What is a Brow Lift?
When looking in the mirror, do you appear angry or tired, see deep wrinkles on your forehead, or feel bothered by a drooping brow? If so, brow lift surgery at Colorado Facial Plastic Surgery may be an ideal cosmetic procedure for your goals. A surgical brow lift (also known as a forehead lift or browplasty) is a common aesthetic treatment that helps create a lifted brow appearance and brings a younger, smoother look to the top portion of the face. Our distinguished facial plastic surgeons have helped countless patients throughout the Denver area trade a sagging brow for a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance with brow lift surgery. To learn if you're a good candidate for a forehead lift over a full facelift, book a consultation at our Englewood, CO practice. We can help you explore brow lift surgery and other facial enhancement treatments.
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"I had been interested in getting botox/dysport for a few years before I finally saw Dr. Kowalczyk to get them done. I did not know much about injections and felt really nervous to have them done since I felt very pressured by other clinics when I had mentioned my interests in the past and was always scared of having a "frozen" look. When I visited with Dr. K, he explained how the products worked, what would be best for me, and did not pressure me to make any certain decision. I chose to get Dysport to help with my stubborn forehead wrinkles. The injections were easy and painless! Three days later I saw amazing results. Dr. K promised I would have a natural and seamless result which is exactly what I got! I look more refreshed and I couldn't be happier with my results. I will definitely be coming back to this office to see Dr. K for my injections!"- A.Z. / Google / May 21, 2021
Types of Brow Lifts
At Colorado Facial Plastic Surgery, we are dedicated to providing the most natural-looking results for each patient. Our surgeons are highly skilled in a range of brow lift surgical approaches, including:
- Traditional (coronal) brow lift: Also known as the open browplasty incision, this puts the incision at the top of the head behind the hairline. It often works well for patients with both frown lines and a sagging brow, or those concerned with a receding hairline.
- Trichophytic brow lift: This incision is made directly against the patient's hairline and permits a significant lift in the brow for patients who have a low risk for hairline recession.
- Lateral brow lift: Also called a temporal browplasty, the lateral method starts the incision within the hairline just over the temples. It permits the outer parts of the brow to be lifted and can be ideal for sagging that's visible in the outer brow and to help smooth Crow’s feet.
- Endoscopic brow lift: As a more modern method that employs an endoscopic camera, this approach involves making several tiny incisions in the hairline and repositioning the brow to a higher position.
How Does a Brow Lift Work?
A brow lift enhances the face by eliminating excess skin from the forehead while also raising the position of the eyebrows. This can be done under IV sedation, local anesthesia, or general anesthesia based on the complexity of the procedure. The average recovery period from a brow lift procedure is about 2 – 3 weeks. The outcome can usually be seen once the area has healed, offering a rejuvenated appearance that seems softer, more alert, and with a noticeable reduction in sagging skin and fine lines on the forehead.
Forehead Lift FAQ
Do I need a forehead lift or facelift?
Whether you should get a facelift or forehead lift will depend on where you have sagging skin as well as your goals. You should openly talk about your wants so that our plastic surgeons can help you choose what is best for you. Many patients who come in wanting a facelift may find they would be better with a forehead lift and vice versa. With vast experience, our surgeons can confidently help you create your unique treatment plan to give you the results you want.
What technique should I choose?
Our team will go over forehead lift surgery techniques during your consultation to help you understand the benefits. We will then help you decide on the technique that best meets your needs and goals. A few of the factors that may influence your choice are your hairline (taking into account both your current hairline as well as your risk of developing a receding hairline), the degree of skin sagging, and the recovery time available.
Will my results look natural?
When you choose a skilled surgeon like those at Colorado Facial Plastic Surgery, your forehead lift will appear natural. We will create your treatment plan with the right technique for your needs and goals — so you appear refreshed and younger, not frozen or tight. When performing your forehead lift, we will concentrate on removing loose skin. The remaining tissue and skin will be smoothed — so your results don't lift your eyebrows too high or limit your facial expressions.
Rejuvenate Your Face With an Eyebrow Lift
As we age, skin laxity diminishes and often causes several portions of the face to sag and develop wrinkles, including the forehead or brow area. By treating sagging skin or a drooping brow with a forehead (eyebrow) lift, you can revitalize your entire appearance and look more youthful and refreshed. Learn more about the treatment process, brow lift cost, financing, and other details by scheduling a consultation at Colorado Facial Plastic Surgery in Englewood, CO.