Florence Mussat, M.D.
680 N Lake Shore Dr. #1030 Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 751-9000


Category: Facial Rejuvenation

How a Brow Lift Can Really Make the Face | Dr. Florence Mussat

Your eyes, forehead, and eyebrows play a significant role in expressing your emotions to those around you. A heavy forehead or eyebrows is likely to make you appear more tired, unhappy, or older than you actually are. Well-meaning friends may even comment that you look tired, sad, or ask if you’re feeling down when you’re really feeling just fine.

Due to family genetics, environmental factors such as too much sun, or simply the passage of time, the forehead and eye area are likely to develop wrinkles and sagging skin resulting in an aging, tired, or sad appearance. You might find yourself becoming curious about facial rejuvenation and wonder whether you would benefit from a surgical procedure known as a brow lift.

What Is a Brow Lift?

Through brow lift surgery, Dr. Florence Mussat has helped many men and women achieve a more youthful and natural-looking brow area that helps present the face they wish to share with the world. A brow lift is a cosmetic procedure that improves the upper face’s appearance by effectively lifting the eyebrows and smoothing out wrinkles.

How Can I Benefit from a Brow Lift?

As a result of a brow lift, your forehead will be smoother, and your eyebrows will be more lifted and natural-looking. Brow lift surgery often eliminates upper face wrinkles and can correct the upper eyelid hooding caused by sagging brows. It can also significantly reduce creases, frown lines, and a sagging brow line.

A brow lift offers many benefits, including:

  • Minimizes creases, frown lines, and sagging brow lines across the forehead.
  • Improves frown lines and reduces vertical creases between the eyebrows.
  • Repositions low or sagging brows over the upper eyelids.
  • Raises the eyebrows to a more youthful position.
  • Creates a brighter, more alert appearance
  • Increases self-confidence

Can a Brow Lift Be Combined With Other Facial Cosmetic Procedures?

A brow lift can be performed in conjunction with other procedures such as a facelift,  eyelid surgery, or even injectables to produce even more stunning results. Dr. Florence Mussat will help you decide on the best combination for you during your scheduled consultation.

What Can I Expect During Recovery?

During your recovery from a brow lift, expect some swelling and discomfort in the upper part of the face and around the eyebrows.

Dr. Mussat will provide instructions for your recovery as well as cold compresses to apply to your forehead. She will also suggest that you sleep with your head slightly elevated for the first few nights after surgery and to expect your recovery to take about 2-3 weeks.

To make your recovery even more comfortable, avoid strenuous workouts or movements that might place unnecessary pressure on your face.

Your Next Step Towards a Youthful Profile Starts Here!

For a complete assessment of how a brow lift can help you look younger and more vibrant, schedule a personal consultation with board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Florence Mussat in Chicago, IL, or call (312) 751-9000 today!

Guide to Choosing the Best Facial Rejuvenation Procedures for You

Perhaps you’re looking in the mirror and wondering how age and gravity could have changed your appearance so much, so soon. In today’s world, with so much emphasis on social media and online video meetings, age-related changes can negatively impact our professional and personal lives when our outer appearance seems to look older than we’d like.

If you still want to look — and feel — like yourself and are starting to think that facial cosmetic surgery may be worth considering, then here’s a brief guide to the popular facial rejuvenation procedures offered by Dr. Florence Mussat. Here, she helps you to decide on what will be best for you and your goals.

Your Best Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation Options

If you are frustrated with noticeable signs of facial aging but unsure about undergoing cosmetic surgery, then you may benefit from these options for non-surgical facial rejuvenation.

Medical Grade TCA Peel

The Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) peel is a medical-grade, non-surgical solution for skin resurfacing and rejuvenation. If you have acne or other types of scars, age spots, stretch marks, freckles, or wrinkles, this is an effective way to achieve healthy-looking skin with a more uniform tone and texture.

BOTOX Cosmetic

BOTOX Cosmetic is a muscle relaxer made from botulinum toxin type A. When injected, it temporarily paralyzes muscle activity for between four and six months. The result is the relaxation of the overlying skin to eliminate the appearance of wrinkles and lines, providing a smoother, younger appearance.

Dermal Fillers

Injectable fillers are versatile in ways that can’t be accomplished by plastic surgery. While surgery can remove excess tissue and fat, even tightening the skin, it cannot restore volume loss due to aging. When used correctly and sparingly, injectable fillers can reverse many signs of aging.

To rejuvenate your look without surgery, you can consider undergoing an injectable treatment, using the volume enhancers Juvederm and Restylane, which can restore lost volume, smooth out wrinkles, and enhance facial shape for months to come.


InstaLift is the modern non-surgical aesthetic treatment aimed at lifting sagging facial skin. A single 45-minute treatment session can subtract years from your face, leaving you with a more youthful appearance.

To schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Mussat and learn more about your non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatment options, contact her office by calling (312) 751-9000.

Your Best Surgical Facial Rejuvenation Options in Chicago, IL

Are you finding that your eyelids are drooping, your cheeks are hollow, you have developed jowls, or your neck is sagging? Are there other age-related marks or lines on your face that you don’t like?

Even though there are many other signs of aging that can affect your face, if you are suffering from any of these, perhaps it’s time to consider some form of surgical facial rejuvenation, including an eyelid or brow lift, facelift, or mini facelift.

Eyelid Surgery

You may have noticed that your sagging upper eyelids or drooping lower eyelids make you look perplexed, tired, or even depressed, even though you are well-rested and in an upbeat frame of mind.

As we age, our body gradually declines in production of collagen and elastin, proteins essential for maintaining healthy, elastic skin. Without these proteins, our skin loses its elasticity and starts to sag. While this is part of the natural aging process, it can affect nearly any area of the body — including the eye region.

Apart from affecting your appearance, drooping upper eyelids may also be impeding your line of vision, in which case it might be time to consider blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery.


Facelift surgery does not change your face but eliminates loose skin and folds in the neck and cheeks while also tightening facial skin, including wrinkled skin around the eyes.

The goal is to remove excess skin, lift and tighten the face’s soft tissues, giving you a fresher, more youthful, well-rested, and rejuvenated look.

Mini vs. Full Facelift

Dr. Mussat’s patients often ask about the difference between a mini facelift and a full facelift. Both procedures address signs of aging in the face, jowls, and neck, but a mini facelift is more for patients looking to reduce minimal signs of aging like minor sagging of the neck, jawline, and cheeks. A full facelift addresses more advanced signs of aging.

Your Next Step for the Best Facial Rejuvenation Starts Here!

To find out which facial rejuvenation treatments are best for you, schedule a personal consultation with board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Florence Mussat in Chicago, IL, or call (312) 751-9000 today!