A browlift or forehead lift is a surgical procedure that provides long-lasting dramatic results to the upper region of the face. Deep creases between the brows, lines across the forehead, and drooping eyebrows can be reduced or removed completely. Patients can benefit from a healthy, well-rested appearance. Browlifts can be done as a stand-alone procedure or alongside a complimentary procedure such as an eyelid lift.
How Does It Work?
Browlifts can be done with a large incision behind the hairline or more commonly through endoscopically. When done correctly, neither option should leave much visible scarring. Dr. Farole will explain each procedure in-depth during your initial consultation to help you make an informed decision.
You may choose either general or local anesthesia for your browlift. The outpatient surgery typically requires only 2-hours. During this time, Dr. Farole will elevate the brow, and adjust the underlying muscle and tissue.
Some patients report swelling, bruising, and numbness for several weeks post-procedure. Other patients show no visible signs of surgery. In most cases, you’re free to go back to work 5-7 days after your browlift. Full healing can take up to 6-months. Endoscopic browlifts typically have a shorter recovery time.
Is It Right for Me?
If you have frown lines, drooping eyebrows, or horizontal forehead lines due to genetics, sun damage, or aging, you may be a good candidate for a browlift. A forehead lift can be a good option for patients seeking to reverse the signs of aging without committing to a full facelift.
As with any surgical procedure, patients who are in good physical health and have realistic expectations are more likely to achieve their desired results.
How Long Does It Take to See Results?
You should have a smoother, younger-looking appearance almost instantly following your surgery. Full results can be seen as post-surgical swelling subsides over time. Browlifts are considered a long-term procedure and can last upwards of 10-years or more. Many patients choose to have maintenance procedures as signs of aging redevelop.