Smooth Forehead Wrinkles And Open Up The Eye Area With A Forehead Lift (Brow Lift)
A brow lift is also known as a forehead lift. It is a surgical procedure that can reduce the signs of aging in the forehead, upper eyelids, and eyebrows. This is all done by raising the eyebrows. The surgeons at Hill Country Plastic Surgery perform brow lifts to lift the upper face and achieve beautifully refreshed brow arches while opening the eyes to create a more youthful look. This procedure reduces deep forehead wrinkle lines, as well as excessive upper eyelid and eyebrow hooding, which can contribute to a tired, aged appearance, regardless of how energized you feel.
In San Antonio, New York University fellowship-trained plastic surgeons Dr. Scott Farber and Dr. Amita Shah are industry leaders very experienced in facial plastic surgery, with years of extensive and intense training. Dr. Farber specializes in facial aesthetic surgery, drawing on his extensive experience and training to restore contours that look both youthful and natural.
They recognize that each face requires an individualized approach to restore the appearance of youth and use a wide variety and combination of techniques to achieve this goal. In the end, you will have the most natural-looking results that celebrate your true beauty.
Because brow lift surgery can create such dramatic results, it is important to work only with a plastic surgeon who has experience with the specific procedure and who has a thorough knowledge and understanding of facial anatomy.
Who is a Good Candidate for Brow Lift?
If you exhibit a heavy or overhanging brow, eyebrows that are lower than they were previously, and have deep transverse forehead wrinkles, you may be a good candidate for a brow lift. A brow lift can be done in conjunction with an eyelid lift. Dr. Farber and Dr. Shah will determine which technique is best for you based on the thickness and elasticity of your skin, the bone structure and volume of your face, the overall appearance of your eyebrows and eyelids, and the position of your eyebrows.
How is a Brow Lift Performed?
There are a number of techniques used for performing a brow lift. The surgeons at Hill Country Plastic Surgery will determine which technique is best for you based on the thickness, and elasticity of your skin, the bone structure and volume of your face, the overall appearance of your eyebrows and eyelids, and the position of your eyebrows.
An endoscopic brow lift is a less invasive technique that uses two small incisions made away from the hairline into the scalp area. Tiny dissolvable implants called Endotines are used to hold the brow in the lifted position. These dissolve over time, leaving the skin and eyebrows stabilized in the newly restored and youthful position. The advantage of this technique is that it uses smaller incisions, resulting in less swelling and a shorter healing time.
A traditional coronal incision approach to brow lift uses an incision made behind the hairline in the scalp. This can remove forehead wrinkles, lift the eyebrow, and even adjust the hairline to a new, more desirable position. This involves a larger incision, so the recovery time is slightly longer.
A temporal brow lift involves the placement of two small incisions near the temple area. A temporal brow lift (often considered a mini brow lift) is best suited for patients who are looking to enhance and lift the tail end of their eyebrows or for patients who do not have the downtime available associated with a full brow lift. This approach is often combined with a mini facelift and/or upper eyelid lift.
What to Expect During Your Consultation Visit
During the initial consultation with your surgeon at Hill Country Plastic Surgery, we will discuss your concerns and goals before recommending treatment options that are tailored specifically to your needs. Prior to your consultation, we recommend that you review the procedures on our website so you are familiar with the terms we will be using during our discussion.
Once we identify your concerns and surgical goals, we will discuss all of the treatment options that are available to you. Every patient is unique and we will develop a tailored surgical plan that addresses your specific goals. In addition, we will thoroughly review your medical history, surgical history, medications, allergies, family medical history, and other important details. It is very important that we obtain accurate information in all of these areas as it may impact the outcome of your surgery.
While discussing different treatment options, we will perform a physical exam and take measurements that are necessary for planning for your surgery. Pre-operative (before surgery) photos will be taken either at your initial consultation, or during your pre-operative visit.
After your consultation, you will receive access to your notes on the patient portal in addition to information about your specific surgery. If you have not activated your patient portal, this can be done at your appointment by asking any of our staff to assist you. If you have questions after your appointment, you can contact our office or message us through the patient portal. Some patients will require medical clearance from their primary care physician or a specialist or additional tests before undergoing surgery.
Once you have determined that you would like to have surgery and have completed any clearances and tests that were requested, contact our office at (210) 658-3555 to schedule a pre-operative appointment with one of our surgeons.
Brow Lift FAQs
How much does a brow lift cost?
The cost of a brow lift varies from patient to patient, and the technique used. All faces are different, and some need more correction than others. It is recommended that you come in to see the surgeons at Hill Country Plastic Surgery to get your customized brow lift consultation.
What level of discomfort should I expect after my brow lift?
Most of our patients experience little to no pain the day after surgery. In the operating room, they receive a local anesthetic that helps control pain during the day of surgery. We provide specialized aftercare instructions to reduce swelling and discomfort. Our team will also recommend supplements to help reduce swelling and bruising after surgery.
What is the expected recovery after a brow lift?
Recovery time after a brow lift is about 2 weeks. During the first week, patients may experience some swelling and bruising. During the second week, patients may begin to go out in public. After the second week, patients may resume typical day-to-day activities.