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Providing Incomparable Facial Plastic Surgery with Care, Comfort and Compassion.
As we age, there are certain characteristic changes which happen in the forehead and eyebrow region. With repeated muscle movement, horizontal creases or furrows develop along the forehead and vertical frown lines develop between the eyebrows. The eyebrows also drift downward, especially over lateral or outer portion. This leads to “lateral hooding” where brow skin hangs over the bony eyesocket and can interfere with peripheral vision in addition to creating a tired appearance. The goal of a forehead or brow lift is to return the brow to its youthful position and contour, while maintaining a natural appearance that does not look “surprised”. It is important to recognize the differences between male and female eyebrow shape and position to avoid an unsatisfactory result. Frequently, a brow lift is performed together with blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, as these areas age together.
Dr. Vipond employs several different techniques for eyebrow and forehead surgery. One of those techniques is called the Mid-Forehead Buttonhole Lift which uses a natural skin crease above the eyebrow to achieve accurate lifting and contouring of the brow. This incision is closed meticulously, resulting in an imperceptible scar which looks better than the preexisting forehead crease. This mid-forehead buttonhole lift has a much lower chance of complications, such as forehead numbness, fluid collections, unpredictable and short-lived results, than other methods of eyebrow elevation. The type of procedure used will depend on your individual features and goals. During your consultation, Dr. Vipond will discuss the different options in order to arrive at the best plan for you.
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