Surgical brow lifts or a “forehead lift” have become increasingly popular amongst millennials when being compared to other minimally invasive treatments. Over the past several years (2000-2019), brow lift surgery was down considerably because the non-surgical option Botox is being used more on individuals to temporarily lift the brow with just a few injections. Today, brow lifts are one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries amongst millennials, thanks to celebrity eyebrows like Gigi Hadid and Kylie Jenner.
What is a Brow Lift?
A traditional brow lift was designed to tighten excess loose skin, smooth forehead wrinkling and modify drooping brow muscles. Today, brow lifts are being done to elevate the lateral third of the eyebrows (the tails). The eyebrows are still being raised but from the arch out to the tail creating more of a cat-eye brow lift.
Non-Surgical Brow Lift with Botox
Non-surgical brow lifts have been extremely popular over the past several years. Like many other cosmetic procedures, millennials are doing their research and beginning at a much younger age than ever before.
Non-surgical brow lifts do have their limitations and are not going to give the same results as a surgical brow lift. However, if you are looking for a subtle brow lift, try it with Botox before going under the knife. These brow lifts are temporary with effects lasting approximately three to four months on average.
Surgical Brow Lift
Are brow lifts becoming more popular amongst millennials because of their need for immediate satisfaction? Most likely yes. Another advantage of a brow lift is that the surgeon has more control of the eyebrows and desired positioning. This surgical procedure is minimally invasive and offers individuals long-lasting results.
Brow lifts can be done endoscopically with small incisions that hide well in the hair line, which makes this surgery more intriguing for younger individuals. Millennial brow lifts have also been a bit controversial because it is done for trendy aesthetic purposes versus being done to remove excess skin. However, when this type of surgery is being done on a millennial conservatively, very minimal tissue is actually removed.
Considering a Surgical Brow Lift?
If you are considering a brow lift procedure, schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified facial plastic surgeons to find out if you are an appropriate candidate. During a consultation, the forehead and eyebrows are examined, with risks and benefits of the surgery being thoroughly discussed. As mentioned above, a brow lift is typically performed endoscopically in the operating room under deep sedation. The small incisions are hidden nicely in the hair line and a typical procedure takes approximately 1-2 hours.
During the recovery period, we recommend light activity for the first week. Swelling, bruising and some pain and discomfort is normal following surgery. Pain can be controlled with oral pain medication and residual bruising can be concealed.