Restore a More Youthful Contour to Your Forehead Skin, Upper Eyelids and Eyebrows with a Brow Lift.
A brow lift, or forehead lift, will refresh the look of your forehead and open up the eye area. Sagging or drooping brows and worry lines can make you look tired and older than you really are. A brow lift from Dr. Rod at Arizona Dermacare Plastic Surgery targets these problems by lifting a heavy brow and smoothing lines, giving you a refreshed, more youthful appearance.
Phoenix plastic surgeon Dr. Rod can perform a brow lift, also called a forehead lift, to raise and smooth your forehead. This will help eliminate the tired or angry-looking appearance commonly associated with a sagging brow. A brow lift is often combined with eyelid surgery to fully enhance every aspect of your upper facial features. This plastic surgery procedure can help restore confidence in men and women who have aged prematurely or simply wish to look as young as they feel.
Am I a Qualified Candidate for a Brow Lift Surgery?
Simply desiring a plastic surgery doesn’t mean you’re a qualified candidate for the procedure. Dr. Rod very carefully screens the potential patients in Phoenix he see’s in consultation to ensure they are healthy enough for elective surgery. His requirements include:
- Non-smoker, as smoking can complicate the surgery and delay the healing and recovery process
- Realistic expectations for your procedure and a positive outlook for your anticipated results
- Good general health and not having a pre-existing condition that could delay or complicate healing
- Good psychological health
A Full Brow Lift is a more comprehensive plastic surgery procedure. It is designed to address the entire forehead: eyebrow position, forehead wrinkles, or those that occur high on the bridge of the nose, and frown lines. Light IV sedation (twilight sleep) is required for this procedure. In this procedure, the whole forehead is mobilized. The muscles that produce the deep vertical wrinkles in the area between the eyebrows (“the angry 11’s”) are partially removed. The result is a dramatic improvement in appearance, providing a fresh, revitalized, natural look.
A Brow Lift can have a dramatic impact on your appearance by removing the effects of gravity that create the look of aging.
Some of the aesthetic benefits of a brow lift include:
- Reduce deep furrows and other signs of aging of the forehead, creating a softer, more relaxed and rejuvenated facial appearance
- Minimize forehead creases
- Improved appearance of frown lines
- Repositioning a low or sagging brow that cause hooding the upper eyelid
- Raising heavy or drooping eyebrows to a more alert and youthful position
Sometimes, Phoenix patients choose to combine a brow lift, which addresses the upper face, with a facelift, which addresses the mid and lower face, to achieve full facial rejuvenation. Other times, patients who previously had eyelid surgery on their upper eyelids, medically known as blepharoplasty, have a brow lift performed years later to sustain those results for many years to come. Whatever your unique desires and needs, Dr. Rod is fully trained, skilled and ready to develop a personalized treatment plan for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is the Right Age for Me to Get a Brow Lift?
Everyone ages differently, especially when your skin is exposed to the hot Arizona sun that can speed up the aging process. There isn’t a magic age at which you should begin looking at facial rejuvenation operations such as a brow lift to give you the look you want. Ideally, you should visit Dr. Rod for a consultation when you being to show signs of aging that you’re uncomfortable with. It’s not unheard of for Dr. Rod to work with a Phoenix patient in his or her mid-30s who is showing advanced signs of aging.
Can I Combine a Brow Lift with Other Facial Surgeries?
Absolutely! In fact, every year Dr. Rod works with several Phoenix patients who combine a brow lift with a facelift to completely rejuvenate the look of their face and wipe away the telltale signs of aging. Combining plastic surgeries has additional benefits, such as streamlining recovery times and combining non-surgeon fees such as anesthesia, cost of an anesthesiologist, surgical facilities fees and more.
How Long Will it Take Me to Recover?
Everyone is different, and your recovery timeline will be set based on your unique case. Generally speaking, healthy patients need to take about 10 to 14 days off work to recover from the procedure.
How Does a Brow Lift Help with Drooping Upper Eyelids?
If you have drooping upper eyelids, you can look tired all the time, even though you’re not. If you’re experiencing this look, it’s best to visit Dr. Rod to see which plastic surgery is best for your unique case. For some candidates with a sagging browline, a brow lift can lift up the skin enough to avoid the need for blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery. In other cases, blepharoplasty may be needed, especially if you have drooping under eyelids, which a brow lift can’t impact. Still, others choose to have a brow lift years after having blepharoplasty to extend the results of their initial solution. The bottom line is that it’s impossible for patients to know which approach is right for their unique case, which is why you should schedule a consultation with Dr. Rod to talk about your problem areas and concerns so he can develop the best plan of action for you.
If you’re ready to say “Goodbye!” to frown lines and sagging brows, then a brow lift might be the right surgical procedure for you. If you’re interested in this operation, your next best step is to call Phoenix’s Dr. Rod for an initial consultation. To schedule this appointment, call Dermacare Plastic Surgery today at (623) 289-2809.