Brow lift surgery removes the signs of aging on the forehead
Brow lift can remove signs of aging that many Charlotte, NC residents start to experience on their forehead. Discover how they work and what you can expect following surgery, as well as common questions patients have below.

Q. What is a brow lift and brow lift surgery?
A. A brow lift is a surgical procedure in which a facial plastic surgeon lifts the forehead to remove signs of aging such as deep wrinkles and sagging skin.

Q. How does the surgery work?
A. While there are many different techniques surgeons can use to do a brow lift, an endoscopic brow lift is a popular choice as it is less invasive than other methods. With this procedure, the surgeon makes small incisions behind the hairline and inserts a long, thin tube called an endoscope. This tool has a light and camera attached at the end so the doctor can see inside thanks to a screen in the surgery suite. The surgeon will then remove access skin from the forehead, if necessary, as well as reposition the muscles in the forehead to lift it and make the skin tighter.

Q. How long does it take to recover from a brow lift?
A. Like any other surgery, each person’s recovery is different. However, endoscopic brow lifts typically only take a week or two for patients to recover. Most patients will experience some tightness in the forehead as well as slight bruising and swelling immediately after surgery. This typically subsides within a week to ten days and stitches can be removed within a week.

Be sure you have someone who can drive you home after your brow lift and who can stay with you for the first day or two. Be cautious when showering, brushing your hair, and applying makeup around the hairline once your doctor gives you the go ahead to do those things as the area may be tender.

Q. Will my insurance cover the surgery?
A. Most insurance policies do not cover cosmetic surgery procedures unless they are medically necessary. That means not only will they not cover the surgery, but they also won’t cover any medical bills that result from any complications that arise. Be sure you have saved enough money to cover the operation and any incidentals, as well as makeup for any lost income from when you’re off work recovering.

But, just because most policies don’t cover it, doesn’t mean you still shouldn’t check. Feel free to contact your insurance carrier to confirm what they will and won’t cover before surgery, so you know all your options.

Charlotte, NC’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon
Charlotte, NC residents who are considering a brow lift should contact Dr. Sean Freeman. Dr. Freeman has years of experience and even teaches brow lift techniques to other doctors. He is double board certified and has focused his practice exclusively on facial plastic surgery since 1988. Contact his office today to schedule a consultation.