The brow lift, or forehead lift, can address drooping and deep wrinkles in the brow area that may make you appear fatigued and angry. Sagging (ptosis) of the eyebrows occurs as a person ages just as the rest of a person’s skin. This eyebrow ptosis not only causes a tired, angry appearance itself but also creates the appearance of excess upper eyelid skin and “crow’s feet” wrinkles lateral to the eyes. Many patients need the eyelids and eyebrows addressed at the same time, and the brow lift and blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) work well as combined plastic surgeries.
Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Levi Young, offers multiple options for addressing sagging eyebrows and tired eyes. Schedule Your brow lift consultation in Kansas City today at (913) 341-2188. Advanced Cosmetic Surgery specializes in face procedure and serves patients in surrounding Kansas City, Kansas, and Missouri areas.
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Am I a Good Candidate for a Brow Lift?
Men and women of all ages want to improve the appearance of lines, wrinkles, sagging, or volume loss in the face. The best candidates for a forehead lift are in good health and want to reverse the effects of aging such as:
- Inherited low set eyebrows
- Sagging eyebrows that give the appearance of excess upper eyelid skin
- “Crow’s feet” wrinkles lateral to your eyes
- Forehead wrinkles
How is the Brow Lift Performed?
The brow lift procedure can be done with four to five small incisions hidden in your scalp and using an endoscope to do the required surgery at the eyebrows. This endoscopic technique works very well in many patients. Some patients with very lax skin may have a better long-term result with the classic “open” technique, which utilizes an incision across your scalp. Both methods can have excellent outcomes in the appropriate patient. Neither approach requires shaving of hair.
Recovering from a Brow Lift
Brow lift surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis so you’ll be able to go home and start healing following your surgery. You’ll likely have some swelling and bruising which may get worse 1-2 days after your forehead lift. Icepacks on the area and elevating your head for the first few days may help. Dr. Young will go over your post-operative instructions, so you know what to expect during recovery.
You’ll have several appointments throughout this process from the consultation to a follow-up visit to check on how you’re healing. Scalp sutures are removed after about a week, and most bruising, and swelling should dissipate within two weeks.
Your Brow Lift Consultation at Advanced Cosmetic Surgery
A personal consultation and exam are crucial if you are considering a brow lift or another facial plastic surgery. Dr. Young will assess the multiple factors involved and explore the options and identify possible medical problems. You should be prepared to provide complete past medical information including previous surgeries, medical conditions, and medications or supplements. During your consultation. Dr. Young will evaluate your skin quality, fat pads, and tone of the eyelids. By manipulated your eyebrows and eyelids with you in the mirror, we can determine what procedure(s) will deliver your ideal results.
Schedule Your Brow Lift Consultation in Kansas City
If you’re interested in a brow lift, eyelid surgery or have questions, please contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery in Kansas City today at (913) 341-2188. Dr. Young and our skilled medical staff serve patients in Kansas City, Overland Park, Leawood, and nearby Kansas and Missouri areas.