What is a Brow Lift?
A brow lift is recommended to correct drooping brows and improve the horizontal lines and furrows of the forehead. A brow lift may be performed at the same time as a facelift, to provide a smoother look to the overall face. Eyelid surgery / blepharoplasty may also be performed at the same time if a patient has significant overhanging skin to the upper lids. A low, heavy brow combined with an otherwise youthful-looking face makes facial surgery look obvious. If the entire face is treated as a unit and features are kept in balance, the results are much more natural, providing a rested and rejuvenated appearance.
Brow Lift Surgery
During Brow lift surgery, an incision will be made beginning around ear level, extending along the top of the forehead from one ear to the other. The incision is often hidden behind the hairline to ensure minimal visible scarring. Once the incision is made, the surgeon carefully lifts the forehead and removes any excess tissue. The forehead and brow muscles can be altered, if necessary to conform to the lift.
After Brow Lift Surgery
You recuperation following brow lift surgery will depend on the extent of surgical facial rejuvenation performed. This may be determined during your consultation. Most patients notice resolution of swelling 10 to 14 days after surgery.
Your recovery will depend on the extent of facial plastic surgery performed during your treatment. Your individual recovery period will be discussed during your consultation at Lowcountry Plastic Surgery Center.
As with any other surgical procedure, a brow lift presents its own potential risks. Our surgeons will take the utmost care to ensure you experience as few complications as possible. Potential risks from brow lift surgery include asymmetry, facial numbness, and transient hair loss. We will discuss other potential risks and the measures we employ to prevent them during your consultation at our Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina office.
To learn more about brow lift surgery, contact our Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina plastic surgery office.