If you are tired of deep wrinkles on your forehead or furrows between your brows plastic surgeon Dr. Juris Bunkis offers a brow lift in Newport Beach. The procedure is popular because it helps you look more relaxed, and addresses some of the most obvious signs of aging.
What Is A Brow Lift Or A Forehead Lift?
Also known as a forehead lift, a brow lift is designed to elevate descended eyebrows for a more youthful brow appearance and shape. In addition to raising the eyebrows, an eyebrow lift also helps with forehead lines. The main purpose of the brow lift is to reduce wrinkles in the upper face, on the forehead, near the eyes and between the eyebrows.
The procedure also helps to achieve a more youthful appearance by raising the eyebrows. But you need to remember that the result always depends on the depth of wrinkles and skin elasticity.
What Is The Best Age For A Brow Lift?
The best age for a brow lift is not so much based on a chronological age, but candidates for a brow lift are based more on the age of your skin. Sun damage, genetics, lifestyle, and other factors make the skin prematurely age, or some people age at a much slower rate. A plastic surgeon who has done many brow lifts can produce a revitalizing appearance that rejuvenates the face by focusing on creating a natural-looking appearance.
Using simulation software, the surgeon and patient can decide how dramatic or subtle the results will be after the procedure. After brow lift surgery, patients will look more awake and younger than how they feel. Signs to look for on your own include an “angry brow,” tired face, asymmetrical eyebrows, and an eyebrow are that is drooping or sagging.
Types Of Brow Lift Surgery
At Orange County Plastic Surgery, the surgeon offers different types of brow lift surgery to ensure that he can achieve the cosmetic goals. These types of brow lift procedures are the most advanced techniques that create a more youthful brow and forehead area while maintaining a natural look, reducing downtime and minimizing scarring.
- Endoscopic Brow Lift: The endoscopic method for a brow and forehead lift involves placing small incisions in the skin. A probe that is equipped with a small camera and surgical tools is inserted through the incision.
- Temporal Brow Lift: A temporal brow lift targets the outer 1/3 of your eyebrows, as well as the forehead area.
- Coronal Brow Lift: The coronal brow lift is the most traditional technique. It involves an incision along the hairline that extends from ear to ear.
- Trichophytic Lift: The goal of a trichophytic lift is to lower the hairline edge of a high forehead, as well as to address sagging in the eyebrow area.
What Are The Alternatives For A Brow Lift?
A non-surgical brow lift may be ideal for persons who don’t have the more advanced signs of aging that justify surgery. Also, these treatments are good for people who want to avoid any type of hairline or eyebrow scar. You should note that these options offer short-term results that last for several months or up to two years.
You can repeat the treatments if you are not a good candidate for brow lift surgery. If the signs of aging have advanced to the point where results from non-surgical options are less than ideal, it may be time to consider a forehead lift.
Brow Lift With Fillers
Dermal fillers contain active ingredients that add volume to the skin, such as hyaluronic acid or substances that stimulate collagen production. Dr. Bunkis has the expertise to perform a brow lift with fillers. The results are immediate, and you have no scarring or downtime. Brow lift fillers tend to last just six to 24 months, so the treatment needs to be repeated.
Brow Lift Cream
There are many products on the market that promise to tighten skin and reduce wrinkles in the forehead area. While a non-invasive lift using a product at home may sound appealing, most men and women are very disappointed with the results. Brow lift cream does not contain an adequate amount of active ingredients to produce any real results. Additionally, the cream cannot help with wrinkles formed by sagging skin.
Brow Lift Tape
Brow lift tape is a product that is used for an eyebrow raise, as well as to lift the forehead area. Although convenient and affordable, brow lift tape is not veery effective. You have to position the tape perfectly for a natural appearance, and one end is adhered to your hair. Within a few hours. The tape does not stay in place, and some people may notice it.
Brow Lift FAQ
Depending on the goals and characteristics of the patient, the surgeon may offer the open brow lift, limited incision brow lift, and endoscopic brow lift. The surgeries are performed under general anesthesia in an outpatient setting.
After incisions in inconspicuous places, such as behind the hairline, the surgeon will remove excess skin. To raise the eyebrows to the desired level, the surgeon will also smooth out the muscles and soft tissues by repositioning them.
Brow lift surgery usually takes about two hours. Once you are cleared by the surgeon, you can be taken home by a responsible adult to recover at home. Brow lift recovery time varies by person. Most patients take one to three weeks to recover after a brow lift.
Knowing what to expect after brow lift surgery before the operation helps you plan ahead. We recommend that you have a friend or family member stay with you, as brow lift recovery is a day-by-day process. The surgeon talks to each patient about what is needed during recovery. It may be helpful to have someone present during this discussion. Most men and women return to work and normal activities within one week.
The surgical area is covered with an eyebrow bandage that needs to stay in place until you are checked by your surgeon. For the first days after the surgery, expect some temporary bruising, discomfort, tightness, and numbness. You will have stiches on the eyebrow and forehead area. You will need to return for a follow-up appointment in one week to have your sutures removed and have your healing progress checked.
Bruising and swelling on the eyebrow and forehead area are a normal part of brow lift recovery. Much of the swelling subsides after the first seven to 14 days, but there will be some minor swelling for up to one to three months.
While brow lift results can be seen immediately, the final results of the brow lift are usually seen about 4 – 6 months after the surgery. Scarring is another piece of information that men and women seek when they ask, “What can I expect after a brow lift?” The incision heals to form a pinkish scar. Scarring will fade over the next 12 months until it is just slightly darker than your natural skin tone.
Post Operational Instructions
After undergoing plastic surgery, following the postoperative instructions provided by your surgeon is crucial for optimal healing and recovery. These instructions may include caring for the surgical site, managing pain, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It is important to keep the surgical area clean, take prescribed medications as directed, rest and avoid strenuous activities, and adhere to a balanced diet while staying hydrated.
Attending follow-up appointments will allow your surgeon to monitor your progress and provide further guidance, ensuring a successful outcome from your plastic surgery procedure.