As time passes, the eyebrows can sag down over the upper eyelids and lose their natural shape, causing an individual to appear tired or angry. This unnatural appearance can increase as the skin on the forehead begins to wrinkle and fold over. Our Arizona practice offers a procedure that can smooth out fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead while elevating the tissue in the brow region to reveal a more youthful and rested appearance: the eyebrow lift, also known as a “brow lift” or “forehead lift.” Dr. Robert Spies routinely performs eyebrow lifts, often combining them with other procedures such as eyelid surgery and facelifts to bring a rejuvenated look back to the entire face.
BROW LIFT CANDIDATES
Patients that benefit the most from a brow lift have lines or wrinkles in the forehead, deep frown lines and sagging of the eyebrows. Most candidates are in good overall health and are between 40 and 70 years old, although a brow lift can be performed on younger individuals if necessary.
A brow lift takes less than two hours to complete and is typically performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. Dr. Spies uses the latest surgical techniques for a brow lift. This technique, the endoscopic brow lift, places small incisions behind the hairline avoiding visible scars or hair loss. The eyebrows are placed gently upwards to a more youthful position allowing the forehead to maintain a smoother appearance.
After the surgery is complete, most patients experience mild pain only. Swelling and bruising will last up to 7 days About a week after surgery the sutures will be removed and patients can return to work, but strenuous activity and exercise should be avoided for a 3 to 4 weeks.
As with any surgical procedure, there is always the risk of a complication such as bleeding or infection. However, all are quite rare when an experienced surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery performs the surgery.
A brow lift is a very rewarding procedure that can restore a more youthful appearance to the forehead and brow. Patients are very satisfied with their newly rejuvenated appearance and often find a renewed sense of self-confidence. The results of an eyebrow lift are long-lasting and can minimize the appearance of aging for years.