Forehead Lift | Coronal Browlift | Brow Reshaping
he brows provide the framework and emphasize the eyes. The right shape of the brow can make one look younger and more alert and much time and effort is spent on tweezing and shaping of the eyebrows. As the brow begins to change positions and droop it can lead to expression changes, making you appear angry, tired or sad. Reversing the signs of aging is essential, whether it be to just look the way you feel, or to stay competitive with the younger workforce.
Non-surgical Options/Cosmetic injections
The effects of time and aging emerge as the skin becomes etched with fine lines and wrinkles. A non-surgical option to gently smooth your forehead lines is through neuromodulator injections such as Botox, Dysport, Xeomin and Juveau. These neuromodulators are injections that act upon temporarily disable the muscles of contraction, which relaxes the corresponding fine lines on the skin surface. Softening the fine lines in these areas create the appearance of a more raised brow, with the result lasting approximately 3 months before you gradually return to your former appearance.
As the brow continues to descend, the heaviness will contribute to a more aged appearance. Depending on the area that needs lifting, a browlift or forehead lift can address and diminish forehead and crow’s-feet lines, revitalize a drooping forehead and target lateral hooding that might be occurring in the upper lid area. The browlift procedure may be combined with other operations such as blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), microfat transfer and facelifts to improve the look of the eyes and rejuvenate the overall face.
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Am I a candidate?
How will I look after? Try standing in front of a mirror and placing the palms of your hands to the sides of your eyes above the eyebrows, then pull the skin up from the eyes, raising the your forehead. This maneuver will give you an idea of what the results of what browlift surgery can do for you.
There are a variety of procedures that elevate the brow area, Dr Edween performs a range of various different brow lift procedures ranging from the minimally invasive endoscopic to the traditional (open) coronal browlift. Dr. Edween evaluates your anatomy and amount of lift needed to raise the brow area will determine which procedure best fits you.
Lifting the brow through an endoscope is advantageous in that it allows your muscle and tissue to be elevated without having a large open incision. Approximately 4-5 small pencil like incisions are made within your hairline, and once healed the scars are well hidden within your hair and virtually undetectable. An endoscope, a special surgical tool that has a video camera at the end, is inserted through the small incision to allow access with specialized instruments to lift the skin and release and adjust the muscles. The incisions are closed with staples and removed in about 10 days.
A low forehead, or heavy deep sagging forehead may be best addressed with a coronal browlift, for the maximum uplift to the brow. A coronal (headphone-shaped) incision is placed behind the hairline, spanning between the ears and across the top of the forehead. To minimize visibility the incision may be placed further back on the head for those with thinning hair or bald. Then the forehead skin is lifted, muscles adjusted, excess skin is trimmed and the incision is closed with stitches or staples.
Limited Incision Browlift
All brows are not created equal, and browlifts can be customized to address the specific area that is drooping. Your browlift will be designed to take in account your hairline and specific area that needs to be lifted. Asymmetry between the brows can also be corrected with these procedures.
Temporal Brow lift
An incision is placed in the lateral temporal area hidden within the hairline to provide a more lateral pull to the brow. For instance, if elevation of the lateral 1/3 or tail of the brow is necessary then a small incision is made within the temporal hairline to specifically target and lift the anatomical area.
Direct Brow lift
The incision is placed directly above the brow and hidden within a natural skin crease.
What to expect
- Surgery is performed as an outpatient, and does not require a overnight stay
- An anesthesiologist will provide is a general or IV sedation anesthetic
- Cold compresses may be used to reduce swelling and bruising for the first 24-48 hours
- Expect swelling and bruising in the area, cold compresses may reduce the swelling and bruising for the first 24-48 hours
- Often time’s gravity allows the swelling to travel down your face, which mostly subsides after the third week
- You may experience some numbness and discomfort or itching at the incision
- Elevating your head on two pillows for the first few days helps reduce swelling
- The hair near your incision may fall out, but will regrow
- Recovery time in general is about 7-10 days, after which you may return to resume your daily activities.
Dr. Edween skill and experience focuses on restoring natural appearing youthful contours and carefully uplifts the brow into the correct position. It is important to precisely place the brow to avoid the overly pulled, surprised looks of the past. The result is a more youthful appearance to the brows and forehead.
Please feel free to contact the office of Dr. Julie Edween if you are interested in a Browlift consultation. Dr. Edween is dedicated to serve patients in Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and greater Los Angeles, California. You can get started by calling us at (310) 859 8885 today.
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