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Brow Lift Beverly Hills, CA

A brow lift procedure, alternatively called a forehead lift, is an operation to improve the aesthetics and solve some signs of aging of the upper one-third of the face. The goal is to lift or reshape the sagging brows to a more desirable position and contour by removing excess skin. As with all plastic surgeries, it is important to pay attention to the individual’s age, ethnicity, gender, and unique facial expression features to deliver a natural-looking result that compliments the other facial features.

Brow Lift in Beverly Hills
A forehead lift surgery can give you a more youthful look by lifting and reshaping sagging brows

LEARN WHY PATIENTS CHOSE WORLD-RENOWNED, DR. FRANKEL AS THEIR TOP FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY BOUTIQUE IN BEVERLY HILLS.

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BENEFITS OF A BROW LIFT

A brow lift in Beverly Hills effectively addresses common aging signs like drooping brows, forehead creases, and furrows, rejuvenating the upper face. This procedure lifts heavy or droopy eyebrows, reduces wrinkles, and restores a youthful appearance. The results are remarkable, enhancing facial expression, improving skin elasticity, and even aiding vision by eliminating sagging skin that can obscure the upper eyelids.

Enhanced Facial Expression

Lifted brows create a more alert and approachable appearance, enhancing your overall facial expression and making you look more vibrant.

Reduced Wrinkles and Fine Lines

Smoothing forehead creases and wrinkles results in a fresher, more youthful look, significantly improving your facial aesthetics.

Improved Vision

By eliminating sagging skin above the eyes, a forehead lift can improve vision, providing both aesthetic and functional benefits.

IDEAL CANDIDATES FOR FOREHEAD LIFT

When considering a brow lift, suitable candidates typically have the following characteristics:

  • Good Overall Health: Free from medical conditions that could impair healing or increase surgical risks.
  • Visible Signs of Aging: Experiencing drooping brows, deep horizontal creases across the forehead, frown lines, or excess skin hanging over the eyes.
  • Realistic Expectations: Understand the potential outcomes and limitations of the procedure.
  • Non-smokers: Willing to stop smoking before and after surgery to ensure optimal healing.
  • Commitment to Post-Surgical Care: Willing to follow post-surgical instructions for the best results.
  • Age: Most candidates are in their 40s to 60s, but younger or older individuals may also benefit depending on their specific needs.

A thorough consultation with Dr. Frankel to discuss goals, examine the facial structure, and assess skin quality to determine the best surgical plan.

Facial rejuvenation with brow lift in Beverly Hills

Your Brow Lift Consultation in Beverly Hills

During a forehead lift consultation, the facial plastic surgeon will determine the ideal candidates by evaluating their facial appearance, including lines and droopy eyebrows, as well as overall health. The surgeon will also discuss financing options and any possible complications. Candidates with an aesthetic sense, who understand the benefits and limitations of the surgery, and are committed to the process of facial rejuvenation are the most ideal. 

Dr. Frankel's combined brow lift in Beverly Hills

Combining Brow Lift with others Surgeries

A forehead surgery in Beverly Hills can be done alone if you’re only interested in solving forehead creases and frown lines, or with other facial procedures, such as blepharoplasty (upper eyelid surgery) or a facelift. Often Dr. Frankel finds that performing these surgical procedures together allows for optimal balance and aesthetics.

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THE BROW LIFT PROCEDURE

Brow lift procedures come in various forms, each designed to address specific needs and aesthetic goals. Different techniques can be employed to achieve the best results depending on the degree of brow sagging and individual facial anatomy.

Endoscopic Brow Lift

The endoscopic technique is usually performed with the fiberoptic endoscope through small incisions hidden within the hairline so there are no brow lift-related scars. This minimally invasive procedure is undertaken with the use of a fiberoptic endoscope so the underlying anatomy can be visualized by a board-certified plastic surgeon while manipulating and lifting the tissues. Once Dr. Frankel has elevated the brows and is satisfied with the changes, the tissues are secured to maintain their new positions.

