When you look in the mirror, do you feel like sagging eyebrows and frown lines are making you look older than you are? Avante Plastic Surgery can help give you a more youthful and refreshed appearance with brow lift plastic surgery. If you’re seeking the benefits of a brow lift, Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Ahmadi has years of experience helping patients enhance their face’s overall appearance, making you look and feel more confident.
- 1 Procedure
- 2 Types of Brow Lift
- 3 Benefits
- 4 Ideal Candidate
- 5 First Step
- 6 Expectations
- 7 Recovery
- 8 Why Choose Dr. Ahmadi?
- 9 Contact
- 10 FAQ
A brow lift, a forehead lift, or forehead rejuvenation, is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin from the brow area, elevate the eyebrows to a higher position, and smooth forehead wrinkles to create a more youthful and aesthetically pleasing appearance.
A brow lift is not a substitute for Botox or other non-surgical treatments. While the brow lift can help improve the appearance of wrinkles and lift the forehead and brows, it does not address gravity and other areas of the face that may be affected by the signs of aging. For example, if you’re considering a neck lift or have sagging jowls or wrinkles around the mouth, you may still need other treatments.
Types of Brow Lift
Depending on the patient’s needs, brow lift procedures use different surgical techniques to lift and reposition eyelid and forehead tissue. The most commonly used brow lift techniques include endoscopic brow lift or a combination of the following procedures.
Endoscopic Brow Lift
This minimally-invasive technique uses several small incisions and the insertion of a tiny camera to lift the forehead and eyebrows. During the procedure, the camera helps to guide the instruments through the incisions to view the forehead and brow area and make precise adjustments to the tissue.
Coronal Brow Lift
This conventional technique involves a single incision made along the top of the scalp, usually from ear to ear. A combination of sutures, tissue removal, and repositioning to lift and reposition the forehead and eyebrows occurs during this procedure used for patients who need a more drastic lift.
Direct Brow Lift
This technique involves a series of small incisions along the eyebrow area. This type of brow lift is best for patients with bushy eyebrows and minor sagging or wrinkles in the eyebrow who want a more subtle lift.
Temporal Brow Lift
This procedure requires a single incision along the temple area, usually extending from the hairline to the outer corner of the eye.
Hairline Brow Lift
The incision for this procedure is made at the hairline rather than the scalp to correct a high hairline.
Some of the benefits our Houston Brow Lift patients have seen from their surgery include:
- Improved appearance of their forehead
- Minimizes the tired and angry facial look
- Raises the eyebrows for a more youthful and awake look
- Removes wrinkles and excess, droopy skin from the forehead.
Generally, people between 40 and 65 make the best candidates for a brow lift. Occasionally, adults in their twenties and thirties may require this surgery. Ideal candidates for brow lift plastic surgery seek improvement for the following conditions.
- Sagging of the upper eyelids, which obscures vision
- Tired, aged, or unwanted sad or angry facial appearance
- Wrinkles and deep lines on the forehead
You will meet with Dr. Ahmadi and his team at your initial consultation to discuss your expectations. During your appointment, you’re encouraged to ask questions and voice your concerns about the procedure and the recovery. The staff will also provide an all-inclusive quote for your brow lift procedure.
Prepare for a brow lift plastic surgery by taking the following steps:
- Find a board-qualified and experienced plastic surgeon like Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Ahmadi.
- Understand the procedure, risks, and potential side effects.
- Share any pre-existing medical conditions, medications, and lifestyle habits with Dr. Ahmadi.
- Follow all pre-operative instructions, including abstaining from smoking and alcohol consumption.
- Arrange for someone to drive you home and stay with you overnight following the procedure.
Most brow lift procedures use IV anesthesia or general anesthesia. However, a few procedures, such as a direct brow lift or a hair-line brow lift, only require local anesthesia. Dr. Ahmadi will discuss the best option for you during your consultation. Also, share any medications you are taking, as some can interact with the anesthesia used during the procedure.
