Forehead / Brow Lift
A brow lift is a surgical procedure that lifts the eyebrows and forehead reducing the wrinkle lines across the forehead, between the eyes, and creases between the eyebrows.
FAQs About Brow Lift
Who is a candidate for a Brow Lift?
A good candidate someone who is uncomfortable with wrinkle lines along their forehead, is in overall good health, and maintains a healthy lifestyle (such as non-smoking).
At what age can a Brow Lift be performed?
There are no age restrictions for a brow lift, it is really dependent on the patient’s genes and areas of concern. There are many surgeons that will only perform on patients 18 years of age or older. As with any surgical procedure, it is most important to obtain a medical evaluation by a certified surgeon to know if you qualify for surgery.
What steps do I need to take to prepare for a Brow Lift surgery?
Make sure to get a medical evaluation first. You should avoid taking aspirin or anti-inflammatory medications or herbal supplements, stop smoking, and adjust current medications you may be taking. You should also arrange for someone to drive you after surgery and stay with you for at least a night or two to ensure your safety.
Where are the incisions made for a Brow Lift?
Can a Brow Lift be combined with other procedures?
It is common to combine other procedures with a brow lift such as a facelift or eyelid surgery. Combining procedures is a great way to get the overall look you want to achieve. Ultimately your health is most important so your surgeon should advise you on your options for surgery.
Other FAQs About Brow Lift
How much does a Brow Lift cost?
Cost varies depending on the surgeon and where you live. The average cost is $6,400 and can range from $2,000 to $14,000.
How long do the results of a Brow Lift last?
The lasting affect of a brow lift is dependent on the type of brow lift technique used, and the natural effects of gravity and aging. Most brow lifts can last up to 10 years.
What is the recovery time for a Brow Lift?
Every person heals differently, but the standard recovery time can take about 2 weeks for the swelling and bruising to subside.
What are the risks associated with a Brow Lift?
This can depend on the type of technique performed. Potential risks include hair loss, numbness, loss of sensation around the incision, and scarring. Additional risks, as with any surgical procedure, includes bleeding, hematoma, swelling, bruising, and infection.
What type of Anesthesia is used?
Local or general anesthesia can be used. The type of anesthesia used depends on the brow lift technique performed, but for most can be performed under local anesthesia. The most important thing is to have a board certified anesthesiologist on site throughout the entire procedure.
When can I begin exercising after the surgery?
You may begin light activity 2 weeks post surgery, but wait about a month before starting more vigorous activities.
Is there any pain with a Brow Lift?
There are different brow lift methods where incisions are made in different locations, and sometimes with the use of an endoscope. A brow lift typically involves incisions in the scalp along the hairline or may be made in the forehead and/or upper eyelids. You surgeon, regardless of the technique, generally make the incisions so they are hidden or less visible as much as possible.
When will I be able to see the results?
Typically it can take about 2 months to see “final results” until the swelling completely subsides.