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.
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Brow Lift Before & After
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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.
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.