Brow Lift Newport Beach

Newport Beach plastic surgeon Dr. Juris Bunkis understands that brows sag as you age and deep wrinkles can be created on the forehead from years of facial expressions. To resolve these common signs of aging, he offers a brow lift in Newport Beach at Orange County Plastic Surgery. Also known as a forehead lift, a brow lift for Orange County men and women is one of the most effective ways to rejuvenate your appearance.

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. However, the degree of achievement depends on the severity of the initial deformity and the elasticity of your skin tissue. The overall goal is to reduce the wrinkles which develop across the forehead, between the eyes, and the bridge of the nose. The procedure also raises sagging brows which cover the upper eyelids to create a more alert and youthful appearance.

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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 with experience in brow lift surgery will focus on creating a younger, natural-looking appearance that refreshes the face. Using simulation software, the surgeon and patient can decide how dramatic or how subtle they want the results to be. After brow lift surgery, patients will look more awake, more alert, and more like the age 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.

The best candidates for brow lift surgery have:

  • Excess skin that creates folds and creases on the forehead
  • Droopy eyelids and eyebrows
  • Dynamic wrinkles on the brow
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Types of Brow Lift Surgery

At Orange County Plastic Surgery, Dr. Bunkis offers different types of brow lift surgery to ensure that he can achieve the cosmetic goals of men and women in Orange County and Newport Beach. These types of brow lift procedures represent the most advanced techniques.

How is a Brow Lift Performed?

Brow lift types at Orange County Plastic Surgery allow Dr. Bunkis to create a more youthful brow and forehead area while maintaining a natural appearance, 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.
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What are the Alternatives for a Brow Lift?

A non-surgical brow lift may be ideal for men and women in Newport Beach 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 Botox®

In some cases, placement of Botox® for a brow lift is an effective way to rejuvenate the forehead area of the face. While the treatment does not actually lift and tighten the skin in the same way as surgery, a Botox® brow lift reduces forehead wrinkles for a younger appearance. Your Botox® placement for a brow lift may also involve injections at the corners of your eyes for crow’s feet, as well as between your eyes to soften furrows.

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.

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What Happens During a Brow Lift?

Most brow lift surgeries are performed with the patient under general anesthesia as an outpatient surgery at an accredited hospital or surgical center. For a brow lift operation, small incisions are placed in low visibility areas, such as behind the hairline or in the eyebrows.

The most common brow lift techniques are the open brow lift, limited incision brow lift, and endoscopic brow lift, which will be chosen based on the patient’s goals and their individual features. Once the incisions are made, the surgeon will remove any excess skin, then smooth and re-position the muscles and soft tissue to smooth wrinkles and lines while elevating the eyebrows to an appropriate level.

Brow Lift Recovery

Brow lift surgery usually takes about two hours. Once you are cleared by Dr. Bunkis, 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.

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Brow Lift – What to Expect After the Surgery

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. Dr. Bunkis 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 Dr. Bunkis. 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.

How Long Does Swelling Last After a Brow Lift?

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.

Brow Lift Results and How Long Does It Last

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.

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