What is a Brow Lift?

McLean brow liftAs we age, frown lines, creases and sagging skin can become more prominent. Oftentimes, these cosmetic facial issues cause patients to feel self-conscious about their appearance. Fortunately, Dr. Roberta Gartside can help you achieve the youthful look you desire with a brow lift procedure. But what, exactly, is a brow lift?

A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, repositions the tissues and muscles beneath the skin to reduce the look of frown lines, creases and a sagging brow. Ultimately, a brow lift surgically rejuvenates specific areas of your face, including:

  • Bridge of the nose
  • Between the eyes
  • Across the forehead
  • Under the eyebrows

There are two main types of brow lift procedures, classic and endoscopic. Dr. Gartside provides patients with endoscopic brow lift procedures. An endoscopic brow lift involves a few small incisions made in your scalp. Here, Dr. Gartside will use advanced technology and tools to lift the muscles of the forehead and brow, smoothing away deep creases.

Dr. Gartside prefers the endoscopic technique because it provides several important benefits compared with a classic brow lift, including:

  • Minimal scarring
  • Less invasive than a classic brow lift procedure
  • Shorter recovery time when compared to the classic brow lift procedure

Because each patient is unique, each brow lift procedure is highly individualized. Dr. Gartside will meet with you in person to discuss your cosmetic goals and needs. During your consultation, she will construct your personalized treatment plan to help deliver the results you want to achieve.

If you are in the McLean area and would like to learn more about your brow lift options, give our office a call at 703-742-8004 to schedule your initial consultation with our experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon.