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The perpetual dynamic force of gravity and aging cause the eyebrows and forehead to descend – and excess skin to be pushed into the upper eyelid. The brow appears heavy while the eyes look sad, tired and/or angry.

Also known as a “forehead lift,” a brow lift reduces the appearance of wrinkles and creases that develop in the forehead and brow area. This procedure rejuvenates the upper one-third of the face and is often performed in combination with a facelift or eyelid lift to achieve even better results.

Good Candidates for a Brow Lift

If you feel that the signs of aging on your forehead and upper face make you look sad, tired, angry, or older than your age, you are likely a good candidate for a brow lift. Ideally, you should not smoke or take any medications that may increase risks and complications, such as anti-inflammatory medications (aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen), which can increase your risk for bleeding. Smoking greatly affects healing. Candidates should also be in good overall health and have realistic expectations about their results.

Brow Lift Surgery Overview:

Like facelifts, not all brow lifts are alike. It is important that your surgeon understands your anatomy and realistic goals in order to create a treatment plan that is right for you. Dr. Davison is an expert in all surgeries of the head and neck, and he performs a variety of brow lift techniques to give you the results you desire.

Traditional Brow Lift

Dr. Davison makes incisions in inconspicuous areas behind the hairline or just in front of the hairline. Dr. Davison removes excess skin and raises the eyebrows to a more attractive position before closing the incisions with sutures. Dr. Davison is also able to shorten a long forehead by placing an incision in front of the hairline.

Endoscopic Brow Lift

Dr. Davison makes small incisions in the hairline and uses an endoscope or a lighted scope to lift the brow. Because these incisions are in the hairline, they are virtually undetectable.

Biplane Brow Lift

This technique combines the advantages of both the traditional and endoscopic brow lift techniques to achieve maximum results.

Benefits Of a Browlift:

  • Smoothes forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet
  • Diminishes creases between eyebrows
  • Eliminates hooding in the eyelids
  • Restores a more alert and youthful facial appearance

Your Consultation With Dr. Davison:

The initial consultation with your surgeon is critical! It should always be face-to-face with your surgeon, during which time he or she will listen closely to your concerns. Dr. Davison believes this time spent with you is critical for both you and him. It is during your consultation that Dr. Davison comes fully to understand your concerns and evaluate them correctly. He is then able to make his recommendations and develop a surgical treatment plan that is right for you. Dr. Davison invests the time to sit down and talk to you face-to-face, which is critical for helping you achieve the best possible results.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where will my brow lift surgery be performed?

Dr. Davison performs brow lift surgery on an outpatient basis in a fully licensed and accredited facility with the most advanced technology available today.

What type of anesthesia is used?

Brow lift surgery is commonly performed with local anesthesia combined with intravenous sedation or general anesthesia, depending on the patient’s health conditions and preferences.

How long will surgery take?

Brow lift surgery typically takes two hours to perform. The time varies from patient to patient, depending upon the amount of correction needed and the technique(s) used.

Is a brow lift painful?

Although some discomfort can be expected for a few days after surgery, prescribed medication will alleviate any discomfort you may feel.

When are the sutures removed?

Sutures are usually removed within one to two weeks after surgery.

What is recovery like?

Although there is some downtime associated with brow lift surgery, most patients return to work about a week after surgery. Your face will be bandaged, and cold compresses will aid in healing. It is best that you sleep with your head elevated to reduce swelling and bruising. You will need to refrain from strenuous activities for a few weeks until healing is complete.

Will there be noticeable scars?

Dr. Davison expertly makes the incisions in as inconspicuous locations as possible, such as the hairline of the scalp to make them well hidden and virtually unnoticeable.

Will insurance pay for my brow lift surgery?

In most instances, insurance will not cover your brow lift procedure. During your consultation, Dr. Davison will present you with your options for paying for your surgery.

Schedule Your Consultation With Dr. Davison

The initial consultation with your surgeon is critical! It should always be face to face with your surgeon during which time he/she listens closely to your concerns. Dr. Davison believes this time spent with you is critical to both you and to him. It is during the consultation that he comes to fully understand your concerns, evaluates them correctly and is then able to make the recommendations and develop the treatment plan thats right for you. Dr. Davison invests the time to sit down and talk to you face-to-face.

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