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