What can be done for a sagging brow?
Depending on the severity of brow heaviness, a sagging brow can be lifted using neuromodulators such as Botox® or Xeomin®, or surgically with a brow lift. Neuromodulators work by relaxing muscles. By relaxing the muscled that pull the brow down, the brow elevating muscles are able to help raise the brow a few millimeters.
What is a brow lift?
A brow lift, or forehead lift, is a surgical procedure designed to reposition the tissues of the brow for a more youthful and rested appearance by reducing the wrinkles on the forehead and between the eyebrows.
Who is a good candidate for a brow lift?
Individuals who have a low or sagging brow that makes them look tired, worried or aged is a good candidate for a brow lift.
Will a brow lift make me look surprised?
A properly performed brow lift will return the brow to a more youthful position making you look more rested and alert, not surprised.
How is a brow lift performed?
There are a variety of techniques to lift the forehead, the primary difference between these techniques is based on the placement of the incision. The option that is best for you will depend on the position of your hairline, the severity of brow heaviness, and natural creases of your forehead. Dr. Olarte will review these details with you during your consultation.
The procedure takes between one to two hours to perform at a surgical center under IV sedation. Patients go home on the same day. Depending on which technique is used, Dr. Olarte will review the details of the expected post operative course at the time of your consultation.
Can other procedures be performed at the same time as a brow lift?
Yes. A brow lift can be performed at the same time as other facial rejuvenation procedures such as facelift or neck lift.
Is a brow lift painful?
There is minimal postoperative discomfort though you will be provided with medication to manage the pain in case it becomes necessary.
When can I return to work after a brow lift?
Strenuous activity must be avoided for the first 3 weeks after surgery though many individuals are able to return to work after 2 weeks.