Brow Lift in Sacramento
One of the first areas you may notice the effects of aging is with the brow and forehead. Years of raising the eyebrows to create everyday expressions of surprise, doubt or other emotions can lead to deep-set forehead wrinkles or creases. With aging, the forehead skin loses its elasticity. As a result, the brows drop, sometimes so much that they hood the eyes and overshadow them.
Browlifts can treat sagging forehead skin and rejuvenate the upper face. With a browlift, I can help restore a vibrant and younger-looking appearance that looks natural and beautiful.
More about Brow Lift
Browlifting raises the position of the brow and tightens the forehead skin. This can help minimize the horizontal forehead wrinkles and creases, which can make individuals appear frustrated or concerned. Browlifting can also improve vertical “frown” lines.
Browlifting can be performed in conjunction with a blepharoplasty (eyelid lift). When the skin on the brow hangs low, it can contribute to the redundant skin on the eyelids. Simultaneously treating the brow and eyelids can lead to more rejuvenating results and can restore a clear line of sight.
As with all facial rejuvenation procedures, it is important to not overcorrect in order to avoid an overly pulled or tight appearance. I am meticulous in my approach to correcting the eyebrows and forehead, carefully evaluating their position and appearance in relation to the eyes and the other facial features. My goal is to create results that are pleasing, but not so tight that people suspect you had surgery.
There are two main incision techniques used for brow lift. Endoscopic brow lift involves creating five small incisions within the hairline and inserting a surgical probe called an endoscope through one of these incisions. The endoscope has a tiny camera attached to it, which guides the surgeon. The endoscopic approach is preferred by many plastic surgeons and patients because it offers less scarring than a traditional “open” brow lift (coronal brow lift) and does not involve any loss of hair. Traditional brow lift involves an incision within the hair from top of the ear on one side to the other. A strip of hair-bearing skin is removed to elevate the forehead and brows.
Patients in need of a lesser degree of correction may be candidates for the temporal brow lift technique, which focuses on lifting and reshaping only the outer part of the brow. The incisions are placed within the scalp, at the temples of the forehead.
Brow Lift Recovery Details
You may experience swelling, bruising and soreness for a few days after surgery. This discomfort can be minimized with post-op prescription medication. Sutures are removed typically ten days after surgery. Much of the swelling dissipates after two weeks, and most patients are able to return to their normal activities at this time. The results of your brow lift will improve over time, with the final results becoming visible two to three months after surgery.
To learn more about browlifting and whether it can help you restore a refreshed and well-rested appearance, please call (916) 929-1833 for a consultation with Dr. Debra Johnson today.