Brow Lift / Forehead Lift Surgery
Address Sagging Brows While Smoothing Your Forehead
The forehead lift or brow lift is an anti-aging surgical procedure for the area above the eyes. In this surgery, sagging eyebrows are lifted and wrinkles on the forehead are reduced.
Aging in the upper face can take several forms. For some, their aging involves deep, horizontal creases across their forehead; for others, sagging eyebrows place excess pressure on the upper eyelids and can even cause distortion and a decrease in peripheral vision.
For these individuals, Dr. Ali Sadeghi offers brow lift surgery in New Orleans, Louisiana.
What Is a Brow Lift (Forehead Lift)?
Brow lift surgery can refresh signs of aging around the eyes, especially drooping skin, falling eyebrows, and wrinkles. Other procedures, like BOTOX® Cosmetic, resurfacing chemical peels, and facial fat transfers, may help to alleviate these concerns; however, a brow lift is the best method for some men and women.
During this facial enhancement surgery, forehead tissue is lifted and tightened to elevate the brows and smooth the forehead. In some cases, excess skin is trimmed.
The brow lift surgery can be combined with a facelift or eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) if desired.
Is a Brow Lift Right for Me?
You may want to consider a forehead lift if:
- You have deep wrinkles along the forehead
- Your eyebrows droop
- BOTOX® Cosmetic and other injectable treatments do not sufficiently address your aging
How Is a Brow Lift Performed?
Brow lift surgery is an outpatient procedure that usually takes between and two hours to complete.
Dr. Sadeghi will perform either a coronal or subcutaneous brow lift depending on your needs and the extent of your facial aging.
Coronal Brow Lift
A coronal brow lift involves an incision across the very top of the forehead, near the hairline (for easier scar concealment). Through this incision, skin and muscle are then gently pulled up to reduce sagging and drooping. This technique allows for the removal of loose or excess skin if needed.
Subcutaneous Brow Lift
The subcutaneous brow lift (hairline brow lift) is a less invasive option that tightens the forehead tissues without raising the hairline or creating “too high” brows. This option is great for patients with receding hairlines.
Here, the incision still runs across the forehead; however, it is made just before the hairline instead of behind it. This technique means that the hairline will not be altered.
How Long Is Recovery After a Brow Lift?
After your brow lift, your forehead may be taped or bandaged to minimize swelling. You will need to keep your head elevated (even when sleeping) and avoid strenuous activity for up to two weeks. This will help your surgical site heal more quickly.
Most patients are easily able to return to their normal routines after two weeks. Some patients experience temporary numbness in the scalp following their surgery.
How Much Is a Brow Lift in New Orleans, LA?
The cost of your brow lift will vary depending on the extent of the procedure and any facial surgeries being performed in combination. Dr. Sadeghi will provide you with an accurate cost estimate during your consultation.