The position of one’s eyebrows drastically affects the appearance of the face. Droopy eyebrows make a person appear tired or angry. Elevated eyebrows make a person look surprised. A brow lift raises the eyebrows to a natural position and diminishes lines on the forehead, above the eyes and between the eyebrows. The result opens up the eyes, enhancing the beauty of the face, making an individual look more awake, younger, and energetic.
Frequently Asked Questions
Brow and forehead lift surgery is recommended for healthy men and women whose eyebrows and foreheads have begun to sag and develop deep lines as result of aging. A brow lift or forehead lift is often recommended to enhance the results of an eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty. Candidates who would benefit from both procedures have a heavy, tired look to their eyes that would not be fully corrected with a blepharoplasty alone.
Brow and forehead lift surgery is performed with moderate sedation or general anesthesia, depending on a patient’s preference. Most brow and forehead lifts are performed using a minimally invasive endoscopic technique, using small scopes instead of creating large incisions. Small scopes are placed through incisions hidden within the hairline. The muscle is gently lifted. This elevates the brows and reduces wrinkles of the forehead and around the eyes. The endoscopic technique reduces recovery time and minimizes pain or bruising.
The procedure is accomplished in an outpatient setting. Most patients return to home after only a few hours. Recovery may last up to one week, at which time patients may return to work and non-strenuous activities. Mild discomfort, swelling, and bruising are common the first few days after surgery. Most patients feel confident returning to their public and social lives in 7-14 days.Dr. Kim speeds up her patient’s recovery time, and reduces bruising or swelling, by recommending a healthy diet, oral vitamin C supplementation, and topical arnica during the recovery process. Detailed postoperative and aftercare instructions will be provided to each patient.