Your eyes are instrumental when it comes to revealing your age. Unfortunately, when skin elasticity decreases in the upper face, unwanted lines and wrinkles form on the forehead and eyebrows start to sag, putting extra pressure on the eyelids and hindering the youthful appearance that you desire. Brow lift surgery repositions sagging eyebrows, eliminates frown lines between the brows, and reduces forehead creases to create a more alert and awake appearance.
What Can a Brow Lift Achieve?
Reductionof Forehead Wrinkles
Years of repeated facial expressions leave their mark in the way of creases along the forehead and wrinkles between the brows. Brow lift surgery removes excess tissues and adjusts muscles to tighten the skin and reveal a smoother and more youthful appearance. This procedure can smooth the presence of deep wrinkles and creases that non-surgical treatments cannot.
Sagging eyebrows contribute to the appearance of hooded and heavy eyelids. This can not only impede your range of vision but may also result in an angry, sad, or tired appearance. Brow lift surgery repositions the brows and tightens the forehead muscles to relieve pressure on the eyelids. This results in a more rejuvenated and alert expression.
Even though the development of wrinkles and tissue laxity are expected with aging, they are still enough to make many men and women lose confidence in social and professional settings. Brow lift surgery addresses wrinkles and skin laxity in the upper region of the face so that self-esteem and confidence can be restored.
Your Brow Lift Procedure
The consultation is an essential part of your brow lift journey. Every patient has a different facial structure and presents unique aging concerns. Since your needs are specific to you, your consultation with Dr. Batra will allow him to develop a surgical plan that is tailored to your situation. During this meeting, he will review your medical history and the condition of your forehead to see if you are a candidate for brow lift surgery.
Brow lift surgery is performed with the aid of an endoscope. A series of incisions is made on the scalp in the hairline through which the tissues are tightened. A fiber-optic endoscope camera is inserted into one of the incisions, and the specialized endoscopic instruments are inserted into another. The camera allows Dr. Batra to see the tissues of the forehead without having to make longer incisions that would result in more post-operative scarring. This technique allows for the correction of mild to moderate signs of facial aging without requiring extensive scarring or recovery time.
Brow lift surgery targets aging on the upper third of the face. As many patients also experience noticeable aging in other regions, additional procedures may be performed to complement a brow lift.
- Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) is performed to lift drooping upper eyelids, reduce puffy bags beneath the eyes, and minimize the appearance of crow’s feet.
- Facelift surgery addresses skin laxity and displaced fat deposits on the middle and lower regions of the face, jawline, and neck.
Easing Your Concerns
RecoveryThe recovery period of an endoscopic brow lift will depend on the extent of your procedure; however, it is typically easily managed. Your forehead will be wrapped in a dressing that will protect the incisions and help reduce bruising and swelling. Your head should remain elevated at all times during your initial recovery period, even when you sleep. Most individuals return to work within one week, and all other activities can be resumed after four weeks. While most of the swelling should subside within the first week, it may take up to two months for your final results to show.
PainBrow lift surgery is performed under anesthesia to ensure a painless procedure. Bruising, swelling, and a feeling of tightness are typical. Dr. Batra can prescribe oral pain medication if you desire; however, over-the-counter pain medications and cold compresses may be sufficient enough to control any discomfort.
ScarsThe amount of post-operative scarring is significantly reduced when the endoscopic method is used for brow lift surgery. The small incisions are hidden within the hairline and typically do not show. Any resulting scars will fade with time.
CostThe cost of your brow lift will depend on the extent of correction needed and whether or not any additional treatments were combined. You will be provided with a quote during your consultation that will include estimates for anesthesia fees, facility fees, surgical fees, and fees for all pre- and post-treatment pain medication and wrappings.
Brow Lift Results
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Frequently Asked Questions
- You struggle with visible signs of aging on the upper face
- Your eyebrows have fallen and become displaced
- You have frown lines and deep forehead creases
- Adverse reactions to anesthesia
- Changes in scalp sensation
- Fluid accumulation
- Skin discoloration