When the eyebrows fall from their natural position, a hooded appearance around the eyebrows and eyelids can make you look significantly older, tired, and angry.
A brow lift, or forehead lift, can reduce horizontal forehead wrinkles, vertical creases between the eyebrows, and folds around the upper nose. A brow lift can also reposition the eyebrows to restore a youthful, more vibrant facial structure.
As we age, wrinkles and fine lines can form on our forehead, above the nose, and around the eyes. These physical features only worsen and become more noticeable with time. During brow lift surgery, underlying facial muscles and tissues are repositioned to eliminate deep wrinkles along the upper part of the face.
When the eyebrows begin to droop and sag, it can leave us with a permanently angry or tired look. Brow lift surgery reduces excess skin laxity around and above the eyes. When the excess skin is removed, your facial features will appear more rejuvenated and younger. Brow lift patients can enjoy smoother and tighter skin for years to come.
Facial features like your eyes and eyebrows help you communicate your feelings. When the eyebrows begin to sag and droop over our upper eyelids, you may be expressing unintentional anger. Brow lift surgery rejuvenates your facial features by restoring the eyebrows to their natural position. This will bring the attention back to your vibrant and lively eyes.
Brow lift surgery is an individualized procedure, and Dr. Hadeed will assess your expectations and needs to develop a customized surgical plan.
During your consultation, Dr. Hadeed will evaluate the severity and underlying cause of your facial aging issues. There are different techniques when it comes to performing brow lift surgery. Dr. Hadeed will decide the right method for you based on the amount of eyebrow drooping, the position of your hairline, and your individual goals.
With Dr. Hadeed’s guidance, you can customize your brow lift surgery.
There are three common techniques used for brow lift surgery:
In the traditional brow lift, the incision will run behind the hairline from ear to ear. Although this method allows for the most lift and removal of excess skin, it has lost its popularity because of its extent of scarring. In select cases, however, it remains a very effective method.
An endoscopic brow lift involves making several small incisions behind the hairline. With the use of a small camera, Dr. Hadeed is able to visualize the muscles of the forehead. He will then lift the forehead skin and remove excess fat and muscle responsible for wrinkles and sagging eyebrows. Since no skin is removed in this technique, it is more suited for patients who do not require the removal of excess skin.
In a limited incision lift (lateral brow lift), Dr. Hadeed uses small incisions concealed within the hairline along the temples. He will then lift the skin and remove any excess skin from along the lateral portions of the forehead. Since this technique only addresses the lateral areas of the brows and does not raise the middle or inner portions of the brow, it is best suited for improving the appearance of lateral eyelid droop and crow’s feet.
It is common to combine your brow lift surgery with other facial rejuvenation techniques.
Your recovery after brow lift surgery will depend on the techniques used and the facial rejuvenation procedures combined. Generally, most patients feel comfortable returning to daily activities after a few days. Dr. Hadeed may cover your incisions with small bandages and advise you to apply ointment. Most patients have moderate swelling and bruising after surgery, which typically resolves within one week. It is important not to disturb the area until the healing is fully complete.
It is likely to develop scars after brow lift surgery; however, these will be concealed in the natural hairline. All scars will fade over time.
The cost of brow lift surgery will depend on the techniques used, anesthesia fees, surgeon’s fees, facility fees, and added costs of any combination procedures. During your consultation, you will be provided with an accurate cost of your procedure.
General anesthesia is administered before the surgery to minimize pain felt during and after the surgery. If the pain persists, Dr. Hadeed can prescribe pain medication to ease any discomfort.
Typically, patients feel very little pain after brow lift surgery. It is common to feel minor discomfort and tightness near the incisions during the recovery.
Your results will become noticeable once the swelling and bruising subside. You can expect to look younger and more energized after brow lift surgery.
My experience with Dr. Hadeed exceeded my expectations! Not only am I incredibly happy and satisfied with my surgery results, I was very impressed by his warmth, expertise, and professionalism…
Ideal candidates for brow lift surgery:
The results from your brow lift surgery should be long lasting; however, this process does not stop the natural aging process.
You can prolong the results from your brow lift surgery by applying sunscreen to avoid sun damage and cleansing your face daily.
Possible risks associated with brow lift surgery include:
Most patients can return to work one week after surgery. As you may still feel fatigued, you should consider working fewer hours until you are fully recovered.
It can be challenging to decide which facial cosmetic surgery is right for you.
A brow lift improves the forehead and the eyebrows while an eyelid lift improves the eye region by removing excess skin and repositioning fat around the eyes.
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Before and After Photos - individual results may vary – Some images may be models