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Brow Lift / Forehead Lift Plastic Surgery Procedure Steps

Brow Lift / Forehead Lift Plastic Surgery Procedure Steps

Brow Lift / Forehead Lift Plastic Surgery Procedure Steps | GlendaleBrow lift or forehead lift cosmetic surgery procedure is now mostly performed using less invasive short incision and endoscopic techniques. The incisions are usually made in the hair-bearing scalp, but may also be made in the forehead in some cases. Open brow lift or long incision brow lift may be necessary if significant correction of the tissue and muscle is involved.

During the pre-op consultation, the surgeon will explain the various steps involved in the brow lift procedure. This will help the patient become more familiar and feel more confident about the surgery. Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian provides brow lift to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and other cities in the Southern California region.  

 

Open Brow Lift

The step will involve administering of local anesthesia and oral sedation so that the patient remains comfortable throughout the surgery. As a second step, the surgeon will create a long incision across the forehead, either in a crease of the forehead or around the hairline to keep the subsequent scarring very discreet.

Through the incision, the surgeon will remove excess fat and tighten the sagging muscles. Any excess skin will then be removed, and the remaining skin will be pulled taut. Stitches will be used to place the brow in the new, youthful position.

 

Endoscopic Brow Lift

Following local anesthesia, the surgeon will create small incisions in the scalp, through which an endoscope with one end attached to a video camera will be inserted. The tiny camera will enable the surgeon to view the internal structures of the forehead to perform skin tightening. Unlike open brow lift, the incisions in this case are very small, involving minimal discomfort and downtime.

 

Limited Incision Brow Lift

This is a hybrid technique that combines elements of both open and endoscopic procedures. Small incisions will be placed to raise the outer part of the eyebrows without involving an endoscope. The resulting scars will be hidden in the temporal hairline. Although this procedure will not correct the center area of the brow, it can minimize fine lines and wrinkles at the corner of the eyes, which are commonly called crow’s feet.

Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and nearby areas. The type of brow lift procedure a patient undergoes will depend on their specific facial anatomy and cosmetic goals.

 

Combined Procedures

The steps involved in the brow lift or forehead lift procedure will be slightly adjusted if the procedure is performed in conjunction with another surgery. In many cases, sagging eyebrows will occur along with droopy upper lids and excess eyelid skin. Therefore, to achieve natural looking results, all three conditions should be addressed.

A comprehensive surgical procedure will be determined in a customized manner considering the patient’s personal hair style preferences, natural hairline and their unique aesthetic needs. The surgeon will make a procedure plan that leads to minimal scarring and best aesthetic outcomes, which are long lasting as well as natural looking.

For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.

Brow Lift / Forehead Lift Plastic Surgery Recovery

Brow Lift / Forehead Lift Plastic Surgery Recovery | GlendaleBrow lift or forehead lift cosmetic surgery procedure will involve a few days of recovery period. The surgeon will discuss during the pre-op consultation about the estimated downtime involved, and also provide detailed instructions for post-surgical incision care and other precautions.

The patient should be aware of the normal, temporary symptoms during recovery as well as any potential signs of complications. They should carefully adhere to the surgeon’s instructions for a safe and quick recovery. Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian provides brow lift to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and other cities across the horizon.

 

Early Recovery Phase

Ice packs may be used around the eyes in the first two days after brow lift cosmetic surgery to mitigate the swelling. The patient should preferably sleep with the head in an elevated position for at least one week. Pain is not a significant concern following a brow lift surgery, but some tightness in the forehead and brow areas can be experienced. Pain medications may be prescribed by the surgeon for the first few days.

Drains are typically not necessary during brow lift recovery. Maximum swelling will occur in about two to three days following the procedure, and will begin subsiding from the second week. Bruising will usually occur minimally in the brow, but a little more in the surrounding areas. It will take about two to three weeks for the bruising to resolve completely.

Bathing and showering can be done the next day after the surgery. But steam baths, hot water tubs, and hair dryers should be avoided so that no damage is caused to the skin or hair in the treated areas. Due to numbness in the areas, the patient may not feel the heat, so it is safer to avoid hot water.

Sutures will usually be removed a week after brow lift or forehead lift surgery. Mild activities can be performed in the first week, but vigorous activities or heavy lifting should be avoided for two to three weeks. Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and nearby areas for brow lift surgery.

Results

The final results of brow lift or forehead lift surgery will be gradually established over a period of several months. In most cases, the scalp and hairline incisions would have fully healed in about six months, and a more youthful appearance would be established.

Although aging effects will continue to develop with the passage of time, but some parts of the treated areas, particularly the frown line area and the wrinkles in the brow may never become as severe again and will only mildly return over the years.

 

Recovery Instructions

For a safe and speedy recovery, the patient should be prepared to follow the surgeon’s recovery instructions. They should continue to wear the bandages for about two days after the surgery, and preserve the incision areas against dust until the healing improves. They should apply the prescribed ointment or gel to the incision areas to help minimize scarring.

For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.

Brow Lift / Forehead Lift Plastic Surgery Candidates

Brow Lift / Forehead Lift Plastic Surgery Candidates | GlendaleA brow lift or forehead lift is an upper face cosmetic surgery procedure to tighten loose skin on the forehead and between the brows to create a more youthful facial look. The procedure can be performed using incisions of varying lengths in different locations, depending on the patient’s unique needs.

The operating surgeon will carefully determine a patient’s candidacy before recommending them for this procedure. Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian provides brow lift and forehead lift procedures to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills CA, and surrounding locations.

 

When to Consider a Forehead Lift

Patients may consider a brow lift or forehead lift cosmetic surgery procedure if they are bothered by the appearance of one or more conditions:

  • Drooping or low position of the eyebrow is causing a tired, grumpy, or sad look on the face
  • Deep horizontal lines and creases on the forehead are making the face appear older
  • The area between the brows or the area across the top of the nose is marked by deep frown lines or furrows
  • Loose skin or fatty tissue is hanging over the eyes, and may cause partial vision obstruction

Many people also consider brow lift as an additional procedure with facelift surgery in order to achieve more natural looking and harmonious results.

 

Suitable Candidates

Individuals who seek brow lift or forehead lift for one or more of the following reasons usually make good candidates for this surgery:

  • The outer part of the brow is sagging, leading to a sad facial expression
  • The central part of the brow tends to hang down, resulting in an angry look
  • Fine lines are visible between the eyes
  • The patient is unable to apply makeup on the upper lids because the surface area is obstructed due to drooping tissue
  • On gently raising the skin above the eyebrow into a pleasing position, if the excess skin in the upper lid is largely gone, then a brow lift may be the right choice

The surgeon will determine whether a brow lift or a combination of brow lift, eyelid lift or another procedure may be the best treatment option to meet the candidate’s specific goals.

Other Attributes of Candidates

Most patients seeking forehead lift or brow surgery will be above the age of 40, whose eyelids and brow lift have conspicuously begun to sag, and creases or wrinkles are beginning to show along the forehead. In a few cases, an individual in the age group of 20 to 40 may choose brow lift if they have a family history of this problem.

A good candidate should be in reasonably good health to sustain the surgery and should have a clear understanding of what it can or cannot accomplish. They should have a commitment to follow the surgeon’s instructions regarding refraining from smoking and avoiding certain medications for a specified time period.

Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills CA, and other area in this part of the state for brow lift surgery.

For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.

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