Do people describe you as being tired, angry or sad when you know that you are a pleasant and outgoing person? The reason that this may be happening is because you have the signs of aging on your forehead and brow area. Led by board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David B. Brothers, Plastic Surgery Centre of Atlanta offers brow lift surgery, also known as a forehead lift, for men and women in Atlanta, Sandy Springs, and surrounding communities in Georgia.
What is a Brow Lift?
One of the most detrimental aspects of aging is that lines and wrinkles on your face affect the way people perceive your emotional state. Horizontal lines on the forehead and vertical lines between the eyes are associated with an angry or tired facial expression. As we get older, though, these wrinkles become permanent, so we always look like we are scowling. Botox® is an option, but some people benefit more from a forehead lift.
Benefits of a Brow Lift
A forehead lift (brow lift) is intended to give a more youthful and rested appearance to the forehead and upper eyelids.
Who is the Ideal Candidate for a Forehead Lift?
You may be a candidate for a forehead lift if you have a sagging forehead or brows that hang too low and too close to the eyes. You may also desire a forehead or brow lift if you have deep vertical furrows between the eyebrows (frown lines).
What Do I Need to Do Before Having a Brow Lift?
As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Brothers is uniquely qualified to discuss your options for facial surgery, including brow lift surgery. We recommend meeting with him for a consultation so that you can make an informed decision about your plastic surgery procedures. The specific risks and the suitability of the forehead lift procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unusual.
What Should I Expect on the Day of My Forehead Lift?
A brow lift is done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia or monitored sedation. The incisions are usually made behind the hairline. For patients with high foreheads, the incisions can be placed in front of the hairline. The operation involves an endoscope (a narrow hollow instrument with a fiber optic light source and camera), through which the procedure is done with special small instruments. The forehead skin is lifted and repositioned. The muscles that cause frown lines are weakened.
How Long Does It Take to Perform a Brow Lift?
A brow lift takes one to three hours depending on the degree of correction that is needed.
What to Expect After a Forehead Lift
The patient goes home with their head wrapped in dressings, which are usually removed on the first or second day after surgery. Initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication. Sutures or staples are removed within 10 days and most swelling, and bruising is gone in seven to 10 days.
Will I Have Scars After Getting a Brow Lift?
The incisions for a brow lift are made along the hairline, so the scars are inconspicuous to the casual observer. Initially, the scars will be somewhat visible and will take about one year to fade.
When Will I See Results?
For the first few weeks after the surgery, you will have quite a bit of swelling, so the results will not be obvious. Once the swelling subsides, you will see the results of your forehead lift.
How Long Will the Results of a Forehead Lift Last?
A forehead lift provides long-term anti-aging benefits, but the surgery will not stop the aging process. Dr. Brothers may recommend periodic treatments with Botox® and other dermal fillers and injectables to maintain a youthful appearance in your brow and eye area.
Additional Procedures to Enhance Your Brow Lift Results
How Much Does a Brow Lift Cost in Atlanta?
A brow lift is considered cosmetic and therefore is not covered by insurance. The patient is responsible for payment. The cost of a brow lift, or forehead lift, varies by patient. After your consultation, we will provide a detailed cost that includes the applicable fees for Dr. Brothers and his surgical staff as well as any necessary medical supplies and your follow-up care. Financing is available through CareCredit® and Alphaeon™ Credit, and we also accept cash, checks, and most major credit cards.
The lines and wrinkles that develop on your forehead and between the eyes add years to your appearance, and you may be a good candidate for a brow lift. At Plastic Surgery Centre of Atlanta, we use the most advanced techniques for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David B. Brothers, and his team offer brow lift surgery, also known as a forehead lift, emphasizing improved self-image and confidence of men and women in Atlanta, Sandy Springs, and surrounding communities in Georgia. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation!