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The onset of wrinkles and creases on the forehead can negatively affect your self-esteem and confidence. If you’re self-conscious about the sagging skin on your forehead, you may want to consider a brow lift to reverse the signs of aging.

Elevate Your Brow & Forehead

The forehead and brows are often the first parts of your face to display moderate to severe signs of aging. The gradual loss of collagen and elastin leads to the onset of fine lines and wrinkles. Furthermore, a lifetime of raising your eyebrows may lead to the appearance of deep horizontal lines and frown lines that can make you look stressed, frustrated, or sad. Sagging brows can also lead to droopy eyelids that obstruct your vision. We can correct these aesthetic concerns with a personalized brow lift.

What is a Brow Lift?

A brow lift is a surgical procedure that elevates the aesthetic appearance of the eyebrows and forehead. Depending on your unique situation, the surgeon makes an incision along the hairline or the crease of the upper eyelid, following which excess skin tissues are trimmed away. The surgeon also tightens the underlying tissues and re-drapes the elevated skin in the new contours to reverse the signs of aging, making your forehead look smooth and youthful.

A Brow Lift Can Correct:

  • Low-lying brows
  • Sagging brows
  • Uneven brows
  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Vertical frown lines between the eyebrows
  • Deep facial creases that don’t respond to wrinkle relaxers
  • Droopy eyelids that obstruct your vision

Your Brow Lift Journey: Consultation, Surgery, Recovery

Your brow lift journey starts with a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeons. During your consultation, the surgeon will carefully examine your forehead and brows, measure and grade the degree of skin laxity, discuss your concerns, understand why you’re considering a brow lift, and review your medical history. After a thorough evaluation, the surgeon will curate a personalized brow lift surgical plan — you will receive a complete overview of the surgical plan and the aftercare guidelines in advance.

Your brow lift may be performed under general or local anesthesia with intravenous sedation. Depending on your unique condition and requirements, the surgeon may perform your brow lift surgery using one of these techniques:

  • Lateral Brow Lift: The surgeon makes an incision within the hairline just above your temples to access the outer areas of the brow. This technique is for patients with visible forehead sagging and crow’s feet.
  • Trichophytic Lift: The surgeon makes an incision directly along the hairline, thus facilitating more dramatic results. This technique is suitable for patients with severe sagging but only if the patient has a low risk of hairline recession, which would reveal the incision mark.
  • Endoscopic Lift: The surgeon makes numerous small incisions beyond the hairline, following which a slender tube with a camera is pushed through. The endoscope allows the surgeon to visualize the internal structure of the brow and make the necessary adjustments.

You may experience swelling, tenderness, numbness, and bruising around the forehead after your brow lift surgery. The surgeon will administer some antibiotics and pain medications, which you must take regularly. The side effects will gradually dissipate over several weeks. You can resume light activities and work within a few days, but strenuous workouts should be avoided for a few weeks. The endoscopic brow lift technique usually involves minimal downtime compared to traditional techniques.

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Wright Spellman Plastic Surgery is a state-of-the-art facial plastic surgery practice led by board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons. Our surgical center is led by Dr. Wright and Dr. Spellman, both board-certified by the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and the Florida Society of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Our surgeons listen to your specific concerns and curate personalized surgical techniques to ensure optimal results. Please schedule an appointment to explore your brow lift options in Sarasota.

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