About Brow Lift Surgery
A surgical brow lift (also called a browplasty or forehead lift) is a popular aesthetic procedure that helps create a lifted brow appearance, which offers a refreshed look to the top section of the face. A drooping brow can create a tired or angry appearance. A brow lift surgically corrects a sagging brow to give you a rejuvenated face by removing excess skin while lifting the eyebrows. Dr. Jaimie DeRosa, the founder of DeRosa Clinic Plastic Surgery in Palm Beach, FL, has performed browplasty on both women and men to create a younger look. For ideal results, we frequently perform injectable wrinkle treatments, like BOTOX, in conjunction with brow lift surgery at DeRosa Clinic Plastic Surgery. This helps patients achieve a softer and smoother look.
Also known as hairline-lowering surgery, forehead reduction is an aesthetic surgery (much like a brow lift) that minimizes the size of the forehead. The surgery can be used to address a receding hairline or reduce the look of an oversized forehead. If you are concerned about the size of your forehead or receding hairline, ask one Dr. Jaimie DeRosa, double board certified facial plastic surgeon about forehead reduction during your consultation.
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Is Brow Lift Surgery For You?
When you get older, skin laxity reduces and causes several areas of the face to sag. This is particularly true in the upper face and usually impacts both men and women. When looking in a mirror, do you appear tired or angry, or see frown lines in between the eyebrows, or are you bothered by a sagging brow? A brow lift at DeRosa Clinic Plastic Surgery can be an ideal procedure for your aesthetic goals.
Brow Lift Surgical Technique
Before the procedure, patients will receive anesthesia. This may be done through general anesthesia or IV sedation (twilight sleep), depending on the complexity of the surgery. The incision technique used during a browplasty is chosen, depending on the severity of skin sag, if the forehead is addressed, and the appearance of the hairline. Some of the different approaches to consider:
- Traditional Incision
Also known as the open lift incision, this puts the incision behind the hairline at the top of the head. The open incision not only hides scarring, but it also provides a certain degree of controlled lifting during the procedure. The open incision works well for those with both frown lines and a sagging brow. The traditional brow lift is the ideal incision if you are at risk for having a receding hairline.
- Trichophytic Incision
The trichophytic incision is made directly against the patient's hairline. A trichophytic incision allows more dramatic lifting of the brow for men and women who have a low risk for hairline recession.
- Lateral Brow Lift
Also known as a temporal browplasty, this technique starts the incision within the hairline just over the temples. It allows the outer parts of the brow to be treated and works well for sagging that is present in the outer brows. It also helps to correct Crow’s feet.
- Endoscopic Forehead Lift
The endoscopic lift is a more modern technique used in browplasty surgery. This method makes multiple small incisions in the hairline and inserts a tool known as an endoscope, which is pushed to the eyebrow to release its attached tools. Through the endoscope's camera, the brow tissue is repositioned with stitches to lift the brow in its higher position.
What to Expect
The recovery period following a brow lift varies. Usually, patients experience the most discomfort and swelling when we use the open method compared to the temporal or endoscopic methods. In general, you will experience slight swelling and bruising in the upper face, near the brows, and possibly near the eyes. Cold compresses may help to diminish the inflammation. We recommend patients sleep with pillows propped under their heads for 3 – 4 nights following their surgery. It is critical to avoid any movement or activities that can place pressure on the face. The average recovery time from this procedure is about 2 – 3 weeks. Patients usually observe results immediately, resulting in a rejuvenated appearance that seems softer, more alert, and with a noticeable improvement in fine lines and sagging in the upper face.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a brow lift cost?
It is more important to concentrate on finding an experienced surgeon, like Dr. DeRosa, who can give you the results you want rather than choosing the lowest price. The cost of brow lift surgery will vary based on the technique chosen, anesthesia, facility fees, and more. When your treatment plan is developed during the consultation, we will discuss your cost estimates. We can also go over payment methods and how to apply for low-interest medical financing to make your surgery more affordable.
Do I need a brow lift or facelift?
Whether you should get a facelift or brow lift will depend on where you have sagging skin, as well as your goals. You should openly discuss your wants with us so we can help you choose which treatment is best. Some patients come in wanting a facelift may find they only need a brow lift and vice versa. With our experience, we will confidently help you decide on your treatment plan to give you the results you want.
What about nonsurgical treatments?
There are many nonsurgical options, including laser skin tightening and injectables (like Juvéderm and BOTOX), that can provide mild improvements. However, a surgical brow lift is better for longer-lasting results and significant improvements. In your consultation, Dr. DeRosa can go over both your surgical and nonsurgical choices to help you decide which is best for you.
What technique should I choose?
We will go over brow lift surgery techniques during your consultation so you know the advantages. We will then help you choose the best technique for your needs and goals. Some of the factors that might influence your choice are your hairline (factoring in both your current hairline and your risk of future recession), the amount of loose skin, and the recovery time.
Will my results look natural?
If you have a skilled facial plastic surgeon, your brow lift results will appear natural. She will create your treatment plan with the right technique for your needs and goals to help you look refreshed and younger, instead of frozen or tight. When performing your brow lift, we will focus on removing loose skin. The remaining skin and tissue are gently smoothed so we don't lift your eyebrows too high or limit your facial expressions.
Plan Your Procedure
Get Rid of Forehead Wrinkles
Do not let your sagging brow make others wonder if you're mad, sad, tired, or angry. Schedule an appointment to learn more about brow lift surgery with one of our excellent doctors at DeRosa Clinic Plastic Surgery in Palm Beach, FL. By lifting your sagging brow, you can improve your entire appearance and seem younger and more refreshed. We strive for results that look natural. Your browplasty will have your friends and family saying you look younger rather than thinking you had surgery.
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