Summary: Our friends across the pond are jumping full force on to the anti-aging band wagon as British cosmetic surgeons experience a huge influx of brow lift requests.
World-Wide Cosmetic Surgery Trends
Currently in Great Britain brow lift procedures are experiencing a surge in popularity. While the procedure is still absolutely relevant in the United States, the sudden influx of anti-aging procedures and brow lifts in the United Kingdom is on the rise faster than ever. It often seems that every country has a different take on what is popular, and trends can vary from one end of the globe to another. Most of the time this is because of who is influencing the movement. While no one can pinpoint exactly who is to thank for this English drive towards more smoothed out foreheads, many believe it may have something to do with the Duchess herself, Mrs. Prince William.
A Youthful Look for All
Kate Middleton has been in the news a lot for her youthful glowing skin and much sought after “scouse brow.” Because of the attention that her face is getting, many believe this is the cause for England’s gigantic 17% increase in brow lifts last year. To compare their trends to the United States, last year in Britain breast implants saw a decrease by around 2%. Clearly we all have different priorities! What we can take from our friends from across the pond is the idea that a youthful look is one to be feverishly desired and that brow lifts are a great way to achieve it.
The Ins and Outs of Brow Lifts
Also known as a forehead lift, a brow lift can have many benefits. A few of the things that this procedure is able to do include:
- Raising the eyebrows, giving you a more alert and youthful appearance
- Minimizing creases and wrinkles that develop across the forehead and nose
- Improving “frown lines,” one of the most obvious “tells” of an aged face
- Repositioning a low or sagging brow, sometimes necessary for patients who aren’t suffering from aging but simply bad genetics.
There are many, many pros to a forehead lift, including those listed above. If you are interested in what a brow lift procedure can do for you, your best bet is always to contact a board certified plastic surgeon and ask as many questions necessary for you to make an educated decision. Whether your distress is coming from the sudden effects of aging or just a bad forehead to begin with, a cosmetic surgeon will be able to help. Here in the states Milwaukee cosmetic surgeon Dr. Mark W. Bosbous provides consultations for brow lift procedures in several of his Wisconsin locations.
The New British Invasion
It is fascinating to watch plastic surgery trends across the globe. In America, brow lifts were seeing a slight decrease in popularity for years until recently the procedure was coveted by African American, Asian and Hispanic women, giving forehead lifts a whole new life. While we are never completely sure where the trends are going to take us, or whose famous face will influence us next, it is very clear that brow lifts are hot in England right now, and America is likely to follow right behind our British friends.