What is a brow lift?
A brow lift, also known as a browplasty or forehead lift, is a cosmetic procedure designed to address horizontal wrinkles of the forehead and vertical wrinkles between the eyebrows in addition to lifting the soft tissues of the upper third of the face to create a more youthful appearance.
Over time, it is not uncommon for deep lines and wrinkles to be seen around the eyebrows and forehead. At the same time, eyebrows may start to sag, which creates a heavy appearance that often leads people to believe you may be tired, angry or stressed out, even if you don’t feel that way.
During a brow lift, Dr. Aminpour tightens the soft tissues of the forehead, which improves the appearance of the eyebrows, upper eyelids and forehead. This can effectively reverse some of the effects of gravity so you look more like your younger self. One of the key aspects of a brow lift is the goal of lifting the end of the brow so it is higher than the beginning of the brow (the end nearest the nose) to create a defined arch. Because aging brows often look flat, this technique creates youthful, aesthetic results.
Before & Afters
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What can a brow lift do for me?
A brow lift addresses the upper third of the face and can be expected to:
- Raise sagging brows that make you look tired or angry and that may be sagging over the eyelids.
- Reduce deep horizontal wrinkles across the forehead and the “11’s” or the deep vertical lines that occur between the eyebrows from frowning.
- Place the eyebrows in a youthful position that will help you look more alert, friendly and approachable.
Brow lift methods
The classic brow lift consists of one continuous incision from ear to ear around the brow. During this procedure the surgeon must carefully manage the incision in terms of the location of the hairline so healing and scarring occurs properly and any scar visibility is reduced.
The more modern brow lift method is the endoscopic brow lift, which consists of smaller incisions in the scalp that remain hidden beyond the hairline. Endoscopes—small instruments fitted with cameras—allow Dr. Aminpour the visibility to perform the brow lift with other small instruments. This greatly reduces the invasiveness of the procedure, thus speeding up recovery and reducing the incidence of noticeable scarring.
Depending on your hairline, hairstyle and the type of brow lift procedure you will be undergoing, you may want to consult with Dr. Aminpour regarding which method will be best for you and your options on styling your hair in the future. His interest lies in determining the best procedure for each individual patient. With this firmly in mind, he delivers among the best brow lift Los Angeles has available.
It is also very common for the brow lift to be done in conjunction with a facelift, eye lift or neck lift, as the brow lift specifically addresses only the upper third of the face. Achieving a more balanced approach may include other procedures for the rest of the face.
Brow lift aftercare & recovery
After your brow lift, it is essential that you follow Dr. Aminpour’s instructions in order to heal as rapidly and safely as possible. Someone else will need to drive you to and from the surgery center and should be on call to help you for the first 24 hours. Ice packs, antibiotic ointment and lots of pillows for elevation are essential items during your first several days of recovery.
Recovery for classic brow lift procedures compared to endoscopic brow lift procedures is different. Classic brow lift procedures tend to require more recovery time as the incisions are larger. Both procedures involve the use of sutures or staples to close the incision. These will need to be removed in an office visit at some point during your recovery.
The bruising and swelling following a brow lift can extend to the eyes and cheeks, even if they were not addressed directly. Much of this swelling should go down in about a week. It is important that your head and upper body are kept elevated for 24 to 48 hours after surgery. This will help with swelling as will the gentle application of ice packs.