The brow lift, also known as the forehead lift, is a surgical procedure in which Dr. Conrad raises the eyebrows to a more lifted position. By so doing, he eliminates prominent wrinkles on the forehead and helps the whole face to look more relaxed and youthful. While stress, aging, and genetics can cause the brow area to become pinched or lined, this procedure helps to create a soft, smooth face that looks balanced and alert.
Best Candidates for Brow Lift Surgery
Candidates for brow lift surgery are typically over age 40 and have age-related forehead lines and brow drooping. The best candidates for a brow lift can relate to one or more of the following:
- Prominent forehead lines or wrinkles
- Furrows between the brows
- Sagging forehead skin
- A drooping browline
- A perpetually sad, angry, or tired expression, even without feeling that way
Brow Lift Procedure
The brow lift procedure is performed on an outpatient basis. Dr. Conrad will make incisions behind or, more commonly, directly along the hairline to lift the brows and improve the appearance of the upper third of the face. In many cases, simply lifting the tail or outer end of the brows will achieve marked improvements. Dr. Conrad will discuss your situation during your consultation to determine the best way to rejuvenate your appearance with a brow lift. For more significant improvements, a brow lift may be performed in combination with a facelift or eyelid surgery.
After the procedure, some patients experience numbness, swelling, bruising, and minor discomfort. These effects will subside in the days after surgery. Most of the swelling and bruising will significantly diminish within one week. Patients are typically able to return to work and other light activities one week after surgery. You should follow Dr. Conrad’s recommendations to optimize your recovery process and avoid strenuous activities and exercises for several weeks after surgery.
As the swelling goes down, the improvements to your appearance will become apparent. Instead of looking angry, upset, tired, or stressed, your face will look softer, more relaxed, more alert, and more youthful. Your improved appearance will help you to look and feel more natural and comfortable.
To find out if a brow lift is right for you, schedule your personal consultation with board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Matthew Conrad, M.D. To schedule your appointment today, call (316) 681-2227 or fill out our online contact form