Brow Lift (Forehead Lift)

Brow Lift, Forehead Lift in Scottsdale and Phoenix, AZ

A brow lift, also referred to as a forehead lift, corrects sagging in the skin of the forehead and upper eyelids. The natural aging process usually causes the lines that run across the forehead and in between the eyes to deepen. The distance between the eyebrows and eyelashes decreases as the skin and soft tissues lose their elasticity. The combination of low eyebrows and deep creases can make a person look old, tired, and angry.

A forehead lift corrects this process by raising the forehead skin, altering muscles and removing excess tissue. The procedure can soften facial lines, raise the eyebrows and restore a softer, more aesthetically pleasing appearance which can rejuvenate your face and self-confidence.

Why Get a Brow Lift?

A brow lift is commonly done to address a drooping eyebrow that may obstruct vision and/or to remove the deep “worry” lines that run across the forehead and may portray to others anger, hostility, fatigue or other unintended emotions. Many patients opt to combine the procedure with eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) or a facelift to decrease the visible signs of aging from the entire face.

 A brow lift can:

  • Raise the eyebrows giving a more alert and youthful appearance
  • Minimize creases that develop across the forehead
  • Improve “frown lines”
  • Minimize creases on the bridge of the nose
  • Correct vision obstruction caused by a drooping eyebrow

During your consultation with Dr. Michele DeVito, you can discuss the facial enhancements that you desire and receive valuable feedback from an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon.

What to Expect from a Brow Lift:

There are different techniques that may be used to accomplish the goals of a patient during brow lift surgery. The techniques may differ based on the number and location of the incisions needing to be made in the procedure, as well as any associated instruments, such as an endoscope with a tiny camera mounted on the end, which is placed under the forehead skin through small incisions.

In general, the brow lift procedure will begin with either intravenous sedation or general anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the surgery. One or more incisions are then made, for example in the hairline, which allows the tissue and muscle beneath the skin to be repositioned, altered or removed, correcting the source of visible creases and furrows in the forehead. The incisions from the brow lift are typically closed with removable or absorbable sutures, skin adhesives, and/or special clips.

Results appear gradually as swelling and bruising subside to reveal smoother forehead skin and a more youthful appearance.

Risks and Recovery from a Brow Lift:

You will probably have swelling and bruising, that can affect parts of your face that wasn’t operated on, including your cheeks and eyes. The swelling should be gone in about a week. For at least two days after a brow lift surgery, you should keep your head elevated to help ease the swelling, and you can gently apply ice packs to the affected region. Most people return to work within 10 days depending upon your own personal rate of recovery and comfort level. It is important to avoid heavy lifting, vigorous exercise, or other strenuous activity for the first few weeks after surgery. The potential side effects of a brow lift are rare.  They include infection, scaring, abnormal eyebrow movement, and loss of sensation.

If you are interested in any of the cosmetic surgery procedures offered at DeVito Plastic Surgery Center in Scottsdale

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