By restoring the natural arch in your eyebrows, a brow lift creates a very beautiful change, leaving you looking friendlier, more youthful, and well-rested. The redundancy of skin laterally cannot always be removed by just performing an upper eyelid lift. Oftentimes, the brow lift and blepharoplasty are done together to optimize the aesthetic goal of a more youthful and rejuvenated look.

Restore your natural arch

As we age, our skin begins to stretch and lose its elasticity. This shows up in the eyebrow area in the form of wrinkles, excess skin and a heavier brow. This can make you look tired or unhappy when you aren’t and can even get in the way of your peripheral vision and make it hard to apply eye make-up. For many, getting a brow lift means a rejuvenated appearance. Lifting the brow and smoothing out wrinkles automatically result in a less serious and more friendly and approachable appearance. Other potential benefits of a brow lift include:

  • Long-lasting results
  • Diminished forehead lines
  • Improved peripheral vision
  • A refreshed, more energetic appearance

Overview What can a brow lift do for your look?

A brow lift procedure at Austin Plastic Surgery Institute will restore the area around your eyes to a more youthful appearance. Our procedure corrects drooping brows and wrinkles or horizontal lines that develop throughout the course of your life. Austin PSI’s brow lift is a great way to get rid of those wrinkles that make patients appear as if they are frowning or tired. We use several different techniques to modify brow position.

Two factors that determine the surgical technique that will be employed include: thickness of hair and distance between the hairline and brow. However, every patient has different needs when it comes to a brow lift. Therefore, it’s important for our board-certified plastic surgeons to conduct a thorough consultation. If you’re considering a brow lift with Austin PSI, please contact us today to learn more about our brow lift procedure.

We will treat you with honesty, care and integrity

Since the Austin Plastic Surgery Institute was established in 2003, we have striven to provide the best plastic surgery care in central Texas. From your first consultation to your final follow-up appointment, we will make sure you feel comfortable and cared for. All our doctors are board-certified and bring years of experience to your treatment. Their skill and expertise enable them to tailor your surgery to suit your unique needs, combining surgical techniques and cutting-edge technology. We are here to address your insecurities, resulting in increased self-confidence and happiness.

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Surgical techniques

There are several techniques that can be considered during a brow lift procedure. Some of the approaches are interchangeable with a forehead lift but may be used to achieve different objectives.

Temporal brow lift

In those with a subtle lateral fullness of the brow, the lift can be done through a remote incision in the temporal hairline. This inconspicuous approach heals very well, and no hair needs to be shaved or removed.

Endoscopic brow lift

This approach provides a subtle change in the position of the eyebrows. It uses several small (1 inch or smaller) incisions near the hairline of the forehead where an endoscope (specialized camera) is placed, and surgical tools are used to elevate the eyebrows. The stitches are located inside the incision to help minimize scarring. This technique is not used much anymore.

Coronal brow lift

This approach places the incision lines several inches above the hairline of the head. These incisions are typically long, yet still hidden by your hair. This technique repositions the eyebrows by pulling them up to offer an alert and revitalized appearance.. This approach is only used in those who have very heavy brows and is not done as frequently as other techniques, but it does offer dramatic results and repositions the hairline higher.

Direct brow lift incision

Also known as an eyebrow lift, this approach is rarely used and is reserved typically for older men with very heavy lateral eyebrows. This approach places the incision in the natural crease of the upper portion of eyebrow. Weak and sagging skin and tissue will be lifted and reattached to the brow bone. This approach does not affect the forehead and works to treat a very heavy, sagging eyebrow and eyelid.

What to expect during and after surgery

All brow lifts are performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure in our accredited surgical facility. The surgery typically takes around 2 hours to complete depending on the approach. You should be able to return to work and resume normal activities within a week following surgery. There will be swelling and bruising and potentially some asymmetry in brow position at the very beginning. Facial features will settle and take on a natural look within a few weeks. It may take several months for your final surgical results to take effect.

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Brow lift FAQs

Brow lift or facelift?

This will be discussed in detail during your initial consultation. Many times, the effects of aging take place in the forehead region alone. Isolated browlifts are typically done for those in their 40s and 50s who do not have other signs of aging in the rest of their face. It is very common, however, that this is combined with an upper eyelid lift (blepharoplasty). If you have sagging brows, wrinkles and loose skin on the forehead, then a brow lift or forehead lift may be sufficient. For drooping jowls and wrinkles along the lower area of the face, another procedure such as a full facelift may be worth considering. Sometimes these procedures can be combined for maximum results.

Will I look fake?

While a brow lift produces results that allow patients to appear more awake and alert, the results should be subtle. An experienced surgeon will work within the confines of your facial structure and skin tone to create natural results that avoid a wide-eyed or hyper-alert appearance.

Can I just use BOTOX?

No, not necessarily. BOTOX is a great non-surgical option that can improve the wrinkles and fine lines of the forehead. However, it will not lift the forehead or improve sagging and drooping features if they exist. If you are contemplating surgery, you may want to try BOTOX first and see if the results satisfy your aesthetic goals. If BOTOX proves ineffective, then a brow lift will probably help in this area. Even after the browlift, BOTOX might still be used in areas such as the crow’s feet area to help soften that.

Will I have visible scarring?

The incisions made during a brow lift procedure are usually well-concealed once they heal. Whether they are placed in the hairline or brow line, every effort is made to keep the incisions along natural folds and hairline, so they are invisible following the surgery.

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