Also known as a forehead lift, brow lift surgery can improve the appearance of forehead creases and frown lines, as well as reposition drooping brows. This provides a more youthful appearance to the area above the eyes by removing the lines that can make people appear angry or tired.
What is Brow Lift Surgery?
The brow lift is a surgical procedure that enhances the appearance of the forehead by removing excess tissue and tightening the skin and underlying tissues. Brow lift surgery can often be paired with eyelid surgery, facelift, and laser skin resurfacing methods that can rejuvenate your face’s overall appearance.
Reasons for Brow Lift Surgery
Many people seek a brow lift because they are bothered by the appearance of lines, creases, and other signs of aging in the forehead area. This surgery is ideal for targeting:
- Creases across the forehead
- Creases high on the bridge of the nose (between the eyes)
- A low or sagging brow that obstructs the upper eyelid
- Drooping eyebrows that can make you appear tired or old
What Happens During Surgery?
After you receive anesthesia, Dr. Lee B. Daniel makes incisions that will help him target particular problem areas. The incision lines from a brow lift are typically concealed within the hair or natural folds of the face, such as the temple and scalp, or within the natural crease of the upper eyelids. The skin is lifted so that Dr. Daniel can remove excess tissue and adjust the forehead muscles. The incisions are then closed with sutures.
After Brow Lift Surgery
The healing process after brow lift surgery can take between 5-10 days, after which you may return to work and normal activities. Bruising may take longer to disappear but can be covered with cosmetics. It will be several weeks before swelling dissipates and the incision lines begin to fade. Be sure to advise your doctor or plastic surgeon immediately if you experience any shortness of breath, chest pains, or an unusual heart rhythm, as these may be signs of complications. To maximize your long-term results, you should protect yourself from the sun and pursue a healthy lifestyle.
Learn More About Brow Lift Surgery
If you’re considering brow lift surgery, send us an email or call Aesthetic Plastic Surgery at 541-687-8900. Dr. Lee B. Daniel regularly performs brow lifts and similar procedures at his Eugene, Oregon plastic surgery clinic. We regularly consult with patients outside of Eugene in cities such as Springfield, Corvallis and Portland, Oregon.