Browlift

Brow Lift Chicago

Do you feel like the wrinkles and creases on your forehead make you look permanently grumpy? Or maybe you feel like your eyelids look droopy and make you look sleepy all the time. If this sounds like you, you might be a candidate for a brow lift.

Brow Lift Procedure

A brow lift is done under general anesthesia so you will be asleep during the procedure. Brow lifts are done via one of two methods. The first method involves the use of an endoscope, which allows the doctor to adjust the tissue and muscle beneath the skin.

The second method involves an incision cutting from ear to ear at the top of the head, pulling the forehead skin into a tighter position. Your doctor will discuss with you which procedure will work better for you.

What is the downtime and recovery like after a brow lift?

It is typical for patients to need to rest for 10 to 14 days following a brow lift. Immediately after surgery, you may have light bandages wrapped around your head and your forehead may be taped. We do this in order to minimize bruising and swelling post-procedure. That being said, some bruising and swelling is normal. In some cases, we may leave a thin tube inserted in the surgery area in order to drain an excess fluid that builds up after surgery.

You will need to keep your head elevated after surgery and you should not return to vigorous activity until you get the ok from your surgeon. Before your surgery, your surgeon will discuss this with you and after your surgery your doctor will provide you with specifics about your recovery: any medications you need to take, how to care for the surgery area, what to look out for, and when you need to return for the doctor to inspect the surgery area.

What are typical results like after a brow lift?

Immediately after the procedure, there will be bruising and swelling, but as that subsides, you will begin to notice the effects of the procedure. Not only will horizontal forehead lines be lessened or disappear completely, but wrinkles between the eyes and eyebrows will be improved. Eyelids will be higher and reveal more of the eye and the eyebrows will be in a higher, perkier position.

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