If significant sagging and drooping on the brow and forehead have been bothering you, a brow lift may be right for you. Brow lifts help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. They rejuvenate the skin, giving your face a more youthful, fresh appearance.
What Does a Brow Lift Involve?
A brow lift is sometimes referred to as a forehead rejuvenation or a forehead lift. The procedure is also called browplasty. Essentially, this surgery raises the line of the brows, opening up the eyes and refreshing the face.
Why does the brow line sag?
The skin on the forehead, near the eyes, and around the upper face in general often begins to droop as we age. Because of this, the brow line tends to move downward, sometimes actually falling over the eyes. This, combined with the fact that the soft tissues in these areas also loses elasticity with age, can make the brow look furrowed.
Many patients struggle with the fact that the distance between their eyes and eyebrows becomes nearly non-existent as well. This can make individuals look sad, angry, or excessively tired.
A brow lift can return this area of the face to a more youthful-looking, fresh state, lifting the brow line and tightening the skin. Brow lifts can also address issues such as brow asymmetry.
There are generally two different types of brow lifts. These include the coronal brow lift and the hairline brow lift. Dr. Mohan performs both types of brow lift. Depending on your situation and goals for surgery, he can help you decide which type of lift is right for you.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Brow Lift?
Ideal brow lift candidates are in good overall physical and mental health. It’s important not to be a smoker and not to have any ongoing medical issues that may complicate the administration of anesthesia or the recovery process.
You can discuss your current medical condition and medical history with Dr. Raja Mohan during your consultation appointment, and he will let you know if you qualify as a candidate for this procedure. Whether you qualify for a brow lift or not, it’s also possible another procedure will be better suited to your needs. This is why going to your consultation appointment is so crucial. Dr. Mohan can help you find the perfect procedure for your needs.
In addition to being in good physical and mental health, candidates for brow lift surgery should also have balanced and realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure. It’s important to realize that while a brow lift can certainly improve your overall facial appearance and boost your self-confidence, it is not a total solution for other lifestyle concerns.
What to Expect Before Your Brow Lift
Before any major cosmetic surgery, it’s important to meet with your plastic surgeon for a consultation appointment. This is a critical meeting for discussing your qualifications for surgery and your procedural options.
At your consultation, you will discuss your medical history with Dr. Mohan. Be sure to mention any medications or supplements you are taking as well as medical treatments you are undergoing.
Dr. Mohan will give you a short physical exam at your appointment. You’ll get a chance to explain to him what your goals are for the procedure as well, so bring any pictures of yourself from the past or pictures of celebrities or others if you think these will help describe what you’re looking for in terms of results.
If you have been considering other cosmetic procedures— such as a face lift, neck lift, or liposuction, for example — you should bring these up at your consultation appointment also. In some cases, multiple procedures can be combined into one surgery. Doing this can reduce your downtime post-surgery and also reduce the overall cost of your procedure.
What to Expect During Surgery
Brow lift surgery requires the use of anesthesia for the comfort and safety of the patient. Either general anesthesia or intravenous sedation may be used.
Once anesthesia has been administered, Dr. Mohan will make the necessary incisions. Depending on what type of surgery is being performed, these incisions will either be made across the top of the head from ear to ear (coronal brow lift) or along the hairline (hairline brow lift). The necessary muscle adjustments will then be made beneath the lifted skin, and the incisions will be closed.
What to Expect After Surgery
Patients are usually cleared to go home shortly after coming out of surgery. You’ll get a chance to speak again with Dr. Mohan, and he will give you detailed instructions on caring for your incisions. Be sure to follow these directions carefully as this will ensure your proper healing and optimal results for your surgery.
After a few weeks, you’ll begin to see the outcome of your surgery as the bruising and swelling will go down. You’ll meet several more times with Dr. Mohan throughout your recovery, and he will let you know when you can return to work, a light exercise routine, and finally, your regular day-to-day activities.
Book a Consultation Today
Dr. Raja Mohan performs brow lift surgery in and around the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex area. If you have been looking in the mirror and feeling unsatisfied with the way your forehead and brow line appears, consider talking to Dr. Mohan about the possibility of a brow lift.
Dr. Mohan has helped countless individuals improve their appearance and regain their self-confidence through simple cosmetic procedures like brow lifts. Your journey toward a better, more self-assured you starts with booking a consultation appointment today. Contact us to schedule your appointment!