What is a Brow Lift?
Brow lift surgery (also called a forehead lift or browplasty) is a popular aesthetic procedure that helps create a higher brow appearance, which can give your upper face a more youthful aesthetic. Many times, a drooping brow can create a tired or angry appearance. This procedure surgically addresses a drooping brow to give you a more rejuvenated face by eliminating excess skin from the forehead while lifting the eyebrows. Oftentimes, injectable wrinkle treatments, like BOTOX, are used in combination with a forehead lift for enhanced results. Board-certified plastic surgeon and hand surgeon Dr. Omar Ahmed performs brow lifts on patients of all ages to create a younger look. Please contact Omar Ahmed, M.D. in Pasadena, CA to schedule a consultation and learn more.
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Ideal Candidates for Brow Lift
As you get older, skin elasticity decreases and causes several aspects of the face to begin to sag. This is particularly true in the upper face region and usually impacts both women and men. When looking in the mirror, do you look angry or tired, or see frown lines between the eyebrows, or are bothered by a drooping brow? Brow lift surgery at Omar Ahmed, M.D. may be the right cosmetic treatment for you.
Brow Lift Technique
Prior to the procedure, anesthesia is administered. This may be done through IV sedation or general anesthesia, depending on the extent of the procedure. The incision technique performed during a browplasty is determined on the degree of skin sag, if the forehead is addressed, and the position of the patient's hairline. There are many techniques to consider:
- Traditional Incision
Also called the open browplasty incision, this places the incision at the top of the head behind the hairline. The open incision not only masks scars, but it also allows a certain degree of controlled lifting during the procedure. This type of incision is good for those with both frown lines and a sagging brow. This is the better incision if you are concerned about a receding hairline.
- Trichophytic Incision
This incision is made directly against the patient's hairline. A trichophytic incision allows a more dramatic lift in the brow for men and women who have a strong hairline with little risk for recession.
- Lateral Brow Lift
Also called a temporal brow lift, this method places the incision inside the hairline slightly above the temples. It allows the outer areas of the brow to be raised and is best for sagging that is visible in the outer brow. A temporal brow lift also helps to address Crow’s feet.
- Endoscopic Forehead Lift
The endoscopic lift is a more modern method used in brow lift surgery. This method places several tiny incisions in the hairline and inserts the endoscope, which travels down to the area of the eyebrow to release its attached tools. Through the camera of the endoscope, the brow tissue is suspended with stitches to place the brow in a higher position.
What to Expect with a Brow Lift
Recovery following brow lift surgery varies in each patient with more discomfort and swelling reported with the open technique compared to the endoscopic or temporal methods. Overall, patients feel some bruising and swelling in the upper face near the eyebrows and possibly near the eyes. Dr. Ahmed recommends patients sleep with pillows propped under their head for the first several nights after their brow lift, as well as avoid any activities that may put stress on your face. The typical recovery time from this procedure is about 2 – 3 weeks. Many patients see results right away, resulting in a softer, rejuvenated upper facial appearance.
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Rejuvenate Your Appearance
Don't let your sagging brow make others think you're mad, sad, tired, or angry — schedule an appointment to get more information about a brow lift with Dr. Ahmed at Omar Ahmed, M.D. in Pasadena, CA. By lifting your sagging brow, he can help rejuvenate your entire appearance for natural-looking, refreshed results.