About the Treatment
- Who is a good candidate for a brow lift?
If you have noticed any of the following, then you may be a candidate for a brow lift (forehead lift):
- Sagging eyebrows
- Loss of the natural youthful arch to your eyebrows
- Excess skin in your upper eyelids
- Horizontal forehead wrinkles
- Vertical wrinkles and lines between your eyebrows
It’s useful in people with sagging eyebrows, forehead wrinkles, and frown lines (vertical lines between the eyebrows). A brow lift or forehead lift is critical when considering peri-orbital (eye) rejuvenation. In fact, many people with excess skin in their upper eyelids have this in part due to a sagging brow.
Smokers should quit smoking at least four to six weeks prior to surgery. Patients should not take any medications that make them prone to bleeding, such as aspirin.
- How is a brow lift performed?
There are a number of techniques available to perform this procedure, but the two most common methods are the traditional open coronal brow lift and the more modern endoscopic brow lift.
Dr. Pirani prefers to perform endoscopic brow lifts as it allows him to make very tiny incisions in the scalp to get the same results. This not only results in scars that are much smaller and well hidden, but it also speeds recovery time and limits post-operative swelling. Certain individuals require more traditional open brow lift techniques, and Dr. Pirani is very comfortable performing more traditional techniques when they are needed.
In both endoscopic and traditional brow lifts, the sagging eyebrows are repositioned to create a more youthful appearance while still appearing natural. In many people with excess skin in their upper eyelids, a blepharoplasty may be required in addition to a brow lift. After conducting a thorough examination and considering your goals and concerns, Dr. Pirani will determine whether you require a blepharoplasty and will provide you with a customized surgical plan to address your specific goals and anatomy.
Generally, people can go back to work within one to two weeks. There will be some bruising present for anywhere from one to four weeks after the surgery (everyone heals at different rates). Most post-operative swelling usually resolves within two to six weeks.
For a brow lift consultation, Dr. Pirani will spend approximately 30 minutes discussing your options and the surgical details, after which he will create a custom surgical plan that addresses all of your concerns and goals. He will go over risks and possible complications and give you an idea of what you should expect in terms of results and recovery. Dr. Pirani’s goal is to educate you so that you fully understand your customized surgical plan and feel confident and informed.
- Procedure Cost
$7,000 – $9,500 (Taxes not included)
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