Combining a facelift and forehead lift is very common. These procedures smooth the wrinkles and lines in the face to rejuvenate the face and skin.
Reasons for considering a Brow Lift
When the face begins to age, it develops age lines, or wrinkles. The appearance of wrinkles and lines is a negative image for some patients.
- Brows that are sagging
- Wrinkles on the forehead due to age
- Heavy frown lines
Are you a good candidate for Brow Lift?
You may be a good candidate for a brow lift surgery if:
- You are physically healthy
- You have realistic expectations. It is very helpful to look at Before and After pictures to assist you with you expectations and your decision process.
- You do not smoke. If you are a smoker, you are strongly encouraged to refrain from smoking for at least a week prior to your surgery date and continue to refrain from smoking for two weeks or until your incisions have healed. This will promote faster healing and reduce the risk of infection.
How is the procedure performed?
Our expert CRNAs will place the patient under IV sedation. The temporal brow lift procedure begins with two incisions made on the hairline of the patient in the shape of a diamond. The skin between the incision and the brow line is cut and removed. The scarring is almost invisible and to prevent fluid from collecting when the skin is stitched back together, drains are placed on the hairline.
Another method of a brow lift is called the coronal brow lift. This procedure involved making an incision across the scalp towards the brow and the skin is lifted and pulled tight. When the wound is sutured shut, the surgeon then cuts the excess skin away. This procedure should be performed on patients with a low hairline because a disadvantage to this method is the rising of the hairline. This method also could contribute a noticeable scar. An advantage of the coronal brow lift is that a noticeable elevation of the brows is present.
Where is the surgery performed?
The surgery is performed in Estetica Institute’s accredited surgical center, in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Our surgeries are performed at our state of the art surgical ORs by a highly trained staff of professionals who all maintain the highest credentials. Our facility is accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF).
How long does the surgery take?
Typically, a Brow Lift procedure takes about one hour to perform. Patient will recover for about a half-hour after the procedure, and then may go home.
Can I drive myself home?
You cannot drive yourself home after the surgery. We suggest that you arrange for a ride home with a friend or relative. We are happy to help you arrange for a ride and some overnight help if necessary.
What happens after surgery? What is the recovery process?
After surgery, you just should stay home and rest in the 24 hours following surgery. You will be sent home with a package of instructions. Patients, who undergo a brow lift procedure Palm Beach, must keep their head up for up to three days after surgery to minimize swelling. The surgeon will advise patients to have limited mobility for a week after surgery and the patient can start to shampoo their hair after two days.
Patients can return to their daily tasks, like work or school, in less than two weeks and all of the signs and symptoms of ever having surgery will disappear in three weeks.
The doctors are just a phone call away 24-7 for you after any surgical procedure.
Contact the Estetica Institute of the Palm Beaches office today to schedule your Complimentary Consultation! The doctors are just a phone call away 24-7 for you after any surgical procedure.
For more information about brow lift procedures in Palm Beach Gardens performed by the expert plastic surgery staff at Esthetic Institute or to schedule an appointment, please call 561.776.9555.
Dr. Greg DeLange is a highly trained and experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. He graduated from the University of Miami School of Medicine and then completed his Surgery Residency at the University of Texas. After completing a year as Chief Resident, he followed his General Surgical training with an additional two years of Plastic Surgery Fellowship at the prestigious University of Florida Shands Hospital. Dr. DeLange has performed over 20,000 Plastic Surgical cases and is certified by the distinguished American Board of Plastic Surgery.