A brow lift goes by many names including forehead lift or browplasty. A brow lift defies the aging process, lifting and tightening the soft tissues of the forehead to restore a more youthful appearance, not only to the forehead, but upper eyelids and eyebrows as well. The aging process tends to lower the eyebrows and lengthen the forehead. In the process, the eyebrows can be seen crowding the upper eyelids resulting in loose upper eyelid skin and a more tired, closed appearance of the eyes. The sides of the eyes and temples usually also get droopy and form wrinkles and skin folds.
There are various brow lift methods, all designed to accomplish the results that each individual uniquely needs. Some are designed to lift the brows alone, others are designed to also lengthen or shorten the forehead. For some patients, the brows can be lifted and the hairline, which may have receded, can be brought back down to its normal location. Dr. Repta has performed hundreds of brow lifts and is highly proficient in ensuring the final outcome is consistent with what you want to achieve. Dr. Repta is considered among the top plastic surgeons delivering among the best brow lifts Scottsdale has to offer.
There are various techniques used in performing a brow lift:
- Classic brow lift
- Endoscopic brow lift
- Forehead shortening brow lift
- Minimal access brow lift via the upper eyelids
The classic brow lift is also known as a coronal brow lift. This type of brow lift employs one continuous incision, beginning at the level of your ears and going up and around but behind the hairline. Dr. Repta ensures the incision is well hidden within the hair, leaving no visible scars.
During an endoscopic brow lift, Dr. Repta makes several small incisions in the hair bearing portion of your scalp. Through these small incisions he inserts an endoscope (a small camera on the end of a thin tube) into one of the incisions and uses a separate device inserted into one of the other incisions to make the desired changes. In the endoscopic lift, Dr. Repta will secure the forehead tissue with small anchors specifically designed for this type of lift. Because the incisions are smaller, the endoscopic lift is less invasive than the classic lift.
A forehead shortening brow lift uses an incision at the hairline near the forehead. Through this incision, the brows are raised and the hairline is brought down. Doing so shortens the forehead, raises the eyebrows, and lowers the hairline.
A minimal access brow lift uses an incision in the upper eyelids to raise and secure the brows. When this is done, the brow lift is performed in combination with an upper eyelid lift.
Depending on your unique facial anatomy and individual needs and desires, Dr. Repta will discuss with you and help you decide which method is best for you, ensuring beautiful results every time.
You may be a good candidate for a brow lift if you wish to correct any of the following issues:
- Droopy or low eyebrow position creating a tired, or haggard appearance
- Deep horizontal creases across the forehead
- Frown lines or furrows between the eyebrows or across the top of your nose
- Excess skin or fatty tissue hanging over your eyes
- Inability to apply makeup on the upper eyelid because the surface area has been concealed by drooping tissues
- Tall or long forehead with a receding or high hairline
Recovery & Healing
It is quite normal to experience some swelling and bruising immediately following a brow lift. Often the swelling and bruising can affect parts of your face that were not directly addressed, including your cheeks and eyes. The swelling should start to subside a few days after the procedure and be completely gone about a week or two after your surgery. For at least two days after the surgery patients are advised to keep their heads elevated and gently apply ice packs to help ease the bruising and swelling.
After just a few short weeks following your brow lift surgery, patients will notice a significant decrease in swelling, bruising, or any other visible side effects and the results will be much more apparent, ultimately resulting a rejuvenated, more youthful appearance.
Consultation in Scottsdale
With many years of experience in facial plastic surgery and having delivered some of the finest brow lifts Scottsdale has available, Dr. Repta looks forward to helping you achieve your cosmetic goals. If you are considering a brow lift and live in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area, Dr. Repta is here to help you answer any questions or concerns you may have. Please call today for a private consultation.