If you are concerned with deep horizontal lines in the forehead, a brow lift can raise the brows back to a more youthful position. A brow lift can be performed alone or in conjunction with other procedures such as facelift or eyelid surgery. A brow lift generally includes:
- modification or removal of the muscles that cause frown lines
- removal of excess skin
- lifting of the eyebrows for a rested and relaxed appearance
It can be performed through either an incision running over the top of the head or with an endoscope through much smaller incisions in the scalp. The endoscopic procedure is the most common and usually requires only a few small inch-long incisions. After surgery you will be wrapped in a light head dressing for 48 hours. Drains may be used and will be removed in the office 24 to 48 hours after surgery. Mild bruising and swelling during the first week to 10 days is not unusual. Most patients are able to resume a normal level of activity within two weeks after surgery. Possible risks associated with a brow lift include numbness and weakness in the muscles of the forehead. Complications are rare and usually temporary. Our brow lift patients love the refreshed and rejuvenated appearance a brow lift provides.
Northern Virginia Temporal Brow Lift
A temporal browlift, also called a lateral lift or lateral brow lift, can be used to address folds and small wrinkles in the forehead as well as the “crows feet” at the corners of the eyes. By lifting the skin at the temple, this procedure restores an elegant, chiseled look to the cheekbones.