Considering a Brow Lift? 5 Questions to Ask

Has anyone ever told you that you look exhausted or long in the face? The upper face, which includes the eyes, brow, and forehead, plays a significant role in expressing ourselves. But there could come a time in your life when your outward appearance doesn’t reflect how young, happy, and vital you feel on the inside. Your face might become overrun with wrinkles and fine lines, and your brows tend to droop into your eyes. If you’re experiencing those issues, it may be time to consider a brow lift. It is facial rejuvenation with a long-lasting effect on how you feel and look.

Board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Henry Sandel uses his extensive training and valuable experience in private practice to deliver his patients optimal cosmetic and reconstructive improvement. Read on to learn five relevant questions you should consider about a brow lift.

1. What Does a Brow Lift Do?

Also known as a forehead lift, a brow lift focuses on the upper part of the face by elevating the brow area and reducing excess, sagging skin. It revitalizes the eyes, giving patients a more alert and refreshed appearance.

By repositioning underlying tissues and tightening skin, a brow lift removes deep furrows to restore youthful, smooth upper facial contours. It is an excellent option for patients who may not need a facelift or more extensive surgery.

2. What Does a Brow Lift Correct?

An aging forehead affects your facial expressions. With sagging or heavy furrows, we may look tired, worn, or even angry. And some people are genetically predisposed to have a heavy, thick brow area. It can work in the following areas:

  • Creases and fine lines across the forehead
  • A hooded brow caused by sagging skin
  • Vertical “11” lines between the eyebrows

A brow lift can address these areas, helping women and men look rejuvenated and refreshed.

3. Where Are the Incision Locations for a Brow Lift?

Dr. Sandel focuses on eliminating sagging skin while tightening what remains during a brow lift. During your consultation, he will devise a plan with your input to work optimally for your unique facial features. You will also learn what to realistically expect from the operation. Here are four incision options to consider.

  • The traditional incision is behind the hairline at the top of the scalp. This choice is an excellent option for patients who have a receding hairline.
  • A temporal brow lift is another incision that starts at the temples behind the hairline to address crow’s feet and the outer brow area.
  • For patients who have thick hair, a trichophytic incision allows for a more pronounced brow lift.
  • The modern brow lift technique is known as an endoscopic incision. This method employs several small incisions within the hairline to use cameras to determine where to lift the brow into an optimal position.

4. How Long Is Recovery?

Plan for one to two weeks to recover. There may be some discomfort and swelling around your eyes and cheeks. Dr. Sandel will send you home with post-surgery instructions to follow, like sleeping with your head elevated, using cold compacts, and taking prescribed medications.

5. Can You Still Get Injectables Like Botox After a Brow Lift?

Brow lift results, when performed by a skilled plastic surgeon, will last for several years. However, a brow lift doesn’t stop the aging process. To maintain a brow lift’s benefits for as long as possible, we recommend wearing sunscreen daily, eat right and exercise, and when necessary, consider injectables like Botox. This neuromodulator will relax muscle movements that cause creases and fine lines.

Sandel Duggal Plastic Surgery and Medspa offers a full range of cosmetic treatments under the expert management of board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Henry Sandel and Dr. Claire Duggal. Contact us today at (410) 266-7120 or online to schedule an appointment in Annapolis, MD.