Lateral Brow and Forehead Lift
As we age, gravity pulls on the face’s muscle and tissue which causes sagging. This can sometimes be visible in the upper face, especially across the brow line and forehead.
In almost all cases, the aesthetic results are significantly noticeable.
Drooping brows can create the appearance of fatigue, grumpy or sad expression, and an overall aged look. New Orleans aesthetic surgeon Dr. Kamran Khoobehi performs brow and forehead lift surgery to restore a smoother, contoured forehead and more uplifted brows for a youthful appearance when the surgeries are combined. A lateral brow lift and a forehead lift are actually two varying techniques and have different indications. A brow lift focuses on correcting droopy lateral upper brows with an incision along the lateral aspects of the brow hairline. Candidates for a forehead lift, the incision will be made endoscopically and the forehead will be pulled up which helps lift the brow at the same time. Both techniques involve the removal of excess tissue and the tightening of underlying facial muscles. Patients look and feel younger with an increase in confidence after this procedure.
The incision techniques used during a lateral brow lift procedure depend on the severity of sagging, the skin condition and the hairline location. There are small incisions, which may be located on the lateral sides of the forehead within the hairline. A less invasive incision is possible with an endoscopic brow lift.
An endoscopic technique utilizes small incisions along the hairline of the scalp. Through these incisions, an endoscope (a long, thin tube with a light and camera attached) is inserted. This allows Dr. Khoobehi to view the underlying structures of the face without creating larger incisions. Through the incisions, frowning muscles including corrugator and procerus are cut, excess tissue is removed and the brow is lifted. An endoscopic technique is best suited for patients with mild to moderate levels of brow sagging.
Endoscopic Brow Lift
The use of endoscopes gives way to less invasive treatments. During an endoscopy procedure, several small incisions, no longer than an inch, are made close to the hairline. A tiny camera at the end of a thin tube will be inserted to allow the surgeon to operate via a monitor. Other tubes are inserted that will perform the necessary surgical steps to correct the cosmetic problem. Sutures are placed underneath the skin to help lessen the scars. The healing from this technique is quicker compared to the classic brow lifts.
A brow lift is performed under general anesthesia at Outpatient Surgical Center or local anesthesia at Dr. Khoobehi accredited surgical suite. It can last between 1 to 2 hours. Patients are sent home after surgery and advised to limit heavy lifting. There will be some bruising and swelling that may be present on other areas of the face. Patients will be able to go back to a normal routine within a week. Strenuous activities should be avoided as it may affect healing. Following the procedure, patients will see the optimized results,looking and feeling younger with a natural appearance.
Patients can expect to pay between $4,700 to $8,000 for this procedure. Dr. Khoobehi is known for his expertise and personalized approach in performing Brow Lift and Forehead Lift. He works closely with each patient to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to their specific needs and goals, ensuring that they achieve the best possible outcome.
Brow Lift FAQs
The ultimate aim for a brow lift procedure is to give the face an appearance that is fresh and youthful. With this surgery, Dr. Khoobehi is an expert who ensures that results are subtle enough so that it doesn’t look surgically treated. An experienced facial surgeon, like Dr. Khoobehi, has a thorough understanding of the internal structure of the face and will create results that are natural and prevent a wide-eyed or hyper-alert look.
Because the incisions are made in areas that can act as concealer, often the hair or natural crease of the face, scarring is generally not obvious. Dr. Khoobehi will make sure that the incisions are carefully placed to minimize the effects of scarring.
Facelift Vs Brow Lift?
Dr. Khoobehi will initially evaluate the problem areas on the face and recommend the best approach. A brow lift enhancement is confined within the upper area of the face while a facelift also improves the appearance of the lower face including the chin and the cheeks. Depending on the severity of the wrinkles and the sagging, a full facelift may be a better approach.
Is Botox A Better Option?
BOTOX is a nonsurgical aesthetic treatment that targets forehead wrinkles. While it does an exceptional job of smoothing out lines and wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes, it does not correct drooping of the skin folds around the eyes. Depending on the patient’s case, BOTOX is worth trying initially to see if this treatment satisfies the patient’s aesthetic goals. If BOTOX does little to the cosmetic issue, then a brow lift may be considered. Many patients benefit from a combination approach using surgery and BOTOX to attain the desired outcome. Contact Dr. Khoobehi to retrieve a customizable quote by scheduling a consultation!
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