What is a Brow Lift?
A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, is performed to restore a more youthful appearance to the upper face. It is designed to adjust the position of eyebrows, smooth forehead wrinkling, and tighten excess skin. A brow lift rejuvenates the eyes to give patients a rested, younger look.
What causes Droopy Eyebrows?
Aging, the loss of skin elasticity, and the effects of gravity can all cause the eyebrows to sag. In addition, these factors may cause wrinkles to deepen between the eyes or on the forehead. Fortunately, all of these issues can be addressed through a brow lift.
Forehead Lift Candidates
The ideal candidate for a brow lift is a healthy individual who does not have any medical conditions that could increase the risk of surgery or impair healing. He or she should be interested in restoring aging skin around the eyebrow area and have realistic goals as well as a positive outlook on the procedure.
Results of Brow Lift Surgery*
Although a brow lift will not stop the aging process, the effects of a brow lift can last for many years after the procedure. It’s important to note that following up with Dr. Mark Beaty and consideration of adjunctive procedures as well as life-long sun protection are important steps to maintaining your results.
Brow Lift Before & After Photos
*Individual results may vary!
Preparing for Forehead Lift Surgery
Prior to the surgery, you will meet with Dr. Beaty for an initial consultation. The consultation will include a thorough aesthetic evaluation of the brows and upper face and video imaging. We will also review your medical history. Patients should avoid anti-inflammatory drugs and stop smoking well in advance of the procedure.
The Eyebrow Lift Procedure
Dr. Beaty often recommends endoscopic brow lifts. This technique is less invasive and typically results in a shorter healing time. Instead of making one long incision, Dr. Beaty will make three to five shorter incisions in the scalp where an endoscope (camera device on the end of a thin tube) is inserted into one of the incisions. This will allow Dr. Beaty to view the tissues and muscles on a television monitor.
Other endoscopic instruments will then be inserted into another incision to gently lift the forehead and remove or alter the underlying tissues.
In certain cases where the hairline needs to be modified, Dr. Beaty may use a coronal or pretrichial approach, which uses a longer incision hidden within the hairline.
Recovery from Brow Lift Surgery
Although most patients experience minimal pain after the procedure, Dr. Beaty will prescribe medication to ease any discomfort associated with the healing process. He also recommends applying a cold compress for 48 hours following the brow lift. Lastly, patients will need to keep their head elevated for a couple of days after the procedure.
Surgical clips will be removed one week following the surgery and full recovery will occur within two-three weeks after the procedure.
Can a Browlift be combined with any other procedures?
Risks of Forehead Lift Surgery
- Elevated hairline
- Risks of anesthesia
- Facial asymmetry
- Fluid accumulation
- Eye irritation/dryness
- Facial nerve injury
- Loss of hair around the incisions
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