A brow lift is a very individualized facial facial cosmetic surgery procedure and is a good option if our patient has a desire for a more alert and youthful position of the eyebrows. A brow lift is also known as a forehead lift.
Brow lift surgery is performed to minimize the creases that occur high on the bridge of the nose, between the eyes or across the forehead. It reduces the look of frown lines and repositions a low or sagging brow. To find out if the procedure is right for you, please call 703-742-8004 to arrange a consultation with New Image Plastic Surgery Associates today.
What to Expect
Upon discussing the realistic goals of this procedure during the initial consultation, our patient will be screened to see if our patient is a fit candidate for the brow lift procedure. Some of the qualifications to be a good brow lift candidate are as follows:
- A non-smoker
- In general good physical health
- In good mental health and have realistic expectations
The Brow Lift Procedure
On the day of our patient’s procedure, anesthesia will be administered for comfort during the brow lift procedure. Intravenous sedation or general anesthesia will be used and will be discussed prior to the procedure.
The brow lift procedure may be performed with the use of an endoscope and instruments specifically used for this type of procedure to be placed in small incisions made in the hairline. This will allow the tissue and the muscle beneath the skin to be altered, removed or repositioned in order to correct the source of furrows and visible creases in the forehead. Upon completion of the brow lift procedure, the incisions will be closed with surgical tape, skin adhesive, special clips or removable or absorbable sutures.
Upon completion of the brow lift procedure, a nurse will monitor our patient in a recovery area. Initial healing ranges from 5 to 10 days. After the initial healing period, the sutures or clips will be removed.
Dr. Roberta Gartside will prescribe pain medication for the discomfort. Proper sun protection will help maintain our patient’s rejuvenated appearance. It is important to keep a healthy lifestyle after the procedure in order to reach the full potential and effectiveness of the brow lift procedure. Please keep in mind that a continued relationship with Dr. Gartside is important for a successful recovery.
For more information about brow lifts or facial cosmetic surgery in general, please contact Robert Gartside, MD, by calling 703-742-8004 or completing the form on this page. New Image Plastic Surgery Associates serves the Washington, D.C. area including Reston, Fairfax, and McLean Virginia.