As we age, our skin and soft tissue begins to sag due to loss in elasticity and loss of volume. When such losses are combined, they create an older, possibly undesired appearance.
The eyes and brows are one of the more prominent features of the face, when it comes to revealing one’s age. Frown lines above the nose as well as along the forehead can also contribute to this unwanted look. Our Los Angeles brow lift procedure helps patients rejuvenate sagging brows and create a more youthful, refreshed looking face. A brow lift procedure relieves your facial features by elevating sagging or heavy-set brows.
Benefits of a Brow Lift
A brow lift works against signs of aging by reducing frown lines and raising the brows. Generally, brow lift procedures are performed on middle-aged patients to help counteract the unwelcome effects of aging. That being said, brow lifts have become quite popular among people who have fine lines or lax skin along the forehead, whether it’s due to muscle activity or genetics.
As such, it is very common for a brow lift procedure to be combined with blepharoplasty (also referred to as eyelid lift surgery) or a facelift to improve the look of the eyes and face and achieve a more complete revival of one’s youthful appearance. It is very common, after a brow lift, for others to comment on how “well rested” you look or even ask if perhaps you’ve lost weight or changed your hairstyle.
Who is a Candidate?
Candidates for brow lifts are people who are experiencing brow sagging in the aging process. If your brow is drooping or you have skin laxity, creases, and lines on your forehead, then you might be a candidate. Candidates should also be:
- Able to safely undergo surgery
- In good physical health
- Free from ongoing infections
- Not on any blood-thinning medication or supplements
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Kimberly Lee to see how she can help you with resolve a sagging brow, and to find out whether or not you are a candidate for a brow lift.
What Happens During a Brow Lift?
During a brow lift procedure, Dr. Lee will make three small incisions, which will be strategically hidden behind the hairline. These miniscule, minimally invasive incisions will create nearly unnoticeable scarring, once they have properly healed. Dr. Lee prefers to perform brow lift surgery using the endoscopic route, which is a small device that is used to examine an interior area of the body.
The endoscope is gently placed through the incisions so as to allow Dr. Lee a better visual beneath the skin, without the need to administer larger incisions. Dr. Lee then elevates the skin and muscle of the forehead to see the underlying facial structures. She then tightens underlying musculature while eliminating excess or sagging skin. The result is a smooth, youthful brow that also causes the eyes to appear brighter.
What Are the Risks?
The risks that are associated with a brow lift in Beverly Hills are similar to those of any cosmetic surgery. Such risks include:
- Bruising around the surgical site
- Swelling of the forehead or face
- Redness at incision sites
- Risk of infection
- Prolonged numbness in the forehead
- Risks associated with the use of anesthesia
- Wounds or incision sites healing poorly
These risks can be mitigated by undergoing your procedure from board-certified surgeon Dr. Kimberly Lee, and by following the post-surgery care instructions correctly. Also, being completely open with your medical history will enable Dr. Lee to ascertain risks that are specific to you and to more accurately customize your surgery.
Recovery After Brow Lift
Once the brow lift procedure has been expertly completed, the treated area will be properly bandaged to promote healing. Typically, with a brow lift procedure, patients don’t experience too much bruising or swelling. However, you may notice some temporary numbness in the forehead and scalp area for several months after the procedure, which will diminish over time. Your face will appear naturally rejuvenated.
If you would like to know more about brow lifts in Los Angeles, you can contact us online. Or if you like, you may call our office directly, and one of our staff members will be able to help you set up your consultation.
Will it look natural?
Dr. Lee always takes a minimalist approach to ensure that the results look as natural as possible. She strives to create results that are in harmony with the rest of your face so that your features are flattered without being distracting.
When can I start driving again?
You will require someone to drive you to and from your surgery. It is also necessary to avoid driving for up to two weeks after surgery or until you have regained full mobility and are no longer taking any prescription pain medication.
Will there be scars?
Any scarring should be minimally visible. Especially with a brow lift as the incisions are carefully hidden within your hairline and won’t be visible unless you were to look for them. Scars will often continue to fade over time, and so should become less and less noticeable.
Is it painful?
There may be some pain or discomfort after surgery as you are healing. Discomfort can be managed with prescribed pain medication and through the use of cold compresses. Follow all aftercare instructions, so your recovery goes smoothly. Most patients report it was easier than expected.
Why Choose Dr. Kimberly Lee?
Dr. Kimberly Lee is a board-certified head and neck surgeon, certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. Her area of expertise lies in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. By having a surgeon that specializes in facial surgery, you are in skillful hands when it comes to having a brow lift. Never compromise on the quality of the surgeon when it comes to a brow lift or any elective surgery that involves your face as it requires subtlety and artistry to create genuinely natural-looking and beautiful results. If you wish to learn more, contact Dr. Lee today and schedule a consultation for arguably the best brow lift Beverly Hills has to offer.
Having been through the Dr. Kimberly experience, these patients can help you understand the smoothness of the journey.