Why Get A Brow Lift?

When considering rejuvenation, the eyebrow and the upper eyelids are a unit and should be analyzed together as a modification of one of its components affects the other. Gender-related and interpersonal differences in the shape and position of the eyebrows should be taken into careful consideration as well.

Men have relatively lower-set and flatter eyebrows, whereas women’s brows are higher and more arched. Those differences must be respected to achieve natural results. 

As we age, the tail of the brow tends to drop, both in men and women. This contributes to hooded skin in the outer portion of the eyelid, which can be noticed as early as the late 30’s and 40’s. In women, brow descent can lead to loss of the natural arch. Unfortunately, this also happens asymmetrically, with one side worse than the other. In someone with naturally low-set eyebrows, only mild descent can lead to sensation and appearance of heavy eyelids, forcing them to seek an evaluation at an earlier age 

What Is a Brow & Forehead Lift?

As the brows descend, the eyelid skin, which may already be droopy, sags further, causing more hooding. To correct this, a brow lift may be indicated. The procedure may lift the entire brow and forehead or just the tail of the brow. The goal is to lift the brows just a few millimeters and contour them, restoring natural youthfulness. A brow lift in Fairfield CT is often combined with upper blepharoplasty surgery, but in some instances, it can be done alone. 

What are the benefits of a brow lift?

A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, is a cosmetic procedure designed to address sagging or drooping eyebrows and forehead skin. The benefits of a brow lift include:

  • Elevated Eyebrows: The procedure lifts and repositions the eyebrows to a more youthful and aesthetically pleasing position.
  • Reduced Forehead Wrinkles: Brow lifts effectively smooth out forehead wrinkles and lines, contributing to a more rejuvenated appearance.
  • Open and Alert Expression: By lifting the brows, a brow lift can help create a more open and alert facial expression.
  • Correction of Asymmetry: Brow lifts can correct asymmetry in the eyebrows, creating a balanced and harmonious look.
  • Improved Confidence: The refreshed and lifted appearance achieved through a brow lift often results in increased self-confidence and satisfaction with one's overall facial aesthetics.

Brow Lift Before & Afters

Who is a candidate for a brow lift? 

A brow lift, or forehead lift, is suitable for individuals experiencing signs of aging in the upper face. Candidates for a brow lift typically exhibit the following characteristics:

  • Sagging Eyebrows: Individuals with eyebrows that have descended or appear overly heavy due to aging may benefit from a brow lift.
  • Forehead Wrinkles: Those with prominent forehead wrinkles or frown lines that contribute to an aged appearance are potential candidates.
  • Horizontal Lines: Individuals with noticeable horizontal lines on the forehead may find a brow lift effective in smoothing out these wrinkles.
  • Asymmetry: Candidates may have asymmetry in the position of their eyebrows or forehead, seeking a more balanced and harmonious facial profile.
  • Good Overall Health: Generally, candidates should be in good physical health with realistic expectations about the outcomes of the procedure.
  • Non-Smokers: Non-smokers are often preferred candidates, as smoking can impact the healing process.

It is essential for potential candidates to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon who can assess their individual needs, discuss expectations, and determine if a brow lift is the appropriate solution for achieving their desired aesthetic goals.

Endoscopic (Small Incision) Brow Lift Procedure

Various surgical techniques exist to perform the brow lift, with the endoscopic approach being most aesthetically acceptable as it allows the incisions to be hidden behind the hairline. The key to a successful browlift is the release of all the ligamentous attachments around the brows to allow the necessary tissue elevation.

Once the brows are lifted, small implants called endotines or sutures are used to secure their position. The results are natural and long-lasting. Very commonly, it is only the tail of the brow that needs to be lifted. In that instance, the incisions are hidden behind the hairline in the temples.

The ligaments holding the brow down are gently released, and the outer portion of the brow is lifted, improving the contour and the eyelid hooding. This procedure is combined with both upper and lower blepharoplasty for the best results. The procedure is done in an outpatient setting under sedation or general anesthesia.

Everyone Will Be Asking... 

After your brow lift in Fairfield CT with Dr. Levin, everyone will be asking what your secret is. Her results are natural and help turn back the clock on aging. Friends, colleagues, and co-workers will all notice the new enhanced version of you.

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Brow Lift FAQs:

What Is the Recovery Time?

Are the Results Permanent?

How Long Do Non-Surgical Brow Lifts Last?

What is the cost for an endoscopic brow lift with Dr. Levin?

What Is the Recovery Time?

The length of recovery will vary for each patient. Recovery time is typically 1-2 weeks, with most patients can start driving and resuming normal daily activities in 3-4 days. While in recovery, there may be some bruising, redness, swelling, or discomfort. You will receive careful recovery instructions from Dr. Levin before your surgery so that you plan. If you have any concerns during the recovery process, Dr. Levin and her staff will be happy to assist you.

Are the Results Permanent?

Your results will be permanent in the sense that the changes made will not be reversed. But, as you continue to age, you may see the brows begin to sag again. Most patients feel that the results last over a decade, or longer.

How Long Do Non-Surgical Brow Lifts Last?

Because this is not a surgical procedure, the results will be temporary. The amount of time Botox lasts can vary between each patient but can always be reinjected when results begin to fade. Most people see their results last for several months.

What is the cost for an endoscopic brow lift with Dr. Levin?

The price of a Brow Lift starts at $7,000. This is the surgical fee and does not include the anesthesia or facility fees. Come for a consultation so you can get a quote tailored to your specific needs.

Non-Surgical Brow Lift

A non-surgical brow lift in Fairfield CT involves injecting Botox into the forehead and eyebrows in a precise manner. Because some muscles function to lift, whereas others to depress the eyebrows, Botox can be used to target those muscles to create an overall lifted look. This type of treatment works best for those who do not have significant sagging of the eyebrow. It is important to keep your expectations realistic, as this is not a surgical procedure. 

What is The Recovery After a Brow Lift?

Recovery from a brow lift typically involves a healing process that spans several weeks. Immediately after the procedure, patients may experience mild swelling and bruising, which gradually diminishes over the first week. Pain and discomfort are usually well-managed with prescribed medications. Patients are advised to keep their heads elevated during the initial recovery phase to minimize swelling. Strenuous activities should be avoided for the first few weeks, and individuals can typically return to work within 7 to 10 days, depending on the extent of the surgery. Following postoperative care instructions, including diligent sun protection, is crucial for optimal healing and long-term results.

What Are The Results of a Brow Lift?

The results of a brow lift become increasingly apparent as the initial swelling subsides, usually within a few weeks. The procedure effectively lifts and rejuvenates the eyebrows and forehead, resulting in a more youthful and refreshed appearance. Patients can expect a smoother forehead with reduced wrinkles and a more open and alert expression. The outcomes are long-lasting, contributing to enhanced self-confidence and overall satisfaction with one's facial aesthetics. While individual experiences may vary, a well-executed brow lift by a skilled plastic surgeon can provide natural-looking and harmonious results that stand the test of time. Regular follow-up appointments with the surgeon aid in monitoring the healing process and ensuring the continued success of the procedure.

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Meet Dr. Flora Levin

Dr. Flora Levin is a board-certified oculofacial plastic surgeon with over 10 years of experience in cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid and eyebrow surgery.  Her philosophy is results that are natural and individual to each patient’s features. During your consultation, she will assess the area and help tailor a treatment plan to meet your goals. You’ll be able to discuss any concerns you may have, as well as the procedure’s steps for your brow lift in Westport. Contact us to schedule your consultation. We look forward to meeting you!

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