Brow Lift Surgery (Forehead Lift or Browplasty) – Jacksonville and 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 aesthetic treatment that helps create a higher brow position, which provides a younger look to the upper portion of the face. A droopy brow can often cause an angry or tired appearance. A brow lift surgically corrects a drooping brow to give you a refreshed look by eliminating excess skin while lifting the eyebrows. Dr. Roberto Garcia, a double board-certified plastic surgeon in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, has completed brow lifts on patients of all ages to give them a more youthful appearance. Dermal fillers and BOTOX are frequently performed in conjunction with brow lift surgery at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery for ideal results, producing a smoother and softer look.

Ideal Candidates

As you get older, skin elasticity decreases and causes many areas of the face to sag. This is particularly true of the upper face and typically 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? 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

Before your procedure, anesthesia will be given. IV sedation or general anesthesia is most commonly used, but this decision will be based on the extent of the procedure. The incision made for browplasty depends on the degree of skin sag, if your forehead is also being treated, and the location of your hairline. Some of the different techniques that may be used 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 incision not only masks scars, but it also allows a certain amount of lift control throughout the surgery. The traditional incision is good for those with both frown lines and a sagging brow. The traditional brow lift is the better technique for patients who are concerned about a receding hairline.
  • Trichophytic Incision
    The trichophytic incision is made directly against the patient's hairline. A trichophytic incision permits more dramatic lift in the brow for women and men who have a low risk for hairline recession.
  • Lateral Brow Lift
    Also called a temporal browplasty, the lateral method sets the incision inside the hairline, slightly over 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.
  • Endoscopic Forehead Lift
    The endoscopic lift is a more modern method employed in a brow lift. This method makes multiple small incisions beyond the hairline and inserts an endoscope, which moves to the eyebrow to release its attached tools. Using the endoscope's camera, the brow tissue is repositioned with stitches to place the brow in a better position.

What to Expect

The recovery period after a brow lift can vary with the most swelling and discomfort reported with the traditional technique compared to the temporal or endoscopic approaches. In general, patients feel some swelling and bruising in the upper portion of the face around the eyebrows and sometimes near the eyes. Cold compresses can help to decrease the inflammation. 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 typical recovery period from a brow lift is around 2 – 3 weeks. The results 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.

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  
2-3 weeks
Average Procedure Time  
1hr
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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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