As we get older, facial skin is more likely to become lax, which causes sagging skin and wrinkles. As skin on the upper eyelids, eyebrows, and forehead start to sag, it can result in eyelid hooding—this may cause you to lift your eyebrows, which may lead to wrinkles and creases between the eyebrows and on the forehead, also known as frown lines. Sagging skin in the brow area can also worsen the appearance of crow’s feet.
Brow lift surgery is the go-to procedure in order to remove sagging skin in the brow area. The procedure requires repositioning the brow to a more natural position. This not only removes loose, sagging skin, it also makes the eyes appear larger and less tired.
Be aware that your ideal brow placement is unique, which means that you’ll want to choose a highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeon in the West Hills, CA area. The right surgeon will evaluate your face to determine the best position for your brow based on your facial structure.
About Brow Lifts
Sagging skin in the brow area causes wrinkles and furrows on the forehead, which can add years to your appearance. A sagging brow can also make you look tired, worried, and even angry. While aging and gravity are inevitable, who says that your age has to show on your face? Brow lift surgery can reverse the effects of aging by tightening the forehead and restoring youthful contours to your brows and eyelids.
With this procedure, you can enjoy a refreshed, rejuvenated look that makes you feel beautiful and confident. Say goodbye to face wrinkles and signs of aging with this outpatient surgical procedure.
Types of Brow Lift Surgery
There are two different types of brow lift surgery: endoscopic and open. Which procedure is ideal for you depends on various factors, including severity of skin laxity and age. Dr. Peter Grossman will discuss your personal needs to determine which brow lift surgery procedure will provide the best results.
The most common, less-invasive procedure is the endoscopic brow lift, or endobrow lift. This procedure, which is performed under local anesthesia, involves several small incisions that are made within the hairline. This ensures minimum visibility once incisions have fully healed. Using surgical instruments, the brow area is then moved upward, which flattens and smooths face wrinkles and sagging skin. The endoscopic brow lift offers minimal scarring and a speedy recovery time.
The second type of brow lift is the open brow procedure. This procedure is generally reserved for patients who are suffering excessive brow sagging with excess skin. The open brow lift procedure requires an incision to be made just below the hairline. Any excess skin is then removed in order to address brow sagging.
Endoscopic Brow Lift Benefits
As we get older, the signs of aging are to be expected. But getting older doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t feel confident in how you look. If you have sagging skin in the brow region that has caused fine lines and wrinkles, a brow lift may be just the procedure for you.
A brow lift is able to correct various cosmetic issues on the face, including:
- Sagging skin
- Drooping or heavy brow
- Crow’s feet
- Frown lines
- Deep furrows and lines on the forehead and face
The procedure is also able to remove creases above the eyebrow while giving you a more relaxed and youthful face.
Brow Lift FAQs
Am I a candidate for a brow lift?
There are many factors that are considered when determining if a brow lift surgery is the procedure that will give you the results you want. Skin condition, skin quality, skin laxity, age, and your overall health all play a role in deciding if this is the procedure for you.
It’s best to discuss the procedure with a board-certified surgeon, such as Dr. Grossman, to ensure a brow lift can provide the results that you want.
What is the recovery time for a brow lift?
Recovery time depends on the type of brow lift procedure. An endoscopic brow lift will heal much more quickly than an open brow lift. Expect to experience swelling and bruising for about a week, including on the forehead, eyes, and cheeks. Your skin will also feel tight for a week or so.
Most patients are able to return to work within 10 days. During the first few weeks after surgery, be sure to use ice packs and avoid vigorous exercise and heavy lifting.
Can a brow lift be combined with other procedures?
It’s very common for a brow lift to be combined with a face lift. For patients looking for total facial rejuvenation, combining procedures is often the best way to get top-notch results that last for years to come.
How soon will results be noticeable?
You can expect to see results of your brow lift within a few weeks. Final results are visible once all bruising and swelling have subsided.
How Long Does a Brow Lift Last?
Investing in a brow lift is a commitment and a great way to invest in yourself, so it’s understandable that anyone would want to know how long the brow lift will last. Clearly, no cosmetic procedure is truly permanent for those concerned with the aging process. However, if a top brow lift surgeon performs the procedure the results can last between 10 and 13 years on average.
Indeed, there are some patients who will see longer results, and all of this will be predicated on their current health, medical history, and the condition of the skin and face. Given that the aging process can never truly be halted, a surgical face lift is the most cost-effective, fastest way to stay and look youthful for a decade or longer.
Schedule a Consultation
Tired of dealing with a droopy brow and face wrinkles? Want a more youthful face that makes you feel confident and proud? If so, the brow lift procedure may be just what you need. This cosmetic procedure lifts the brows and creates a fresh, rejuvenated face.
While there are many cosmetic surgeons that serve the Los Angeles and West Hills areas, Dr. Peter Grossman is the top option. Dr. Grossman has is experienced in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He has an extensive surgical background and always strives to provide a pleasurable experience along with beautiful, natural results.
Put your best face forward by undergoing a brow lift! Contact our office today at (818) 981-2050 to schedule an appointment.