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