Brow Lift (Forehead Lift) in Richmond, VA
Do you have sagging or puffy skin in your brow area? Does your forehead make you look aged, tired and angry? At Richmond Plastic Surgeons, we may have the solution — a brow lift, also known as a “forehead lift.” Richmond Plastic Surgeons offers brow lifts (forehead lifts) for men and women in Richmond, Midlothian and surrounding areas of Virginia.
What is a Brow Lift?
A forehead or brow lift corrects aging in the area above your eyes. This is where most people first develop signs of aging. The procedure tightens the skin to soften lines and wrinkles. A secondary effect of a brow lift is that your eyes may look more open and alert. The overall effect takes years off your appearance.
Benefits of a Forehead Lift
A forehead lift reduces the most common signs of aging in the forehead and brow area, such as:
- Lines and wrinkles
- Sagging skin
- Fat that has shifted out of place
- A roll of tissue that develops just above the eyebrows
The results of your brow lift may be enhanced with Botox® to smooth the skin.
Who is the Ideal Candidate for a Brow Lift?
Our plastic surgeons recommend brow lifts to men and women:
- Between 40 and 60 years old
- Younger patients who have lines caused by muscle contractions and stress
- Men and women who have a genetic predisposition to developing a furrowed or heavy brow
Forehead lifts can be performed in conjunction with a facelift or eyelid surgery.
If you are bald or have a receding hairline, you may still be a good candidate for a forehead lift.
What Do I Need to Do Before Having a Forehead Lift?
Before you decide to have a brow lift, you may want to see how the surgery will change your appearance. You can do this at home by standing in front of a mirror and placing the palms of your hands at the outer corners of your eyes. Next, gently move your hands upward to pull the skin over the forehead and brow area. Although this is not a perfect way of seeing the results, it will give you a general idea. Our plastic surgeons use more advanced techniques to demonstrate how the surgery will make you look younger.
What Should I Expect on The Day of My Brow Lift?
We perform brow lifts using either the open or endoscopic technique. The incision for the open technique follows the same line as a set of headphones. The incision placement is modified for patients who are bald or have receding hairlines. Your surgeon works with the tissue and muscles under the skin before pulling the skin over the incision and closing it with sutures. The excess skin is trimmed away.
For an endoscopic brow lift, four to five short incisions are made in the scalp. The endoscope is inserted through each incision to allow your surgeon to make small changes to the muscles and soft tissues. The scalp incisions are closed once your surgeon is satisfied with the results.
How Long Does It Take to Perform a Forehead Lift?
A forehead lift can take a few hours.
What to Expect After a Brow Lift
Your forehead is bandaged for the first one to two days. Cold compresses can be used for the first 48 hours to help with swelling and discomfort. You will need to elevate your head when you are laying down. Activities should be limited for the first several weeks.
Will I Have Scars After Getting a Forehead Lift?
The scars are located on your scalp and are well hidden by your hair. Patients who are bald or have receding hairlines will have scars along the natural hairline, but the scars are very hard to see.
When Will I See the Results?
After several weeks, you will see the full results of your brow lift.
What Are Possible Complications of a Brow Lift?
The most common side effects of forehead lift surgery are:
- Temporary numbness and itching
- Hair loss along the incision
- Nerve damage, although this is very rare
- Bleeding under the skin caused by damaged blood vessels
You can manage your risks by entrusting your care to one of our board-certified plastic surgeons.
How Long Will the Results of a Forehead Lift Last?
You will enjoy the benefits of your forehead lift for many years.
How Much Does a Brow Lift Cost in Richmond?
Insurance does not cover the cost of a brow lift. We are able to provide a cost after your consultation. Richmond Plastic Surgeons accepts several forms of payment, and financing is available through CareCredit®.
If your brow and forehead area make you look older, consider a forehead lift at Richmond Plastic Surgeons. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation.