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Introduction to Brow Lift

Whether you wish to correct sagging eyebrows, reduce forehead lines, or achieve a more youthful face, our tailored Brow Lift procedures are designed to meet your aesthetic goals. This procedure can do wonders for those with obstructed vision because of a drooping brow. Located in Lake Mary, FL, about 30 minutes north of Orlando, Dr. George Papanicolaou at Soma Plastic Surgery has helped many patients achieve a natural-looking rejuvenation with a Brow Lift. Please keep reading below to learn more about this surgery.

What is a Brow Lift?

A Brow Lift, also known as a Forehead Lift, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that addresses aging in the upper face, including the brows and forehead. With a brow lift, patients can significantly rejuvenate their appearance by addressing deep lines, wrinkles, and sagging around the eyebrows. The brow lift can be performed alone or can be combined with another surgical procedure like a facelift or eyelid surgery to achieve a younger appearance.

What are the Benefits of a Brow Lift?

A Brow Lift procedure can correct several common signs of aging in the brow area. Specifically, brow lifts can:

  • Reduce furrows and other signs of aging in the forehead and brow areas, creating a softer, relaxed, and rejuvenated facial appearance.
  • Minimize the creases that develop across the forehead, or those that occur high on the bridge of the nose, between the eyes.
  • Improve what is commonly referred to as “frown lines”, the vertical creases that develop between the eyebrows.
  • Reposition a low or sagging brow that is hooding the upper eyelid.
  • Raise the eyebrows to a more alert and youthful position.

Classic Brow Lift

This technique requires a longer, but still aesthetically “friendly” incision along the hairline to achieve more powerful and longer-lasting results. This procedure is ideal for patients who want to raise their eyebrows while shortening their forehead, which is achieved by removing a strip of skin and underlying tissue along the hairline incision.

This procedure lifts everything from the hairline down to the eyebrows and can address eyebrow shape and asymmetry, making it perfect for patients with a high forehead. The scar from the incision, once healed, is virtually undetectable as the incision is made in such a way that hair follicles are preserved allowing for hair growth through the scar. Following the procedure, there will be some bruising and swelling. Patients usually return to their normal daily routine in 1-2 weeks.

Endoscopic Brow Lift

The Endoscopic Eyebrow Lift is very popular as it only requires five small incisions hidden in the hair and leaves no visible scar. This procedure can lift everything from the hairline to the eyebrows. It tightens and smoothes the entire forehead while lifting the eyebrow area which “opens up” the entire upper face. Eyebrow shape and asymmetry can be addressed with this type of lift.

This type of lift may not be ideal for someone with severe brow descent or heavy skin, and may not be as long-lasting a lift as the classic method. Following the procedure, there will be some bruising and swelling. Patients are usually comfortable returning to their normal routine activities in about one to two weeks.

A Coronal Brow Lift

This is a similar type of surgery, except the incision is made on the crown of the head further back in the hairline. Though this hides the incision well, it increases the height of the forehead which is usually not desired.

Direct Brow Lift

Sometimes called “Gull Wing” Lift or Mid-forehead Brow Lift, this approach requires removing a section of skin and underlying tissue above the eyebrows or in the forehead. It beautifully lifts a sagging brow while tightening and smoothing the forehead by pulling the skin and tissue of the forehead down rather than up.

This procedure also addresses eyebrow shape and asymmetry, with proper care being taken to position the incision along the eyebrows so that it is discreet and hidden in your skin’s natural creases. Patients will experience some bruising and swelling following the procedure. They are usually comfortable returning to their normal routine activities in about two weeks.

This procedure is best for a patient with a severe brow droop that already has significant forehead wrinkles that hide the incision. It is also preferred for patients with an extremely thin or balding hairline. Since it is a less invasive procedure, it can often be done under local anesthesia.

A Brow Lift will typically take a few hours to perform the procedure, depending on the techniques Dr. Papanicolaou uses and the degree of change you are looking to achieve.

Who are the Best Candidates for the Brow Lift Procedure?

A Brow Lift in Orlando, FL is a great procedure for those who have begun to experience facial sagging with age. Sagging occurs in the upper face due to gravity, repeated facial expressions, and a loss of collagen in the skin.

Both men and women choose the brow lift when they want to significantly improve the appearance of their upper face by targeting:

  • Low or sagging brows cause a tired or angry appearance
  • Hidden eyes due to excess tissue from the brows
  • Deep creases in the forehead
  • Impaired Vision From excess eyelid tissue

Good candidates for the brow lift should be ready for a surgical procedure with some recovery and downtime. If you aren’t quite ready for surgery, you may choose a less invasive option instead, like Botox. While the brow lift can effectively address the eyebrows and forehead, it will not eliminate sagging from the eyelids. This may be improved by adding a blepharoplasty to the procedure.

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What’s the First Step?

The first step towards your Brow Lift in Orlando from the nearby Soma Plastic Surgery is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Papanicolaou.

During this appointment, Dr. Papanicolaou will take the time to create a personalized treatment plan that seamlessly integrates your preferences and desired results. He will examine your forehead and brow area and ask medical questions about your past to ensure the safest and most successful outcome.

Once the two of you solidify a surgical plan, you will meet with our Patient Coordinator and schedule your surgical date and time. You will be provided with some instructions to follow for the better potential to have a smooth surgery and recovery.

What to Expect on the Day of Brow Lift Surgery

On the day of your surgery, after meeting with Dr. Papanicolaou and going over your procedure one more time, you will be administered general anesthesia so your Brow Lift procedure is more tolerable, however, in certain cases, it can be performed under local anesthesia with sedation.

Once you are sedated, Dr. Papanicolaou will begin your surgery using the technique(s) that were discussed during the consultation.

Brow Lift Recovery

After a Brow Lift, incisions are taped and a light dressing is applied. This should be left on for one week to protect the incision sites. For several days following the procedure, some swelling, bruising, and general discomfort can be expected. After one week, makeup can be applied to conceal any lingering side effects. It is important to take the necessary time off work to properly rest and recover.

How Much

How Much Does a Brow Lift Cost in Orlando?

The cost of a Brow Lift in Orlando depends on multiple factors, but primarily on which method is used and the degree to which your forehead changes. When you come in for your consultation, we will have a better sense of what is needed and create a cost plan for you. Our Patient Coordinator will be able to give you a price analysis for the entirety of your treatment after your consultation appointment.

Why Choose Us?

Why Choose Dr. Papanicolaou?

George D. Papanicolaou, M.D. is dedicated to providing the highest level of care to his patients and is committed to helping them look and feel their best. Known for his artistic approach to plastic surgery and his ability to create natural-looking results that enhance each patient’s unique features, Dr. Papanicolaou has contributed his expertise to prestigious scientific journals and numerous publications. Due to his knowledge and experience, Dr. Papanicolaou has become actively involved in research and education, having published articles in peer-reviewed journals, written chapters about plastic surgery in prestigious books, and regularly presented at academic conferences.

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Improving your brow position can often be mistaken for eyelid aging as it obscures this area, contributing to that tired appearance. Dr. Papanicolaou and his team strive to deliver the best Brow Lift procedure in Lake Mary, just 30 minutes north of Orlando, that can provide more self-confidence. Contact Soma Plastic Surgery to see how we can help you achieve your desired appearance. Call or use our website to book a consultation today and start looking more youthful!

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