Brow Lift

Raises eyebrows naturally

A brow lift helps raise sagging eye brows that can negatively impact the eyelids and vision. There are two main procedures for raising the eye brows surgically, an endoscopic brow lift (not scars) and a direct brow lift (scars above the brow). The endoscopic brow lift is a cosmetic procedure that hides the incisions behind the hair line, while the direct brow lift is for functional improvement of vision. While many patients are satisfied with Botox® to control wrinkles and frowning of the inner brow, others seek a brow lift surgery to elevate the outside brow region. At your consultation, Dr. Hunts can talk to you more in-depth about these options and simulate what a brow lift would do for you. Dr. Hunts strives to give a natural result without the signs of surgery, as can be seen below in the photo gallery.

Hi key portrait of a beautiful woman getting ready for the spa treatment

What To Expect During Your Brow Lift or Forehead Lift Surgery

Patients are sedated and the forehead area is anesthetized with local anesthetic. Brow lift surgery takes one hour. Deep suspension sutures are placed to elevate the brow and excess skin is removed. A pressure dressing is wrapped around the forehead.

How To Properly Recover From Your Brow Lift or Forehead Lift Procedure.

Rest, head elevation and ice packs are recommended upon arriving at home. The dressing is removed the next day. Instructions are given to wash the hair every day as usual for seven to ten days until skin clips are removed. Headache pain lasting up to two days may be treated with prescribed pain medications.

Swelling and bruising may last one to two weeks and scalp numbness can last several months. Moderate activity may resume after ten days.

Additional procedures that may enhance the result of a brow lift are Lower and/or Upper Eyelid Lift or Face lift.

Am I a good candidate for a forehead lift?

Botox® can work well for those concerned with wrinkles on the forehead and frown lines between the eyes, but what makes a person a good candidate for the brow lift procedure is when the eyebrows have sagged below the orbital rim and an upper blepharoplasty alone will not open the aperture of the eye adequately.

How does Dr. Hunts evaluate me for a brow lift?

Dr. Hunts will closely evaluate your entire forehead and upper eyelid region, noting the muscle activity as you perform various facial expressions. He will examine the position of the eyebrows, amount of excess upper eyelid skin and height of your hairline. The technique Dr. Hunts performs is an endoscopic brow lift.

How is an endoscopic brow lift surgery performed?

This technique uses a small pencil-sized video camera connected to a television monitor. The endoscope is inserted into a few small, one-half inch incisions placed behind the hairline providing Dr. Hunts with a clear view of the muscles and tissues under the forehead. With this technique, it is possible to release the sagging forehead tissues and elevate them.

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