FOREHEAD LIFT / BROW LIFT
Eyebrow and Forehead Lifting addresses eyebrow position and loose or wrinkled forehead skin and underlying tissue. To fully understand the benefits of eyebrow and forehead lifting, one must be aware of the importance of the position of the eyebrows.
Eyebrow position changes as we age. Our natural eyebrow position, the effects of gravity and fat atrophy , how active our eyebrow and forehead muscles are, and previous eyelid, eyebrow or forehead surgeries (if applicable), all contribute to the position our eyebrows are in today.
The face sends a message, and the position of the eyebrows is a significant part of that message. That message could be, "I feel worried,” “I feel angry,” or “I feel stressed.” The message could also be, “I feel calm, rested, and relaxed.”
There are several types of eyebrow and forehead lifts. The type of surgery Dr. Glavas will recommend for you will depend on your current eyebrow position, facial structure, overall health status, gender, age, ethnic background and your preferences regarding downtime and surgical recovery. The main types of forehead lifting are as follows:
NON SURGICAL BROW LIFT
Dr. Glavas uses Botox® treatment to elevate the brows. The result is similar to a brow lift lasting approximately four months. This is the choice procedure for many individuals that have busy lifestyles or do not want to have surgery for either social or medical reasons or cannot have long downtime for recovery.
TRANSBLEPHAROPLASTY BROW LIFT
Eyebrows can be repositioned and elevated through a small incision in the eyelid. This avoids any incisions in the brow, forehead or scalp. C02 laser resurfacing of the forehead can smooth the forehead skin and be used to elevate the brow slightly higher.
This is the least invasive procedure for lifting the brows and may be performed in the office under local anesthesia. Since the incision is the same one for a blepharoplasty (eye-lift) this procedure is most commonly performed in combination with an upper lid procedure. Patients usually return to their routine activities in less than 10 days.
ENDOSCOPIC BROW / FOREHEAD LIFT
The Endoscopic Eyebrow/ Forehead Lift is very popular. It requires 5 small incisions hidden in the hair and leaves no visible scar. This procedure can lift everything from the hairline to the eyebrows. It tightens and smoothes the entire forehead while lifting the eyebrow area which “opens up” the entire upper face. Eyebrow shape and asymmetry can be addressed with this type of lift. Following the procedure there will be some bruising and swelling. Patients are usually comfortable returning to their normal routine activities in about 2 weeks.
PRETRICHIAL BROW / FOREHEAD LIFT
The Pretrichial Eyebrow/ Forehead Lift requires a long incision. It is not a common cosmetic choice because of the longest downtime. This procedure is ideal for patients who want to both lift the eyebrows and raise and shorten the forehead by removing a strip of skin and underlying tissue along the incision.
Because the forehead is shortened, the hairline is lowered which is ideal for those with a high forehead. This procedure lifts everything from the hairline down to the eyebrows and can address eyebrow shape and asymmetry. The scar from the incision, once healed, is virtually undetectable. Following the procedure there will be some bruising and swelling. Patients usually return to their normal daily routine in 2 – 3 weeks.
The “Gull Wing” or DIRECT BROW LIFT
The “Gull Wing” or Direct Brow Lift requires removing a section of skin and underlying tissue above and following the length of the eyebrows. This procedure is ideal for those who do not want to involve the hairline.
The “Gull Wing” beautifully lifts a sagging brow while tightening and smoothing the forehead by pulling the skin and tissue of the forehead down rather than up. It therefore lowers the hairline which is ideal for a receding hairline and/ or a high forehead (common problem in men).
This procedure also addresses eyebrow shape and asymmetry. Care is taken to position the scar just along the eyebrows so that it is maximally camouflaged. Patients will experience some bruising and swelling following the procedure. They are usually comfortable returning to their normal routine activities in about 2 weeks.
FINANCING YOUR PROCEDURE
Forehead surgery is an excellent investment in an individual's well being. Because of this, we believe financial considerations should not be an obstacle to your procedure. At the office we accept all methods of payment as well as financing by CareCredit. Please see the financing section of our website or click below to get an instant reply.
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