What is a Brow Lift?September 20, 2017
Aging lines across the forehead and between the brows can make a person appear older, tired, and angry. This condition can be corrected with brow lift plastic surgery to restore a refreshed, youthful upper face appearance. The procedure is designed to eliminate grooves and wrinkles on the forehead and reposition the brow line to its ideal position.
During the initial consultation, the surgeon will educate the patient about brow lift surgery, and recommend the most appropriate surgical approach in their case. Remarkable, percipient, and board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie MD provides brow lift to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations in this geographical region of California.
Brow lift surgery is typically performed on people in the age group of 40 to 60. An individual with noticeable sagging in the brow lines and eyelids as well as the starting of wrinkles and creases along the forehead can benefit the most from a brow lift surgery.
A few patients may need brow lift in their 20s or 30s, if they have a family history of sagging brows. An ideal candidate will have a positive mindset, clear goals and reasonable expectations from the procedure. Some patients may require a combination of brow lift and eyelid lift to achieve more harmonious results.
Depending on the patient’s condition and other factors, the surgeon may recommend a traditional brow lift surgery or an endoscopic brow lift, which is less invasive. The procedure may be performed with the patient under general anesthesia, or using local anesthesia and sedation.
In a traditional brow lift, the surgeon will begin the procedure by making an incision across the forehead below the hairline. This will ensure that the subsequent scarring remains discreet. Through the incisions, the surgeon will lift the skin to smooth the wrinkles and reposition the brows to a more youthful level. Excess skin will be removed and the incisions will be carefully closed with sutures.
An endoscopic brow lift may also be performed using general anesthesia or IV sedation. The surgeon will create multiple small incisions along the scalp. Through the incisions, they will insert an endoscope, which will enable them to view the underlying structures on a monitor.
The surgeon will gently lift the forehead skin to remove the muscle tissue that is causing wrinkles and reposition the brows. Loose skin will be removed, while the remaining skin will be smoothly re-draped. The incisions will be closed with fine sutures.
The incision sites will be initially covered with bandages for a day or two. But most patients can return home the same day after the surgery.
Sutures will be removed in about a week or 10 days after the surgery. Most patients can return to their normal routine after a week, but they should continue to avoid any strenuous activities or exercises for about a month. In the first two or three days, the patient can apply ice packs to mitigate swelling.
The surgeon may prescribe a cream for the incision sites to help minimize scarring. Initial soreness and pain in the treated areas can be managed with prescription pain medications. The sagacious and terrific Dr. Gary Motykie MD receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and other cities and neighborhoods in this area of California for brow lift.
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