Brow Lift Surgery (Forehead Lift) in Austin, TX
The forehead is one of the places where aging is most apparent. Wrinkles can deepen across the forehead and between the brows, and weakened muscles can cause the eyebrows to sag.
These issues in the upper face can make people look constantly tired or angry.
What Is a Brow Lift?
A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, is a plastic surgery procedure that can address drooping brows, horizontal lines across your forehead, and vertical furrows between your eyebrows.
What Can a Brow Lift Do?
What to Expect After an Eyebrow Lift
Small drains may be placed through your incisions to remove fluid and prevent excess swelling. They will be removed several days into your brow lift recovery.
Most patients can resume most daily activities within 10 to 14 days. Patients should not perform vigorous exercise for at least two weeks after surgery.
Initial results should become visible within two weeks. Final results may take an additional four to six weeks to develop. In some cases, it may take up to six months for the brow tissues to settle into their new positions.
Patients should see a smoother, lifted, and more symmetrical forehead following the procedure.
Scarring will occur after brow lift surgery, but it will be concealed within the hairline. In some cases, hair growth patterns may change, or hair loss may make scars more visible.
Patients should keep their healing incisions out of direct sunlight as much as possible for up to six months after the operation.
Frequently Asked Questions About Brow Lift Surgery
How much is a brow lift in Austin?
The cost of a brow lift will vary depending on the technique you choose. Brow lift costs may also be based on the degree of correction required and any combination procedures performed.
Dr. Pearce will ensure you are given a personalized quote for your forehead lift price after your consultation.
Does insurance cover brow lift surgery?
Most health insurance plans will not cover brow lift surgery when performed for cosmetic reasons. However, if the operation is performed to improve sightlines, it may be deemed medically necessary. In these cases, insurance carriers may cover some of the cost of a forehead lift.
Consult with your plastic surgeon and health insurance carrier to determine if your brow lift will be covered by medical insurance.
Am I a good candidate for a brow lift?
Ideal candidates for brow lift surgery are displeased with the current appearance of their forehead due to the effects of aging. Candidates should be in good health, be non-smokers, and have realistic expectations of their results.
How should I prepare for my brow lift?
Before a forehead lift, patients should avoid smoking, drinking alcohol, and taking prescription blood thinners for several weeks. Some herbal supplements and vitamins may also be problematic.
When can I shower after my brow lift?
You should wait to shower until at least 48 hours after your surgery. This will help prevent your incisions from reopening. After 48 hours, you may shower but should avoid direct water on your incisions for several more days.
Do not submerge your incisions in water (such as swimming, bathing, or using a sauna) for at least two weeks after your operation.
How long does a brow lift last?
Most patients will maintain their brow lift results for a decade or more. After that, the natural aging process will catch up, and new wrinkles and sagging skin may occur.
What are the risks of brow lift surgery?
All plastic surgery comes with some degree of risk. Brow lift surgery is no exception.
Some risks of brow lift surgery include:
- Excessive bleeding
- Visible scarring
- Hair loss around the incision sites
- Facial asymmetry
- Nerve damage
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