If you are unhappy with the way the upper third of your face has aged, then you may be a great candidate for a brow lift. This cosmetic facial procedure lifts a sagging forehead and brow, thereby creating a more youthful, fresh facial appearance. To learn more, please call the Boca Raton office of Dr. David Bogue at (561) 886-1002.
What Is a Brow Lift?
A brow lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure that addresses the following problems:
- Sagging, descending eyebrows
- Deep horizontal folds across your forehead
- Frown lines between your eyebrows
- Angry, grumpy or tired facial appearance because of your brow and forehead
If the sides or front of your forehead is sagging, then a brow lift can raise its position.
Candidates for Brow Lifts
Generally, if you are in good overall health and want to look more youthful by raising a sagging brow, then you are probably a good candidate for a brow lift. During your in-person consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Bogue, he'll make sure this procedure is a good fit for your goals. In addition to assessing the condition of your forehead and brow, he'll discuss with you some of the following aspects of your candidacy:
- Your expectations for final results
- Your health and medical history
- Your preparedness to undergo surgery
- Whether other procedures are a better fit for your goals and expectations
Many people find they are better candidates for eyelid surgery and/or facelift surgery. Eyelid surgery reduces puffy eyelids and crow's feet. A facelift is a more comprehensive approach that tightens sagging tissue from the mid-face downward. And for horizontal forehead lines and frown lines, many people prefer the non-surgical alternative BOTOX® Cosmetic. Dr. Bogue will explain all of these options and others during your consultation. He is personally committed to developing the right surgical approach for your facial rejuvenation goals.
The only way to know if you are a good candidate for a brow lift is to schedule an in-person consultation with Dr. David Bogue. To do so, please call (561) 886-1002. Your consultation applies a fee of $75 for no-shows and for cancelations made less than 24 hours before your appointment.
Are There Different Brow Lift Techniques?
Yes, there are a few different techniques that can be used for a brow lift. The specific technique chosen will depend greatly on your individual needs and preferences, as well as the recommendation of your surgeon:
- Endoscopic brow lift. One common technique is an endoscopic brow lift, which involves making small incisions in the scalp and using an endoscope (a thin camera) to guide the lifting process. This results in less visible scarring and quicker recovery time compared to traditional techniques.
- Temporal brow lift. Another option is a temporal brow lift, which specifically targets the outer portions of the brow. This can be useful for addressing drooping at the outer corners of the eyebrows or hooding over the eyes.
- Combined procedures. There are also options for combining a brow lift with other procedures, such as a forehead lift or eyelid surgery, to achieve a more comprehensive rejuvenation of the upper facial area.
Ultimately, it is important to have an in-depth discussion with Dr. David Bogue, our Boca Raton, FL, area board-certified plastic surgeon, about the best technique for achieving your desired results.
How Do I Prepare for Brow Lift Surgery?
Before undergoing brow lift surgery, discuss any medications or supplements that you are taking with Dr. David Bogue. You may be advised to stop certain medications before the procedure.
In addition, it is crucial to avoid smoking and excessive sun exposure in the weeks leading up to the surgery, as these can impair healing. Dr. David Bogue provides specific instructions for preparing for surgery, such as showering with antimicrobial soap and avoiding eating or drinking after a certain time on the day of the procedure. Following these guidelines and openly communicating with our team of professionals can help ensure a successful outcome for your brow lift surgery.
Does a Brow Lift Fix Drooping Eyelids?
A brow lift can address the appearance of drooping or hooding at the outer portions of the eyebrows, but it will not necessarily address excess skin and drooping of the upper eyelids. In some cases, a combination of a brow lift and blepharoplasty, an eyelid surgery, may be recommended to achieve more comprehensive rejuvenation in the upper facial area. Dr. David Bogue will be able to make individualized recommendations based on your specific needs and goals.
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What Can I Expect From the Brow Lift Recovery?
Every individual’s recovery experience is unique, but generally speaking, you can expect some swelling and discomfort in the first few days after surgery. Dr. David Bogue may prescribe pain medication to help manage any discomfort. The incisions made during the procedure will also be covered with bandages, which will typically be removed by the doctor within a week or so, though bruising and swelling may take several weeks to fully subside. Dr. David Bogue will provide specific guidelines for gradually resuming your normal activities and avoiding strenuous exercise during the initial stages of recovery. Follow these instructions closely to ensure proper healing and optimal results from your brow lift surgery.
Can I Combine My Brow Lift with Other Surgeries?
In some cases, our board-certified plastic surgeon may recommend combining a brow lift with other procedures to achieve more comprehensive results. This could include a forehead lift or blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery). Dr. David Bogue will discuss potential options with you based on your specific needs and goals. Carefully weigh the benefits and risks of undergoing multiple surgeries at once before making a decision. It is crucial to have open communication with your Boca Raton, FL, area plastic surgeon about all aspects of your brow lift surgery, including preparation, technique, recovery, and potential combination procedures. This ensures a successful outcome from your procedure with the best final results!