The brow lift surgery is performed with an incision along the scalp hairline or with the use of an endoscope. Both techniques yield similar results; smoother forehead skin and a more awake appearance.

The brow lift procedure

A brow lift surgery is most commonly performed in the 40-60 age range to minimize the visible effects of aging. However, it can also help people of any age who have developed furrows or frown lines due to stress or muscle overactivity. Individuals with inherited conditions, such as a low, heavy brow, or furrowed lines above the nose can achieve a more alert and refreshed look with this procedure.

A brow lift is often performed in conjunction with eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty), especially if one has significant skin overhang the upper eyelids. Sometimes, those who believe they would benefit from upper eyelid surgery find that a brow lift better meets their surgical goals. Dr. Sean Freeman will simply alter the incision location or perform a more conservative operation.  Remember, a brow lift can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence, but it will not necessarily change your looks to match your ideal or cause other people to treat you differently. Before you decide to have surgery, think carefully about your expectations.

Planning your surgery

For a better understanding of how a brow lift might change your appearance, look into a mirror and place the palms of your hands at the outer edges of your eyes, above your eyebrows.  Gently draw the skin up to raise the brow and the forehead area. That is approximately what a brow lift would do for you. During your consultation, Dr. Sean Freeman will first evaluate your face, including the skin and underlying bone.  He will discuss your goals for the surgery and ask you about certain medical conditions that could cause problems during or after the procedure.

Anesthesia used for the procedure

A brow lift may be performed under local anesthesia.  Most brow lifts are performed under local anesthesia, combined with a sedative to make you drowsy. If the surgery is performed while under general anesthesia, you will be asleep through the entire operation.

Brow lift expert in Charlotte, NC

Looking for the best plastic surgeon in the Charlotte area, Only Faces is the solution! Dr. Sean Freeman is a professional rhinoplasty specialist based in Charlotte, NC. He specializes in nasal tip surgery and all other forms of facial cosmetic surgery. Contact Dr. Sean Freeman at Only Faces, Charlotte’s most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon and top facial plastic surgeon to schedule a consultation to find out what procedure is right for you. Call today.

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