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The brow can descend with aging, causing the upper eyelids to feel heavy and give off a tired or worried appearance. Muscles in the forehead try to compensate, which results in deep lines across the forehead from those muscles constantly trying to pull the brow up into a normal position.
Patients often frequently inquire about a ‘Botox brow lift,’ and while Botox can give the appearance of lifting to a normal brow, once the brow has descended, Botox usually only makes the heaviness worse and surgery is the best long-term option. A surgical brow lift elevates the brow back into its normal position. This is frequently combined with upper eyelid surgery, also known as upper blepharoplasty, to remove the extra eyelid skin. For our patients in Reston brow lift surgery may be your best option if you have drooping eyebrows, frown lines, and wrinkles across the forehead. There are several different types of brow lift, including endoscopic brow lift, hairline or 'pretrichial' brow lift, lateral brow lift and a classic brow lift. Call Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Reston, VA today to set up a private consult with one of our plastic surgeons and see which type might be right for you.
The best candidates for brow lift surgery:
Most brow lift surgeries are performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient surgery at our accredited surgical center. For brow surgery, small incisions are placed in low visibility areas, such as behind the hairline. The region of the incisions depends on the patient's anatomy. Via these incisions, one of our plastic surgeons will re-contour the soft tissues to life the brow to its normal anatomic level. This may involve altering the skin, muscles or hairlilne to achieve these goals.
Brow lift surgery usually takes about two hours and the typical recovery period is around 1 – 3 weeks. For the first days after the surgery, patients should expect some temporary bruising, discomfort, tightness, and numbness. The brow may be slightly over lifted initially but relaxes once the sutures are removed around 1 week.
Our plastic surgeons will talk to each patient about aftercare instructions and provide tips for an easier recovery. Patients will need to return for a follow-up appointment in one week to have their sutures removed. While visible improvements can be seen after a week, optimal results of a brow lift are usually seen at about 4 – 6 months after the surgery.
Many patients fear that a brow lift will leave them looking surprised, unnaturally wide-eyed, or like they obviously had plastic surgery.
Our experienced plastic surgeons will focus on creating a younger, natural-looking appearance that refreshes the face. You and your plastic surgeon can decide how dramatic or how subtle you want the results to be. After a brow lift Charlotte patients will look more awake, more alert, and more like the age they feel. Call our office today to set up a private consultation.
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