What is a Brow Forehead Lift?

A brow forehead lift or upper face lift, is a surgical procedure that can minimize the signs of aging in the forehead and restore a more youthful, refreshed appearance. During a brow forehead lift, the deep tissues over the eyes are elevated, the muscles altered, thereby improving the appearance of drooping eyebrows and hooding over the eyes. Brow forehead lifts are performed as an endoscopic procedure. Good candidates for this procedure include physically healthy men and women who have realistic expectations and are interested in improving the appearance of the forehead area. Though most patients are in their forties to their sixties, brow forehead lifts may be performed at just about any age.

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Brow Lift Procedure

Brow forehead lift surgery is performed in an outpatient surgical center or a hospital. The procedure typically takes one to two hours to complete and can be performed with either local anesthesia and sedation or with general anesthesia. For an endoscopic brow lift, a few small incisions are placed within the hairline. Once the incisions are made, the skin is separated from the underlying tissues and muscle. The muscles are altered or released, and the incisions are closed.

Young woman

Brow Lift Recovery

For a traditional brow lift, you can expect your recovery time to be about two weeks. Forehead lift staples are removed at 7 to 9 days, and brow lift and mid-forehead lift sutures are taken out in 3 to 5 days.

After your brow lift procedure, your forehead is wrapped to decrease swelling. Some patients may require a small tube for drainage. You are provided with specific post-surgical instructions to speed up recovery and reduce your downtime.

As with all types of surgery, there are potential risks associated with brow forehead lifts and these may include the following: adverse anesthesia reactions, asymmetry, bleeding, infection, nerve injury, and the need for additional surgery.

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For over 25 years, Dr. Boyce has been delivering self-confidence to men and women in Covington, Louisiana. He and his team are skilled in performing a range of procedures designed to restore confidence to our patients.

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