Brow Lift

Aging is a significant change for most women. Some of us start to see it most around our eyes, which pains us because we want this to be our brightest part! You may find that you look tired or unhappy (even when you’re really not!) as your brows tend to move downwards and lose their youthful shape over time. Eyebrows frame your eyes, your personality, and balance your face, and we have just the thing to make sure you feel good about all three, brow lift!

After an in-depth consultation with Dr. Mason, you will walk out feeling reassured about your cosmetic goals. She will prescribe a surgery plan designed with your health, physical, and mental well-being in mind. There are no one-size-fits-all plans at PPS. Each plan is customized, so rest assured that what is designed for you is designed to deliver your best results.

What is a brow lift?

A brow lift is a surgery that tightens your forehead and lifts your eyebrows to a more youthful position and shape. This makes your upper face and eyes appear more open and bright.

Who should have a brow lift?

If your brow is too low and close to your eyes, you may be a good candidate for a brow lift. This may be the case if you find your upper face always has a tired or unhappy appearance. If your brow is very low, it can make your eyelids feel heavy and can even get in the way of your vision. Deep wrinkles across your forehead can be a sign that you have to work to lift your eyebrows up and that you may benefit from a brow lift.

You may also benefit from a brow lift if you do not like the shape of your eyebrows. If your eyebrows slant down at the outside, giving you a more worried appearance, a brow lift can fix this and lift the outside edge of your eyebrow instead.

How is a brow lift done?

Usually, a brow lift can be done endoscopically. This means it is a minimally invasive procedure with small incisions hidden in your hairline. Your forehead skin is then lifted and anchored in a higher position. Some of your frown muscles can be removed simultaneously so that you will need less Botox in the future.

What should I do to prepare for a brow lift?

We know you want the best results! We want them for you too. Ensure you eat a balanced diet, get enough protein, and plenty of rest. This helps with healing. Do not smoke and avoid being around people who are smoking.

What happens at the initial consultation?

During the initial consultation, you will be asked about your medical history to ensure you are in good health and a candidate for the brow lift surgery. You will then discuss a brow lift specifically and what your goals are. Dr. Mason will examine you and discuss the right surgery for your face. Remember, there is no one-size-fits-all. Dr. Mason will customize a plan just for you.

What happens on the day of surgery?

Expect a mixture of anxiety and excitement. Both are normal. Remember, you’re doing something for yourself, and you should feel excited! You will have a scheduled arrival time on the day of surgery. The Surgery Center team will be expecting you and check you in upon arrival. Please do not eat the morning of surgery. Dr. Mason will come to talk to you before surgery and mark your skin where the incisions will be. These will be as discussed in your agreed-upon treatment plan. She will make sure there have been no changes. You will also meet your anesthesiologist. From there, you will go back to the operating room, and the anesthesiologist will put you to sleep. This is where you say goodbye to your low brow and wake up to your incredible results! The surgery can take anywhere from 1-2 hours, depending on your customized surgery plan. After the surgery is completed, you’ll be taken to the recovery area, and once you are released, you will be ready and able to go home the same day. While you are taking narcotics pain medication, you will not drive, so you will need to arrange for someone to pick you up from the surgery center. This is a good time to switch your mindset to “let them look after me for a while,” as you will need your rest.

What will happen after surgery?

You will wake up with bandages on your head. Although you will be swollen and bruised, you will see early results immediately. Keep in mind that your body will continue to improve as it heals for the next several months. This is the time for you to relax, heal, and take care of yourself.

Do’s & Don’ts for a brow lift.

Do celebrate your decision. Do enjoy your refreshed look. Do allow your confidence to skyrocket! Do take time to heal and take care of yourself properly. Don’t push yourself too hard.

Can I have a brow lift with another procedure?

Yes, brow lifts are often done at the same time as another procedure. It is commonly combined with another facial procedure like eyelid surgery or a facelift. You can also do fat injections or injectables like fillers and Botox to the face while you are asleep. Talk to Dr. Mason to help make the surgical plan that is best for you. At Perspectives Plastic Surgery, our goal is for you to have the body you’ve always wanted and the confidence to match. There are many options to achieve this. Talk to Dr. Mason about your goals!