Brow 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.
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.