What is a Brow Lift Procedure?

A brow lift, more commonly referred to as a forehead lift, reverses the unavoidable effects of gravity with the ability to tighten the soft tissues of the forehead. This procedure addresses several signs of aging such as deep, horizontal lines across the forehead, and vertical lines between the eyebrows or bridge of the nose.

By restoring a more youthful contour to the forehead skin, these noticeable signs of aging can be minimized and smoothed. Low or sagging eyebrows can be re-positioned to an elevated "alert" position to bring youth back into the appearance of the forehead skin. Brow Lift Surgery is a cosmetic facial plastic procedure with various methods involving different length incisions in complimenting locations and may require the use of an endoscope. It may also be combined with other accompanying procedures if the patient desires.

Brow Lift In-Depth

Dr. Monica Tadros at Center for Sinus, Sleep & Facial Plastic Surgery provides every patient with a certified evaluation and personal assessment while receiving her expert recommendations. A strategy and process is designed to cater to each patient and their specific goals and needs.

There are several different brow lift techniques that our plastic surgeon can perform depending on the individual features of her patients. Some suggested techniques may include endoscopic brow lift surgery, hairline brow lift surgery or even a non-invasive chemical lift.

Once the proper technique is chosen, the eyebrows are elevated and correctly positioned while frown lines and forehead wrinkles are diminished, resulting in a natural, more rested appearance.

Ideal Candidates

As individuals age, it is inevitable for unsightly wrinkle lines to appear on the forehead. Frown lines between the brows can make us look angry or “too serious.” Skin relaxation may cause the eyebrows to drop, hooding our upper eyelids and making people look tired.

If you are bothered by these signs of aging in the brow region, a brow lift oftentimes may just be the solution that you are looking for. The best candidates are overall healthy, non-smokers who have realistic expectations for a successful aesthetic outcome. Oftentimes, brow lifts are accompanied with other surgical or non-surgical options.

Preparing for a Brow Lift: Preoperative Information & Process

During your consultation, our best plastic surgeon Dr. Monica Tadros will discuss your desired goals. You will be asked to make available records of your medical history and any medication that you may be taking at the time of your consultation and scheduled procedure. It is suggested to deliver the most recent conclusions of any blood tests or physical examinations from your primary physician.

A list of over the counter, anti-inflammatory medications and supplements that should be avoided will be given to you during your preoperative account. Avoid alcohol or salty foods three days prior to surgery to decrease fluid retention and swelling.

It is essential to disclose any medical conditions that may involve the eye such as glaucoma, dry eye and detached retina. Thyroid disorders such as Graves’ disease or underactive/overactive thyroid, should be made aware, along with any possible cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, circulatory disorders, diabetes, blood clotting disorders, or a history of forming large scars, also known as keloid scars, should be brought to your specialist's attention for safety precautions. This also includes any previous facial surgery or work.

Individuals receive a tailored course of treatment based on their physical features, the condition that is wished to be corrected, causes of set condition and realistic objectives for improvement.

Dr. Monica Tadros will also be able to answer any specific questions during the appointed times.

Remember, by carefully following Dr. Tadros’ advice and instructions, both before and after brow lift surgery, you can feel confident and comfortable to expect the best possible outcome.

Reasons To Consider a Brow Lift:

  • Corner of brow sags, resulting in a sad expression
  • Central portion of brow hangs down, making you look angry
  • Visible frown lines between the eyes
  • Are unable to apply makeup on the upper eyelid or have a hooded lid due to drooping tissue
  • If you gently lift the skin above your eyebrow into a pleasing position and it eliminates most of the excess skin in your upper eyelid

If you have concerns of any or multiple conditions mentioned, a brow lift may be right for you.

Benefits of Brow Lift Surgery

All men and women over the age of 40 traditionally see signs of age appear on the face. The forehead is usually one of the first places where lines and wrinkles become visible due to excessive muscle movement. Fortunately, brow lift surgery can do away with a number of cosmetic flaws on the upper third portion of the face.

The many benefits of brow lift surgery include:

  • Correct droopy or uneven eyebrows
  • Increase confidence with enhanced appearance
  • Rejuvenate appearance for a more youthful look
  • Look more pleasant and approachable
  • Natural-looking results
  • Position eyebrows to better suit your face
  • Incisions are well hidden and scarring will be minimal
  • Endoscopic brow lift causes minimal side effects and fast recovery
  • Excellent, long-lasting results - up to 10 years or more

After Care and Recovery

Dr. Monica Tadros will assert how long it will be before you can return to your normal level of activity and work regime. After surgery, you and your caregiver will receive detailed instructions about your post-surgical care, including material about incision care, the normal symptoms you will experience and any potential signs of complications.

It is vitally important that you follow all patient care directives provided by the surgeon and that you realize that the amount of time it takes for recovery varies accordingly among individuals.