Brow Lift (Forehead Lift)
The brow lift is a simple procedure that accomplishes a lot of rejuvenation by diminishing fat and sagging skin from around the brows and forehead, enhancing your eyes and upper face. Led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John Menard, Menard Plastic Surgery provides excellence in facial surgery procedures such as the brow lift for residents in the Tuscaloosa area.
What Does a Brow Lift Include?
A brow lift, sometimes called a forehead lift, surgically tightens, tones, and refreshes the upper face in the region of the forehead and eyebrows. The brow lift nips away sagging skin as well as repositioning the brows to a more elevated position.
What Improvements Can a Brow Lift Achieve?
A brow lift accomplishes the following improvements that lead to a younger-looking appearance:
- Shifting the eyebrows to a higher position on the face, which rejuvenates the eye brow area
- Diminishing wrinkles, creases, and horizontal worry lines across the forehead
- Reducing vertical creases between the eyebrows
- Balancing eyebrows that are asymmetrical
Who Should Consider a Brow Lift?
A brow lift may be ideal for almost any healthy adult who wishes to raise the position of the brows and diminish creases in the forehead. A brow or forehead lift is especially indicated if you wish to treat the following conditions:
- Thick, drooping eyebrows that have a heavy appearance
- Creases or wrinkles that run horizontally across the forehead even when your face is relaxed
- Vertical worry lines or frown lines between the eyebrows
What is the Brow Lift Procedure Like?
There are two ways to perform the brow or forehead lift: the traditional method as well as a less invasive endoscopic method. Both methods are done under local anesthesia with sedation and use small incisions through which the skin of the forehead is lifted and excess skin is removed.
Can I Combine a Brow Lift with Other Procedures?
Yes. Many patients choose to combine a brow lift with other procedures, such as blepharoplasty to refresh the eyes, or a neck lift to rejuvenate the lower face, throat, and neck. Other treatments such as facial liposuction may also be used to provide enhanced sculpting and definition.
What Can I Expect After a Brow Lift?
As with any surgical procedure, it’s best to plan ahead and enlist someone to drive you home after surgery since you may still be groggy from the anesthesia. You will need help around the house for a few days so you can rest properly after the treatment. You will have to keep your head in an upright position for the first 48 hours, and you may feel swelling, numbness, and soreness, but these temporary symptoms will clear up naturally within a few weeks. It’s also possible you may lose hair around the incision area, but this happens only occasionally, and normal hair growth typically resumes within a few weeks.
If your eyebrows need a full makeover because your forehead is full of wrinkles and you have worry lines at the top of the bridge of your nose, contact Menard Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation for a brow lift. Led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John Menard, our office serves residents throughout the Tuscaloosa community.