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Brow Lift Dallas
Dr. Charles Wallace, a board-certified plastic surgeon, performs brow lifts (forehead lifts) for patients in Plano and Frisco, TX. The procedure is designed to minimize forehead creases, drooping eyebrows, and furrowed frown lines to reveal a relaxed, refreshed, and rested forehead area.
What is a Brow Lift?
One of the most prominent signs of aging occurs above the eyes on the forehead where lines and creases, as well as furrowed frown lines between the eyebrows, form.
A brow lift (forehead lift) is a surgical procedure where the excess skin around the forehead is lifted, trimmed, and tightened to smooth the creases and lines across the forehead, as well as lift the sagging brow that can make some people look angry, sad, or tired.
The Art of Natural Looking Face with a Brow Lift
Technology has improved the results that are possible from a brow lift. The endoscopic lift offers a more natural appearance with results that are more subtle and less surprising looking. 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.
When deciding to have this 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.
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Benefits of a Brow Lift
A brow lift offers the following benefits:
- Improves the appearance of the forehead and brow
- Lifts drooping or scowling eyebrows
- Lessens lines, deep creases, and wrinkles in the forehead
- Improves self-esteem
Is a Brow Lift Right for Me?
If you have excess skin above your eyebrows that make you look tired or like you have a permanent scowl, a brow lift may be the best option to correct these issues. When considering this procedure, it is important to have a positive attitude and a realistic outlook on 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 one that 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. Endoscopic brow lifts usually involve making three small (no more than about two inches long) incisions behind the hairline that are difficult to detect. Prior to the procedure, Dr. Wallace can discuss both procedures and recommend the one that is best for you.
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, checks, Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express®, and Discover®. We also offer financing options with Prosper® Healthcare Lending.
Recovering from Your Brow Lift
Immediately following your procedure, 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. Endoscopic patients usually feel less of an itching sensation on their scalp. 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 the nerves healing which 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
You will be able to get around pretty well within a day or two, at which point you can start to 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.
Schedule a Consultation Today
People living in and around Plano, Frisco, or anywhere in Dallas, TX, who want to look well-rested and happy should contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Wallace. He can provide you with excellent care and results.
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