Brow Lift in Los Angeles
Eyebrows are how we express emotions and they are one of the defining features of your face. As we age, we can lose that definition and may need a brow lift. There are many approaches to an eyebrow lift and no single approach is the right approach for a patient. A thorough evaluation is needed to determine the right procedure for each individual patient.
Overview of Brow Lifts
Eyebrow lift is the name given to a collection of procedures that can raise the position of the eyebrows. As we age, we lose skin elasticity and our eyebrows continue to fall down. The appropriate position of the eyebrows in men is just at the bony ridge of the eye socket and for women it is just above it with an arch at the lateral ends. If the eyebrows fall below these positions, then it can give the appearance of heaviness to the eyes.
- What can a brow lift help treat? A brow lift can treat low eyebrows, deep creases in your forehead, sagging skin that is hanging over your eyes, and frown lines across your nose.
- Brow vs. Facelift: A facelift is the surgical procedure done to rejuvenate the lower third of the face, essentially from the base of the nose down. A brow lift is the surgical procedure done to rejuvenate the upper third of the face, essentially from the eyebrows up.
- Benefits: Not only can a brow lift rejuvenate the upper face, it can also help to improve the appearance of the eyes. An eyebrow lift tends to open up the eyes and give you a more rested appearance.
Who is a good candidate for a brow lift? Anyone who is healthy and wants to rejuvenate their face is a good candidate. When the position of your eyebrows is below the bony ridge of the eye sockets, you will likely need a brow lift.
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Hootan Zandifar, MD, FACS, Board Certified Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
Brow Lift Procedure
- Types of eyebrow lifts: A brow lift can be done either via an endoscopic approach, a pretrichial approach (incision at the hairline), a mid-forehead approach (incision in the forehead), or a direct brow approach (incision right above the eyebrows).
- Initial exam: Dr. Zandifar will examine your forehead and scalp, as well as discuss any medical conditions you may have. Then he will outline his recommendations and how the procedure will be done.
- Procedure: Brow lifts are done under general anesthesia and can be done as an outpatient procedure. The surgery will typically take between 1 to 2 hours. Depending on which approach is used, sutures or small screws may be used to secure your forehead tissues in place. Brow lifts that are done through incisions below the hairline typically remove skin and tissue instead of lifting your forehead tissues and moving your hairline.
- Recovery: The recovery time is about 7 to 10 days, and any sutures will be removed 7 to 10 days after your procedure. For the first two weeks after the procedure, you should sleep with your head elevated, and for the first few days after the procedure use cold compresses to minimize swelling.
How Long Does a Brow Lift Last?
The results of your brow lift will age with you. Sun damage can cause premature aging, so it is important to avoid sun exposure and use sunscreen with a SPF of at least 30.
The cost of a brow lift can vary depending on the surgical approach needed, but usually ranges from $8,000 to $12,000.
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Dr. Zandifar is a double board-certified and fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon, and our office is able to offer the entire breadth of facial plastic surgery to our patients. We are a boutique practice that focuses on excellence and customer care. Contact Zandifar MD today to schedule a consultation to discuss how a brow lift could help rejuvenate your appearance