At Bay Dermatology in Tampa, we offer brow lifting procedures as part of our cosmetic surgery line of treatments. Dr. Jason Swerdloff is a Board-Certified facial plastic surgeon and can expertly perform a brow lift to reach your desired cosmetic result. Here, we’ll provide an overview of brow lifting and what you can expect from this procedure.
What is a Brow Lift?
A brow lift is a cosmetic procedure used to raise the position of the brows on the face. It may also be called a forehead lift. Often due to aging, the brows may sag or become asymmetrical on the face. This is because with aging, skin’s volume and elasticity decreases, which is the main cause of brow sagging. Genetic factors are another potential cause of low brow positioning or asymmetry.
A brow lift may improve the overall appearance of the face and increase your self-confidence.There are three main types of brow lift: an endoscopic lift, a hairline brow lift, and a coronal brow lift. These types use different methods; Dr. Swerdloff at Bay Dermatology will help you determine which option is right for you.
What Are The Benefits of a Brow Lift?
A brow lift can provide multiple benefits to the appearance of sagging skin, wrinkles, facial symmetry, and brow positioning. The main benefits include:
- Lift sagging brows and position them symmetrically
- Make the brows appear more youthful
- Eliminate hooded upper eyelids resulting from sagging brows
- Lessen the appearance of horizontal wrinkles on the forehead
- Lessen the appearance of wrinkles on the bridge of the nose and in between the eyes
What Can I Expect From a Brow Lift?
Prior to your brow lift procedure you’ll meet with your doctor for a physical exam. You’ll also discuss your concerns and expectations for the brow lift to ensure that your desired results are achieved. Potential risks from the procedure will also be reviewed at this time.
Your doctor will inform you of how to prepare for the procedure. This may involve avoiding medications and smoking.
The procedure will occur in your surgeon’s office, a hospital, or a surgical facility. General anesthetic is generally used for this type of cosmetic procedure. A brow lift usually takes one to two hours to complete, and your doctor will follow a technique based on your cosmetic goals.
After the brow lift is complete, you’ll be given instructions for rest and recovery. Pain medications may be prescribed and rest with your head elevated is typically recommended. Sutures from the procedure will generally be removed about ten days after the procedure.
Dr. Swerdloff at Bay Dermatology in Tampa is a trusted name in cosmetic surgery. We’re happy to offer brow lifting as a cosmetic treatment option to our clients. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.