Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about brow lifts.
A friend of mile suggested I get a brow lift, but thirty years ago my aunt got her brow raised, and it looked horrible. She went around with this perpetually shocked look for about five years. Can you promise me it won’t turn out that badly?
With an experienced surgeon to perform the procedure, it should look much better. It sounds like your aunt just had a slice of her scalp cut away and the rest of the skin lifted straight up. Since then, surgeons have gotten much better at performing brow lift in Charlotte NC. They’ve learned how the skin on the forehead ages. It not only sags downward, it also tends to migrate a little to the center, so making the forehead look younger means moving the skin to the sides as well as up. The modern endoscopic brow lift is much better at restoring your original youthful appearance.
What does “endoscopic” mean?
It means that the surgeon uses an endoscope. It has a tiny light and camera at the end of a probe. The surgeon makes an incision in the skin and inserts the endoscope to study the attachment of skin and muscle to the bone of the forehead. This lets him or her tailor the operation to your needs.
Are there different kinds of brow lifts?
Yes. A lateral brow lift is appropriate when the skin is sagging more around the temples than in the center. An asymmetric brow lift is when the skin is sagging more on one side than on another, and a full brow lift and a three-quarter brow lift are used in slightly different cases when all parts of the forehead need to be lifted.
How long will I need to recover?
You will need pain medication for one to two days after surgery. Swelling and bruising should be gone in two weeks.
My brow is a little bit furrowed, but isn’t actually sagging. Do I need a brow lift?
BOTOX or fillers might work in your case. Ask your surgeon.
The best person to go to for a brow lift in Charlotte NC is Dr. Sean Freeman. He has been certified by two different surgery boards, the American Board of Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Since 1988 he has done only facial plastic surgery and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. He was one of the first doctors in the United States to perform endoscopic brow lift surgery. If you have brow lift in Charlotte NC questions, contact his office or request an online consultation for a discount on the consultation fee.