Brow Lift

Brow lift procedures are used to reposition the brow, which is often sagging as we age, resulting in a tired and unhappy appearance. With correction, the brows are lifted and the appearance of forehead wrinkles are reduced, resulting in smoother appearing forehead.


Who is a candidate for brow lift surgery?

Healthy patients who experience heavy appearing brows and deep forehead wrinkles.

What are the different types of brow lift surgery?

Typically, the older we get, the more our facial tissues begin to descend. The type of incision and technique used will depend on the amount of tissue that is needed to be removed and repositioned. Incisions are typically positioned near or behind the hair line to conceal the scars.


Expected Results

Patients should expect a lift of the eyebrows and a more awake, rested appearance, without looking unnatural. Deep creases in the forehead should relax, but may require additional filler to soften.


Brow Lift Procedure Details

The surgical procedure takes 1-2 hours. The location of the scar varies based on the needs of the patient, but are concealed in or along the hairline, using minimal incisions. Once the eyebrow is elevated, often the brow muscles are thinned to help decreased the heavy wrinkles between the eyebrows. Sutures are then placed to close the incision and the incisions are dressed with gauze. Some patients may require a small drain placed, which is removed shortly after surgery. After recovery, most patients are released to go home the same day.


Brow Lift Recovery

Swelling and bruising are the most common side effects. Patients typically require 1-2 weeks of limited activity before they can return to work, often requiring makeup application to cover bruising. Swelling will resolve after approximately 2 months. Postoperative recovery can vary among individuals.


Cost

The price varies depending on the patient, but on average is about $4000, including hospital, surgery, and anesthesia fees. A consultation with Dr. Carpin is required for your personalized quote.


Risks

Typical risks include swelling, bruising and pain, and numbness near the incisions. Additional risks will be discussed during your consultation.


FAQ

How long do the results typically last?
In the first few weeks after surgery the eyebrows may appear to be slightly over-elevated but they will relax into the natural position. Results should last many years.
Can I combine brow lift surgery with other surgery?
Brow lifts are often combined with eyelid surgery and face lift surgery, to give a complete restored and youthful facial appearance.
What are non-surgical alternatives to brow lift surgery?
Botox or Dysport are small injections that can improve the appearance of forehead wrinkles and help elevate the brow. The results appear in a week to ten days, and last around three to four months.
Will I have dressings/bandages after surgery?
You will need to apply antibiotic ointment to the incisions several times daily for about one week.
When will stiches be removed?
Typically, 7-10 days after surgery.
When can I wash my face and wear make-up?
Gentle cleansing and gently patting the skin dry, will begin on the first day after surgery. Make up application will usually be allowed between 10-14 days but will depend on the patient.
When can I resume normal activity and exercise?
Normal activity can usually begin around one week, as soon as your body feels ready. Strenuous activity can usually be resumed by 4 weeks after surgery.
When can I color my hair or get a haircut?
Patients should plan on getting a haircut and color before your scheduled procedure, and waiting about 4 weeks after surgery to allow complete healing.
What can I do to help with scaring?
Scars will continue to mature for up to one year and fade. About one week after surgery, once the incision heals, you can massage the scar and apply silicone scar gel. Sunscreen and protection from the sun is important, as the scar can permanently darken from sun exposure.

Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Carpin to discuss if you are a surgical candidate, and to review the risks, benefits, alternatives, and expected outcomes of the procedure.

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