What is a Brow Lift?
Through the years, the brows begin to droop causing you to look tired, sad, or even angry. Frown lines and wrinkles are often some of the first signs of facial aging because of frequent facial expressions like laughing, smiling, and frowning. Many patients can successfully reduce their forehead wrinkles with Botox treatments. However, when the brow needs to be raised to restore a youthful appearance, a brow lift or forehead lift is more appropriate.
Brow lift surgery helps to smooth frown lines and wrinkles, reposition the eyebrows, and correct the hooding of the upper eyelids, in turn, softening the facial expression to make you look more youthful and awake. This procedure is beneficial for patients of all ages in need of forehead rejuvenation.
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Your Customized Brow Lift
Dr. Shaddix offers a variety of brow lift techniques to help you achieve your individual goals for facial cosmetic surgery. These include specialized, less invasive techniques using endoscopic instruments as well as limited incision techniques where all incisions are hidden behind the hairline. The technique used during your brow lift procedure will depend on the extent of your aging and your goals for results. A brow lift can also be combined with eyelid surgery (upper eyelid lift) or facelift surgery for even more dramatic rejuvenation.
Brow lift surgery is normally performed under general anesthesia, and you can typically go home the same day. Every brow lift is performed on a case-by-case basis requiring a careful preoperative assessment to ensure that your specific aesthetic preferences are understood. Several factors will determine the appropriate type of procedure for you. These include the position of the hairline, the degree of drooping of the eyebrows, and the amount of excess skin and wrinkling.
For a closed brow lift, the endoscopic approach with a minimal incision may be employed in instances where there is not much excess skin to be removed. If this is not the case, an open approach or temporal brow lift may be used. The brow is lifted and forehead tissue excised directly, all with incisions carefully placed to be hidden at or behind the hairline. Some of the muscles causing the furrows of the brow are disrupted or removed to provide a longer-lasting result. Each method is tailored to give the appropriate elevation at the area of the brow where you need it most.
Recovery After Brow Lift
Discomfort during brow lift recovery is normally minimal and easily controlled with medications prescribed by Dr. Shaddix. Immediately after surgery, bandages will be placed to reduce swelling and bruising. You can perform light activities the day after surgery but should plan for a week of rest away from work. Normal activities can be resumed after 1-2 weeks. You should avoid strenuous activity for about a month as your new brows continue to heal. Keeping your head elevated after surgery will help minimize swelling.
Sutures placed at the time of surgery are usually absorbable. Any permanent sutures used are usually removed about a week after surgery. As with all surgery at Shaddix Plastic Surgery, you will be given detailed before-and-after surgery instructions, and Dr. Shaddix will be available to answer questions and guide you along the way.
Brow lift results last for years but are susceptible to natural skin aging. If you receive a brow lift in your 30s or 40s, a secondary brow lift in your 50s-70s may be needed to maintain results.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does a facelift include a brow lift?
Facelift surgery does not automatically contain a brow lift, but a brow lift can easily be combined with a facelift procedure for complementary rejuvenation.
Does a brow lift get rid of forehead wrinkles?
Yes, certain brow lift techniques can be used to get rid of forehead wrinkles.
Can a brow lift be done under local anesthesia?
It may be possible to perform a brow lift under local anesthesia for some procedures that require minimal correction.
Does endoscopic brow lift raise hairline?
Brow lifts have the possibility of raising the hairline by a few millimeters, but this is rarely noticeable to others.
Does insurance pay for brow lift?
In the vast majority of cases, insurance will not cover a brow lift because it is an elective cosmetic procedure.
How can I lift my eyebrows?
If your eyebrows are drooping, causing a hooded appearance or deep furrows above the nose, they can be rejuvenated through several highly customizable plastic surgery procedures, including brow lift.
How do I know if I need a brow lift?
If youre unsatisfied with the appearance of your forehead and eyebrows, you may be a good candidate for a brow lift procedure.
How long do brow lifts last?
Facial rejuvenation surgery like a brow lift can give you dramatic results that typically take 5 years or more off your appearance. That said, they do not stop the aging process and do not produce permanent results.
How long does numbness last after brow lift?
Side effects like numbness and pain should dissipate within a few days after the procedure. Dr. Shaddix and your care team at Shaddix Plastic Surgery will prepare you intricately so you know what to expect in recovery.
Is eyebrow lift surgery painful?
As a minimally extensive procedure, the pain from an eyebrow lift should be easily managed with over-the-counter pain meds.