The forehead and the eyes often show our age faster than any other part of the face. Often, these signs of aging manifest as horizontal lines across the forehead or eyebrows that have dropped to a lower position, causing our upper eyelids to droop. A brow lift, sometimes called a forehead lift, could be the answer.
This surgical procedure can rejuvenate the upper portion of the face and restore a more youthful look.
When done with skill, this surgery can be seamless so that no one is aware that you have had a procedure.Dr. David J. Kiener, M.D.
We will spend time with you in consultation, answering all of your questions so that you can decide if a brow lift is a smart choice for you. Our philosophy is to provide you with a natural look that does not look “operated on.”
Note that sometimes, eyelid surgery is necessary to correct overhanging eyelids. After an examination, Dr. Kiener will advise which procedures will deliver your desired results. In cases of pronounced aging, a combination of eyelid surgery and a brow lift may be necessary.
If you have lines, wrinkles, or sagging on the middle or lower portions of the face, we can sometimes perform a cheek lift, facelift, or neck lift alongside a brow lift for overall facial rejuvenation. If your aging is not significant, fat transfer, Botox®, or dermal filler injectables may be sufficient to improve some areas.
What Can a Brow Lift Accomplish?
A brow lift addresses horizontal forehead creases, deep frown lines (the “11” lines between the brows), sagging eyebrows that may have caused overhanging eyelids, eyebrows that have lost their natural arch, and asymmetrical brows.
Endoscopic Brow Lift
If you are looking for an endoscopic brow lift nearby, look no further than Roseville. Dr. Keiner performs endoscopic brow lifts while you are under general anesthesia. First, we place three to five small incisions behind the hairline where scars will remain hidden. Then, we insert a camera into the incisions to allow us to tighten the skin and muscles and perhaps reshape the brows.
For women with very high hairlines, we sometimes make the incision along the hairline, remove some skin of the upper forehead, then close the incision, resulting in elevation of the brow and shortening of the forehead. For men, we often make the incisions in a horizontal forehead crease and remove skin above and below the incision. When the incision heals, the new scar is in the old line and is difficult to see. Because men generally have higher hairlines than women, we do not often use the endoscopic approach for our male patients.
These surgeries last from an hour to an hour and a half, depending on your unique case. Then, we close the incisions with temporary stitches and possibly staples if the incisions are behind the hairline.
What Is Recovery Like After a Brow Lift?
Most patients are surprised that recovery from a brow lift is relatively easy. Of course, some people experience post-operative swelling, bruising, numbness, itching, and tenderness. In the case of a traditional brow lift, mild numbness may continue for a few months. Sometimes, hair around the incisions will thin for a short period, but it will grow back.
You can take pain medications, if necessary, and use cool compresses to relieve discomfort.
Plan to take one to two weeks off from work and social activities as you heal. Avoid exercise and sports for about four weeks. We’ll remove stitches, staples, or screws during the first one to two weeks after surgery.
You will follow up with us several times after your surgery to ensure that you are healing well and happy with your results.
Brow Lift Cost in Roseville
As with all plastic surgery procedures, the cost depends on multiple factors, including the severity of aesthetic concerns, patient facial anatomy, and other procedures done concurrently with the brow lift procedure. To learn how much your brow lift will cost, please schedule a consultation with double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. David J. Keiner today.
Schedule a Brow Lift Consultation
Call us for a consultation appointment to discuss a brow lift or other procedures that can help you look more youthful.
Brow Lift in Roseville, CA, FAQs
What other procedures can I combine with a brow lift?
You can combine your brow lift with a facelift, eyelid surgery, and rhinoplasty to optimize facial rejuvenation. Non-surgical treatments often done concurrently with a brow lift include dermal fillers, Kybella®, and microneedling.
What are the most significant factors to consider when considering a brow lift?
Like all aesthetic surgery, it’s a question of risks versus rewards. Dr. Keiner analyzes your facial anatomy and helps you decide the extent to which a brow lift would enhance your appearance. Of course, you’ll need to weigh that against risks, recovery, and cost.
What is the best age for a brow lift?
The indication for a brow lift is not your age. Instead, it’s when the brow is low enough for the operation to be a benefit.
Is it better to get “preventive” aesthetic facial surgery before you need it?
No. It is never a good idea to have a procedure when no problem exists. A brow lift will only be beneficial to patients who have cosmetic concerns on their forehead and brow.