If you feel like you could benefit from a raised and smoother forehead, the Brow lift surgery may be the right procedure for you. Brow Lift surgery is usually performed on adult men and women who have healthy facial tissue and muscles and have realistic goals for improvement of the forehead and brow area. As with all cosmetic surgeries, this is a very personal decision and you should only do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image.
Dr. Vartany will make small incisions within the hairline. This allows the tissue and muscle beneath the skin to be repositioned, altered or removed, correcting the source of visible creases and furrows in the forehead. The incision lines are well concealed within the hair or natural contours of the face unless they are placed at the hairline to shorten the forehead. Results appear gradually as swelling and bruising subside to reveal smoother forehead skin and a more youthful, restful appearance.
An alternative Brow Lift technique is the Coronal Brow Lift. The Coronal Brow Lift can pinpoint specific regions of the brow to correct. This technique involves an incision from ear to ear, lifting the forehead and removing excess skin from the scalp. Recovery time is often longer than the typical Brow Lift due to the size of the incision.
Bruising typically takes 7-10 days to resolve. Incision lines will continue to heal for several weeks as the swelling dissipates and incision lines refine and fade. Cosmetics may be used, once the staples are removed, to camouflage bruising and healing incisions.
You may gently wash your face and hair 3 days after surgery. Be gentle when washing near the incision line. Pat the incisions dry and allow your hair to dry naturally. Be careful when combing through your hair.
Staples will be removed, in the office, 6-8 days after surgery.
Keep your head elevated above your heart for 2 weeks after surgery.
Avoid getting overheated, sunbathing, exercise and/or any strenuous activity that could potentially elevate your heart rate or blood pressure for 2 weeks after surgery.
You will need to allow for about 7 days off from work for this procedure.
Dr. Vartany will explain, in detail, the risks associated with a Brow Lift. It will be your personal choice in determining if the benefits will achieve your goals and if the risks and potential complications are acceptable.
You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure and any risks or potential complications.