Forehead creases, frown lines and heavy, drooping brows can make you look tired or angry, giving off the wrong impression about who you are or how you feel. Many people are self-conscious about how these common signs of aging affect their appearance. A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, can help to restore your features, giving you a more youthful, refreshed look.
Dr. Lee B. Daniel is board certified in both general surgery and plastic surgery. He is known as one of the best plastic surgeons offering brow lift surgery. Dr. Daniel and his team at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery have helped thousands of people feel confident with their appearance after cosmetic surgery.
If you’d like to learn more about whether brow lift is right for you, please call 541-687-8900 or contact our office in Eugene today for more details. We offer free consultations for our cosmetic surgery and medical spa patients.
When considering a brow lift,each person has his or her own set of questions and unique needs. For this reason, scheduling a consultation with Dr. Daniel is an important step in ensuring the best possible outcome. During your consultation, Dr. Daniel will discuss the outcome you should see from brow lift surgery so you know more about what to expect.
The best candidates for brow lift surgery may have:
Deep creases across the forehead
Creases high on the bridge of the nose (between the eyes)
Heavy, permanent frown lines
A low, sagging or heavy brow that obstructs the upper eyelid
Drooping eyebrows that can make you appear tired or old
Dr. Daniel can create a smoother, more youthful looking forehead by removing excess tissue, tightening the skin and repositioning drooping brows. Brow lift surgery can be combined with eyelid surgery to improve redundant upper eyelid skin or lower eyelid wrinkles, as well as a facelift to greatly reduce the appearance of lines and creases and correct sagging skin in the lower face and jaw.
As we age, it’s common for the underlying facial muscles to weaken, contributing to sagging skin. A lowered brow can make you appear older than your chronological age, or permanently tired or upset in a way that detracts from the rest of your facial features. In addition to improving wrinkles in the brow, a brow lift can also rejuvenate your overall facial appearance, bring out your eyes and help you appear younger. The result is quite natural appearing without the eyebrows ever being too high or “surprised looking.”
Brow lift surgery requires about 1.5 hours of operating time under general anesthesia. The incision lines from a brow lift are typically concealed within the hairline at the temple and scalp. The skin is then lifted and anchored with internal sutures. Dr. Daniel can also adjust the forehead muscles before closing the incisions with staples.
In nearly all cases, Dr. Daniel recommends an endoscopic brow lift. For this technique, Dr. Daniel will make several small incisions, each less than an inch in length, behind the hairline. A long, slender camera device called an endoscope is inserted through one of the incisions. This allows Dr. Daniel to view the underlying muscles and tissues on a television monitor. Another instrument, inserted through a different incision, is used to either alter or remove underlying tissues to smooth the skin’s appearance for a more minimally invasive approach to forehead lift surgery. The incisions are then closed with staples.
Recovery time after a brow lift is between 5 to 10 days, after which you may return to work and normal activities. Some bruising and swelling is a normal part of recovery. Bruising may take several weeks to disappear but can be typically be covered with cosmetics. You should avoid strenuous exercise for 2 to 3 weeks after your brow lift, and you are encouraged to practice good sun protection to optimize your long-term results.
Physically, brow lift surgery helps to minimize deep lines and creases while lifting a sagging brow. However, most people experience an improved self-image and a boost in self-esteem after a forehead lift as well.
To learn more about your options for brow lift surgery, please contact us online or call us today at 541-687-8900. Our plastic surgery practice is conveniently located near the Oakway Center.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lee Daniel is trusted by people who want a meticulous, deeply caring doctor.