A brow lift, also know as a forehead lift, minimizes the creases that develop across the forehead, or those that occur high on the bridge of the nose; improves what are commonly referred to as frown lines; and repositions a low or sagging brow.
Brow lift surgery may be performed through multiple limited incisions in the hairline or through a single incision. Incisions are typically closed with removable sutures, stables, skin adhesives or surgical tape/clips. Brow elevation may be accomplished with the use of permanent sutures and/or surgical screws. A brow lift may take two to three hours to perform.
While we strive to minimize complications and maximize patient satisfaction, we would be remiss if we did not remind you that as with any surgery, there may be side effects and there are risks.
This procedure is best performed for individuals that are in good health, non-smoking and who have a positive outlook and realistic expectations for improvement.
After brow lift surgery you may experience some swelling and numbness. We recommend that you sleep with your head elevated on a few pillows after your procedure for as long as you are experiencing swelling. Your incision site may become itcy and some facial movements may be restricted or temporarily impaired post surgically. Healing time varies by patient and will take several weeks to several months.
For More information on brow lifts or to schedule a consultation with either Dr Richard Hess or Dr Sven Sandeen, please contact us at 520/297-3300 or by email.
Frequently Asked Questions – Brow Lift
American Society of Plastic Surgery’s Brow Lift web page.