Brow Lift

A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, rejuvenates the face above the eyes to restore a more refreshed and youthful appearance. As one ages, it is common for the brow to lose its natural arch and take on a more flattened horizontal position. A sagging brow can inhibit facial expressions. 

One of our Aspirus board certified physicians can help you decide what options are best for you.

Reasons to Consider a Brow Lift

  • Sagging or low eyebrows 
  • Excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the eyelids


What to Expect at the Brow Lift Consultation

Be prepared with the following information

  • Your reasons for wanting surgery and the outcomes you desire.
  • Your medical history and allergies
  • A list of your current prescriptions and use of any over-the-counter medications, supplements, and vitamins.
  • Family medical history

During the consultation, plastic surgeon will:

  • Evaluate your health
  • Examine your face, eyelids and brows
  • Access the thickness, texture, and elasticity of your skin
  • Evaluate your bone structure
  • Take pictures and measurements 
  • Discuss options and the ideal procedure for you

What to Expect the Day of Surgery

  • You will not need to stay overnight at the hospital
  • You will receive sedation or anesthesia, so you are comfortable during the procedure
  • During surgery, the surgeon will make incisions that will be well concealed within the natural structure of the forehead, so you will not need to worry about visible scars.
  • After the surgery, you will be taken to a recovery room until you feel well enough to go home.

What to Expect During Recovery

  • Swelling and bruising that will typically last one to two weeks
  • You may experience some pain for the first week.  Talk to you physician about your options.
  • Eye dryness
  • Tightness of the eyelids and forehead
  • Avoid makeup until the scars are healed
  • Wear glasses rather than contacts for two weeks
  • Avoid any strenuous activity for two weeks.
  • Sleep with head elevated for at least 72 hours
  • Use ice as directed

Potential Risks of Surgery

Potential risks of surgery All surgical procedures have risk. Although rare, risks associated with face lift surgery include:

  • An infection at the surgical site
  • Bleeding under the skin
  • Facial nerve injury
  • Prolonged swelling
  • Temporary double vision or blindness
  • Cosmetically unpleasing scars

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