Has your brow started to droop with age? If you’re frustrated with the appearance of wrinkles and sagging around your forehead, it may be time for a brow lift.
What is a Brow Lift (Forehead Lift)?
A brow lift is a cosmetic surgery designed to reduce wrinkles, lines, and sagging skin around the forehead and eyebrows. Also called a forehead lift, this procedure can correct droopy eyebrows, forehead lines, a furrowed brow, and other signs of aging in the forehead area. Dr. Stein specializes in facial cosmetic surgeries and uses the advanced endoscopic brow lift technique to minimize scarring and downtime.
During a brow lift, Dr. Stein will make small incisions within the hairline to lift and reposition the skin and underlying tissues, creating a smoother, more youthful appearance. In addition to improving the appearance of the forehead and eyebrows, a brow lift can also help improve vision for individuals with sagging skin around the eyes.
What is Recovery Like After a Brow Lift?
Each patient’s healing process is different, so recovery after a forehead lift varies based on your customized procedure and your health. You can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort for a few days following the procedure. Dr. Stein will give you instructions and pain medication as needed to manage these side effects, and you may need to keep your head elevated and use ice packs.
Patients can typically return to work within ten days and resume exercise after three weeks. During recovery, you’ll need to avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting. It may take several weeks to heal from a brow lift completely. Your eyebrows may be slightly too high or asymmetrical initially, but they will settle into position within a few weeks as the swelling subsides.
When Will I See Brow Lift Results?
Most patients see some initial improvement in the appearance of their forehead and eyebrows within a few days of their procedure. However, it may take several weeks for the full results to become visible as swelling and bruising continue to subside. You can expect your final outcome a few months after a brow lift.
The longevity of your results will also vary depending on several factors, such as your age, skin condition, and lifestyle habits. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and protecting your skin from sun damage is essential for long-lasting results. While a brow lift cannot stop aging, it can provide a more youthful, refreshed appearance that lasts several years.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Brow Lift?
If you are experiencing signs of aging on the forehead and around the eyebrows, such as wrinkles, lines, and sagging skin, you may be a good candidate for a brow lift. Additionally, a brow lift can benefit individuals with naturally heavy or furrowed brows due to genetics or stress. Ideal candidates for a brow lift should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations.
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.