BROW LIFT/ FOREHEAD LIFT
A Brow Lift is designed to bring a low eyebrow to a better, more youthful position as well as improve wrinkles across the forehead and on the bridge of the nose (upper “frown lines”). These wrinkles are often the targets of Botox.
Who is a good candidate for a Brow Lift?
Patients who want permanent improvement in deep wrinkles of the forehead and in frown lines on the bridge of the nose
Patients with sagging eyebrows that have dropped too low
Patients with low brows and excess upper eyelid skin. Lifting the brows will decrease the amount of skin that must be removed during upper Eyelid Surgery or may prevent a need for upper eyelid surgery altogether.
This procedure is often paired with additional procedures such as upper and lower Eyelid Surgery and Facial Fat Grafting to give a youthful appearance around the eyes. Other procedures including Face/Neck Lift and skin resurfacing can be added for complete facial rejuvenation.
What should a patient expect during and after a Brow Lift?
There are different types of Brow Lift procedures depending on the needs and desires of the patient. In general, one should plan to stay out of strenuous activity for 2-4 weeks. You will notice results right away but final scar healing and swelling will not occur until 3-6 months after the procedure. Most patients are able to resume a desk job after 1-2 weeks.
What results can a patient expect from a Brow Lift?
Depending on the goal of the patient, a Brow Lift can raise just the outside portion of the brow (Lateral Temporal Brow Lift) vs the entire brow. With lifting of the brow, one generally gets a mild improvement of any redundant, loose skin on the upper eyelids. A well performed brow lift gives a patient a natural, youthful brow position while avoiding the classic “puzzled” or quizzical” look associated with Brow Lifts that are overdone.