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More Youthful Brow Line
Do you have sagging or drooping eyebrows that make you look older than you are? Do you have deep, constant frown lines that won’t respond to creams, serums, or even chemical peels? If that’s the case, you may be a good candidate for a brow lift with Naperville’s Dr. John Bull, serving women and men from the Western Chicago area and beyond. We strive to deliver the best brow lift Naperville has to offer. A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, is a face surgery designed specifically to restore a more youthful and refreshed look to the area above the eyes. Since the forehead is a part of the face that can be significantly altered by a combination of age and gravity, it is common for people to develop a drooping or heavy look in their brows over time. Constant forehead activity can also lead to the formation of horizontal lines and furrows that can make you appear angry, sad, or tired.
A brow lift involves Dr. John Bull repositioning tissue and removing excess skin to smooth the forehead, raise the eyebrows, and minimize frown lines. There are many brow lift variations, with the best options for a given patient depending on the shape of their forehead. Dr. Bull often uses the forehead lift technique that requires either a long incision or several small incisions to be made just behind the hairline. Incision placement is important. Dr. Bull chooses the position carefully so that he can accomplish the necessary work for a successful brow lift, while also hiding any resulting scars where they will be difficult to see, hidden among the hair. With the incision or incisions made, Dr. Bull then carefully lifts the forehead skin so that underlying tissue can be removed and the muscles of the forehead can be altered or “released.” He may also elevate the eyebrows and trim away excess skin at the incision point to help create a smooth, more youthful appearance. The incision is closed with stitches or clips. Dr. Bull covers the incision with gauze padding to protect it and wraps the head in an elastic bandage for post-forehead lift healing.
The patients most commonly seeking a brow lift at Naperville’s John Bull Center are in the 40 to 60 age range and want to minimize the visible effects of genetic aging.
People with inherited features—such as a low and heavy brow or furrowed lines above the nose—can also achieve a more alert and refreshed look with surgery. Good candidates for a forehead lift are those who understand the scope of what’s possible with the procedure and who are in a generally positive mental state. It is also important to be in good health and to avoid smoking for a significant duration both before and after the surgery, in order to allow for the best healing—and therefor best results—possible.
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“Dr. Bull’s bedside manner is fantastic. He is professional and a man of his word. Dr. Bull is genuinely concerned with his patients’ well-being. His nurse Margo is super friendly and helpful. She is easy to talk to and non judgmental. Even the ladies at the front desk are friendly. My appointments were on schedule.”*
- GG, Patient
*Individual Results May Vary
A Long-Lasting Effect
While a brow lift can improve the overall look of the upper portion of the face, an eyelid lift specifically focuses on “opening up” the eyes by addressing sagging lids. Our Naperville brow lift patients who want their entire face to appear rejuvenated can also choose a facelift to contour the cheeks, chin, jawline, and neck.
Horizontal forehead lines that appear whenever you furrow your brow can also be smoothed with BOTOX®, an injectable that relaxes the muscles and keeps the skin at rest. This is a temporary solution, so it works well for people who want a refreshed look without forehead lift surgery. Anyone seeking a more dramatic and long-lasting effect, however, should talk to Dr. John Bull about their brow lift options.
Although Dr. Bull wants his Naperville brow lift patients up and moving the day of their procedure, you should plan to take it generally easy for at least the first seven to 10 days after surgery. Keep activity light, such as taking short walks to keep your blood flowing. You should be able to shower and shampoo your hair within two to three days of your forehead lift surgery—or as soon as the bandage is removed.
Most brow lift patients go back to work one week after their surgery, depending on their specific job. Vigorous physical activity—including jogging, bending, heavy housework, sexual intercourse, and any other activity that significantly increases your blood pressure—should be limited for three or four weeks. Prolonged exposure to heat or sun should be limited for several months after a forehead lift, as ultraviolet radiation can cause scars to darken.
Most of the visible signs of brow lift surgery should fade completely within two to three weeks. Minor swelling and bruising can be concealed with makeup. You may feel a bit tired for a few days after a forehead lift, but your energy level will increase as you begin to look and feel better.
Board-certified and highly accomplished plastic surgeon Dr. John Bull is not just committed to providing beautiful cosmetic surgery results in a safe and comforting environment. He also wants every patient to feel heard, understood, and confident in their choice.Learn More
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1307 Macom Drive, Naperville, IL 60564