What Is a Brow Lift?
This procedure is also referred to as browplasty, or forehead lift. This facial procedure is a form of surgery with the goal of elevating a sagging brow, which in turn, can cause some vision problems. This procedure may also be performed in order to get rid of deep forehead lines along with the vertical lines that you normally find between the eyes. Click here to review before and after pictures.
What Is Involved in the Brow Lift Procedure?
Before the Brow Lift surgery, a general anesthetic is usually administered. The procedure is performed with an endoscope or a video device that helps the doctor make small incisions along the hairline. By using this approach, muscles and tissues can be more easily manipulated to elevate the brow or smooth the forehead. When the correction has been made by the surgeon, he will use either a skin adhesive, sutures that are removable or absorbable, clips or surgical tape.
What Happens After the Surgery?
After the procedure, tape or a dressing will be applied to reduce both swelling and bruising. A drain is used to collect any excess fluid or blood that may accumulate beneath the skin. The doctor will give you specific instructions on how to care for the site and what medicines to take.
How Long Does the Recovery Process Take?
The initial recovery takes about ten days, after which time the sutures, if they are removable, will be taken out. You can resume your normal routine at this time. Healing will take several weeks and the swelling will dissipate. Overall, the healing process takes about 5-6 months.
How Soon Can I See Results?
Phoenix and Scottsdale patients will gradually see results. After the bruising or swelling subsides, the forehead will look smoother, and the face will convey a more youthful appearance. Using sun protection is recommended to maintain the look.
To schedule a Brow Lift consultation, call our Phoenix and Scottsdale area office at (602) 957-6000