What does a browlift accomplish?
For the right client, no procedure will so completely restore beauty and vitality to the look of the eyes the way a browlift does. More specifically, the transfollicular browlift is ideal for restoring youth and symmetry to the brow/eyes/forehead while also smoothing the lines of the upper face by 1) reducing the wrinkle-causing muscles of the forehead and brow, and 2) precisely removing the redundant forehead skin that is sagging into the upper eyelid space.
Do I have to be put to sleep to have a browlift?
Many of us are now performing brow lifts using local numbing and tumescent numbing only – while still keeping it 100% comfortable for the patient. Without the fog of general anesthesia, brow lift patients are now offered the opportunity during the “setting of the brow” to participate in the decision of the final position and placement of the brow (we sit the patient up and hand them a mirror to discuss with them the brow position and shape during the setting of the “keystone sutures”). We find that patient feedback is critical in creating the beautiful, natural-looking result that fits the patient’s desires.
Does Botox do the same as a Browlift?
Botox is a solution for softening the intra-eyebrow “angry 11’s”, horizontal forehead wrinkles, and crow’s feet wrinkles of the corners of the eyes. Botox generally lasts 3-4 months and then needs repeated to maintain the results – which is fine for many people in many situations. To get an actual lift and a far more lasting improvement, you might want to consider a brow lift. In some brow lifts, not only is brow position lifted and balanced, but, the small frown muscles can also be significantly uncoupled from the dermis of the brow to give additional smoothing and longevity to the results.
What is the recovery time for a Browlift?
Recovery from a browlift is frequently shorter than many prospective clients might imagine. The single factor that usually most impacts recovery time is the possibility of bruising. Some people show a very minimal amount of bruising and go back to their routines in 3 to 5 days. With others, the bruising is more noticeable – and up to 2 weeks seems more appropriate for them. Generally pain is reliably managed with Tylenol/Motrin. I rate browlifts as one of the very safest of all rejuvenation surgeries. In good hands, the chance of any significant problem is far less than 1%.
How are the incisions hidden in a brow lift?
Brow lifts are marvelous for improving a tired/angry look of the upper face. Upper lid appearance is also improved in a well-done brow lift. Position of the hairline is a very important consideration with a brow lift. The transfollicular brow lift with a “double beveled” incision placed 1/4″ behind the forehead hairline, allow/encourages hair growth in front of the incision to further camouflage it – frequently leaving incisions essentially invisible.