A brow lift is a facial plastic surgery procedure that is used to treat signs of aging in the upper portion of the face, such as frown lines, forehead furrows, or a heavy/drooping brow. Brow lifts are most commonly performed for men and women around age 40 and up, who want to smooth and lift their brow and forehead for a younger, well-toned appearance. Dr. Kolder and Dr. Improta can perform a brow lift to provide you with the natural-looking enhancement you desire.
Your Brow Lift Consultation
During your consultation, Dr. Kolder and Dr. Improta will take a look at your forehead and brow to determine if this surgery is right for you. You will be able to ask any questions you may have about the brow lift during your private consultation. Your Southern California board certified plastic surgeons will go over the various details of the procedure, including surgical steps, benefits, and the brow lift recovery process. Brow lift “before and after” photos will also be available for you to take a look at.
The Brow Lift Procedure
Your brow lift will be performed under general anesthesia at our Ambulatory Surgery Center. An incision is made either at the hairline or just within your hair. The forehead skin is then carefully elevated and the eyebrows are repositioned over the supraorbital rim. Care is taken to not over correct in this region as we do not want to create a surprised or frightened appearance. Access to the corrugator muscles is achieved as well, and this muscle can be excised. This prevents the crease from forming between your eyes, alleviating the need for future Botox injections. Excess skin is then removed, followed by closure of the incision. A temporary wrap will often be applied after your surgery to help reduce swelling and fluid accumulations under the skin.
Recovering from a Brow Lift
Bruising and swelling is normal after brow lift surgery. Your bandages and dressings will be removed the day after your surgery, and your stitches one week later. At about 10 days, you should be able to conceal most bruising or redness with makeup. Strenuous activity should be avoided for the first three weeks, but at no point will you need to be on bed rest.
Brow Lift Results
As your face continues to heal and bruising fades, you will notice the results of your brow lift get better and better. Your incision lines should be fairly out of sight, and you will notice a much smoother, tighter, and younger looking brow. Patients who undergo a brow lift are often able to take years off their appearance while still maintaining a natural look–thanks to the careful attention to detail of Dr. Kolder and Dr. Improta.
Brow Lift Next Steps
For more information about brow lift surgery, please contact our office to schedule your consultation with one of our Southern California board certified plastic surgeons. All cosmetic consultations are complimentary at the Pacifica Institute in North Camarillo.