Brow Lift/Forehead Lift
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What is a brow lift or a forehead lift?
Dr. Roy Semlacher recommends a forehead lift, or brow lift, in Tacoma to correct the wrinkles and frown lines to develop around the forehead region, it also usually affects the area in between the eyebrows and upper eyelids.
As a person ages, the skin and muscles undergo changes that eventually cause them to droop, sag, and wrinkle. You may not realize it now, but incessant frowning and constantly changing your facial expression will take a toll on your face, and forehead wrinkles and frown lines are clear testaments to that.
A brow lift/forehead lift is a surgical procedure that significantly improves the look of an aging face by restoring lost volume and gently pulling and lifting specific areas of the face.
Why should I consider getting a brow lift or forehead lift?
Getting this procedure done is common for patients between the ages of 40 and 60 who want to have a more relaxed and younger-looking face. It is a great option for patients who have visible wrinkles on the forehead, deep furrows or vertical lines in between the eyes, sagging eyebrows, or partially hooded eyelids.
What is the brow lift consultation like?
A forehead lift consultation will involve a conversation between you and Dr. Semlacher, where you express your aesthetic goals for the procedure. Dr. Semlacher will explain the brow lift process in great detail, going over your options. He will also talk to you about the preparation and recovery process.
The two of you will discuss the details of your medical history, going over aspects like current medications and supplements, allergies, past procedures, and any pre-existing conditions. Dr. Semlacher will also perform an examination of your forehead and brow area.
Make sure to ask Dr. Semlacher any questions that you may have at this time. The better you understand the process, the more confident you will be in your decision.
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What are the methods used for a brow lift or forehead lift?
The technique that will be used for a specific brow lift or forehead lift procedure will depend upon the variations of the specific signs of aging that a patient has. The two methods used are:
- An endoscopic brow lift is a nominally invasive procedure. The surgeon makes tiny incisions that are concealed in the hairline and fiber optic instruments are used to assist in the release and elevation of the tissues underlying the wrinkles in the region.
- A temporal lift is also a minimally invasive technique that is, technically, a scaled-back variant of the endoscopic brow lift procedure.
What happens during the procedure?
- The beginning of the procedure, the patient can choose to receive local or general anesthesia to alleviate discomfort during the operation.
- Sections of the patient’s hair where the incisions will be made will be held away from the surgery area. It is a common misconception that larger areas of hair will be shaved off. Usually, it is only a small amount of hair in front of the incision that needs to be trimmed off.
- There are different types of incisions that can be used for a brow lift or forehead lift procedure:
- An incision will be made in front of the ear, following the hairline to the top of the forehead, ending in front of the opposite ear.
- For patients who have an issue with balding, the incision may be made in the middle of the scalp to conceal the scar afterward.
- Current techniques involve several small incisions across the hairline where an endoscope will be fitted through.
- Excess skin, muscle, and tissues will be trimmed off, and the remaining skin gently holds higher to tighten the forehead region.
- The incisions will be sutured closed.
What is the healing process like?
After your brow lift surgery, you will be able to return home for recovery and downtime. During this time, there will be bruising and swelling in the region, both of which will fade with the help of ice packs. It’s best to keep your head elevated during the healing process to minimize swelling.
It will be important to avoid physically taxing activities for several weeks, including sports and heavy exercise. Time off from work will be required. Follow Dr. Semlacher’s care directions closely to ensure a comfortable healing process and high-quality results.
You will need to return for a follow-up appointment to allow Dr. Semlacher to check on the progress of your healing. This will help him ensure that there are no complications with incision healing. He will remove any stitches at this time.
Once all healing is complete and all swelling has ameliorated, you will be able to enjoy the final results of your brow lift. Wrinkles will be smoothed away, and the skin of the area will be tighter and more youthful-looking.,
How much does a brow lift cost?
There is no one set price for a forehead lift; its cost depends on the details of each case. Brow lift cost is impacted by the techniques chosen, the length of time required to perform the surgery, and the anesthesia used.
Contact us to find out more
Schedule a consultation with acclaimed Canadian board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Roy Semlacher to learn more about the forehead lift/brow lift in Tacoma. To arrange your appointment, contact our office today.