Forehead and Brow Lift

Do you look overly tired, or angry?

brow-lift-before-after-Exclusively-FacesWhen you look in the mirror, is the reflection tired? Angry? Perplexed? Over time, your brow can begin to droop, becoming heavy, altering the way you look and feel. Eyebrow position is a key factor in facial rejuvenation.

A brow lift diminishes the creases and horizontal lines along the forehead and at the top of the bridge, between the eyes and the lines between the eyebrows, often called frown lines. The brow is raised to a more youthful, alert position.

What Can I Expect?

Thanks to new technology, this surgery can be performed on the forehead without making large incisions across the top of the head. With the use of endoscopes, five small incisions can be used to elevate the brow. This decreases the amount of bleeding during the procedure as well as the amount of scalp numbness.

Surgical risks are minimal, but do include bleeding, infection, scarring, hair loss at the incision sites, complications with eyebrow movement or the loss of sensation around the incision site, and very rarely nerve injury.

Guidelines for After Surgery

You will have staples in the incisions that will need to be removed in about a week. You will have implants to hold everything in place; these will absorb over time.

There will be swelling and bruising that can also affect other parts of your face, including your cheeks and eyes. The swelling should be gone in about a week. For at least two days following surgery you should keep your head elevated to alleviate the swelling, and you can gently apply ice packs to the affected region.

Patients may experience numbness or tingling, which will subside over time. Most patients can return to work within 10 days depending on their personal rate of recovery. Patients should avoid heavy lifting, vigorous exercise or other strenuous activity for the first few weeks after surgery. Antibiotic and pain prescriptions will be provided.

Is This Right for Me?

Every person is different. The best way to find out if this procedure is right for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Karen.

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