If you have expression lines or other signs of aging in the forehead and brow region which you find bothersome, a brow lift (also called a forehead lift) may be right for you. Specifically, a brow lift can:
- Minimize the creases that develop across the forehead or those that occur high on the bridge of the nose between the eyes
- Improve what are commonly referred to as frown lines
- Reposition a low or sagging brow that is hooding the upper eyelid
- Raise the eyebrows to a more alert and youthful position
A brow lift is designed to correct all of these aging features, restoring a more youthful, rested appearance with uplifted contours and improved tone in facial skin and underlying muscle.
Brow lift surgery allows the tissue and muscle beneath the skin to be adjusted, correcting the source of visible creases and furrows in the forehead. Some surgeons prefer to perform a brow lift through what is called a “coronal incision.” The coronal incision is created across the top of the head, within the hair-bearing skin, with the scar usually fading well with time within the hair.
For women with very high foreheads, an incision just at the anterior hairline may be recommended. In this way the brow can be lifted without altering the height of the front hairline. The resulting scar, while somewhat more visible, can often be hidden with bangs.
Swelling should subside in 2-4 weeks. Final results may appear within 1 or 2 months. Incision lines will continue to refine and fade for up to 1 year. You can learn more about the risk/complications of brow lift surgery by clicking here.
The final result of a brow lift should leave the forehead in concert with the eyes in a natural, tranquil position on the face.
Ready to schedule your brow lift? Give Dr. Powers a call! For Westlake Village patients, please call (805) 379 – 3104. Long Beach patients, please call (562) 427 – 8866.