Brow lifts are procedures to improve the appearance of the forehead and eyes. By elevating the skin of the forehead and repositioning the brow line, a more rested and youthful appearance can be achieved. Often, heaviness of the eyes can be a result of either a low set brow line or excess skin of the upper eye. Only an in-person consultation can determine if brow ptosis (or low set brow line) is the source of heaviness of the eyes or part of the source.
What is a Brow Lift?
A brow lift is beneficial in patients that have excessive and deep forehead wrinkles or brow line hair that has descended below the upper rim of the eye. This procedure is oftentimes referred to as a forehead lift in general parlance. This procedure was historically done through large incisions around hair-bearing areas of the upper face, but in certain patient populations, a minimally invasive (endoscopic) approach using several small incisions hidden in the hairline can make this procedure inconspicuous. The endoscopic approach uses a small camera to facilitate precise dissection through incisions placed in the hair-bearing scalp to achieve the same outcome as traditional brow lifts but significantly fewer scars.
A brow lift can:
- Reduce forehead wrinkles
- Improve frown lines between the eyebrows
- Raise sagging brows that are causing hooded eyelids
- Place the eyebrows in an alert and more youthful position
Brow Lift Procedure
A brow lift begins with an in-person evaluation of the brow, hairline, and eyes. Our experienced cosmetic surgeons assess the skin and muscles of the upper face as well as the eyes to develop a tailored surgical treatment plan. On the day of surgery, the patient undergoes general anesthesia and we perform the customized brow lift procedure. If a traditional brow lift is necessary, there will be excess skin excised and removable sutures utilized. In the endoscopic approach, the tension is transmitted through the hair-bearing scalp and there is no need for large incisions.
Brow Lift Recovery
This is an outpatient surgery. There may be swelling and bruising around the eyes and in the forehead which lasts for about a week or two. If an endoscopic approach is utilized, a few staples hidden in the hair are the only evidence that a surgery was performed, outside of swelling and bruising. The patient can recover at home and is encouraged to elevate the head and use cold compresses to minimize swelling. The staples are removed in a week. Most patients are comfortable in social settings at events in just a few weeks.
Brow Lift Little Rock
Arkansas Plastic Surgery has been at the forefront of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery for over 25 years and we are committed to providing the latest surgical techniques to our patients. Endoscopic (minimally invasive) approaches to the brow lift offer limited incisions and quicker return to normal activities.CONTACT US