Gravity can be one of our worst enemies as we get older–as is skin laxity which occurs after years of sun exposure. The effect of these two constant forces causes the skin to droop and sag overtime, often resulting in an aged look that does not accurately reflect one’s inner vitality. Patients often complain of others constantly asking them if they are tired or angry, despite the contrary. Dr. Giancarlo Zuliani performs the brow lift, or forehead lift, procedure to help men and women achieve a youthful and lively appearance that better suits who they truly are.
The brow and forehead lift helps to address drooping or sagging of the brow and forehead area. This is a very common concern for many men and women as they get older, and, in some cases, may even lead to some difficulties with bulging near the upper eyelids. The brow lift addresses a different part of the face than a facelift or eyelid surgery. Some of Dr. Zuliani’s patients may benefit from a combination of these facial plastic surgery procedures.
He pays careful attention to each patient, taking the time necessary to assess the situation and ask questions during the consultation. Dr. Zuliani does not come up with a commonplace treatment plan on the spot. Instead, he considers the best approach in each special situation, studies photos of the patient, designs a personalized plan, and only then presents his recommendations.
Dr. Zuliani also has a keen understanding of the differences among patients of different cultural backgrounds. He knows how to treat the face in a way that complements a patient's individuality rather than changing it. His goal is to provide each of his patients with results that are in tune with his or her unique lifestyle, culture, and identity.
Dr. Zuliani recommends the brow lift to his patients in the Midwest who are experiencing drooping, sagging, or heaviness of their brow and forehead. Forehead furrows, lines, or wrinkles are also a common sign of aging that can be addressed with a brow lift.
When men and women see Dr. Zuliani about brow lift surgery, one of the most common worries is that their brow or forehead area is causing them to appear older, more tired, or even constantly mad/angry due to heaviness and drooping of the skin. A brow lift works to lift the skin, smooth away wrinkles, and create a younger, more energetic facial appearance.
While a brow lift does not address sagging of the eyelids or puffiness beneath the eyes, Dr. Zuliani often recommends combining this surgery with complementary procedures such as eyelid surgery, or non-surgical treatments like Botox® or Dysport®. Many patients also benefit from supplementing brow lift surgery with a face and neck lift to address loose or sagging skin in the mid-to-lower face.
Dr. Zuliani will perform your brow lift surgery under general or local anesthesia with a mild anesthetic. In many cases, Dr. Zuliani uses the minimally invasive approach known as an endoscopic brow lift. This procedure requires just 3-5 small incisions behind the hairline where small telescopes are placed to elevate the brow. From here, Dr. Zuliani is able to reshape and lift the underlying tissue with minimal skin excision.
A traditional brow lift requires a longer incision and a bit more downtime. An endoscopic brow lift leaves patients with smaller incision lines that fade within their natural hairline. The endoscopic brow lift also allows for a speedier recovery to get patients back to their busy schedules. Dr. Zuliani will work closely with you to determine the best approach to your brow lift surgery.
Your brow lift procedure will be performed by Dr. Zuliani onsite at Zuliani Facial Aesthetics in Bloomfield Hills, or at a nearby accredited hospital or surgery center.
Each brow lift patient will have a different recovery experience. Many of Dr. Zuliani’s brow lift patients notice most of the swelling and discoloration fade within the first week following their surgery. Surgical dressings–and in some cases, drains–will also be worn during this time to ensure proper healing of the skin.
As your brow continues to heal, you will notice the lifted and smoothed appearance of your forehead. The effect of the brow lift will often also improve the look of the area around your eyes. Dr. Zuliani’s patients often experience results that not only look more youthful, but also as though they are well-rested and ready for whatever life throws at them. The results of your brow lift are designed to be extremely long-lasting, though they will not fully stop the aging process. Some patients may choose to return to Dr. Zuliani years after their procedure as they begin to notice the signs of aging catch up to them.