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Brow Lift Surgery

blue eyesBrow lift is a relatively less invasive cosmetic surgery, but it is a sensitive procedure because it involves the area around the eyes. The patient should satisfy themselves completely during the initial consultation before they decide to go ahead with brow lift. They should ask questions about the surgeon’s credentials as well as the procedure in order to make a well-informed choice.

The surgeon will make every effort to clarify the doubts and concerns of the patient, and answer all their questions in an accurate and detailed manner. Informed patients are usually more confident about the procedure and achieve more satisfactory results.

Experienced facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian provides brow lift to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills CA, and surrounding communities.

Key Questions to Ask

The candidate for brow lift cosmetic surgery may ask the following questions during the pre-operative consultation:

Do you have specific qualifications and training in facial plastic surgery procedures?

While it is essential to choose a well-qualified and experienced plastic surgeon, it is more important for the patient to know whether the surgeon has specialized training and qualifications in facial procedures. If the surgeon is trained and head and neck surgery, they would have an in-depth understanding of the facial anatomy and would be in a position to create more natural looking and aesthetically pleasing results.

Are you a board certified surgeon?

The surgeon should ideally have a board certification in otolaryngology or head and neck surgery. Board certified surgeons typically invest in the highest quality standards and best practices, adopt cutting edge surgical techniques and technology, pursue continuing education, deliver lectures and attend conferences in the area of facial surgery, and follow the latest safety protocols. These commitments enable them to deliver safe and desirable outcomes to every patient.

Am I a good candidate for brow lift surgery?

A dedicated surgeon will carefully determine the patient’s candidacy, and give them clear recommendations about the best treatment approach to meet their anatomical and personal cosmetic goals.

Some patients may need a combination of brow lift and eyelid lift, while some may require only Botox to meet their temporary aesthetic needs. In each case, the surgeon can provide the best guidance to the patient to meet their unique needs.

Where would you perform brow lift surgery in my case?

The surgeon will inform whether brow lift may be performed using general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. The surgery can be performed at a hospital, an accredited surgery center, or a private surgical suite. The surgeon will discuss the pros and cons of each option and help the patient make the best decisions.

The patient should also frankly ask questions about the costs involved in the brow lift surgery, and the financing options that may be available. They should request for brow lift before and after photos as well as testimonials of past patients. Accomplished facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills CA, and other cities and communities in this part of Southern California 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.

Brow Lift / Forehead Lift 

cosmetic surgery 30A brow lift or forehead lift is an upper face cosmetic surgery procedure to reduce the wrinkles and creases between the eyebrows and on the forehead. At the time of pre-operative consultation, the surgeon will discuss various aspects of the procedure, including its estimated costs.

The surgeon’s first concern should be to ensure that the patient has all relevant information about brow lift or forehead lift, and is in a position to make a well-considered decision. Hard working and proven facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian provides brow lift surgery to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and surrounding locations.

Factors Impacting the Cost

The cost of a brow lift procedure will vary from one surgeon to another, from one geographical location to another, and even from one patient to another in some cases. Several factors will go into determining the actual cost of brow lift plastic surgery.

Practice Location

Location of the practice plays an important role in determining how much the brow lift procedure will cost. Practices located in major cities along the coasts or other leading urban centers will usually have higher costs because the general cost of living is higher in such locations. On the other hand, a practice located in a smaller town in an interior location is likely to offer the same brow lift for a relatively lower price.

Brow lift, like any facial surgery, should ideally be performed by a surgeon with specific training and expertise in the field of facial procedures. The surgeon may charge a fee according to their skill, qualifications and recognition in the area of facial surgeries. According to the ASPS, patients should choose a surgeon with the right qualifications, and aspects such as the surgeon’s fee should only be secondary considerations in such a decision.

Operating Venue

Brow lift surgery may be performed at a hospital, an accredited surgery center or a private surgical suite. The choice of operating venue will depend on the surgeon’s recommendation as well as the patient’s personal preference. The costs at a hospital will be higher, while a private surgical suite may be the most affordable. However, accredited surgical centers are popular today because they offer affordability as well as high quality surgical environment.

Extent of Surgery

Some cases of brow lift may be more complicated than others, and may require a longer time to correct the upper face appearance. In some other cases, the patient may want to have additional procedures such as eyelid lift or facelift.

The overall dollar amount will vary in each case, depending on the specific requirements of the case. Accomplished cosmetic surgeon Dr. Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and nearby areas for brow lift or forehead lift surgery.

Financing

A brow lift is usually performed as an elective procedure, which means the patient will have to pay for it out of pocket. Professional medical care financing companies offer loans that are specially designed for cosmetic surgical and non-surgical elective procedures.

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 

shutterstock_115152049-copyA brow lift or forehead lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure to reverse the effects of aging and restore younger looking contour to the forehead skin, eyebrows, and upper eyelids. A sagging brow can create a poor facial expression or even inhibit the vision in a few cases. The surgeon will recommend the appropriate brow lift technique to correct the condition.

Dr. Eric Yavrouian is an experienced facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon providing a wide range of cosmetic procedures, including brow lift surgery. Dr. Yavrouian provides these procedures to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and surrounding locations.

Benefits

Depending on the extent of sagging skin and the patient’s personal cosmetic needs, the surgeon will choose a suitable brow lift technique. It will involve incisions of different lengths in different locations, and may sometimes involve an endoscope. Brow lift is a time-tested cosmetic surgery procedure to rejuvenate the upper third of the face. Key benefits include:

  • Repositioning of a sagging or low brow that hangs over the upper lid
  • Raising the brow to a more youthful and alert level
  • Providing the expression of a happier, more approachable and youthful person

Candidacy

Women or men with one or more of the following attributes will make good candidates for brow lift:

  • Sagging brow creates an older, tired or grumpy look
  • Deep horizontal creases across the forehead create a less relaxed appearance
  • Furrows or frown lines occur between the brows or across the top of the nose
  • Loose skin or excess fatty tissue hangs over the eyes

Procedure

Over the years, brow lift surgery has evolved from open techniques to less invasive, short incision and endoscopic procedures. Incisions are usually make in the hair-bearing scalp, but may sometimes have to be made in the forehead or upper eyelids.

Open Brow Lift

The technique involves a longer incision across the forehead in one of the creases or around the hairline. The skin is lifted away from the underlying tissue to reposition muscles and remove excess fat. Thereafter, the surgeon will excise loose skin and stitch the brow into its new position.

Endoscopic Brow Lift

In this technique, the surgeon will introduce an endoscope through tiny incisions made in the scalp. A small camera attached to the endoscope allows the surgeon to view the internal structures of the forehead. More precise brow lift can be performed using minimal incisions.

Limited Incision Technique

This technique involves limited incisions, but is non-endoscopic. The surgeon will use a small portion of the ends of the coronal technique incision to raise the external part of the brows. Subsequent scarring will be limited and hidden in the temporal hairline.

Recovery

In the first week after the brow lift surgery, the patient should rest at home but stay mildly active and perform short walks to aid blood circulation. However, vigorous activities and exercises should be avoided for at least two to three weeks.

Sutures will be removed after one week, and most patients can return to their normal routine at this time. Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and other cities across the landscape for a brow lift.

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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