People today are realizing that many of their facial expressions are centered around their eyes and brow. If you look angry or tired, it’s likely caused by signs of aging that occur around the eyes. A brow lift or forehead lift in Atlanta at Buckhead Plastic Surgery may be just the procedure to give your face a more awake and lively look.
As the face ages, several changes occur. These changes include loosening and descending of the brow tissue and loss of elasticity to the skin. The constant movement of the forehead muscles creates bridges, grooves, creases and furrows. These features are associated with periorbital aging, making the brows look heavy, sagging, drooping and tired. Often we think of a patient with a low brow as being tired, angry or grumpy.
A brow lift can treat drooping eyebrows, wrinkles across the forehead, deep furrows between the eyebrows as well as sagging, drooping, angry, tired-looking eyes. Modern brow lift techniques used by Dr. Alan Larsen can achieve results that look both beautiful and natural.
Brow Lift Next Steps
If you think a brow lift may be the right surgery for you, we invite you to give our office a call to schedule your consultation with Dr. Larsen.
At Buckhead Plastic Surgery, the cost of your brow lift will be around $3,500. Click here for more information on financing your brow lift surgery.
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Preparing for Your Brow Lift
A consultation is necessary to best determine which procedure is right for you. The brow lift procedure is tailored to each patient’s specific conditions. It is often combined with a facelift, upper or lower eyelid surgery, or a combination of procedures. Younger patients often require a brow lift alone using an endoscopic technique that minimizes scarring.
There are several forehead-lifting techniques, taking into account all the features that you and the surgeon wish to rejuvenate. Some plastic surgeons perform forehead lifts on an outpatient basis in either an ambulatory surgical facility. This facility is fully accredited with AAAASF.
Although an overnight stay is not necessary, the option is available to all of our patients. For the comfort of our patients, Dr. Larsen performs the brow lift under general anesthesia.
The brow lift begins with your consultation and continues right through carefully placed incisions. The typical incision runs behind the hairline, in the temple area, changing to in front of the hairline over the mid forehead and then back into the hairline. For coronal and temporal browlifts, the incision is hidden and runs completely within the hairline.
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Careful planning will, in most cases, lead to a well-hidden incision. Dr. Larsen prefers the incision that runs at least part way in front of the hairline since this incision will not raise the hairline and can even lower the hairline if needed. Both the endoscopic technique and the technique in which the incision is completely hidden within the hairline will raise the hairline creating a longer forehead.
The next component of the brow lift addresses the muscles of the forehead. Depending on an individual’s complaints and concerns, several of the muscles in the forehead can either be removed or weakened so they will produce fewer wrinkles and allow the wrinkles that are present in the forehead to smooth out.
Rarely, the bones along the orbital rim or on the forehead are manipulated by shaving them down or adding filler to the top to correct relative prominences or deficiencies in the structures. The last detail of the forehead lift is to lift the skin into its new anatomical position. The incision or incisions are typically closed with staples, and a small additional suture is used to meticulously approximate the skin edges.
After Your Brow Lift
Your results depend on your genetics and anatomy, as well as the goals we have outlined prior to surgery. A great outcome depends on meticulous attention to details with the technical portion of the procedure, as well as an artistic touch to create the balanced facial features you desire.
Following surgery, your forehead, eyes and temporal areas will be swollen. Specialized ice packs will be placed on your forehead 24 hours a day for the first two days to relieve the swelling and discomfort. Most patients have some discomfort, but they don’t really complain of severe pain. The ice helps tremendously. The most common complaint is usually a mild to moderate headache. This headache usually resolves in 1-3 days.
Some physicians use drain tubes. Dr. Larsen does not place any drains. Many patients reabsorb any excess fluid that may accumulate. Initially, you’ll have a dressing on your face, but this will be removed within a couple of hours of your waking up from the surgical procedure. Our trained professionals or your caregiver will remove this dressing and start your specialized ice packs.
The ice is applied for the first 48 hours followed by warm compresses. Strictly keeping your head elevated with no movement leads to a speedy recovery for most patients. Patients usually resume a normal diet by the next day. As you heal, your forehead and eyes will feel tighter for the first week or two.
Assistance from a responsible adult is critical for the first few days to help decrease the chances of complications and lead to an uneven full recovery. Downtime is clearly a concern of patients having a brow lift, especially with younger patients. Healing is a progressive process and is controlled by Mother Nature. The stitches and staples are usually removed after 4-5 days, despite swelling and noticeable incisions.
Patients are usually ready to venture outside at this time. As with any surgery, wearing sunscreen and a hat will be essential in order to protect the healing skin from the sun. In a few weeks you will likely see a younger version of yourself. Complete healing will continue under the surface of the skin for quite some time. It is not uncommon for mild swelling and small lumps and bumps to take 1-2 months or more to resolve.
Initially, your brow will be very high and tight, and it will be difficult to raise your brows. As the swelling reduces over the first week to 10 days, the tightness will usually resolve. After one month you should see better results, and after three months, you should see great results. You can expect to return to full activity in approximately 3-4 weeks.
