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What is Brow Lift / Forehead Lift Plastic Surgery?

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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