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A forehead lift or “Brow Lift” is used to correct a drooping eyebrow and reduce the horizontal forehead lines that can cause a tired or angry appearance. Since the eyes are one of the first areas to show signs of aging, a brow lift is often combined with blepharoplasty surgery to improve the overall appearance of the forehead and eyes to restore the vibrancy, and well rested and relaxed look you desire.
Ideal candidates for a Brow Lift are patients who wish to correct:
A drooping or sagging eyebrow that creates upper eyelid hooding
Horizontal forehead lines
Wrinkles, or creases, that develop between the eyebrows
About the Procedure
Dr. Christopoulos performs her surgeries in a fully accredited outpatient surgical facility. The procedure can take anywhere from 1-2 hours, depending on which procedure, or combination of procedures you are having performed.
Dr. Christopoulos, in conjunction with an anesthesiologist, will use either intravenous sedation or general anesthesia to keep you comfortable and safe during your procedure.
A traditional or open brow lift involves a coronal incision which extends from about ear level up across the scalp and down towards the other ear level. This is placed within the hairline so the scar will not be visible. In patients who have a high hairline the incision may be placed just at the hairline to avoid creating a longer forehead.
The less invasive endoscopic brow lift involves several smaller incisions placed in the scalp through which small instruments are placed to access the forehead and brow structures.
It is through these various incisions that Dr. Christopoulos elevates the forehead skin to reposition and/ or alter the underlying tissues and muscles to create a smoother more youthful appearance with a naturally positioned eyebrow.
Recovery and Results
The length of recovery depends on the type of procedure or combination of procedures you have performed and the healing process does vary from individual to individual. It is natural to expect some swelling, bruising and numbness of the forehead and scalp; this lasts anywhere from several days to several weeks. Sutures and/ or surgical clips are removed within 1-2 weeks and most patients can return to work within 7-10 days. Results from your Brow Lift surgery will become visible as the bruising and swelling subside. Schedule a consultation today with Dr. Christopoulos to discuss further any questions you may have and to see which procedure is the correct one for you.
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