What Are the Benefits of a Brow Lift?
Brow lift surgery targets forehead wrinkles, frown lines, and furrows across the forehead. This procedure can reduce the visible signs of aging and may adjust your features so that your face does not frequently appear angry or worried.
Elevates The Eyebrows
Due to age or genetic factors, the skin around the eyebrows weakens and begins to sag. When this occurs, it may result in an older appearance, a less-appealing facial structure, or reduced sightlines. A brow lift can correct these issues.
A forehead lift can adjust the way your skin muscles and fat lay on your forehead. This treatment can change your appearance to reflect a more open and alert expression when at rest. A forehead lift may also make your eyes more expressive.
Brow Lift Before & After
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Classic/Coronal brow lift patients may experience numbness or discomfort around the incision, which can be controlled with over-the-counter or prescription medication. Swelling may affect your cheeks and eyes; however, this should begin to disappear within the first week. As the nerves heal, numbness on your scalp may be replaced by itching. These sensations may take up to six months to disappear entirely.
Endoscopic forehead lift patients may experience some numbness, incision discomfort, and mild swelling. Patients usually experience less itching sensations when compared to patients who have had the coronal forehead lift. Incision site pain is usually minimal and can be controlled with medication.
Scarring is expected to develop after a brow lift at all incision sites. Dr. Mabourakh will discuss the incision placement with you during your consultation to ensure that your scars will be easy to conceal. This can be more challenging for people who are bald, have receding hairlines, or who keep shorter hairstyles. In such cases, alternative incision placements may be available.
The cost of a brow lift surgery varies depending on the technique performed. Dr. Mabourakh’s office can provide you with an accurate cost estimate once he has had a chance to examine you during your consultation.
Pain varies based on technique and treatment options. In general, the endoscopic forehead lift procedure tends to result in less pain and fewer aftereffects during recovery as compared to the traditional coronal lift.
Brow Lift Procedure Details
The details of your specific brow lift procedure will depend on several factors, including the type of brow lift being performed. There are three main types of brow lift techniques, including:
Classic brow lift: A classic brow lift involves an incision that begins near one ear and continues across the forehead near the hairline until it reaches the other ear. The forehead skin is then gently lifted and excess skin is removed. Extra fat and tissue are also eliminated at this time before the muscles are tightened as necessary.
Endoscopic brow lift: This type of brow lift is a great choice for those interested in a less invasive procedure. Small incisions are made within the hair before a scope is inserted. The tissues of the eyebrows are elevated, leading to a naturally lifted result. Bruising from an endoscopic brow lift is typically minimal, as is the recovery process.
Temporal lift: A temporal eyebrow lift involves the shorter incisions associated with the endoscopic brow lift, without the scope. This technique can produce great results with little downtime.
Will I Still Look Like Myself Following a Brow Lift?
A brow lift is designed to get rid of stubborn creases and wrinkles in the forehead and remove a heavy, angry brow appearance, resulting in a more refreshed appearance following surgery. A brow lift cannot alter the shape of the eyes or eyelids. Additionally, Dr. Mabourakh specializes in producing natural-looking yet noticeable results. Patients can expect to look like a more youthful version of themselves.
What Causes Wrinkles?
Wrinkles are a normal part of the body’s natural aging process. Certain factors can speed up the aging process and lead to the development of wrinkles, such as:
Unprotected sun exposure: UV light from the sun or other sources, such as tanning beds, can accelerate the process of skin aging. UV light harms the elastin and collagen within the skin. In the absence of collagen and elastin, the skin becomes less flexible.
Smoking: Smoking is associated with a number of health issues and cosmetic issues, including its ability to trigger premature aging.
Exposure to certain pollutants: Certain pollutants in your environment can result in fine wrinkles and creases.
Facial expressions: Squinting, smiling, frowning, and other facial expressions create a wrinkle in the skin every time they occur. Over time, this can lead to unflattering creases in the skin that contribute to an older appearance.
Genetics: Your family history plays a significant role in the appearance and aging of your skin.
While there is no way to halt this aging process or the signs from appearing, cosmetic procedures, such as brow lifts or injectable treatments, and certain lifestyle changes can help you enjoy a younger appearance for longer.
Are There Nonsurgical Alternatives to Brow Lift?
Dr. Mabourakh understands that some patients desire facial rejuvenation but may not be ready for surgery. This is why he provides a range of customizable nonsurgical procedures designed to help you look and feel your best with little to no downtime involved. When it comes to the effects of brow lift, surgery will produce the most dramatic results. However, patients in need of mild to moderate correction in the area may benefit from treatment with Botox®, which can smooth out creases in the forehead. This treatment is also ideal for reducing wrinkles around the eyes, such as crow’s feet.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the potential risks of a forehead lift in the Sacramento area?
As with all surgical procedures, some risks exist. These may include:
- Loss of hair around the incisions
- Elevated hairline
- Facial asymmetry
- Facial nerve injury with weakness or paralysis
- Numbness and intense itching
- Pain, which may persist
- Prolonged wound healing
- Unfavorable scarring
Is a forehead lift permanent?
Depending on the technique used and how the results are maintained, a forehead lift may last as little as a few years, and as long as a decade. Consult with Dr. Mabourakh on the issue of longevity, but be aware that some factors are difficult to determine, and may change with age.
Are there other treatments that go with a brow lift?
Brow lift surgery can be performed as a standalone treatment or in conjunction with additional facial rejuvenation surgery.
- It is common for a brow lift to be performed along with eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) to help open sightlines and reduce wrinkles.
- Facelift surgery is also commonly done at the same time, as it addresses the lower portion of the face.
- Following your brow lift recovery, Dr. Mabourakh may suggest a chemical peel treatment or laser treatments to diminish sun damage, rejuvenate skin texture, and reduce breakouts in acne-prone skin.
Am I the right candidate for a brow lift in the Sacramento area?
A forehead lift is most commonly performed on patients between the ages of 40 and 70 to minimize the visible effects of aging. However, it can also help people of any age who have inherited unfavorable brow conditions, developed forehead furrows, or have frown lines due to stress or repeated muscle activity.
What is the difference between a brow lift and BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is primarily used to treat wrinkles in the forehead and crow’s feet around the eyes. BOTOX® Cosmetic can slightly raise the eyebrows as a side effect of reducing wrinkles, but that is not the treatment’s primary purpose. A brow lift can address crow’s feet around the eyes and can correct significantly sagging eyebrows, which BOTOX® Cosmetic does not.