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Brow Lift in Jacksonville & Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

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About Brow Lift Surgery

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 brow lift surgery, 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. 

Ideal Candidates

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.

Surgical Technique

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:

  • Traditional Incision
    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 by use of a traditional brow lift incision.
  • Trichophytic Incision
    The trichophytic incision is made directly against the patient's hairline. A trichophytic incision permits more dramatic degree of brow lifting for women and men who are at low risk for hairline recession.
  • Lateral Brow Lift
    Also called a temporal browplasty, the lateral method 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.
  • Endoscopic Forehead Lift
    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.

What to Expect

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 2 – 3 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 head 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a brow lift cost?
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.

Do I need a brow lift or facelift?
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.

What about nonsurgical treatments?
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.

What technique should I choose?
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.

Will my results look natural?
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.

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Recovery Time  
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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.

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