Your face portrays the first visible signs of aging, and your brow and upper face are a representation of your overall well-being. When the graceful arch of your eyebrows becomes flat and heavy, it is time to research the options available. One way to address your cosmetic concerns is with a Brow Lift. Also known as a Forehead Lift or Browplasty, brow lift surgery will create a fresher, more youthful look to your forehead and upper eye area.
A brow lift is a common cosmetic surgery for the face. By tightening your skin, this procedure minimizes forehead wrinkles and drooping eyebrows. The procedure also helps remove the deep vertical furrows between your eyebrows. It elevates an eyebrow that may obstruct vision and remove the deep worry lines that run across your forehead. People considering a brow lift feel that their facial features do not reflect their youthful spirit. This procedure is a way to rejuvenate your appearance.
Is a Brow Lift Right for Me?
We know how important it is for you to feel good about yourself and how you look. Whether you want a subtle or noticeable change, Dr. Brent is here to help you rebuild your self-confidence.
If you have any one or combination of the conditions listed below you are a right candidate for a Brow Lift:
- Sagging eyebrows
- The low position of your eyebrow giving you a tired or sad appearance
- Deep horizontal creases across your forehead
- Frown lines between your eyebrows
- Furrows across the top of your nose
Your Personalized Brow Lift Procedure
A brow lift is a very versatile procedure. Before your procedure, Dr. Brent will explain the technique that he feels will give you the best and safest outcome. During your consultation with Dr. Brent, he will assess your:
- Facial bone structure
- Underlying skin structure
- Brow position
- Eye aesthetics
- Skin thickness
He will use this information to formulate a surgical plan designed especially for you. Every step of the way, you are central to the process.
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Various Brow Lift Techniques
Brow lift techniques continue to evolve, and Dr. Brent always uses the latest and most effective methods. His skill ensures that your results look natural while meeting your aesthetic goals.
Coronal Brow Lift
This is the traditional tried-and-true method for a forehead lift. The coronal lift is an ear-to-ear incision that modifies the muscles of the forehead to reflect less age. Dr. Brent also elevates the brows to a youthful position.
Minimally-Invasive Brow Lift
The minimally invasive brow lift is designed to reduce the intensity of your central brow, particularly your “frown lines” by using Botox. It also helps with horizontal wrinkles. Using Botox injections does have limitations though, and cannot elevate tissues the way a brow lift can. You will still see significant improvement, but the results are also temporary. This is an excellent option for patients who do not want to commit to surgery yet.
Endoscopic Brow Lift
Another Brow Lift technique uses an endoscope, a long, thin tube with a light on the end, attached to a video camera. Dr. Brent creates small incisions hidden behind your hairline and inserts the endoscope. By doing so, he sees and works on the various internal structures of your forehead. The repositioned tissue smooths out wrinkles, and your trimmed forehead muscles causes them to contract less. This technique can be combined with a facelift or eyelid surgery for a complete rejuvenation.
Forehead Lift Process
The four steps during a Forehead Lift procedure are:
- The patient receives anesthesia. Forehead lift surgery uses IV sedation or general anesthesia.
- Dr. Brent will make an incision, depending on where your hairline is to avoid visible scarring. Dr. Brent creates a shorter incision in your scalp if he chooses an Endoscopic Brow Lift. Dr.Brent will then insert a small scope into the incisions to view the tissues and muscles from a screen. He will also use different devices inserted in another incision to make the necessary alterations.
- Dr. Brent repositions and secures your tissue and skin. In the Endoscopic Brow Lift procedure, small anchors secure the altered offending tissue. The anchors are tiny but mighty, and they will keep your tissue under control for years.
- Using a multi-layer suturing technique, Dr. Brent closes the incisions. If needed, he will place drains before bandaging your wounds.
Brow Lift Recovery and Downtime
Your relationship with Dr. Brent does not end when you leave the operating room.
After surgery, you may experience some swelling and bruising.
- Cold packs and head elevation can help.
- Most swelling occurs in the first 24 to 48 hours, and most bruising resolves within two weeks. Y
Some discomfort is also typical for a few days but can be managed with medication.
Before going home, you will receive specific instructions for caring for your dressings and incisions. You will also receive medication. It is essential to follow all directions.
Follow-Ups with Dr. Brent
You will return to Dr. Brent’s office for follow-ups so he can evaluate your progress. During the removal of dressings and drains, puffiness and discoloration may appear in sections of your face, but concealing makeup is usually permitted after the first week. During this time, you can ask any additional questions about your results.
When Will I See Results from Forehead Lift?
After recovery, you will start to see results immediately. Once the swelling has subsided, you will notice a more rejuvenated appearance with each passing day. However, it will take some time to see your final results. That is why it is essential to follow all your recovery instructions.
The better you heal, the fresher and more youthful your final results will be.
Brow Lift in Beverly Hills and Santa Barbara
Dr. Brent Moelleken is a double board-certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills. He is one of the most highly skilled surgeons in the country and has received his training at Harvard, Yale, and UCLA. Due to his commitment to patient outcomes, he has been selected as one of Vogue Magazine’s “Top 10 Plastic Surgeons in America.” Contact Dr. Brent today for a consultation.
If you have been struggling with a sagging brow, Dr. Brent can turn back the hands of time with a brow lift. Take the first step toward a renewed appearance and schedule a consultation today! You will meet one-on-one with Dr. Brent to discuss your unique goals. According to your needs, he will put together a personalized treatment plan that matches your aesthetic expectations perfectly.