About Brow Lift Surgery
Surgery to lift the brow (sometimes known as a browplasty or forehead lift) is a popular aesthetic procedure that helps create a lifted brow appearance, which offers a refreshed look to the top area of the face. A sagging brow can sometimes create a tired or angry appearance. A browplasty surgically improves a sagging brow to give patients a rejuvenated face by raising the eyebrows. Dr. Cynthia Mizgala is a plastic surgeon in Metairie, LA who has performed browplasty on both men and women to create a younger look. Wrinkle fillers and relaxers are commonly used along with a forehead lift at A Woman Plastic Surgeon for best results, creating a smoother and softer look.
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As we grow older, skin ages and causes several portions of the face to droop. This is especially important in the upper face region and can affect women and men. When looking in the mirror, do you seem tired or angry, or notice frown lines between the brows, or are bothered by a drooping brow? A surgical brow lift at A Woman Plastic Surgeon may be the right cosmetic treatment for you.
This can be done through general anesthesia or IV sedation, depending on the complexity of the surgery. The incision technique used during a brow lift is determined based on the severity of sag, if the forehead is affected, and the position of the hairline. There are many approaches to consider:
- Traditional Incision
Also called the open browplasty incision, this places the incision at the top of the head within the hairline. The open incision not only conceals scarring, but it provides a certain degree of controlled lifting during the procedure.
- Trichophytic Incision
This incision is placed right along the hairline. It allows significant lifting of the brow for patients who have a strong hairline with little risk for recession.
- Lateral Brow Lift
Also known as a temporal brow lift, this technique starts the incision within the hairline just above the temples. A temporal incision allows the outer sections of the brow to be treated and is best for sagging that is present in the outer brows. A temporal brow lift also helps to treat Crow’s feet.
What to Expect
Recovery following brow lift surgery varies. Overall, there will be slight bruising and swelling in the upper face near the brows and possibly around the eyes. Cold compresses may help to reduce the swelling. Dr. Mizgala advises patients to sleep upright for at least three nights following their surgery. It is important to avoid any movement or activities that may place stress on the face. The average recovery time from this procedure is about 4 – 7 days. The outcome can usually be seen immediately, resulting in a rejuvenated appearance that looks softer, more alert, and with a noticeable reduction in fine lines and sagging in the upper portion of the face.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a brow lift cost?
It's more important to focus on finding an experienced surgeon, like Dr. Mizgala, who can give you the results you want rather than choosing the cheapest surgeon. The cost of brow lift surgery will vary and average between $5,000 – $8,000. Once your treatment plan has been created in your consultation, an estimate of costs can be discussed. Dr. Mizgala can also go over payment methods and how to find low-interest financing so your surgery is easier to afford.
Do I need a brow lift or facelift?
Whether you should get a brow lift or full facelift will depend on where you have sagging skin, as well as your goals. You should discuss your concerns with Dr. Mizgala so she can help you decide what is best for you. Many patients come in thinking they want a facelift and discover they only need a brow lift or vice versa. With her experience, Dr. Mizgala can confidently help you decide on your treatment plan so you get the results you want.
What about nonsurgical treatments?
There are many nonsurgical treatments, such as nonsurgical skin tightening and injectables (like BOTOX and Juvéderm), that can give short-term improvements. However, a surgical brow lift is better if you want significant improvements and longer-lasting results. During your consultation, Dr. Mizgala can go over both your surgical and nonsurgical options so you can decide which is best for you.
What technique should I choose?
Dr. Mizgala will go over surgical techniques during your consultation to help you understand the advantages of each. She will then help you choose the best technique for your needs and goals. Some of the factors that may influence your choice are your hairline (taking into account both your current hairline and your risk of future recession), and your individual anatomy.
Will my results look natural?
When you choose a skilled plastic surgeon, like Dr. Mizgala, your brow lift results will look natural. She will develop your treatment plan so you look refreshed and younger, not tight or frozen. During your surgery, Dr. Mizgala will focus on removing excess skin. The remaining skin and tissue will be smoothed so your results don't limit your facial expressions or lift your eyebrows too high.
Rejuvenate Your Appearance
Don't let your sagging brow make people think you're mad, sad, tired, or angry — schedule a consultation to learn more about a brow lift with Dr. Mizgala at A Woman Plastic Surgeon in Metairie, LA. By correcting your sagging brow, you can revitalize your entire appearance and look younger and more refreshed. Dr. Mizgala strives for natural-looking results. Your browplasty will have your friends and family saying you look more refreshed rather than thinking you had cosmetic surgery.