Does sagging around your forehead and droopy eyebrows make you look tired, grouchy, or older than you are? As your skin loses elasticity over time, it’s common for your brow area to start sagging. A brow lift can elevate your forehead and restore a more youthful appearance.
What is a Brow Lift?
A brow lift is a surgical procedure to remove, tighten, or lift sagging or excess skin around the forehead to correct signs of aging. Also called a forehead lift, this procedure can smooth wrinkles and furrows, raise drooping eyebrows, and create a more alert appearance.
Dr. Stein performs over 100 brow lifts every year. He can also combine this procedure with an eyelid lift or a facelift for a comprehensive facial rejuvenation that can take years off your appearance.
Brow Lift Results: How Long Do They Last?
After a brow lift, your forehead area will be noticeably smoother and more lifted. Your eyes will look brighter and more alert. These results are immediate, but it can take up to six months to see your final results as swelling subsides.
A brow lift can last as long as 10 years, keeping you looking younger for longer. It won’t stop time, so your skin will continue to age normally, eventually leading to more sagging. But your brow will likely still look better than it would have without the procedure. Leading a healthy lifestyle and taking care of your skin is the best way to preserve your brow lift results.
How is a Brow Lift Performed?
Dr. Stein performs brow lifts as an outpatient procedure at our accredited surgical suite, and surgery takes one to two hours. He typically uses an endoscopic brow lift technique to minimize recovery and scarring. With this method, small incisions are made within the hairline to insert an endoscope, and Dr. Stein anchors the foundational tissues of your forehead to a more lifted position with sutures.
If you need to have excess skin removed, your procedure may be performed with a coronal incision. Dr. Stein will review the different methods with you and assess your goals to determine the best treatment plan.
Recovery After a Brow Lift
You can expect some swelling and bruising around your forehead after your procedure, which can be managed with ice, keeping your head elevated, and medication as necessary. Most patients can return to work within 10 days. Your exact recovery will depend on your unique procedure, and we will give you detailed aftercare instructions.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Brow Lift?
If you want to improve a droopy forehead, you may be a good candidate for a brow lift. Ideal candidates are overall healthy and don’t smoke. Dr. Stein will assess your brow, discuss your goals, and help you determine the best treatment for you.
Take the Next Step
Are you interested in a brow lift? If you would like to schedule an in-person consultation, please fill out the form on this page or call (919) 261-7099, and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Stein Plastic Surgery will reach out to you promptly.
Stein Plastic Surgery is located in the Raleigh, Durham, and Southeast NC areas serving patients.