Browlift (Forehead Lift)
Browlift surgery elevates the forehead and can help improve the appearance of the upper eyelids. It can also help reduce the appearance of frown lines and wrinkles between the eyebrows and hairline. Browlift may be performed in conjunction with blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), facelift, or necklift for more comprehensive facial rejuvenation.
Incisions for browlift are placed either along the front hairline (anterior approach) or from ear-to-ear across the scalp, concealed by the hair (coronal approach).
Though rare, post-operative complications are possible. These may include bleeding, infection, asymmetry, recurrent brow ptosis, alopecia, altered sensation (numbness, tingling, and/or hypersensitivity), and unsatisfactory scarring. Our health care team follows you closely to recognize and treat any complications, should they arise.
Consultation for this procedure includes a full exam of the surgical site(s), review of patient goals, education on the procedure, explanation of potential risks, complications, and benefits; and VECTRA® 3D imaging. VISIA® skin analysis may also be performed.
Commonly, a neuromodulator treatment is recommended two weeks prior to surgery to assist the surgeon in obtaining optimal results.
Anesthesia: Monitored Sedation or General Anesthetic
Length: Approximately 1.5-2 hours
Prior to booking, you should ensure you have a responsible adult available to care for and assist you with self-care activities (such as incision care, washing your hair, and preparing meals) for 3-5 days post-op. You cannot be alone for 24 hours after surgery. We also recommend having someone available to drive you to your post-op appointment(s). You must be prepared to pay a 15% deposit to secure your surgical date, and the remaining balance four weeks prior to your procedure.
Moderate swelling, bruising, and discomfort are to be expected. You will be discharged with a bulky head dressing which will be left intact for 2-3 days. You will be seen in office by our postoperative nurses around day 10 post-op, and additionally as needed. They will assist you with incision care, suture or staple removal, and assessment of the surgical site; and will advise on long-term care and expectations. You must refrain from strenuous physical activity, heavy lifting, and any activities where your head is below your heart, for about 4-6 weeks after surgery.
As with any surgery, results cannot be guaranteed. The goals of cosmetic plastic surgery are improvement and rejuvenation, and perfection is not attainable. Final results depend on many factors and healing can vary from patient to patient. It is important to remember to have patience during convalescence to allow your body time to recuperate and settle.
Patients will be seen in office by the surgeon approximately 4-6 months after surgery for assessment and postoperative photographs. For those wishing to maintain the results from the neuromodulator, we suggest treatment every 3-4 months.
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