What Is a Brow Lift?
Although a brow lift is a popular face procedure, it is important to note that a forehead lift is different from a blepharoplasty.
A brow lift helps reduce the appearance of a heavy, sagging brow. It raises drooping eyebrows, minimizes deep furrows and rejuvenates the eyes.
During an eyebrow lift procedure, a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon like Dr. Babak Azizzadeh will make incisions at the hairline, behind the hairline, above the brow or in the mid-forehead. In almost all cases the surgery is performed endoscopically so there are no visible scars from the surgery. In many instances, a brow lift will be performed on an individual between the ages of 40 and 65 years old. However, if needed, an eyebrow lift may be performed at an earlier age.
Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, involves the removal of excess fat, skin and muscle around the eyes. Two types of blepharoplasty are available:
- Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty: Eliminates excess skin, muscle folds and fat that usually are found in the corner of the eye.
- Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty: Removes excess fat deposits that cause puffiness of the lower eyelids.
However, it is important to note that the eyes are one of the most delicate areas of the face. It is very important that the surgeon does not remove too much skin and fat from the eyes, otherwise you risk changing the shape of the eye. As a blepharoplasty expert, Dr. Azizzadeh often times doesn’t remove much fat, but instead repositions it so that the eyes are fuller and youthful.
As part of an initial consultation, a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon will explain the differences between brow lift and blepharoplasty treatments. By doing so, the surgeon and patient can work together to determine which procedure will deliver the optimal results.
Benefits of a Brow Lift
A forehead lift offers many benefits, including:
- Enhanced Facial Appearance: Frown lines and wrinkles across the forehead may make an individual look older than his or her actual age. A brow lift helps a person eliminate these signs of aging, delivering an improved facial appearance.
- Brighter, More Youthful Eyes: For many patients, the eyes appear brighter and more naturally alert after a brow lift surgery.
- Increased Self-Confidence: A forehead lift surgery may help a person feel better about his or her facial appearance, leading to increased self-confidence.
A facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon like Dr. Babak Azizzadeh will outline the benefits of eyebrow lift surgery during an initial consultation. At this time, the surgeon will respond to an individual's forehead lift surgery concerns and questions.
Brow Lift Before and After Photos
Check out our eyebrow lift surgery before and after photos to see how forehead lift surgery has helped past patients accomplish their facial plastic surgery goals.
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Recovery from a Brow Lift
An individual may experience bruising and swelling in the days following brow lift surgery. These symptoms typically last about 10 days.
Also, a brow lift patient will need to keep the head elevated for at least one to two weeks after treatment, and a cold compress may be required to further reduce swelling. This patient may experience numbness and itching as forehead lift surgery incisions heal, but these symptoms will dissipate over time.
How Much Does a Brow Lift Cost?
The average cost of a brow lift varies on a patient by patient basis and cannot be determined until after a patient has consulted with Dr. Azizzadeh. To find out a more specific cost of brow lift surgery, please contact our office.
Dr. Azizzadeh's Approach to a Brow Lift
Dr. Azizzadeh is a Harvard-trained and double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Beverly Hills, California. He makes it a priority to to spend as much time as necessary with patients in order to teach an individual about brow lift surgery and ensure this person can make an informed treatment decision. In many cases, a brow lift and blepharoplasty will be performed in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation procedures such as a facelift or neck lift to provide patients with very balanced and natural looking results.
Want to find out more about the benefits of eyebrow lift surgery? Set up a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh today.