About Brow Lift Surgery
With age comes deep lines and wrinkles that unfortunately become embedded in the facial skin, specifically the forehead, which is used for making facial expressions. Over time, deep wrinkles, lines, and furrows develop in the forehead that make you look tired, angry, and older than you are. If this is something that is detracting from your appearance and making you feel self-conscious, then our team of surgeons at The Face & Body Center can help you address these signs of aging by performing a brow lift surgery. A brow lift can elevate and smooth out the drooping or wrinkled skin in your forehead for a more youthful, alert, and refreshed appearance. We encourage you to call our Flowood, MS office to schedule a consultation to see if you're a good candidate for a brow lift.
The best candidates for brow lift surgery:
- Have excess skin that creates folds and creases
- Have droopy eyelids and eyebrows
- Have dynamic wrinkles on their brow
- Want a long-lasting solution
- Do not need a full facelift
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What To Expect
Most brow lift surgeries are performed with the patient under general anesthesia as an outpatient surgery at an accredited hospital or surgical center. Small incisions are placed in low visibility areas, such as behind the hairline or in the eyebrows. The most common brow lift techniques are the open brow lift, limited incision brow lift, and endoscopic brow lift, which will be chosen based on your goals and your individual features. The surgeon will remove any excess skin once the incisions are made, then smooth and reposition the muscles and soft tissue to reduce wrinkles and lines while elevating the eyebrows to an appropriate level.
Brow lift surgery usually takes about two hours and is performed as an outpatient procedure. Most patients take 1 – 3 weeks to recover after a brow lift, but they are generally able to drive and return to work in two weeks. For the first few days after surgery, you should expect some temporary bruising, discomfort, tightness, and numbness. Your surgeon will talk to you about what you need to do during your recovery and provide tips for an easier recovery. You will need to return for a follow-up appointment in one week to have your sutures removed and to check your healing progress. While visible improvements can be seen right away, the final results of the brow lift are usually seen about 4 – 6 months after the surgery.
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Awake, Alert, Ageless
Many patients fear that a brow lift will leave them looking permanently surprised, unnaturally wide eyed, or like they obviously had plastic surgery. A plastic surgeon with experience in brow lift surgery will focus on creating a younger, natural-looking appearance that refreshes the face. You and your surgeon can decide how dramatic or how subtle you want the results to be. After brow lift surgery, patients will look more awake, more alert, and more like the age they feel.