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Brow Lift Surgery (Forehead Lift or Browplasty) – Port St. Lucie, Palm City, and Stuart, FL

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About Brow Lift Surgery

Brow lift surgery (also known as a browplasty or forehead lift) is a popular cosmetic procedure that helps create a lifted brow appearance, which offers a more youthful look to the top portion of the face. A drooping brow can often create a tired or angry appearance. This procedure surgically lifts a sagging brow to create a rejuvenated face. Dr. S. Darrell Lee is a plastic surgeon in Port St. Lucie, FL who has performed brow lift surgery on both men and women to create a younger look. While a brow lift focuses on the brow itself, it may also have an effect on softening the forehead and glabella lines and can lower a high hairline. Dermal fillers and BOTOX are often used in combination with a brow lift at Lee Plastic Surgery and Laser Center for optimal results, creating a softer and smoother look.

Ideal Candidates

As we age, skin laxity decreases and causes various aspects of the face to begin to sag. This is especially true in the upper face region and commonly affects both men and women. When looking in the mirror, do you look tired or angry, or notice frown lines between the brows, or are bothered by a drooping brow? A brow lift at Lee Plastic Surgery and Laser Center may be the right cosmetic treatment for you.

Surgical Technique

Prior to surgery, anesthesia will be administered. This can be done through general anesthesia or IV sedation depending on the nature of the surgery. The incision technique used during a brow lift is determined based on the severity of sag, if the forehead is affected, and the position of the hairline. There are many approaches to consider:

  • Traditional Incision
    Also called the open brow lift incision, this places the incision at the top of the head behind the hairline. This incision not only hides scarring, it provides a certain degree of controlled lifting during the procedure. This type of incision works well for those with both a sagging brow and frown lines. This is the preferred method if you are at risk for having a receding hairline.
  • Trichophytic Incision
    This incision is placed right along the hairline. It allows significant lifting of the brow for men and women who have a high hairline with little risk for receding. When using this incision, hair growth can occur within the scar.
  • Lateral Brow Lift
    Also known as a temporal brow lift, this technique places the incision in the hairline just above the temples. It allows the outer parts of the brow to be lifted, and works well for sagging that is present in the outer brows. It also helps to smooth Crow’s feet.
  • Endoscopic Forehead Lift
    This is a more modern technique used in brow lift surgery. It places several tiny incisions in the hairline and inserts a tool known as an endoscope, which travels down to the area of the eyebrow to release its attachments. Through the camera of the endoscope, the brow tissue is suspended using stitches to lift the brow in its higher position.

What to Expect

Recovery following brow lift surgery varies, with more discomfort and swelling occurring with the open approach versus the endoscopic or temporal methods. Overall, there will be slight bruising and swelling in the upper face near the brows and possibly around the eyes. Cold compresses may help to diminish the swelling. Dr. Lee advises patients sleep upright for the first several nights following their surgery. It is important to avoid any movement or activities that may place stress on the face. The average recovery time from this procedure is about 2 – 3 weeks. The outcome can usually be seen immediately, resulting in a rejuvenated appearance that looks softer, more alert, and with a noticeable reduction in fine lines and sagging in the upper face.

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Don't let your sagging brow make people think you're mad, sad, tired, or angry — schedule a consultation to learn more about a brow lift with plastic surgeon Dr. S. Darrell Lee at Lee Plastic Surgery and Laser Center in Port St. Lucie, FL. By lifting your sagging brow, you can rejuvenate your entire appearance and look younger and more refreshed. Dr. Lee strives for natural-looking results; your brow lift will have your friends saying you look very refreshed rather than thinking you had surgery.

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