Facial aging is a complicated process, and it is common to see the first signs of aging in the brows and forehead. Changes to the skin, the effects of muscle contraction over time, volume loss of the soft tissues of the forehead and brows, relaxation of the fibrous/muscular tissues, and descent of the soft tissues due to gravity result in drooping of the brows, rhytid (wrinkle) formation in the forehead and between the brows, and laxity (sagging) of the skin. These changes cause a heaviness to the forehead and brows, resulting in a tired, sad or angry appearance.
The goal of brow lift surgery is to reposition and stabilize the brows to a more natural position and shape, restoring the harmony of the upper third of the face. Patients enjoy a much more relaxed, rested and happy appearance after brow lift surgery.
Dr. Cynthia M. Gregg prefers the more modern endoscopic brow lift approach to provide a result that is natural looking. This minimally invasive procedure is performed through 4 small incisions hidden behind the hairline. Brow lifting is a safe surgery performed as an outpatient procedure. Advances in techniques and technology have allowed for smaller incisions, a less invasive procedure and shorter downtime. Dr. Cynthia M. Gregg regularly performs endoscopic brow lift procedures for men and women in Cary, Raleigh, the surrounding areas of North Carolina and across the nation. Patients usually have a minimal downtime of 1-2 weeks before returning to work.
During a consultation with Dr. Cynthia M. Gregg she can determine whether a brow lift or other facial surgery will best help you to achieve your aesthetic goals.