Brow Lift in Newport Beach, CA

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About Brow Lift Surgery

Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Sean Kelishadi, offers brow lift surgery to individuals who desire a more youthful appearance. If you have significant wrinkles or folds above your eyes, a brow lift can bring significant improvement. During the procedure, excess tissue will be removed and then the remaining skin is tightened to create a rejuvenated appearance. Countless men and women visit SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA every year to receive brow lift surgery. BOTOX and dermal fillers can also be used in conjunction with brow lift surgery to refine your new look even further. The results will leave you with a smoother, natural look that will shave off years of aging. 

Ideal Candidates

As we age, skin laxity decreases causing various aspects of the face to begin to sag over time. This is especially true in the upper face region, and can affect both men and women. When looking in the mirror, if you feel you look tired or angry, or notice frown lines between the brows or are bothered by a drooping brow, a brow lift may be the right cosmetic treatment for you.

Surgical Techniques

Prior to surgery, general anesthesia will be administered. This can be done through general anesthesia or IV sedation depending on the nature of the surgery. The incision technique used during a brow lift is determined based on the severity of sag, whether or not the forehead is affected, and the position of the hairline, should the incision be placed there. There are many approaches to consider.

  • Traditional Incision
    This is the open brow lift incision, which places the incision at the top of the head behind the hairline. This incision not only hides scarring, but it provides a certain degree of controlled lifting during the procedure. This type of incisions works well for those with both a sagging brow and frown lines, and is the preferred method if you are at risk for having a receding hairline.
  • Tricophytic Incision
    This incision is placed right along the hairline. It allows for significant lifting of the brow in men and women who have a strong hairline with little risk for recession.
  • Lateral Brow Lift
    Also known as a temporal brow lift, this technique places the incision in the hairline just above the temples. It allows for the outer parts of the brow to be lifted and works well for sagging that is present in the outer portion of the brows. It also helps to smoothen crow’s feet as well as fine lines on the outside of the eye.
  • Endoscopic Forehead Lift
    This is one of the more modern techniques used in brow lift surgery. It places several tiny incisions in the hair-bearing area of the scalp, and inserts a tool known as an endoscope, which travels down to the area of the eyebrow, releasing its attachments. Through the camera of the endoscope, re-suspension of the brow tissues is performed using sutures to told the brow to its newly lifted position.

What to Expect

Recovery following brow lift surgery varies, with more post-operative discomfort and swelling occurring with the open approach versus the endoscopic or temporal methods. Overall, there will be slight bruising and swelling in the upper face near the brows and possibly around the eyes. Cold compression helps to diminish the swelling and you will be advised to sleep upright for the first several nights following surgery. It is important to avoid any movement or activities that places stress on the face. The average recovery time from this procedure is about 2 – 3 weeks. The outcome can usually be seen immediately, resulting in a rejuvenated appearance that looks softer, more alert, and with a noticeable reduction in fine lines and sagging in the upper face.

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If you are interested in receiving a brow lift, call SSK Plastic Surgery today for more information. We will consult with you on the various techniques we offer and how they can benefit you.

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