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Houston Forehead Lift - Brow Lift
Take Years off Your Appearance
Brow Lift (also referred to as a Forehead Lift) is recommended for patients whose eyebrows have fallen with time and whose forehead has deep wrinkles. You may think that your upper eyelids are the problem when actually; it's your forehead that's pushing down your eyelids and giving you a tired, angry look.
Brow Lift surgery is a permanent way to improve deep forehead wrinkles and resupport and reshape drooping brows that develop after years of facial expression. It is a relatively minor procedure that will make a major difference in your appearance. This procedure can make you look anywhere from five to ten years younger after recovery.
Combining Brow Lift Surgery with Other Procedures:
Sometimes Dr. Kridel combines Brow Lift with eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty) or a face and neck lift. We will discuss whether you might benefit from a combined procedure during your consultation with Dr. Kridel.
A forehead or brow lift is different than a face lift. The forehead and eyebrows make up the upper one third of the face. A forehead or brow lift is a lift of the upper one third of the face. A face and neck lift is really a lift of the lower two thirds of the face and neck. Therefore, for some patients combining the two procedures will be the optimal treatment plan.
Questions & Answers
How does Brow Lift (Forehead Lift) surgery work?
The brow or forehead lift takes about two hours and is normally done under general anesthesia on an out-patient basis. It is also often part of other rejuvenating procedures performed in one operating day.
In doing a Forehead or Brow Lift, Dr. Kridel will often use the endoscopic technique. He will make small, minimal incisions just behind the hairline and will place a scope under the forehead area to clip frown muscles. Using sutures, he pulls up the brow and forehead to a higher, more youthful level.
What's great about the endoscopic forehead lift technique is that it doesn't require an incision all the way across the forehead and scalp; thus, the hair is preserved, which is an important consideration for most patients. For about ten days after surgery, you'll have swelling and some bruising. In about seven to fourteen days following surgery, you will go into the office and your sutures will be removed.
How common is it for men to have Brow Lifts?
Absolutely, Dr. Kridel has performed thousands of Brow Lifts on men with great success in giving them a natural, yet youthful look.
For men, the natural position of your eyebrow is slightly lower than a woman's. This means that you have even less leeway before droopy eyebrows affect your upper eyelids and not only draw attention away from your eyes but may interfere with your peripheral vision. More and more men are interested in facial plastic surgery today. We take care not to elevate your eyebrows too much as a high eyebrow is more appropriate for women.
How long is the recovery for Brow Lift?
There is very little swelling or bruising, but you will notice some numbness in the forehead and scalp, which will diminish over several months. You will also find that raising your eyebrows will feel funny for several months. These small nuisances are not of major concern to most of our patients.
You will be able to return to work in ten days and will be able to resume your routine activities and exercise in about three to five weeks.
Are there other non-surgical options for my forehead wrinkles?
If your forehead grooves are not too deep, or you wish to discuss nonsurgical improvements, then perhaps Botox or other wrinkle relaxer injections may be right for you.