As we grow older, skin and deep tissue in the forehead loses elasticity causing the brow line to sag and move closer to our lashes. We also begin to develop lines and creases between our eyebrows and on our forehead. A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, can help correct these signs of aging.
A brow lift is an outpatient cosmetic procedure that lifts the brow line and creates a more youthful, energetic appearance. The procedure is often performed in conjunction with eyelid surgery and skin resurfacing to achieve a harmonious, rejuvenated result.
Benefits of a Brow Lift
A brow lift can:
- Remove or minimize lines and creases.
- Improve the appearance of sagging skin around the brow and forehead.
- Raise drooping brows and eyelids, which may improve vision.
- Provide a more refreshed and youthful appearance.
Candidates for a Brow Lift
If you feel that your heavy brow line has made you appear tired, sad, or even angry, a brow lift may provide the improvement you desire.
Candidates for brow lift procedures include those who:
- Do not have a history of significant eye problems.
- Do not smoke and remain in good health.
- Do not have a history of excessive scarring or keloid formation.
The Brow Lift Procedure
At Visage Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery, the objective of a brow lift is to elevate the brow, improve forehead lines and creases, and provide you with a more youthful appearance. During the consultation, you will meet with one of our surgeons to discuss your unique concerns, desired results and the surgical technique that will help to best address your unique anatomy.
Brow lift surgical techniques offered at Visage Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery include:
Endoscopic Brow Lift
Utilizing an endoscope and small incisions along the hairline, our surgeon will release, lift and reshape the brow and forehead.
Classic or Coronal Brow Lift
With the coronal brow lift technique, our surgeon will create an incision across the top of the scalp, or a modified incision between the hairline and forehead. Following the incision, the brow and forehead will be released, lifted and reshaped while removing excess skin and fat.
Pre-Trichial or Lateral Brow Lift
With this technique, our surgeon will create an incision in front of (or just behind) the hairline above the sideburn. Through this incision, our surgeon will release the connective ligaments that pull the eyebrow downward and lift the outer portion of the eyebrow.
Internal Brow Lift
This procedure is ideal for patients with mild eyebrow descent who are also having upper eyelid blepharoplasty surgery. Our surgeon will elevate the eyebrow and sculpt the eyebrow fat through the same incision used for upper eyelid blepharoplasty.
As with all of our oculofacial surgical procedures, brow lifts are performed with intravenous sedation and local anesthetic for the safety and comfort of our patients.
Results and Recovery After Brow Lift
Following surgery, you may experience swelling and bruising, which can migrate around your eyes and down your cheeks. You may also experience tightness and numbness around your brow line and forehead for a short period of time. Length of recovery time will depend on the technique utilized during surgery, most patients are able to return to work after one or two weeks.
Post-surgery recommendations following a brow lift include:
- Keeping your head elevated for the first few days, even while sleeping.
- Using ice packs to control swelling.
- Protecting your skin from the sun, which will help prevent scarring.
- Avoiding strenuous exercise or lifting for several weeks, to minimize pressure on the forehead area.
Over time, swelling and bruising will disappear and incision marks will fade to reveal a rejuvenated appearance.
Schedule a Brow Lift Consultation
If you would like to learn more about how our surgeons at Visage Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery can help you with a brow lift, contact us today to schedule a consultation. We look forward to meeting with you and discussing your unique aesthetic goals.