The brow and forehead are some of the first areas to develop lines, wrinkles, and drooping, and these effects of aging often cause a person to appear angry, sad, or tired even when they don’t feel that way. Brow lift surgery, also known as a “forehead lift,” significantly improves signs of aging in the upper face and creates a more youthful and alert appearance. Rejuvenating the area above the eyes with a brow lift often boosts patients’ self-esteem and helps them be more confident in themselves.
A brow lift corrects the following conditions:
- Drooping brows that may cover the upper eyelids
- Horizontal lines across the forehead and on the bridge of the nose
- Vertical furrows between the brows (“frown lines”)
The best candidates for this procedure are men and women over the age of 40 who show visible signs of aging. Many people decide to undergo a facelift and/or blepharoplasty in conjunction with a brow lift to achieve more complete facial rejuvenation.
Based on your individual condition, Dr. Dubrow will help determine which brow lift technique will best provide the results you desire. In general, this procedure takes about one to two hours to complete.
An incision behind the hairline at the top of the head is used to lift the skin on the forehead and adjust the tissue and muscle.
This technique employs an endoscope, which is a thin tube with a camera attached to the end. Special instruments are placed through a few short incisions in the scalp and used to adjust the tissue and muscle beneath the skin.
After the procedure, the forehead will be bandaged and wrapped to reduce swelling and bruising. The head should be kept elevated, and no vigorous activities should be performed for at least one week. Most patients are able to return to work and normal activities after one week, but strenuous exercise should not be resumed for a few weeks. Dr. Dubrow will give you specific instructions to follow for your recovery.
If you are considering brow lift surgery and would like more information, feel free to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Terry J. Dubrow at his Orange County practice by calling (949) 515-4111 or filling out our online contact form. Dr. Dubrow is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) and is dedicated to enhancing the natural beauty of his patients to restore the look of vitality from their youth.