During the procedure, Dr. Ahmadi will make small incisions in the scalp or forehead area to access the underlying tissues. Once the tissues are exposed, the brows will be lifted and secured in the desired position. The incisions will then be closed with sutures or staples. Depending on the individual needs and desired results, the stitches can be placed through the scalp, behind the hairline, above the eyebrow, or on the outer portion of the brow. In addition, the method of closure may vary depending on the type of brow lift procedure.
Immediately following the procedure, you may experience a brief period of numbness and some bruising and swelling in the area, which should subside within a week. Allow 48 hours to pass before taking a shower after brow lift surgery. Keep incisions clean and apply anti-bacterial ointment as needed. The full results of the procedure won’t be visible until the swelling has gone down completely. Although movement can be decreased due to swelling and numbness during the initial recovery after surgery, you should regain your usual forehead movement within a few days. The post-operative recovery time after a brow lift procedure can vary from person to person, but it usually takes about two weeks for the swelling and bruising to subside. After a recovery period of 10 to 14 days, you can return to work and resume your normal activities. During this period, follow the post-operative instructions provided by your surgeon to ensure a safe and successful recovery.
Avoid the following activities after your surgery.
- Alcohol consumption, aspirin, and anti-inflammatory medications for the first 48 hours
- Contact sports, facial massage, or manipulation
- Direct sun exposure
- Strenuous activities, including bending or lifting for at least two weeks
- Hair treatments for at least two weeks
After the initial recovery, you can expect to see a reversal of the signs of aging. These procedures can reduce wrinkles and creases on the forehead, improve the shape and position of the eyebrows, and remove the appearance of hooded eyes. You’ll notice smoother skin and a more open, rested, alert, and youthful-looking appearance.
You may experience decreased sleep quality for the first few days after the procedure. Your post-operative instructions will include sleeping on your back with your head elevated by pillows to prevent increased swelling and discomfort.
Why Choose Dr. Ahmadi?
If you’re looking for high-quality plastic surgery in Houston, TX, Avante Plastic Surgery is the best choice for a brow lift. Dr. Ahmadi uses the latest techniques and technologies to ensure the best possible results for a smoother, youthful forehead and a more alert and refreshed look to the eyes. Dr. Ahmadi is a double-board plastic surgeon and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Dr. Ahmadi is a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience helping patients restore their youthful appearance. You don’t have to live with a sagging brow. A brow lift is a fast and efficient way to refresh your face. Learn how Avante Plastic Surgery can take years off your face with brow lift plastic surgery. Schedule your consultation with Avante Plastic Surgery today to begin the process of your Houston brow lift! You can call us at 281-265-2639 or use our website to request an appointment.
is a brow lift painful?
Since the procedure is performed under anesthesia, you shouldn’t experience any pain during a brow lift surgery. You should expect to experience some bruising, skin tightness, and swelling during the first week or so, and your surgical site may be tender or sore as well. Dr. Ahmadi will prescribe you some temporary pain medication to alleviate any discomfort you may initially experience.
how many appointments will i need?
Dr. Ahmadi will have you return about a week after surgery to observe your healing and remove any sutures or bandages. After this initial follow-up, you can expect some additional check-ups over the next six months so that he can monitor your progress. You will always be told when you are expected to return and when your last visit will be.
how long until i see results?
The results of a brow lift and forehead lift can last several years, depending on the individual’s skin type and age. Aging and lifestyle factors can affect the longevity of your results. For example, using facial muscles excessively, such as when frowning or squinting, can lead to a breakdown of the results over time.
can i combine brow lift with other procedures?
Often patients seeking a brow lift have other signs of facial aging and require additional surgeries. Commonly, a brow lift is combined with laser resurfacing, eyelid surgery, facelift, and neck lift as a comprehensive surgical plan to refresh the face.
what are the risks associated with browlift?
As with any surgery, there are some risks associated with a brow lift, including infection, bleeding, scarring, numbness, asymmetry of the eyebrows, and possible hair loss at the incision. During your consultation, you can discuss the potential risks before undergoing the procedure.