What Makes Someone a Good Browlift Candidate?
A browlift, also referred to as a forehead lift or eyebrow lift, involves repositioning the forehead muscles and tissues to revitalize the upper portion of the face. The procedure is safe and effective, but not every individual is a good browlift candidate. Fortunately, by meeting with Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, an individual can find out if he or she qualifies for a forehead lift.
Dr. Azizzadeh is a globally recognized facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon with comprehensive browlift surgery experience. He wants each of his patients to enjoy a balanced, natural-looking facial appearance, and he performs procedures with a patient’s treatment goals in mind. Dr. Azizzadeh also takes a holistic approach to browlift surgery to ensure his patient can use the procedure to enhance his or her facial appearance.
A good browlift candidate typically displays frown lines, wrinkles and other visible signs of aging across the forehead. This individual may also be dealing with droopy eyebrows that make him or her appear tired.
Browlift surgery can be performed on any individual, regardless of age. To determine if a person is a good browlift candidate, Dr. Azizzadeh conducts a full evaluation. He learns about a browlift candidate and his or her treatment goals, as well as reviews this individual’s medical history. Dr. Azizzadeh analyzes an individual’s eyebrows and other facial features, too.
If Dr. Azizzadeh determines an individual is a good browlift candidate, he develops a custom surgery plan for him or her. The plan is tailored to a patient, and ultimately, helps him or her achieve a harmonious facial appearance.
In certain instances, Dr. Azizzadeh recommends a blepharoplasty instead of a browlift. A browlift and blepharoplasty may seem similar, but there are notable differences between these facial rejuvenation procedures. Whereas a browlift helps a patient reduce the appearance of a heavy, sagging brow, a blepharoplasty involves the removal of excess fat, skin and muscle from around the eyes.
Dr. Azizzadeh sometimes recommends a browlift be performed in combination with a facelift, neck lift or other facial rejuvenation procedures as well. As a Harvard-trained and dual board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Azizzadeh can perform multiple surgeries at the same time to help his patients accomplish their desired facial rejuvenation treatment results.
Questions to Consider Before a Browlift
If an individual is a good browlift candidate, he or she must evaluate all aspects of treatment. That way, this individual can weigh the pros and cons of a browlift and determine if the procedure is right for him or her.
When it comes to browlift surgery, there are many questions to consider. Now, let’s look at five questions to evaluate before undergoing a browlift procedure.
1. What are the benefits of a browlift?
There are many reasons why people undergo browlift surgery, such as:
- Reduce the appearance of forehead wrinkles
- Elevate and reposition the brow line
- Minimize the appearance of sagging upper eyelids
- Treat “crow’s feet” at the corner of the eyes
A browlift surgery must be tailored to a patient’s facial features. By working with Dr. Azizzadeh, an individual can find out if he or she is a good browlift candidate, as well as discover how this procedure can be used to enhance his or her facial appearance.
2. What are the risks associated with a browlift?
The risks of a browlift are discussed in detail prior to surgery. These risks include:
- Poor wound healing
- Skin loss
- Facial asymmetry
If the potential risks of a browlift outweigh the surgery’s benefits, Dr. Azizzadeh will not perform the procedure. Instead, Dr. Azizzadeh will explore alternative facia rejuvenation procedures to help a patient safely and effectively enhance his or her facial appearance.
3. How long does it take to perform a browlift?
A browlift procedure usually takes about one to two hours to perform. The surgical technique and treatment area may impact the length of time required for a browlift procedure.
Dr. Azizzadeh offers insights into a browlift prior to performing the procedure. He helps his patient establish realistic treatment goals and ensures he or she knows what to expect during browlift surgery.
4. How long do the results of a browlift last?
Oftentimes, it takes about 10 to 14 days for a person to recover from a browlift. After the recovery period, the full results of the procedure will become visible.
Since each person ages differently, the amount of time that browlift surgery results remain visible vary. But in many instances, an individual may enjoy the benefits of his or her browlift for 10 years or longer.
Dr. Azizzadeh offers tips and recommendations to help browlift patients extend the results of surgery. He is also available to respond to patients’ concerns and questions following browlift procedures.
5. How much does a browlift cost?
The cost of a browlift varies based on the surgeon, where the procedure is performed, anesthesia fees and other factors. Thanks to Dr. Azizzadeh, an individual can receive full details about the cost of a browlift before surgery.
Dr. Azizzadeh is available to meet with individuals to discuss browlift surgery and other facial rejuvenation treatment options. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh, please call us today at 310-657-2203.