Improve Your Look With a Brow Lift
A Brow Lift (forehead lift) softens deep creases across the forehead, reduces frown lines between the eyebrows at the top of your nose and can elevate drooping eyebrows. Brow lifts can also reduce the heavy look or appearance of droopy skin between the eyebrows and the upper eyelids.
What does a brow lift procedure include?
To perform a Brow Lift, Dr. Wiener of Chicago will use several small incisions behind the hairline and an endoscope will be used in a minimally invasive approach. The entire eyebrow can be lifted or shaped or just the tail of the brow can be lifted in a more limited type of Brow Lift. A limited lift to the tail, or the end of the brow, can also be done through an incision in the upper eyelid crease and is often combined with an Upper Eyelid Lift. Brow lift result is a more relaxed and refreshed appearance.
Typically, local anesthesia with light sedation or general anesthesia is used. These procedures are often combined with Eyelid Lifts or even a Mid-Face Lift for a complete rejuvenation of the upper face.
What is the recovery period for a brow lift?
After the Brow Lift, patients may experience bruising and swelling of the forehead, which may involve the eyelids and cheeks. This is controlled with cold compresses for the first few days after surgery. Mild discomfort is controlled with oral pain medication. You can wash your hair 2 days after surgery and can plan on returning to work within 7 to 10 days.