Also known as a forehead lift, a brow lift surgically alters the muscles and tissues that cause furrowing or drooping in the area above the eyes. Dr. Eric Mariotti, a board-certified plastic surgeon serving the East Bay, performs brow lift procedures to give you a smoother forehead and a more youthful, rested appearance.
Why a Brow Lift?
A forehead lift raises drooping eyelids and improves the horizontal frown lines and deep furrows that can make a person appear angry, sad or tired. You may want to consider combining your brow lift with a face lift to attain a smoother look for your entire face. If you have significantly overhanging eyelids, eyelid surgery can also be performed simultaneously. Additionally, some patients who aren’t ready for surgery but have noticeable wrinkles on their brows can benefit from BOTOX® Cosmetic. You can discuss all of these options with Dr. Mariotti during your consultation visit.
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What to Expect
The brow lift procedure will be performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. Dr. Mariotti uses an endoscope, which is a narrow, hollow instrument with a fiber-optic light source and a camera, through which the procedure can be viewed. He will make three short incisions in the hairline. Using special, small instruments, Dr. Mariotti then lifts and repositions the forehead skin from beneath, thereby weakening the muscles that cause frown lines.
Your New Look after a Brow Lift
Recovery following a brow lift procedure varies with each individual and your specific course of treatment. Recovery will be lengthier if more than one procedure is being performed, such as when eyelid surgery is combined with a forehead lift.
After surgery, you will go home with your head wrapped in dressings, which are usually removed on the first or second day. A brow lift does result in significant swelling and bruising for a few days, but initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral pain medication. Fortunately, healing is rapid and sutures or staples will be removed in 7 to 10 days, at which point most patients can return to work with a brighter, fresher looking face.
How long the results of your brow lift last depends on many variables, including heredity, health and lifestyle. Even though the aging process continues, patients are usually happy with their appearance for many years following surgery.
Take the first step toward your dream look and contact us online or call our Concord office at 925-685-4533 to request a consultation.
*Information for education only, not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary. Unless otherwise noted, images on this site are of models.