Benefits:

  • Minimal scarring
  • Quicker recovery
  • Less invasive

Every cosmetic surgery is different based on the individual and the surgery requirements. A typical endoscopic brow lift in Beverly Hills takes two hours to complete.

Coronal Brow Lift

Also known as the traditional brow lift, the coronal technique involves an incision across the top of the scalp, hidden within the hairline. This method is highly effective for addressing significant brow sagging and can provide long-lasting results.

Benefits:

  • Comprehensive lifting effect
  • Long-lasting results
  • Effective for severe sagging

Mini Brow Lift

This technique is a less invasive procedure compared to traditional forehead rejuvenation surgeries, involving smaller incisions. It is suitable for patients with mild brow sagging and is often performed using local anesthesia.

Benefits:

  • Minimal scarring
  • Shorter recovery time
  • Suitable for mild brow sagging

Temporal (Limited Incision) Brow Lift

The temporal technique involves small incisions made at the temples, behind the hairline. This method is particularly effective for lifting the outer parts of the brow and is often combined with other facial procedures.

Benefits:

  • Focused lifting of the outer brow
  • Can be combined with other procedures
  • Shorter recovery period

Before and after

*Each forehead and brow lift Beverly Hills patient is unique and individual results may vary.

PREPARATION OF BROW LIFT TREATMENT

Preparation for Brow Lift Surgery

Changing habits

Our office will provide a comprehensive plan for how to prepare for surgery and a list of vitamins, herbs, or medications to avoid in the days and weeks before your procedure. You will also need to stop smoking before and after cosmetic surgery as it inhibits healing.

Brow lift Aftercare

Medical Evaluation

Before your brow lift, you will undergo a thorough medical evaluation to ensure you are a suitable candidate for the procedure. This includes discussing your medical history, any current medications, and any allergies you may have.

Recovery time from Brow Lift

Pre-Surgery Instructions

You will receive detailed pre-surgery instructions, including guidelines on fasting before the procedure and any necessary adjustments to your medications. Following these instructions closely is crucial for a successful surgery and smooth recovery.

Length of Brow Lift Surgery

Arrange Post-Surgery Care

It’s important to plan for your recovery period in advance. Arrange for someone to drive you home after the surgery and assist you during the initial recovery phase, as you may need help with daily activities.

RECOVERY FROM FOREHEAD LIFT

Recovery from a forehead lift involves several stages and careful attention to post-operative care instructions. Most patients can return to work and normal activities within eight days, but it is important to have the following considerations:

  • Ice your forehead for the first forty-eight hours to reduce swelling. The swelling begins to subside after a couple of days and bruises around the eyes fade after a week or two.
  • Sleep with your head elevated for two weeks to minimize swelling and discomfort.
  • Showering is usually permitted after three days.
  • Staples in the scalp are removed on the eighth day.
  • Take prescribed pain medications as directed to manage any discomfort. Avoid aspirin and other non-prescribed blood-thinning medications unless approved by your surgeon.
  • Avoid strenuous activities, heavy lifting, and bending over for at least two weeks. Refrain from any activities that might increase blood pressure in your head for the first month.

The initial appearance of brows may seem too high, but they settle into the desired position as swelling decreases and wounds heal, typically around four months.

Risks and Side Effects of a Forehead Lift

This cosmetic surgery is considered to be a generally safe outpatient procedure for brow rejuvenation and addressing an aged forehead with loose skin. Nonetheless, like any surgical procedure, brow lift patients should be aware of the potential risks and side effects involved.

Common Side Effects

  • Temporary numbness
  • Bruising
  • Swelling on the surgical site

These side effects are typically mild and resolve on their own within a few weeks.

Possible Risks

  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • Asymmetry
  • Hair loss along the incision lines
  • Complications related to anesthesia

While brow lift results are long-lasting, repeated surgeries may be necessary to maintain the desired outcomes. Discuss your medical history, current medications, and any allergies with your plastic surgeon.

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