A sagging brow can be caused by genetics and become exacerbated with the effects of age and gravity. A forehead that droops usually pushes the upper eyelids downward and furrows the brow, creating a tired or angry expression. Sometimes called a forehead lift or forehead surgery, a brow lift is a procedure that reverses some of these common signs of age and restores the forehead to a youthful position.
Dr. Waleed Ezzat is double board certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and otolaryngology – head and neck surgery. His approach to facial rejuvenation emphasizes personalized procedures and natural-looking results so that each man and woman can feel happy with the reflection they see in the mirror.
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When to Consider a Forehead Lift
The most common reasons women and men consider getting a brow lift include:
- Deep horizontal lines across the forehead or on the bridge of the nose
- Frown lines, or vertical wrinkles between the brows
- Sagging eyebrows cause you to look tired
The best candidates for forehead surgery are in good overall physical and mental health and have realistic expectations for what the procedure can accomplish.
Before Your Brow Lift
Before scheduling your brow lift surgery, you will have a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Ezzat. During your consultation, Dr. Ezzat will listen to your aesthetic goals and concerns, answer any questions you may have and evaluate your needs. He will also explain the procedure in greater detail and give you an idea of the kinds of results you can expect.
Dr. Ezzat may also recommend alternative or additional treatments that would help you meet your cosmetic goals. Some people who investigate their candidacy for a brow lift find that they are actually better candidates for upper eyelid surgery. Others may benefit from a combination of a brow lift and eyelid surgery. Finally, many people interested in reversing some of the more advanced signs of aging in the lower face combine facelift surgery with a brow lift for a comprehensive approach.
Your Brow Lift Procedure
Forehead surgery is an outpatient procedure that can be performed using either general anesthesia or a local sedative. The right type of anesthesia for you will depend on the surgical approach that you and Dr. Ezzat have decided upon, as well as whether any other treatments are being performed. Brow lift incisions are usually placed either in or behind the hairline to make them as discreet as possible.
During your eyebrow lift, Dr. Ezzat will lift the forehead skin to adjust the musculature underneath. By doing so, Dr. Ezzat can recreate a more youthful look for the upper face. He will then carefully close and dress the incisions.
Your Forehead Lift Recovery
As with any surgery, recovering from an eyebrow lift is a gradual process. Your exact speed of recovery will be influenced by your lifestyle, health and whether you have included additional procedures. You can expect some bruising and swelling, which should begin to subside after the first week. Feelings of tightness or discomfort are normal and can be managed with over-the-counter pain medications.
Most people return to work after 10 to 14 days of healing following a forehead lift. It’s important that you avoid strenuous activities for 1 month after surgery to prevent too much blood pressure in the head. It takes the body a year to fully heal, but you should begin to see initial results after 4 to 6 months.
Your New Look
After healing from your forehead surgery, you should notice a significant rejuvenation to the upper face. Horizontal wrinkles and frown lines should be diminished while the eyes should appear more alert and refreshed.
Contact us online or call our office at 617-414-4980 to learn more about your facial surgery options.