A simple way to tell if you might benefit form a brow lift is by gently lifting the skin above your eyebrow—if this results in a pleasing, ‘refreshed’ appearance and eliminates most of the excess skin in the upper eyelid area, a brow lift may be an ideal choice to fulfill your cosmetic goals and allow your outer appearance to reflect your inner vitality, by giving you an alert, well-rested, and approachable appearance.
Brow lifts can be performed using a variety of techniques, which primarily differ in terms of the length and placement of the incisions. The four most commonly utilized forehead lift options are as follows:
After conducting a comprehensive medical assessment of your facial anatomy and listening carefully to your brow lift goals, Dr. Saadat will provide his expert recommendations as to the optimal brow lift technique to ensure the safe fulfillment of your surgical objectives. When treating younger patients in their 20s, 30s, or 40s who would like to refresh their facial appearance but do not require the intensive rejuvenation of a traditional brow lift, Dr. Saadat may recommend a “mini brow lift,” also referred to as an endoscopic brow lift:
You will need to wear a soft wrap around your head for the first two to four days after your procedure, and we recommend that you keep your head elevated whenever possible to minimize post-surgical bruising and swelling. You will have a follow-up visit approximately one week after your surgery, at which time your sutures or surgical staples will be removed and Dr. Saadat can make sure that you are healing properly. Most of our patients find that they are able to gradually resume participation in physical activities 2-3 weeks after their surgery; however, this time frame fluctuates depending upon your body’s healing capacity. The brow lift technique utilized for your procedure will also determine the length of your recovery process—coronal brow lifts typically necessitate more extensive recovery periods than other brow lift procedures, and can cause temporary post-surgical numbness or itching.