What is a Brow Lift?
We all express emotions. The collective laughs, frowns, and expressions are what color our lives and make life so rich. But these expressions can also take their toll as you age. One of the best ways to reverse these signs of aging is the brow lift.
At Janiga MDs, we offer the brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, to help elevate and smooth out undesirable frown lines – visible signs of aging and sun damage that appear between the eyebrows. It can also help correct forehead lines, the horizontal lines that tend to form from facial expressions like raising your eyebrows.
The brow lift procedure has been carefully designed to return a sagging brow to a more natural position and give you a more youthful appearance. It can also correct uneven brows or lift drooping eyebrows that cover the upper eyelids. It can be combined with other cosmetic procedures including upper eyelid surgery, neck lift, or face lift for even more rejuvenating results.
A brow lift or mini-brow lift is performed in our Reno outpatient surgical facility by award-winning, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Timothy Janiga. During your brow lift consultation, you and Dr. Janiga will carefully choose the brow lift technique that will most help you achieve a more refreshed, younger appearance and better self confidence.
A brow lift can be performed with an endoscope or through an open incision approach. With an endoscopic brow lift, small incisions are discreetly placed in the hairline and the device inserted to lift and rejuvenate the underlying muscles and tissues. The endoscopic brow lift is generally better for patients who have more moderate signs of aging in the brow or who have a high hairline and want to avoid visible scarring.
During the traditional brow lift or coronal brow lift approach, a long incision is placed across the scalp near the frontal hairline to elevate the brow. This technique requires longer incisions but can more effectively lift sagging eyebrows and get rid of excess skin.
Both techniques allow for smoothing, tightening, and precise lifting of the underlying tissues to get rid of deep furrows, vertical frown lines, and sagging brows. The type of procedure Dr. Janiga performs depends on your specific anatomy and desired outcome. The brow lift procedure takes approximately one hour with another hour for recovery before you can go home.
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Recovery & Results
Depending on your profession and need for personal discretion, you may need to allow five to seven days before returning to work after your cosmetic procedure. During your follow up appointments with Dr. Timothy Janiga, you will determine your specific recovery time. Full results are expected in 8-12 weeks.
During your recovery, you’ll be prescribed pain medication and anti-inflammatory medications to help ease swelling and discomfort. For the first few weeks, you should avoid exercise and heavy lifting. Make sure to also sleep with your head elevated on some pillows. Dr. Janiga will provide detailed aftercare instructions on how to prepare for your brow lift surgery and recovery.
Once fully recovered, you will notice that your forehead area is smoother, your frown lines are reduced, your eyebrows are lifted, your skin is tighter, and your eyes appear brighter for an overall more youthful and refreshed look.
Schedule a Consultation
To discover whether brow lift surgery is right for you, we suggest a short consultation with Dr. Janiga to go over your expectations. For more information, or to set up a consultation with Dr. Janiga, email us or call us at 775-364-0224 today.