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Brow Lift in Oklahoma City, OK

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What is a Brow Lift?

A sagging, wrinkly forehead and droopy eyebrows can age a person dramatically, but this can be remedied through a brow lift (sometimes called a forehead lift or browplasty). With a brow lift, Dr. Erik Nuveen and Dr. Courtney Caplin will lift droopy eyebrows and tighten the skin in the forehead region, as well as diminish lines and wrinkles. The surgeons will make three incisions at the scalp line, where the skin will be lifted, resulting in a tighter, smoother appearance. Since a brow lift isn’t the right option for every patient, the cosmetic surgeons will discuss the pros and cons of this surgery during the consultation based on the patient's concerns, needs, and goals to help the patient achieve their best result. To learn more, contact Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates in Oklahoma City, OK today.

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What Are The Benefits Of A Brow Lift?

Brow lift surgery in Oklahoma City, OK at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates can provide subtle, yet dramatic benefits to rejuvenate and refresh your appearance, including:

  • Offers multiple surgical options
  • Smooths lines, creases, and wrinkles
  • Opens up the eyes for a more alert, awake look
  • Reduces the tired and angry look
  • Diminishes Crow's feet around the eyes
  • Helps restore the natural arch of the eyebrows
  • Creates long-lasting results

Is a Brow Lift Right for Me?

The best brow lift patient is in good health, a nonsmoker, and is able to avoid blood-thinning medications for two weeks before surgery. He or she has low and heavy eyebrows and may be aware of looking tired, angry, or worried much of the time.

What Are the Brow Lift Techniques?

The incision techniques used during a brow lift procedure depend on the severity of sagging, the skin condition, and the hairline location. There are classic incisions, which may be located on the upper eyelid, or a coronal incision, which runs from ear to ear underneath the patient’s hair. A less invasive treatment is possible with an endoscopic brow lift.

Eyebrow incision: This surgical technique places the incision along the natural upper eyelid crease or the brow’s hairline. The focus is to trim away excess skin and tighten the remaining skin and underlying tissues to create a rejuvenated facial appearance. The weak tissues will be reattached to the brow bone by sutures or attached with temporary tiny hooks placed internally where the muscles will cling and heal into a new position. This treatment doesn’t simultaneously resolve any issues of wrinkles on the upper forehead.

Coronal brow lift: An incision that hides the scar within the hair area is the coronal brow lift. The cut is made from one ear to the other, running along a few inches above the patient’s hairline. The eyebrows are then repositioned to correct the tired, aging appearance by pulling the muscles up. With this technique, the hairline is also positioned higher. The results are typically subtle, just enough to stretch the droopy eyelids but not lifted too severely, which would result in a shocked, wide-eyed look.

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.

How Are Brow Lifts Performed?

A brow lift is performed using general anesthesia at an accredited surgical facility. It can last between 1 – 2 hours. Patients are sent home after surgery and advised to limit movement for up to 2 days. There will be some bruising and swelling that may be present on other areas of the face, such as the cheeks. Patients will be able to go back to a normal routine within a week. Strenuous activities must be avoided as they may affect healing. It is quite normal to feel as though the face is out of symmetry, but within 3 – 6 months, patients will see the optimized results, and look and feel younger with a rejuvenated outcome. You should plan to take one to two weeks off of work so swelling and bruising can resolve. You should take it easy for the first few weeks after surgery. Our rule is, if it hurts, don’t do it.

What Should I Expect Following a Brow Lift?

The recovery period after brow lift surgery varies, with the majority of discomfort and swelling reported with the traditional approach compared to the endoscopic or temporal methods. In general, patients feel slight bruising and swelling in the upper face near the eyebrows and sometimes around the eyes. Cold compresses can help to reduce inflammation. Drs. Nuveen and Caplin recommend patients sleep upright for at least three nights after their brow lift. It is critical to avoid any movement or activities that may place stress on your face. The typical recovery time from this procedure is around 2 – 3 weeks. The outcome can often be seen right away, with a rejuvenated appearance that looks more alert, softer, and with a visible reduction in fine lines and sagging in the upper portion of the face.

Brow Lift FAQ

Should I receive a facelift or a brow lift?

The plastic surgeon 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 area of the 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.

Will there be visible scarring from a brow lift?

The endoscopic and coronal approaches leave scars that are well hidden in your hair. The hairline approach leaves a scar at the top of your forehead, but hair will grow through the scar during the few months after surgery and make it very difficult to see.

Can other procedures be performed in combination with a brow lift?

You can, and often patients decide to have blepharoplasty at the same time if they have excess upper eyelid skin as well. Doing multiple procedures on the same day does not lengthen the recovery time and will allow the patient to accomplish many goals with one surgery.

How long will results from a brow lift last?

The benefits of brow lifts will last indefinitely, and revision surgery is quite rare. Occasionally, patients will want their brows raised even higher, which can be accomplished by revision surgery.

How much does a brow lift cost?

Most patients can expect to pay $4,325 – $5,000 for this procedure.*

*Fees that are posted are subject to change. No doctor/patient relationship is established until the exam. Consent in perpetuity until canceled in writing.

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Don't let your sagging brow make people think you're mad, sad, tired, or angry — schedule a consultation to learn more about a brow lift with Dr. Nuveen or Dr. Caplin at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates in Oklahoma City, OK. By lifting your sagging brow, you can revitalize your entire appearance and look more youthful and refreshed. Drs. Nuveen and Caplin strive for natural results; your browplasty could have your friends saying you look younger rather than assuming you had surgery.

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