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Say wow to the brow.

Our brow often tells others about whether we are open and receptive to conversation, interaction, and relationship. If your brow is sending the wrong signals, then let’s see if a brow lift is right for you.

The tissue in the face weakens as we age. The brow is among the first to exhibit signs of this aging, causing us to appear constantly tired, drowsy, or angry. A brow lift is a popular procedure and often one of the first cosmetic surgery procedures that patients select. Most people agree the surgery leads to a more youthful and energetic appearance.

Brow Lift Candidates

Patients who are interested in a brow lift generally want to correct one or more of the following imperfections:

  • Drooping brows
  • Angry or tired appearance
  • Horizontal lines across the forehead
  • Deep furrows between the brows
  • Heavy upper eyelids

Types of Brow Lifts

Endoscopic Brow Lift or Endobrow 

  • Mild sedation then treatment are anesthetized
  • Two to three small incisions are made in the hairline
  • A slender telescope lifts the skin on the forehead from the bone
  • Corrugator muscles are released, and the brow is lifted into a new position
  • Sutures or staples hold the flap in place for healing

Direct Brow Lift

  • Patients are given a mild sedation
  • Treatment areas are anesthetized
  • Incisions are placed directly over the top of the brows so that scars are hidden by eyebrow hair
  • Incisions are closed with stitches which are removed approximately two weeks later

Temporal Brow Lift

  • A less-invasive procedure that lifts the tail of the brow only
  • Can be done in the office under local anesthesia
  • Long-lasting
  • No risk for the “deer-in-the-headlights” or surprised look
  • You are a good candidate if you pick up the tail of your brow and like what you see

About the Procedure

Prior to brow lift surgery, patients must adhere to standard pre-op guidelines to allow for patient safety and maximum post-op results:

  • Eat a healthy diet rich in nutrients.
  • DO NOT smoke in the weeks before and after the procedure.
  • DO NOT take pain medication containing aspirin or ibuprofen.
  • Provide a list of any medications that are taken regularly.
  • DO NOT eat or drink after midnight the night before the procedure.
  • DO NOT wear makeup or contact lenses to surgery.
  • Patients must have a friend or relative drive them to and from the procedure.

Aftercare & Recovery

Because brow lift surgery is considered an outpatient procedure, patients can begin the recovery process in the comfort of their own homes the same day as surgery. After the procedure, a loose-fitting dressing is applied. Typically, there is little to no discomfort after surgery; however, if pain is present, it can easily be controlled with over-the-counter medication. Discoloration and bruising is a normal part of the recovery process and generally fades within seven days. To help the recovery process:

  • Recline in a face-up position at a 45-degree angle for at least one week
  • Avoid strenuous activities for two to three weeks
  • Keep scheduled follow-up appointments
  • Wear bandages as directed
  • Wait until bandages are removed to shower and wash hair
  • Apply prescribed ointment to incision areas to help minimize scarring

Each patient is unique; therefore, results of treatment may vary.

Request your consultation with one of our Plastic Surgeons in Sandy Springs or Hiram to learn more.

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