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Top 5 Most Asked Questions About Brow Lifts
Brow Lifts are a common cosmetic procedure. Often people elect to have this procedure if they have an asymmetry in their brow line, or have a low or sagging brow. Most patients find it can restore vibrancy to their face which in turn boosts their self-confidence. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your forehead or feel like your brow line has significantly lowered with the aging process; a brow lift might be the right procedure for you. Call us today if you are interested in scheduling your consultation! Still, have a few questions? We’ve got the answers below.
A brow lift sometimes referred to as a forehead lift, or forehead rejuvenation is a simple cosmetic surgery meant to lift the skin around the forehead and brows. People choose this procedure to restore a youthful look to their facial structure. This is a procedure that can remove excess sagging skin as well as reposition the underlying muscles and tissues. It is also often commonly done in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures. Many people have found that electing to have this procedure has greatly boosted their self-image and confidence. At Buckhead Plastic Surgery in Atlanta, we want you to be the best version of yourself.
As we age, gravity has the same effects on us all, and parts of our body begin to sag. The forehead and eyebrow regions are one of the most common areas affected. It’s natural during the aging process for our skin to lose elasticity, and the distance between the brow line and the lash line shortens. Some people find that this gives them the appearance of being angry or sad. However, a brow lift can greatly improve this area, because it can reduce horizontal wrinkles and lines across your forehead, improve frown lines, and even reduce creases between the eyebrows.
Most patients find that a brow lift makes them appear more vibrant and youthful. Giving patients a look that feels refreshed and rejuvenated. Does that sound like just the change you’re looking for? If so give us a call, we can get your consultation scheduled today.
Like most cosmetic procedures there are several different techniques for a brow lift. Dr. Larsen will choose the best technique for your procedure based on your specific goals and unique facial anatomy. We will describe them here so you can have a sense of what your options may be and what the procedure can entail. It is common to combine browlifts with upper and lower eyelid surgery.
- Coronal Brow Lift- This technique is the industry standard for this procedure as it removes the excess skin and does not shift the hairline. This allows you to achieve optimal results. In this technique, one long incision is made in front of the hairline running from ear to ear. The incision heals very well and is hidden for the most part just at the hairline. The surgeon makes the needed adjustments removing excess skin and the remaining brow and glabellar muscles are repositioned for a more flattering appearance. He can also make small adjustments such as removing excess fat and tissue to create a smoother more youthful forehead and browline. This technique provides the longest-lasting results.
- Endoscopic Brow Lift- An Endoscopic Browlift is another popular method for this procedure but we don’t feel you can achieve optimal results. It is much less invasive than previously used techniques but shifts the hairline back so only ideal for individuals with a low hairline. In an Endoscopic Brow Lift, your surgeon makes a series of small incisions just behind your hairline, then will reposition the muscles and lift the underlying forehead tissue.
Temporal or Limited Incision Brow Lift- This procedure is similar to an endoscopic brow lift but is slightly more invasive. Larger incisions are made above each temple and behind the hairline. The surgeon will then reposition the tissues of the outer brow area through the upper incisions and will smooth out frown lines between the eyebrows by the incisions made through the upper eyelid.
This is always the most common question with any procedure. Like many cosmetic procedures, this is an outpatient surgery. The duration of the surgery is dependant on how extensive your specific procedure is and whether or not you are pairing it with other procedures. (Such as facial Liposuction or facial implants)
Any facial surgery raises the question of will there be scarring? Dr. Larsen is very intentional about where the incisions are placed to minimize any scaring, no one needs to know you had this procedure unless you elect to tell them.
Immediately following surgery for the incisions they will be sealed with either staples or sutures, and those will be removed roughly a week after your surgery. The good news is that most patients who receive this procedure experience very little pain with this recovery. Headaches and a feeling of tightness across the forehead are very common immediately after this procedure. As with most cosmetic procedures swelling and bruising immediately following surgery are common but pass quickly. Most patients find that these issues are largely resolved within the first 10 days of recovery.
Another common question patients ask, is how long will the results last? Although the results from this procedure are immediate and impressive. (Even more so when done by a talented board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Larsen.) A well-executed brow lift can produce results that last for years. However, we cannot stop the aging process. Even after lift surgery, the normal aging process will continue. But there are steps you can take to preserve your new youthful appearance. Such as maintaining a healthy lifestyle and eating whole foods that are rich in vitamins, as well as wearing sunscreen can help prolong the effects of your procedure.
The real question is why would you choose anyone else to do this procedure? Dr. Larsen is a double board-certified surgeon with over 20 years of experience. He has many loyal patients who’ve trusted his surgical and medical expertise to enhance their look and their life. Dr. Larsen will put you at ease with his straightforward and trustworthy approach. He will assess your facial structure and explain your options. Why would you wait any longer to have the life-changing results a brow lift could offer? Call us to book your consultation today!
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Alan N. Larsen, MD.
Double Board-Certified Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Larsen established Buckhead Plastic Surgery as a boutique practice to offer world-class, personalized service to women and men throughout the Southeast. Dr. Larsen’s compassion and talent are complemented by his elite training with some of the nation’s finest plastic surgeons.
Alan N. Larsen, MD.Double Board-Certified Atlanta Plastic SurgeonDr. Larsen established Buckhead Plastic Surgery as a boutique practice to offer world-class, personalized service to women and men throughout the Southeast. Dr. Larsen’s compassion and talent are complemented by his elite training with some of the nation’s finest plastic surgeons.
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