Mini Face Lift – Brow Lift Plastic Surgery

Deep furrows on the forehead, frown lines over the eyes, drooping eyebrows and hood-like skin over the eyes are all conditions that can make you look older than you are or feel. Whether age or heredity causes these conditions, a forehead lift (or brow lift) can give you a more youthful, animated and alert appearance.

Forehead lifts are often performed endoscopically. Small incisions are made in the scalp, a small instrument is then inserted and with the assistance of a camera, Dr. Hardaway elevates the forehead skin and removes portions of muscle causing the problems. The skin is then tightened and secured.

Most patients are on their feet in a couple of days and back to work within two weeks. Strenuous exertion should be temporarily avoided.

What is a Brow Lift?

 As we age, our skin can sag. This is an unavoidable part of the aging processes. Sagging or a heavy looking brow can cause you to look unnecessarily tired, angry, or unhappy. Certain cosmetic procedures can target signs of sagging on the face, giving you a more youthful appearance. A brow lift, also known sometimes as a forehead lift, can be a long-lasting solution for forehead sagging. This procedure is performed on both men and women. It can reduce fine lines and wrinkles across the forehead, improving the appearance of frown lines, vertical wrinkles and creases between the nose, and can raise sagging brows overall.

A brow lift is a procedure that lifts and tightens the forehead skin, which often becomes lax with normal aging. A browlift does not treat the eyelids specifically but can give the eyes a more open and brighter appearance. If you are looking for a procedure that will help tighten the entirety of the face, then a face lift could be right for you. If you are looking for a procedure to tighten the skin around the eyes specifically, an eyelid lift could be right for you. An eyelid lift can also be combined with a brow lift. Dr. Hardaway also performs these procedures as well, at her AAAASF certified surgical suite. Dr. Hardaway also performs these procedures in a hospital setting if an overnight hospital stay is desired. During your consultation, Dr. Hardaway will help find a procedure and plan that is right for you

Face Lift Cosmetic Surgery

A face lift is a procedure that tightens the skin on the face. A face lift tightens the skin on the entire face, from the forehead down, including the jowls, and can be combined with procedures such as a neck lift, and browlift to target more areas. This is a good option for those who wish to target the face as a whole, as opposed to just specific spots.

Eyelid Surgery Detroit, MI

            An eyelift, also known as eyelid surgery, an eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty, is a surgery that specifically targets droopy eyelids and sagging around the eyes. This makes the eyes look more lifted and more open. This specifically targets the eyes, while a brow lift targets mainly the forehead. These two procedures can be combined, and performed at the same time.

How much does a brow lift cost?

            The cost of a brow lift depends on the specific needs and wants of each patient. This surgery can be performed in conjunction with other procedures, such as a neck lift. Fees include a surgeon’s fee, anesthesia fee, and facility fees. A brow lift procedure is not covered by insurance.

How is a brow lift performed?

            A brow lift is a procedure performed under general anesthesia. There are a couple types of brow lifts. An endoscopic brow lift and a temporal brow lift are most commonly used. Dr. Hardaway will help you find the one that is right for you. An endoscopic brow lift involves making short incisions close behind the hairline. A small camera is used, and the muscles and tissues of the head are lifted. Excess fat and tissue are removed as needed. A temporal brow lift is similar to an endoscopic brow lift. Incisions are made along each temple, just behind the hairline. The muscle and skin are repositioned through these incisions. This is commonly combined with other facial procedures. A coronal brow lift is a third type of brow lift, though it is not often used nowadays. Occasionally, a patient will require one to achieve their desire results. This involves one incision along the hairline or in the scalp from ear to ear. The muscles are then repositioned throughout the forehead.

How long is recovery from a brow lift?

            A brow lift is done in an outpatient surgical facility. This means that you will be allowed home after surgery is completed. After surgery, you will need to sleep with your back and head elevated for about a week. Swelling, and possible temporary bruising can appear after the surgery. It is common to feel tightness throughout the forehead during the healing process. Be cautious when manipulating your hair after the surgery, as incisions are around the hairline. Recovery time varies depending on the procedure. Follow the doctor’s instructions for your specific recovery time. You can shower when clear by the doctor, usually a couple days after surgery. Do not drive or exercise until cleared by the doctor. The amount of time before you can return to work varies on your individual healing process, and how sedentary your work is.

How long do results from a brow lift last?

            The results from a brow lift surgery will last many years. However, the aging process will still continue to occur. For best results after your brow lift, continue to practice good skincare. Wear sunscreen daily, and eat a healthy diet to help protect the health of your skin. Smoking can accelerate the aging process, so for best skin health, do not smoke.

What are the risks of a brow lift?

            As with any surgery, there are some risks. Risks for most surgeries include a possibility of infection, if not taken care of properly, and scarring. These can be minimized by closely following the instructions for care before and after surgery.  

Is a brow lift surgery right for you?

Someone is an ideal candidate for a brow lift if:

  • They are looking for a procedure that will tighten and lift the forehead.  
  • They are generally in good health.
  • They do not smoke or drink excessively.
  • They not have any medical conditions that can impair or slow the healing process.
  • They have realistic goals for the outcome of the surgery. Dr. Hardaway will work with patients to determine which path will be best to meet their needs.

If you have specific medical conditions, please inform Dr. Hardaway. She will find a course of treatment that is right for you.

Face Lift Forehead Consultation

During your consultation, Dr. Hardaway she will thoroughly discuss both external enhancements and internal structural corrections that will result from a Forehead Lift.

Remember, this is an investment in you and you deserve the best.

Forehead Plastic Surgery Glossary

The following definitions have been added in order to help you better understand our procedures and treatments. Please contact us today you have any questions and/or to schedule your confidential consultation.

Deep
Extending relatively far inward

Forehead
brow: the part of the face above the eyes

Eyes
An eye is an organ that detects light. Different kinds of light-sensitive organs are found in a variety of creatures. The simplest eyes do nothing but detect whether the surroundings are light or dark. More complex eyes are used to provide the sense of vision.

Eyebrows
The eyebrow is a bony ridge above the eye, found in humans and other primates. In humans, it bears a tuft of facial hair. The function of the eyebrows is to prevent debris such as dandruff and other small objects from falling into the eyes, as well as providing sense of something near the eye, such as an insect and prevent water or sweat from dripping into the eye.

Skin
A natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch; “your skin is the largest organ of your body”

Brow
The part of the face above the eyes

Lift
Raise: Raise from a lower to a higher position.

Youthful
Suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh; “he is young for his age”

Elevate
Promote: Give a promotion to or assign to a higher position

Tighten
Make tight or tighter

Secured
barred: firmly fastened or secured against opening

Strenuous
Characterized by or performed with much energy or force; “strenuous exercise”

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