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Brow Lift

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What is a brow lift?

Overview

Having a brow lift, or often called a forehead lift, is designed to reduce the horizontal wrinkles that develop across the forehead and on the bridge of your nose, between your eyes. The vertical creases that develop between your eyebrows, or your “frown lines,” are also improved.

Sagging brows that are forming hoods over your eyes are also corrected using brow lift surgery. It’s designed to place your eyebrows in a more youthful, “alert” position.

As with most elective cosmetic procedures, there are several basic criteria that determine if you’re a good candidate for the brow lift surgery. They include:

  • You have unsightly wrinkles on your forehead
  • You have frown lines that make you look serious or “angry”
  • You have drooping eyebrows, covering your upper eyelids
  • You enjoy relatively good health without any medical conditions that could jeopardize your healing or present surgical risks
  • You’re a non-smoker (smoking can impair the healing process), and you have realistic expectations on what the surgery can do for you

Costs can vary based on individual patient needs and the amount of surgery required.The costs involved in this procedure include facility/hospital fees, medical tests, anesthesia fees, Dr. Jimerson’s fee and any medication or post-operative garments that may be required. Our staff will provide you with a detailed cost estimate for your procedure.

Following your procedure, there will be some discomfort and swelling. The pain can be controlled with the medication prescribed by Dr. Jimerson. A splint and packing will be placed inside your nose, and a splint, bandages or both will be placed on the outside in order to provide support and protect your nose during initial healing.Swelling will subside within a few weeks, but it could take up to a full year for your new nasal contour to be fully seen. You’ll probably notice various appearance changes in your nose during this period.

You will discuss various anesthesia options with Dr. Jimerson, including sedation and general anesthesia. He will determine the best type of anesthesia based on the procedure, your health history and his preferences.There are different ways to approach brow lift surgery, depending on the amount of correction needed and your specific facial type. One approach uses an endoscope, which is a thin tube with a camera attached. Several small incisions are made within the hairline and instruments are inserted to adjust the muscle and skin.

Another type uses a “coronal incision” – an incision that runs from ear to ear across the top of the head, inside the hair-bearing skin. The hair will hide any scar.

Another approach uses an incision at the back of the hairline, allowing the brow to be lifted without changing the height of the front hairline. Hiding this scar can be done with bangs.

The incisions are closed using sutures, adhesive or surgical tape and clips.

As with any surgical procedure, there are some potential risks or complications. You have to determine if the benefits that you’ll obtain from your procedure outweigh the risks involved.Dr. Jimerson and his trained staff will do everything possible to minimize risks and postoperative complications. Risks may include:

  • Anesthesia
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • Poor wound healing
  • Asymmetry
  • Loss of hair around the incision
  • Elevated hairline
  • Eye irritation
  • Facial asymmetry
  • Facial nerve injury
  • Numbness or skin sensation changes
  • Persistent pain
  • Possible need to revise the surgery
  • Allergies to tape, sutures, glues, etc.

It’s important to discuss any concerns you have with Dr. Jimerson prior to your surgery. If you have a question – please ask!

Prior to brow lift surgery you will have a consultation with Dr. Jimerson. This is an important appointment, as it will give you an opportunity to ask questions about the procedure and what you can expect from the surgery.He will discuss you specific goals, take a medical history and review your current medications. Photos are usually taken, both before and after the surgery.

You will also be able to learn what options are available to you, along with the risks and possible complications of the procedure.

During your appointment, it’s good to ask Dr. Jimerson questions about your surgery.Here are some questions to consider:

–       What surgical technique is recommended?

–       How long will the recovery period be for my surgery?

–       What risks are associated with my surgery?

–       What type of complications can happen?

–       When will I be able to see the results of my surgery?

–       Do you think that I’m a good candidate for this procedure?

Bes sure to ask any other questions you have about Dr. Jimerson, the procedure or anything else that concerns you about your surgery.

What happens prior to brow lift surgery? You will have lab tests, and the doctor may have you take new medications or adjust the medications that you’re currently taking.

If you smoke, you must stop several weeks prior the surgery, as it can severely impeded the healing process.

Finally, you should arrange to have someone available to drive you home after your surgery, and to be with you for the first night.

Brow lift surgery results are long lasting. Results are immediately visible to you, and the post-surgical swelling will reduce over time and the incision will fade. You’ll be able to see the final results of your surgery over the next few months.You should use sun protection at all times to help keep your renewed appearance. You should also maintain a healthy lifestyle in order to extend the results of your more youthful appearance.

Be sure to follow Dr. Jimerson’s instruction following your procedure to obtain optimal results.

Dr. Jimerson and his team have years of extensive training and experience in all areas of cosmetic surgery, liposuction and fat grafting. He has pioneered face and body sculpting techniques that bring patients exceptional, long-lasting results.The team is committed to meet your unique needs, with a natural, long-lasting look. Because of his expertise, Dr. Jimerson offers patients reduced operative times, which means faster recovery times. In addition, he strives to use techniques that are safer than traditional procedures.

The best way to determine if brow lift surgery is right for you is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jimerson. The doctor will discuss the procedure, evaluate your concerns relating to your body and answer any questions you may have. To schedule your appointment, click here.