Brow Lift - Fort Worth, TX

What To Expect During And After Surgery

Brow lifts are performed as an outpatient procedure in an accredited surgical facility. Patients are placed under general anesthesia for this procedure. The surgery typically takes around 2 hours to complete, depending on the approach. Patients should allow a few days of rest before returning to work and other normal daily activities. Patients should understand that some initial asymmetry is to be expected, and that the healing process takes patience. Facial features will settle and take on a more natural appearance within a few weeks, while optimal results can take several months to emerge.

Plan Your Procedure

Average Cost $5,000 - $7,500
Recovery Time 1-2 Weeks
Avg Procedure Time 1 Hour
Post-Op Follow-Up 1 Week
Recovery Location Out-Patient

Surgical Techniques

Multiple techniques can be used to perform a brow lift, some of which are interchangeable with a forehead lift. A patient’s ultimate desired results will dictate which approach is best to achieve specific objectives.

Eyebrow Incision

The direct brow lift method uses the upper eyelid’s natural crease as the guide for incision. If needed, a secondary incision may be placed at the brow hairline; a patient’s individual facial structure will determine if this is needed. Once the incisions are made, saggy, weak skin and tissue are lifted, then reattached to the brow bone. The forehead is not affected in this method; only the eyelids and eyebrows.

Endoscopic Brow Lift

Providing a lighter, more subtle effect on the eyebrows, the endoscopic lift approach uses multiple incisions measuring one inch or smaller near the hairline to allow an endoscope (specialized camera) to be placed. Surgical tools are then used to elevate the eyebrows. Carefully placed stitches inside the incision help to minimize scarring. While this technique is commonly used, it can produce unpredictable results.

Coronal Brow Lift

Often producing the most alert and revitalized final appearance, the coronal approach hides the incisions several inches above the head’s hairline. These incisions are longer than with the other techniques, but are completely hidden by the patient’s hair. The eyebrows are then repositioned by pulling them up. It may be necessary to remove some of the patient’s hair during incision closure at the location of skin reattachment. Additionally, the hairline itself is usually positioned higher when the procedure is complete.

Overview

If the face looking back at you in the mirror seems tired, droopy, or older than it actually is, a brow lift may be the answer. Patients from Fort Worth and North Texas come to Anderson Plastic Surgery to correct sagging, droopy eyebrows and gain a more alert, awake appearance. While producing similar results to a forehead lift, the incision techniques of a brow lift are different. Whereas a brow lift incision is positioned either directly above the eyebrow (direct brow lift) or in the middle to lower section of the forehead, a forehead lift places the incision along the hairline, lifting the forehead and elevating the eyebrows to a higher position. To understand each method fully, a consultation with plastic surgeon, Dr. Daniels, is recommended.

Brow Lift FAQs

Brow Lift or Face Lift?
The decision whether to choose a brow lift or a full face lift should not be taken lightly. All aspects of each procedure will be discussed in detail during your initial consultation. In some patients, the effects of aging are mainly confined to only the forehead region. In such cases, a brow or forehead lift may be sufficient to minimize wrinkles, slightly loose skin, or sagging eyebrows. But for droopy jowls and wrinkles along the lower face, a full facelift may be worth considering. In extreme cases, a combination procedure would provide maximum attainable results.

Will I Look Fake?
The goal of a brow lift is to produce subtle results which allow patients to appear more awake and alert, not permanently surprised. An experienced surgeon such as Dr. Daniels will work within the unique parameters of a patient’s facial structure and skin tone to create natural results, avoiding an unnaturally wide-eyed or too-alert appearance.
Can I Just Use Botox®?
While BOTOX is a great non-surgical choice for reducing fine lines and wrinkles of the forehead, it may not provide the full effect you desire if wrinkles are deep or if brow sagging is apparent. One option is to try BOTOX first, and if a more dramatic change is still desired, then a brow lift would be the best option.
Will There Be Visible Scarring?
Since the incisions for a brow lift are placed within the hairline or brow line, this allows them to be easily concealed by the natural folds and hair once healing is complete. Great care is taken to choose the most appropriate line to make the incisions for each patient.