Brow Lift - Fort Worth, TX
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.
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|Average Cost||$5,000 - $7,500|
|Recovery Time||1-2 Weeks|
|Avg Procedure Time||1 Hour|
|Post-Op Follow-Up||1 Week|
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.
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.
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.
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