While we often think of smiles when we think about the ways our faces can express emotions, our face is actually comprised of a number of different ways in which we convey emotion.
Our skin tone may change, expressing excitement or embarrassment.
Our nostrils may flare with anger or intensity.
Our teeth may grit and grind with determination.
Second only to the smile, however, are eyes.
Our eyes convey a number of emotions.
Our eyes convey anger and determination in squints, surprise and excitement when they open wide, and skepticism with one raised eye brow.
All of these emotional responses are in fact controlled by our eye brows.
What does one do, however, when our eyebrows begin to age and wear down with time? Fortunately, there are surgeries available today to help us fight the tides of time and how that negatively affects our ability to convey emotions through our eyebrows.
An eyebrow lift can help you fight off the effects of aging, allowing you more control over your face.
As you age, it's not uncommon for your skin to droop, sag, or wrinkle in the areas of your face, particularly on the forehead and under the eyes.
Fortunately, an eyebrow lift can tighten and strengthen these areas.
The procedure involves a simple incision (done under local or general anesthesia) near the hair line.
Then, the hairline is raised slightly, which in turn will tighten and smooth the forehead and the bags under the eyes.
The procedure itself shouldn't take more than a few hours, with most patients able to return home the very same day.
As the anesthesia wears off, some pain is to be expected.
If the pain persists, your doctor can prescribe some pain medications to carry you through the remainder of your recovery.
While the general procedure is the same, there are some subtle differences in types of brow lifts.
Some lifts involve one continuous incision along the hair line, while others involve a number of small incisions.
The continuous incision is better for older patients looking for more dramatic results, while the smaller incision procedure is better for younger patients who are looking for an effective but less invasive procedure.
Most doctors can perform either type of procedure, based upon your needs, age, and overall health.
Before diving into a massive eyebrow plastic surgery, it's important to properly gauge what you are expecting from the surgery.
Your surgeon should be able to accurately tell you what you can expect, from surgery, to recovery, all the way to your new look.
No matter what you've heard in the past, there's no reason to raise an eye brow out of skepticism to the wonderful world of eyebrow lift surgery.