No one wants to look tired or angry all the time. However, a sagging, furrowed brow can make you look that way, whether you feel like it or not. Likewise, deep wrinkles along your forehead and drooping eyebrows can make you look older than you really are.
Reverse these signs of aging with a brow lift. In Jacksonville, Dr. Roberto Garcia at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery has the skill and compassion to help you reclaim your youthful appearance and feel like yourself again. His clinic is home to state-of-the-art equipment, an expert, caring staff, and a luxurious environment. Come see how we can lift your brow to elevate your look today!
A surgical brow lift (also called a forehead lift or browplasty) is a popular facial rejuvenation procedure that helps raise a droopy brow, which provides a younger look to the upper portion of the face. A heavy or sagging brow, forehead lines, and brow wrinkles can cause a person to look tired, angry, or older than their age.
With Our Jacksonville brow lift, a drooping brow is surgically corrected by removing excess skin, lifting the eyebrows, and tightening the forehead for a refreshed and youthful new look. Dr. Roberto Garcia, a double board-certified plastic surgeon in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, combines experience, skill, and artistry to achieve stunning brow lift results on patients of virtually all ages at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery. For an even smoother, softer, and more striking result, Dr. Garcia may recommend combining injectables, such as dermal fillers or wrinkle relaxers (BOTOX®) with a brow lift.
As you get older, collagen production declines and the skin becomes lax, causing many areas of the face to sag. This is particularly true of the upper face and impacts both men and women. When looking at yourself in a mirror, do you appear angry or tired, or see deep wrinkles in between your eyebrows with lines across your forehead? Are you bothered by your sagging brow? If you answered yes to any of these questions, a brow lift at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery may be the ideal aesthetic solution for you.
"I have hated my deeply creased forehead lines for years but never wanted to have a “pulled” or “too tight” look. I also didn’t want to look different from myself… just a little fresher. Dr. Garcia and his staff made me feel so incredibly comfortable with the procedure and what results to expect. It’s funny because I have had at least a dozen comments from friends with whom I did not share that I had the procedure. They just tell me how great I look and that I look rested or that my makeup looks great. No one can tell I’ve had “work done”. After the brow lift I felt so sure about their skills at Contura, I decided to fill in my thinning lips. I didn’t want “duck lips” or extremely overdone/over-plumped lips. Brooks? This gal has MAD SKILLS!! She listens. She understands. My lips look better and more natural than some celebrities I have seen. She actually asked me what my lips looked like when I was younger - and she NAILED IT. Dr. Garcia is a master of his craft and he obviously surrounds himself with others who are the same. I am extremely happy with my results and I would do it all again in a Minnesota Minute!! Thank you and it’s been my pleasure to write this review." - D. / Google / Mar 23, 2018
“I visited 3 different surgeons to get an idea of what needed to be done and prices. The first two only allowed me a consultation with s nurse. I never talked to the doctor. The third visit was to Contoura Facial Plastic and the difference was amazing. To begin with, the Contoura office is clean modern, and free-standing. The staff greeted me upon arrival and were incredibly helpful. On the very first visit they took pictures, discussed my case with P.A., and then shocker, Dr. Garcia came in and went over everything with me... spent an hour discussing options, pros, and cons. His suggestions were very different from what the nurses at the other offices suggested and he was less expensive too. He did a brow lift, mini facelift, and neck "plat" on me. He also fixed my odd-looking ears. I had my surgery a week ago and the difference is absolutely amazing. I don't look fake or stretched, just really refreshed and less tired. His office also provides lymphatic massages and 24-hour aftercare as part of the service. You could not be in better hands than with Dr. Garcia and Contoura staff. So thankful I found them!” - L.D. / Google / Jan 21 2022
Brow lift recovery time will vary based on the type of procedure performed, with a traditional brow lift recovery typically being the longest. The average recovery time after a brow lift is around two to three weeks. Generally speaking, patients can expect some level of bruising, swelling, discomfort, tightness, or numbness in the forehead, upper brow, and around the eyes.
