Omaha Brow Lift
A brow lift is a procedure that addresses the upper third of the face, from eyes to forehead. Also known as a forehead lift, a brow lift often results in restoring the normal, higher position of the brows, which recreates the natural arch and shape that you had. Omaha patients will benefit from a brow lift if they have:
- Sagging skin around the forehead and brows.
- Deep lines between the brows that no longer respond to Botox.
- Wrinkles and horizontal lines around the forehead.
While Dr. Ayoub recommends that Omaha patients begin with non-surgical procedures such as Botox, Xeomin, and fillers to restore their appearances, patients will eventually need a brow lift to maintain their youthful appearance.
When Should I Get a Brow Lift?
The philosophy of Westfield Plastic Surgery Center is to offer Omaha patients a continuum of care that meets expectations. The majority of patients can immediately correct problem areas with non-surgical treatment until the right time for surgical intervention.*
Typically patients in their 50s and 60s are less responsive to non-surgical facial treatments than younger patients and will find a brow lift more beneficial. After the brow lift, non-surgical treatment such as fillers can be used to add facial contour and restore volume.
What Can a Brow Lift Improve?
A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, will reduce frown lines and forehead rhytides (wrinkles). Commonly known as “11” lines, these creases are the same treated with BOTOX®. However, as patients grow older and these creases deepen, the effects of BOTOX will not effectively treat the problem. At this point, Dr. Ayoub recommends that patients transition to a brow lift for a long-lasting* correction.
A forehead lift can be done using an open or endoscopic technique. The open technique is done through a hairline incision in the forehead. The more favored endoscopic technique is done using a camera through three very small incisions within the frontal area of the scalp within the hair.
How Do You Decide the Best Approach for a Brow Lift?
Any facial surgery depends on your unique proportions. For a brow lift, the determining factor is the length of your forehead and hairline. If you have a long forehead and some hair, then Dr. Ayoub will take some skin from your forehead to prevent wind tunnel face, hollowed out eyes with a long forehead and receding hairline.
Patients who have a short forehead and good hair will require an endoscopic incision with five small incisions. Older patients normally want more lift and Dr. Ayoub uses an endoscope with larger incisions for better results.
What Will Happen During My Brow Lift?
A brow lift is performed at an outpatient surgical center when you are under general anesthesia. During the procedure, Dr. Ayoub will:
- Make an endoscopic or traditional incision, depending on your facial anatomy.
- Reduce excess skin and tighten tissue to create a natural and youthful appearance.
- Close the incision with sutures.
Although you will be able to return home after the procedure, you should arrange for a friend or relative to pick you up and stay with you for the first 24 hours after surgery.
Recovering From a Brow Lift
Most brow lift patients will have a drain to remove any fluid or blood from causing additional swelling. The drain will be taken out at a follow-up exam with Dr. Ayoub a few days after surgery. During the first week after surgery patients should expect:*
These symptoms will be the worst in the first few days after surgery but begin to subside after 3-4 days. Most patients take one or two weeks to resume normal activities after surgery, however the incision scars will take a few months to heal.*
For a smooth brow free of creases and wrinkles, contact our Omaha office at 402.829.6384 to schedule a consultation.