Brow Lift & Forehead Lift in Dallas, TX
As we age, one of the most prominent signs occurs above the eyes around the forehead where lines and creases, as well as furrowed frown lines and eyebrows appear. At Charles A. Wallace, MD, Dr. Charles A. Wallace, a board-certified plastic surgeon performs brow lifts (forehead lifts) on patients in Plano and Frisco, TX, to minimize forehead creases, drooping eyebrows and furrowed frown lines to reveal a relaxed, refreshed and rested forehead area.
What is a Brow Lift?
A brow lift (forehead lift) is a surgical procedure where the excess skin around the forehead is lifted to smooth the creases and lines across the forehead, as well as lift the sagging brows that leave people looking angry, sad and tired. Technology has improved this procedure with the endoscopic brow lift where patients get a more natural appearance that is subtle and a less surprising looking.
The Art of Natural Looking Face with a Brow Lift
When deciding to have brow lift surgery, it is imperative that you work with a plastic surgeon who knows how to lift the forehead to create a more natural appearance without looking surprised or frozen. Dr. Wallace prefers to perform this procedure endoscopically as it results in a youthful yet subtle look and a much easier and faster healing period.
Benefits of a Brow Lift
Brow lifts are performed because of the following benefits:
- Improves the appearance
- Lifts drooping or scowling eyebrows
- Lessens lines, deep creases and wrinkles in the forehead
- Increases self-esteem
Is a Brow Lift Right for Me?
If you have excess skin above your eyebrows that makes you look tired or like you have a permanent scowl, a brow lift may be the best option to correct these issues. When considering a brow lift, it is important to have a positive attitude and realistic outlook about the results.
Elements of a Brow Lift
Dr. Wallace performs endoscopic brow lifts more often than traditional procedures. An endoscopic brow lift is an alternative to the traditional brow lift because it is less invasive and results in a more natural, less surprised look. Traditional brow lifts involve an incision from ear to ear along the hairline with a somewhat visible scar, where as those done endoscopically usually involves three small (no more than about two inches long) incisions behind the hairline making them much less noticeable if at all. Prior to the procedure, Dr. Wallace can discuss both procedures and his recommendation for your procedure.
How Much Does a Brow Lift Cost?
The cost of a brow lift varies with each patient depending on the extent of the procedure and whether it is done in conjunction with other procedures. It is considered cosmetic which means most insurance plans offer no coverage to offset the cost. For your convenience, we accept cash, check, Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express® and Discover®. We also offer financing options with Prosper® Healthcare Lending.
After Your Brow Lift
Immediately following your brow lift, the incisions may be taped with your head loosely wrapped with bandages to keep everything in place, as well as to minimize swelling and bruising. If you undergo an endoscopic brow/forehead lift, there is often slight numbness, some mild swelling, and discomfort surrounding the incision area. These issues can be managed with prescription medications and usually diminish in a few days following the procedure.
Discomfort at the incision sites is typically minimal and, if necessary, can be managed with prescription medications. Endoscopic patients usually feel less of an itching sensation on their scalp as well. Staples, stitches or tape, are removed within a week.
With the traditional brow lift, the recovery period is different and takes a bit longer because the procedure is more invasive. You may have more discomfort around the incision area, as well as some numbness. We suggest you keep your head elevated during the first few days after your surgery to minimize swelling; however, you may still have some swelling around the eyes and cheeks. Once the numbness dissipates, you may experience itching on the top of the scalp as a result of nerves healing and may take up to six months to go away. Bandages are usually removed within a couple of days following the surgery while the staples or stitches are removed about two weeks later.
Getting Back to Normal Following a Brow Lift
With a brow lift, more than likely, you will be able to get around pretty well within a day or two, at which point you can get back into your daily routine. It is important to take it easy and let your body heal by recuperating for at least a week. After a couple of days, you may be able to take a shower and even shampoo your hair. You may be ready to return to work in less than 10 days or maybe even sooner with an endoscopic procedure; however, we recommend you wait a few weeks to perform any intense exercise or activities that may increase your blood pressure. Most visible signs of the procedure diminish and even completely fade within about three weeks. Leftover bruising and swelling may be concealed with makeup.
People living in and around Plano, Frisco or anywhere in Dallas, TX, who want to look well rested and happy, should consider a brow lift at Charles A. Wallace, MD. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.