Solution for angry look?

people say that i look angry when am not . a plastic surgeon told me that i need a middel part brow lifting am fraid of becoming anormal or end with surprise look

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Brow lift surgery can help with the “angry look”

Brow lift surgery can address the”angry look” by eliminating the wrinkles or deep grooves on the forehead, and repositioning the brow line to its ideal position. There are various types of brow lift surgeries to cater to individual needs -- a traditional brow lift or endoscopic brow lift, can be considered.However, brow lifts are intended to minimize or remove signs of aging which make them look tired, drowsy or angry, regardless of how they feel.

Most patients opting for brow lift surgery are between 40 and 50 years old, with brow lines and eyelids that have begun to sag noticeably and wrinkles or creases beginning to appear along the forehead. Hereditary causes sometimes make these problems an issue for people in their 20s and 30s, in which case a brow lift can also help.

This may be your case because based on the photos you shared, such surgery doesn’t appear indicated for you at this time. But if it’s a major concern for you and you are seriously considering a brow lift, you should have a thorough understanding of what it can and cannot accomplish. A consultation with a board certified cosmetic surgeon will be important for you to reach the best decision and results.

Bellevue Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Solution for angry look?

Hi, I have performed many Brow Lifts over the past 30 years.  Non smiling photos of your face would help evaluate the eyebrow position.  If the eyebrows are significantly low, compared to the desired aesthetic position, an open (Coronal Brow Lift) remains the "gold standard" by which all other brow lifting techniques are measured.  The issue with an endoscopic brow lift is that it requires some method of tissues suspension (hooks, screws, sutures or threads) and while one point of fixation can be achieved using the bone of the skull, the brow tissues are much softer allowing any suspension technique to ultimately pull through which will release the lifting effects.  The Coronal Brow Lift, on the other hand, trims excess, loose scalp created by the lifting process which holds the brows in the elevated, lifted position.  The Coronal Brow Lift can be modified to allow placement of the mid forehead first (eliminates the raised forehead), followed by individual adjustments to the level of each portion (inner and outer) of each eyebrow.  
The eyebrow can be divided into an inner (by the nose) and outer (by the ear) segment with an imaginary vertical line drawn through the outer colored portion of the eye separating the two. The inner segments depicts "emotion" (low is angry, properly positioned is "neutral" and overly raised is "surprised").  Typically, raising the inner segment 1 to 2 mm's is enough to remove the "angry" look from that section of the brow.  The outer segment is the "beauty" portion of the brow and should be approximately 1 fingers width above the orbital rim to create an aloud shaped, feminine eye.
Hope this helps.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Brow Lift to Correct an Angry Look

Thank you for your question about Brow Lift. Pictures would be helpful.

Yes, a brow lift can go a long way to correct an angry or tired look.

To be sure what might be right for you, see two or more experienced, board-certified Plastic Surgeons in your area for a complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have surgery.

I hope this helps.

J. Jason Wendel, MD, FACS
Nashville Plastic Surgeon
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Browlift candidate for angry look

  A full set of photographs are required to make a determination about what may be required to help with the angry look. Most patients who have an angry look have dynamic muscles of the forehead and a low set eyebrow position. A brow lift can help manage the forehead and give a more aesthetically pleasing  forehead lift

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Browlift for the angry look.

This is a common question. If you lift your brow and like the look=browlift. If the brow position doesn't bother you=upper Blepharoplasty. If you raise your brow and do not want it too high and still have excess skin=both. If your hairline is high the browlift should be done at the hairline which we developed called the Irregular Trichophytic Forehead Lift which will not raise your hairline orleave a noticeable scar. Hair will grow thru the hairline and not behind it.

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Dear Jihen, When most patients come to my office with a chief complaint of looking angry or tired all the time then often they are candidates for a brow lift procedure. I perform and endoscopic browlift with a mid-face suspension which allows the patient to have no tell tale signs of surgery and provides them with a very youthful appearance. To see some examples of this procedure watch the video above see the link below. Best regards, Michael V. Elam, M.D.

Michael Elam, MD
Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon
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