Brow Lift in Midlothian

You might consider a brow lift for several reasons. As we age, genetics, smoking, environmental toxins, and sun damage contribute to a loss of elasticity in the skin. The area in the brow can begin to droop and sag, which can make you look and feel more tired or sad than you are.

A brow lift raises the eyebrows, reduces forehead wrinkles and frown lines, and can enhance the appearance of your eyes, all of which reduce the appearance of aging. It can create more facial harmony and enhance your facial balance when your eyebrows are asymmetrical.

A brow lift in Midlothian performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthew Steele can boost your self-confidence or complement other facial procedures, such as eyelid surgery or facelift, to achieve comprehensive facial rejuvenation.

What Is a Brow Lift?

A brow lift helps raise your eyebrows into a more natural, youthful position. Dr. Steele can use one of several techniques. During an endoscopic brow lift, several small incisions are made behind the hairline, and instruments lift the forehead tissue and anchor it in place.

A direct brow lift is done by removing the skin above the eyebrows. This shorter surgery can be done under local anesthesia and is typically performed on people who have bushy eyebrows.

An incision behind the hairline is used in a coronal brow lift. The forehead skin is lifted into a new position, and the excess skin is removed before the incision is closed. This procedure is usually done on people who are less likely to lose their hair and do not have a high hairline.

When the incision is made at the top of the forehead and before the hairline, it is called a hairline approach. This type of brow lift might be reserved for someone who has a high or receding hairline.

The procedure used for your brow lift in Midlothian is dependent on several factors. You and Dr. Steele will discuss these options and the look you hope to achieve during your initial consultation.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Brow Lift?

Good candidates for a brow lift have sagging forehead skin and eyebrows. When you are bothered by the appearance of your eyebrows, or you feel they make you look more tired or older, a brow lift can help address these concerns.

The surgical process requires natural skin elasticity for good results. People who have the best results also have realistic expectations of what a brow lift can do.

To be a good candidate for a brow lift in Midlothian, you should be in good overall health and free from conditions like uncontrolled diabetes or heart disease that could impair healing or put your life at risk when you are under anesthesia. You must also stop smoking four weeks before and after the surgery. Nicotine increases your risk of complications during surgery and can impair healing and increase your risk of infection after surgery.

What Can I Expect During Recovery?

A brow lift is typically a day surgery procedure. After you are released from recovery, you need a friend or relative to drive you home. Your forehead may be loosely wrapped to help minimize swelling, and you may have an incision site drainage tube that helps remove any excess blood or fluid that accumulates after the procedure.

During your last appointment before the procedure, and after the procedure, Dr. Steele will give you specific aftercare instructions on how to care for the incision and yourself. Following these instructions carefully will reduce the potential for complications and infection.

Generally, you will be asked to rest with your head elevated, not sleep flat, or engage in activities where your head is below the level of your heart. You may be able to apply cold compresses to help relieve the swelling and control the discomfort.

Dr. Steele will give you a prescription for pain medication and instructions on how to use it. You must avoid any excessive pressure or motion over the incision area. During the healing process, you may experience some itching and numbness.

Your sutures are usually removed within the first 10 days after surgery, and Dr. Steele will let you know when you begin showering, washing, and drying your hair, and engaging in exercise. The swelling can last several weeks over the area, so it is important to have patience as the area heals.

Call Today to Schedule Your Consultation for a Brow Lift in Midlothian

A brow lift in Midlothian is a day surgery procedure that can quickly and simply brighten your appearance and give you a more youthful look. We encourage you to call our office today and schedule your consultation to discuss a how brow lift could boost your self-confidence and help you look as good as you feel.