Brow Lift - Repositions a low or sagging brow that can transform someone from an angry appearance to a bright, more awake, friendly appearance. Often times, patients make the mistake of thinking an eyelid lift will help their vision when in fact, the droopiness of the brow is the predominate issue.
What should I expect?
The technique used in the past and to some extent still today is an "open" browlift which means an incision is made across the top of the scalp from ear to ear. This provides the most direct technique to lift the brow but this requires a very long incision that can result in bald spots and scalp numbness. A newer technique is an "endoscopic" brow lift. This uses a series of small incisions in the scalp, release of dense fibers under the forehead skin with the use of a tiny camera, which then allows the eyebrows to lift to a more aesthetically pleasing position. The new lifted brow is kept in position with a variety of fixation techniques such as a titanium screw or device that is best described as a sterile carpet tack. A drain may be placed after the operation.
How should I prepare?
The night before your operation, cleanse your scalp with Hibiclens soap which can be found in your local drug store.
What are the risks?
If you undergo an "open" brow lift that requires an incision across the entire scalp, you may have numbness to portions of the scalp temporarily or permanently. There's also a risk of hematoma (bleeding under the scalp). If you undergo an endoscopic, or "closed" brow lift, you will not experience the numbness associated with the open technique, but hematoma remains a risk.
How do I ensure my safety?
While this is a safe procedure, it must be performed under general anesthesia. This is safe as long as you are having your procedure in an accredited operating room with a properly board-certified plastic surgeon.
What will recovery be like?
Recovery will be slower due to pain if you have an open brow lift, but recovery is much shorter with the endoscopic or closed approach.
How much does it cost?
In the United States, the average cost of a brow lift is $5,358, according to BuildMyBod's 2020 Plastic Surgery Pricing Report.This includes costs of anesthesia, operating room facilities, and other related fees.
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