FOREHEAD/ BROW LIFT
A forehead/brow lift is a perfect procedure for patients who have developed a constant angry/tired look due to age and sagging eyebrows. Depending on which type of brow lift you receive, this procedure can either be performed in our office under local anesthesia or performed under general anesthesia. This procedure is often performed in conjunction with an upper blepharoplasty(eyelid surgery) to rejuvenate the eye area as a whole. The incision is commonly placed in the scalp, the forehead, and/or the upper eyelids and is often hidden in creases to ensure it is hidden from plain sight. It will reposition your eyebrows to the proper place while also making the eyes appear more open and youthful.
BENEFITS OF A FOREHEAD/BROW LIFT
TYPES OF BROW LIFTS
During your consultation with one of our four surgeons, you will discuss your procedure goals and options. Your surgeon will recommend a procedure plan that aligns with your goals and fits your specific case needs. If you are ready to schedule your consultation, click the button below.
This is a brow lift that elevates the entire brow-- the medial part and the tail of the brow. This procedure is performed under general anesthesia, using an endoscopic approach. The endoscopic approach uses 4-5 scalp incisions that hide in the hairline.
This brow lift addresses the lateral part of the brow. Much of brow aging occurs laterally, at the tail of the brow, and this focuses on that portion. It is done through an incision that is hidden either behind the lateral hairline or along the hairline. This procedure can be done under general or local anesthesia.
This is a brow lift that focuses on the arch of the brow. This is often done at the same time as an upper blepharoplasty and uses the same incision. It is a subtle approach that does not require an additional incision when used in conjunction with upper blepharoplasty. This can be done under general or local anesthesia.
FOREHEAD/BROW LIFT RECOVERY
Depending on the type of brow lift (endoscopic, lateral, or through the upper eyelid) you will have a variable dressing to help control the swelling of the forehead and keep the brows in position as you heal. You will have swelling that will peak around days 3-4. Icing and keeping your head elevated above the level of your heart will help control the swelling. Pain is often minimal and well-controlled with multi-modal oral medications.
The swelling is starting to decrease, you may have bruises that settle in the lower eyelid area (moves down with gravity), but these are starting to resolve. Most sutures are removed by pod7.
You will be picture-perfect by week 8.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
There are a few different types however the incision are typically hidden in the hairline.