Cold compresses can help to decrease swelling, and Dr. Garcia will prescribe medication to help with pain. Dr. Garcia recommends patients sleep with pillows propped under their heads for 3 – 4 nights after their brow lift. It is critical to avoid any activities or movements that can put pressure on your face. The preliminary results of a brow lift can often be seen right away with a refreshed appearance that seems more alert, softer, and with a visible improvement in sagging skin and fine lines in the upper half of the face. Over the course of several weeks or months, as swelling continues to subside, patients will notice their final results take shape.
Brow lift surgery may be performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with IV sedation, depending on the extent of the procedure and whether any additional treatments are being performed simultaneously. The location of your brow lift incision may also vary based on your natural hairline, the nature of your concerns, and other factors. Some of the most common types of brow lift incisions include:
Also known as the open lift incision, this puts the surgical incision behind the hairline at the top of the head. The traditional brow lift incision not only masks scars, but it also allows the surgeon a great deal of control throughout the procedure. The traditional incision is good for those with both frown lines and a sagging brow. Patients who have concerns about the potential for a receding hairline may also benefit from the use of a traditional brow lift incision.
The trichophytic incision is made directly against the patient's hairline. A trichophytic incision permits a more dramatic degree of brow lifting for women and men at low risk for hairline recession.
The lateral method, also called a temporal browplasty, sets the incision inside the hairline, just above the temples. The lateral incision permits the outer areas of the brow to be raised and helps treat sagging that is visible in the outer brow. The lateral technique also helps to correct Crow’s feet and downturned brows or outer eyes.
The endoscopic brow lift is a more modern approach to forehead lifting. This technique involves multiple small incisions beyond the hairline, through which an endoscope and fine instruments are inserted. Using the endoscope's camera, the brow tissue is lifted, repositioned, and secured with stitches to place the brow in a higher, more youthful position.
Do not let your sagging forehead make others wonder if you're sad, mad, angry, or tired — schedule an appointment to get more information about brow lift surgery with Dr. Roberto Garcia at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. By raising your hanging brow, you can improve your whole appearance and seem more youthful and refreshed. Dr. Garcia strives for results that look natural. Your forehead lift will have others saying you look younger instead of thinking you had plastic surgery.
It is better to concentrate on finding a skilled surgeon, like Dr. Garcia, who can give you the best results rather than going with the lowest price. Your costs for brow lift surgery will depend on the technique used, anesthesia, facility fees, and more. When your treatment plan is developed during your consultation, cost estimates can be made. Dr. Garcia will also explain payment methods and where to apply for low-interest financing to make your surgery more affordable.
Whether you need a facelift or brow lift will depend on your goals and where you have excess skin. You should openly talk about your wants with Dr. Garcia so he can help you choose which treatment is best. Some patients come in requesting a facelift and find they would be better off with a brow lift or vice versa. Using his experience, Dr. Garcia will confidently help you develop your treatment plan to give you your best results.
Dr. Garcia will cover all of the possible risks and answer any questions you may have during your consultation. Potential complications with a brow lift are rare but are similar to those accompanying any surgical procedure. These include:
We will work with you to design the treatment plan that is appropriate to your condition, addresses your concerns, and fits your budget and lifestyle. While a brow lift can be an effective procedure alone, many patients choose to undergo a brow lift while also having other work done simultaneously. Popular choices for supplementary treatments include:
You may consider one of the many nonsurgical options, including laser treatments and injectables (like Juvéderm and BOTOX), that can provide mild improvements. However, brow lift surgery is better for longer-lasting results and significant improvements. In your consultation, Dr. Garcia can go over both your nonsurgical and surgical choices to help you decide which is better for your needs.
Dr. Garcia will explain brow lift techniques in your consultation so you know the benefits. He will then help you select the technique that best meets your needs and goals. A few of the factors that might influence your choice are your hairline (factoring in both your current hairline, as well as your risk of developing a receding hairline), the amount of loose skin, and recovery time available.
If you have an experienced doctor, like Dr. Garcia, your brow lift will appear natural. He will create your treatment plan for your needs and goals to help you appear refreshed, instead of frozen or tight. When performing your brow lift, Dr. Garcia will concentrate on removing loose skin. The remaining tissue and skin will be smoothed so your results don't lift your eyebrows too high or limit your facial expressions.
Under the direction of visionary double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Roberto Garcia, Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery offers the latest surgical and non-surgical procedures in a relaxed and serene setting. Schedule a virtual or in-person consultation today to get the first glimpse of your future self.
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