Brow Lift & Forehead Lift in Houston, TX
What Are Brow and Forehead Lift?
According to the most recent study, the most important features of your face are your eyebrows. They are critical in relaying your emotions and are vital in facial recognition. As you age, your skin changes. It loses its elasticity causing wrinkles and sagging. Aging of your forehead causes eyebrows to descend which produces a tired and weighed down look. Brow lift procedure can help restore your younger appearance by removing years of forehead wrinkles and fine lines while revitalizing your eye to appear more open and refreshed.
What Can Brow Lift Accomplish?
- Elevate sagging eyebrows, creating a more youthful and refreshed look.
- Improve appearance of the upper eyes lids, making eyes appear more open.
- Remove excess drooping skin from the forehead.
- Reduce vertical worry lines between the eyebrows.
- Reduce horizontal wrinkles and fine lines on the forehead.
Benefits of the brow lift procedure can boost you confidence and allow you to look as good as you feel. Your transformation begins by visiting with Dr. Bachilo to discuss your personal aesthetic needs during your free consultation.
What to Expect During Your Brow or Forehead Lift Consultation?
Dr. Bachilo will listen to your concerns and your aesthetic goals. You will be asked about your medical and surgical history and any medications you are taking. Dr. Bachilo will then examine your skin and evaluate position of your brows. She will then be able to determine if you are a good candidate for brow lift surgery and describe your expected result from the procedure. Dr. Bachilo may offer several different options available for brow lift and explain any risks associated with them. Surgical options include an endoscopic brow lift and a traditional brow lift. The endoscopic procedure is less invasive and is ideal for patients who have minor cosmetic signs of aging. The traditional brow lift is a more extensive procedure and allows for removal of excess forehead skin. This procedure is best for patients who have significant sagging of the brow and show advanced signs of aging.
Once you decide that you are ready to schedule your surgery, you will be given detailed pre surgical instructions and will be asked to discontinue use of aspirin and other anti-inflammatory medications you may be taking as well as abstain from smoking for a month prior to your elective procedure.
How Is Brow Lift Procedure Performed?
Your procedure is performed in an outpatient surgery center or a hospital under general anesthesia and takes about an hour. Dr. Bachilo will design a surgical plan unique to your needs, and will generally utilize one of the two most common surgical techniques: traditional brow lift procedure or the endoscopic brow lift procedure.
The traditional brow lift is ideal for patients who need skin excision and have advanced signs of aging. The incision is designed along the hairline, so it is well hidden and leaves a barely perceptible scar. Frown muscles that create wrinkles between the eyebrows are surgically weakened and the skin is lifted and tightened to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Eyebrows are thus elevated to produce a more youthful eyebrows and forehead.
The endoscopic brow lift utilizes a camera and is a minimally invasive procedure. Camera is inserted through a small incision in the scalp and another incision is used to dissect under the eyebrows and cut the muscles that cause frown lines. The skin of the forehead is elevated and suspended using sutures or screws to provide a youthful facial appearance. Several small incisions are located in the hairline and are thus well hidden. Endoscopic brow lift benefit is that it is minimally invasive and recovery is quick. However, it is only ideal for patients with short forehead and when forehead skin removal is not necessary.
What to Expect During Forehead or Brow Lift Recovery?
Discomfort is minimal after a brow lift procedure, but you can expect some bruising and swelling. You will receive detailed post-operative instructions and have a follow up scheduled with Dr. Bachilo. You should be able to return to work within a few days of your procedure. You need to refrain from heavy lifting and strenuous physical activity for approximately four weeks after surgery. Staples or sutures in your scalp will be removed 10 to 14 days after surgery. At one month, recovery is near complete and you will be able to enjoy the final results of your brow lift. Scars, however, will continue to change and fade over time.
What Results Can I Expect?
Every patient is unique and results will vary. However, our patients are very pleased with their improvement in forehead wrinkles and eyebrow position and report long lasting results.
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Make the call to schedule your free consultation today and start enjoying youthful elevated eyebrows and beautiful, smooth forehead.