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What is a Brow Lift?
The brow lift procedure is designed to elevate the eyebrows, freshen the look of frown lines, and give your forehead an ultra-smooth appearance.
As a skilled plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul Chasan uses the latest techniques to perform this brow lift surgery and patients no longer have to have an incision from ear to ear, but instead he makes four small incisions in the scalp less than one inch in length.
Behind the scenes video of a brow lift surgery at Dr. Paul Chasan’s San Diego Area Office
What is a Brow Lift?
What to consider when planning your brow lift surgery in San Diego
Brow lift surgery is a cosmetic procedure that reduces wrinkles and excess skin around the forehead and eyes.
A brow lift surgery, which is also referred to as eyebrow or forehead surgery, offers several aesthetic benefits, but every cosmetic procedure has its risks and should be considered carefully.
In this article, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul E. Chasan defines brow lift surgery. He will discuss things like how the procedure is executed including the different types of brow lift surgeries and the risks and costs of brow lift surgery.
What Is Brow Lift Surgery?
A brow lift surgery is a cosmetic procedure that reduces vertical and horizontal lines in the forehead as well as sagging skin around the upper and outer eyes by lifting the brow region. There are three types of brow lift surgeries, an endoscopic brow lift, a temporal brow lift, and a traditional brow lift. Let’s take a look at each.
Brow Lift Treatment & Technique
Skilled facial plastic surgeon Dr. Chasan has developed a method that utilizes small wires to suspend the eyebrow in a very precise manner (See published articles for more information). An endoscope (or a pencil thin camera) is used to visualize every muscle, vein and nerve under the skin. The skin is lifted away from the tissue and muscles are altered to result in a more youthful look. It also achieves a superior result with no hair loss or distortion of the hair line. A key point in lifting the eyebrows is to lift the outer aspect more than the inner aspect to create a beautiful, natural arch to the brow.
Endoscopic brow lifting takes about 45 minutes to perform, and most forehead lift patients in San Diego are up and about and back to their normal routine in a few days.
Endoscopic Brow Lift
An endoscopic brow lift is a recently developed and minimally invasive procedure that reduces sagging skin and wrinkles. To perform an endoscopic brow lift, a plastic surgeon uses small incisions and sutures to reduce wrinkles and sagging skin. The process, benefits, and risks of an endoscopic brow lift are discussed more in-depth later in this article.
Temporal Brow Lift
A temporal brow lift surgery, according to an article published by The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, “is most commonly performed in conjunction with eyelid surgery. 1-inch long incisions are made above each temple behind the hairline. Your plastic surgeon will use these incisions to lift and reposition your outer brow area.” A temporal brow lift is more invasive than an endoscopic brow lift but less invasive than a traditional brow lift.
Traditional-Coronal Brow Lift
A traditional or coronal brow lift isn’t performed often anymore since less invasive procedures are available, but it is the best option for some patients. A coronal brow lift is performed by making an incision from ear to ear and removing a small section of skin and tissue. A 2018 Mayo Clinic article states a coronal brow lift, “is used if someone has a receding hairline, but depending on healing, a scar might be visible.”
Risks and Side Effects
As with any cosmetic procedure, the most important decision you can make is hiring a reputable and qualified plastic surgeon. Dr. Chasan has years of experience and has worked with a vast number of patients to achieve great results with their Brow Lift procedures. The forehead, eyebrows, and upper eyelids play key roles in facial expression and aesthetic qualities. Moreover, Dr. Chasan will be able to preserve the facial features that are consistent with your ethnicity, race, and unique features. While this isn’t always something people keep top of mind, a great surgeon will know the nuances involved with every patient, and this is a skill only achieved from ample experience.
The risks and side effects of a brow lift surgery according to an article from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons are, “anesthesia complications, bleeding, loss of hair at the incision site, facial asymmetry, nerve injury with weakness or paralysis, and unfavorable scarring.” These side effects are best minimized or avoided by working with an experienced, reputable surgeon who has the confidence to get you the outcome you want.
Endoscopic Brow Lift Surgery
Endoscopic Brow Lifts are increasingly popular among plastic surgeons and patients because the procedure is minimally invasive and has less recovery time and scarring than previous brow lift operations. The endoscopic brow lift reduces wrinkles, excess skin around the eyes, and minimizes frown lines.
Dr. Paul E. Chasan has developed innovative techniques for performing an endoscopic brow lift that produces optimal aesthetic results with minimal incisions and scarring.
An endoscopic brow lift is performed using general and local anesthesia and is an outpatient operation. An American Board of Plastic Surgery article explains, “your plastic surgeon will make several small incisions about ¾” in length just behind the hairline. Using a tiny camera and small instruments, the surgeon will reposition the muscles and tissue around the forehead.”
Brow Lift Surgery Preparation And Recovery
Your plastic surgeon may ask you to make some lifestyle changes before your brow lift procedure. A 2018 article from WebMD states that your cosmetic surgeon may require you to quit smoking temporarily if you smoke and may ask you to stop taking aspirin or anti-inflammatory medicine.
Your recovery time will depend on which brow lift procedure you choose. The endoscopic brow lift has the shortest recovery time while the coronal brow lift has the longest recovery time. An article published by The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery states, “your stitches or staples are usually removed about 1 week after surgery and you can return to a sedentary job. 1-2 weeks after surgery you can drive, and 2-4 weeks after surgery you can resume exercise.”
Brow Lift Surgery Cost
The cost of brow lift surgery depends on whether you choose an endoscopic, temporal, or coronal brow lift. In general, “the average cost of a brow lift is $3,374 according to 2017 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The costs may include anesthesia fees, facility fees, post-surgery garments, prescriptions, and surgeon’s fee” explains an article from The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery.
At Ranch and Coast Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa we support you through the personal decision of whether or not to have a brow lift surgery. Dr. Paul E. Chasan is a board certified plastic surgeon who would be glad to discuss what you should consider if you’re thinking about having a brow lift.
ADDITIONAL READING AND REFERENCES
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons: Brow Lift Recovery
- Mayo Clinic: Brow Lift
- The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery: Brow Lift Guide
- WebMD: Cosmetic Procedures and the Brow Lift