A brow lift may also be referred to as a forehead lift, and involves the lifting and smoothing of the area from the eyebrows to the hairline. The effects of aging often take their toll on the upper portion of the face first, resulting in horizontal creases across the forehead and a sagging brow line that makes you look older and more tired than you really are. A brow lift effectively eliminates lines and sagging, to produce a refreshed, more youthful appearance.
Who is it For?
A brow lift is used to address the following concerns:
Deep horizontal creases running across the forehead
Frown lines – vertical lines that appear between the eyebrows
Sagging eyebrows resulting in “hooding” of the upper eyelids
Excess skin and tissue between the brow and upper eyelid
A brow lift may be performed alone or in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures, such as an eyelid lift or facelift, to produce more dramatic results.
How does it Work?
Dr. Sanjay Sharma offers brow lifts as an outpatient procedure at his Austin office. The procedure is often performed under local anesthesia with sedation, but general anesthesia may also be recommended for some patients. During the procedure, Dr. Sharma makes incisions along the hairline to allow him to remove excess skin and tissue and tighten any underlying skin structure.
In some cases, a brow lift may be performed endoscopically, which means smaller incsisions and a less invasive procedure. However, endoscopic brow lifts are not right for everyone. Dr. Sharma will discuss your specific concerns and goals for your surgery before recommending the best technique for your needs. Both endoscopic and traditional brow lifts involve incisions along the hairline, leaving scarring nearly invisible after surgery.
Brow lifts typically take one to two hours to perform. Most patients are able to return to work within a week after the procedure. Drains are usually not necessary after a brow lift and most patients report minimal discomfort during the recovery process.
What does it Do?
Results of a brow lift may be evident right away, but will continue to improve as the treatment area heals completely. Full results are usually apparent within six months after the procedure. The forehead area will appear smoother and the eyes and brow area will look more awake and youthful. Results from a brow lift are considered permanent, although additional mild sagging may occur over the years.
A brow lift offers dramatic results that make you appear refreshed and younger. To learn more about this procedure, contact SKS Plastic Surgery at 512-324-8320 to schedule your appointment today.