What is a brow lift?
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.
Are you a candidate for brow lift surgery?
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
Cost for brow lift surgery
The Recovery Process
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.
Risks involved in brow lift
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:
- Poor wound healing
- 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!
Meeting with Dr. Jimerson
You will also be able to learn what options are available to you, along with the risks and possible complications of the procedure.
Questions to ask Dr. Jimerson
– 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.
Brow lift surgery preparation
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.
Be sure to follow Dr. Jimerson’s instruction following your procedure to obtain optimal results.
Why use Dr. Jimerson and the Advanced Plastic Surgery Solutions team?
Schedule your appointment
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.