Brow Lift Atlanta GA | Forehead Lift
Endoscopic forehead lift, also known as a brow lift, is a plastic surgery procedure that corrects expression lines and signs of aging in ways that otherwise cannot be controlled.
Regardless of mood, some people have a drooping brow and furrowed forehead lines. These problems are a normal result of aging, but they can also appear in young adults. Looking at the before and after pictures on this page, you can see how a brow lift repositions sagging eyebrows and removes forehead wrinkles for a fresher, uplifted appearance.
Endoscopic Brow Lift at Atlanta Institute for Facial Aesthetic Surgery
Our surgeons offer an individualized brow lift procedure, taking into account your concerns and facial goals as discussed in the pre-surgery consultation. The brow lift/forehead lift can be performed under local or general anesthesia. Either way, our doctor performs the surgery in an accredited and licensed ambulatory surgery center located adjacent to our Atlanta office.
The Brow Lift / Forehead Lift Procedure
All brow lifts performed by our surgeons are endoscopic. This means that they are achieved through small hidden “keyhole” incisions made behind the hairline. Your doctor then inserts an endoscope (specialized surgical telescope) in order to visualize the forehead anatomy.
Surgeries performed with endoscopic technology allow for uncompromised results, without creating full-sized incisions. They also minimize scaring and preserve the hairline. With the endoscope, your doctor will also incise small muscles that create the deep furrows in the forehead to relax the area for a more youthful look. The tissue is then re-draped to fully remove forehead wrinkles and brow drooping.
Recovery from Endoscopic Forehead Lift / Eyebrow Lift
About two weeks after the brow lift, your physician will remove any stitches. Brow lift incision points usually heal extremely well. As with any surgical procedure, BlueWater Surgery staff members will help facilitate your post-operation recovery.
Complications from an endoscopic brow lift are rare. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, fewer than 1% of endoscopic brow lift patients report any complications. However, there are some common side-effects after an endoscopic forehead lift. These include forehead discomfort (treated with medication), swelling (managed with head elevation), and numbness. None of the above effects typically last for longer than one week.
Eyebrow Lift: Making a Decision
The decision to proceed with a brow lift/forehead lift requires planning. As with all our cosmetic surgery procedures, a thorough consultation is offered. These consultations provide patients with education, individualized procedure recommendations in line with personal medical history, computer imaging to communicate results visually, and assistance with the financial investment of the brow lift.
Consultations can determine whether a brow lift is the ideal surgery for your needs, or if you would be better served by a facelift procedure or a non-surgical facelift (accomplished with injectable fillers such as Restylane®, Perlane®, Sculptra®, Radiesse®, and/or Juvéderm®) or another procedure.
How long does a Brow Lift take? As plastic surgery, procedures vary depending on your specific needs. A brow lift can take as little time as less than 1 hour to 2 hours under local or general anesthetic.
Is the brow lift plastic surgery procedure painful? A tight feeling and headaches are possible a few days after a brow lift, but these can be relieved with painkillers; which will be prescribes to you by your plastic surgeon.
How long will I need to recover? You will generally fully recover in approximately 7 days, when swelling and bruising will subside. By this time, you will ready to resume your normal lifestyle.
When can I go back to work? Most people return to work within 10 days of their brow lift. If you work from home and your job isn’t too physical, you may be able to resume work sooner.
Will I have scarring? The modern surgical procedures employed by our best in class Atlanta, Georgia plastic surgeons mean you will only need a few small incisions. They are hidden in your hairline or in the natural skin creases in your forehead. You will have no visible or obvious scarring.