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.
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.
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 and Dr. Pinell are experts in various surgeries of the head and neck, and they perform several brow lift techniques to give you the results you desire.
Dr. Davison and Dr. Pinell make incisions in inconspicuous areas behind the hairline or just in front of the hairline. Excess skin is removed and the eyebrows are raised to a more attractive position before the incisions are closed with sutures. Your surgeon can also shorten a long forehead by placing an incision in front of the hairline.
Small incisions are created 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.
This technique combines the advantages of both the traditional and endoscopic brow lift techniques to achieve maximum results.
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 and Dr. Pinell believe this time spent with you is vital. It is during your consultation that they come to fully understand your concerns and evaluate them correctly. They are then able to make their recommendations and develop a surgical treatment plan that is right for you. Dr. Davison and Dr. Pinell invest the time to sit down and talk to you face-to-face, which is essential for helping you achieve the best possible results.
Dr. Davison and Dr. Pinell perform brow lift surgery on an outpatient basis in a fully licensed and accredited facility with the most advanced technology available today.
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.
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.
Although some discomfort can be expected for a few days after surgery, prescribed medication will alleviate any discomfort you may feel.
Sutures are usually removed within one to two weeks after surgery.
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.
Our surgeons expertly make the incisions in as inconspicuous locations as possible, such as the hairline of the scalp to make them well hidden and virtually unnoticeable.
In most instances, insurance will not cover your brow lift procedure. During your consultation, your surgeon will present you with your options for paying for your surgery.
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 and Dr. Pinell believe this time spent with you is critical to both you and him/her. It is during the consultation that your surgeon comes to fully understand your concerns, evaluates them correctly, and is then able to make the recommendations and develop the treatment plan that is right for you. Dr. Davison and Dr. Pinell invest the time to sit down and talk to you face to face.