The brow and forehead are among the many areas of the face that can develop visible aging. These lines and laxity can cause a person to look unhappy or angry, and a furrowed brow makes people appear older than they are, which causes self-esteem issues.
Fortunately, these concerns can be remedied with plastic surgery. Brow lift surgery reverses the signs of aging on the upper-third of the face so that you can both look and feel your best. Led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David B. Brothers, Plastic Surgery Centre of Atlanta offers brow lift surgery for patients in Sandy Springs, Decatur, Duluth, and the surrounding areas.
What Is Brow Lift?
A brow lift addresses the horizontal forehead lines, the vertical lines between the eyes, and the sagging of the brows.
This surgical alternative to BOTOX® Cosmetic allows patients to address the root of their aging concerns and provides results that will last for several years (as opposed to BOTOX® Cosmetic’s longevity of a couple of months).
Am I a Candidate for a Brow Lift?
Anyone with noticeable creases on the forehead or heavy brows that cause the eyelid skin to hang over the eyes may benefit from a brow lift.
Candidates for brow lift surgery should not smoke, be in good overall health, and have realistic expectations of their results. The best way to determine if a brow lift is right for you is to consult with a knowledgeable plastic surgeon.
How Is a Brow Lift Performed?
Brow lift surgery is performed with the assistance of an endoscope.
A series of small incisions are made behind the hairline, through which an endoscope is inserted. An endoscope is an instrument outfitted with a fiber optic light source and camera.
This endoscope allows for the forehead tissues to be tightened and sutured without the need for more significant incisions.
The procedure takes one to three hours, depending on the patient.
Will Incisions Need to Be Placed in Front of the Hairline?
While it is typical and desirable to place the incisions behind the hairline, patients with high foreheads may require their incisions to be made in front of the hairline.
Fortunately, small endoscopic incisions usually allow for the incisions to heal inconspicuously.
What Is Recovery Like After a Brow Lift?
Brow lift surgery is an outpatient procedure, and you can return home shortly after the anesthesia wears off. Your head will be wrapped in surgical dressings that will protect the incisions.
These dressings are usually worn for one to two days, and oral pain medication alleviates initial discomfort. Dr. Brothers removes sutures and staples within ten days, by which time, most of the swelling and bruising should have subsided.
Most patients return to work and their day-to-day activities within one week.
How Much Does Brow Lift Surgery Cost in Atlanta?
The cost of your brow lift varies on a patient-by-patient basis. After meeting with Dr. Brothers for a consultation, you will receive a detailed cost summary that explains all applicable fees. This will include the surgeon’s fees, facility fees, medical supplies, and follow-up care.
We offer patient financing through CareCredit® and Alphaeon™ Credit and accept cash, checks, and most major credit cards.
Brow Lift FAQS
How should I choose my brow lift surgeon?
Choosing a brow lift plastic surgeon requires getting to know the medical professional better. The consultation process is the perfect opportunity to interview the doctor to learn more about their background, experience, and credentials.
Dr. Brothers is a board-certified plastic surgeon with many years of experience in facial plastic surgery.
What type of anesthesia is used for a brow lift?
Brow lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia or monitored sedation. Dr. Brothers will discuss your anesthetic options with you during your consultation to help determine which is better for you.
Will I have scars after my brow lift procedure?
Dr. Brothers places the incisions along the hairline, where they remain hidden. Your healing incisions may be noticeable during the initial months, but they will continue to fade over six months to one year.
You can help minimize the visibility of these scars by keeping the healing incisions out of the sun.
When will I see my brow lift results?
While you will start to notice the restored tightness in the forehead area immediately after your surgery, your final results will not show until all of the swelling has subsided, which can take between a few weeks and a few months.
What are the risks associated with a brow lift?
All surgical procedures come with a degree of risk. While rare, some of these risks include:
- Adverse reactions to the anesthesia
- Bleeding (hematoma)
- Blood clots
- Prolonged wound healing
Can I combine a brow lift with other procedures?