Lifting the brow can provide some of the most dramatic appearance changes. A brow lift opens the eyes, tightens the skin of the eyelids and raises the brows to a position that restores the look of energy and wellness. Occasionally referred to as a forehead lift, a brow lift repositions the muscles to lift and tighten the area above and including the brow.
What is the Process of an Endoscopic Brow Lift Like?
The endoscope allows a direct view of the tissues and muscles beneath the skin. In this type of surgery, about four or five small incisions are made instead of one long incision. Each of the smaller incisions is only up to 1 to 1 ½ cm’s long. Dr. Sikorski inserts the endoscope through one of the incisions. The other incisions are used to insert specialized instruments to remove unwanted tissue and to reshape the muscles in the area. Dr. Sikorski places hemaseal also called “tissel” a special skin glue under the skin to seal blood vessels and seal the brow in position, the skin to reposition or lift the eyebrows.
In addition, fixation screws are may be placed behind the hairline to hold the position of the brow in place for one to two weeks. These two tiny titanium fixation screws are removed painlessly at the one week or two week post-op visit. After the procedure is over, Dr. Sikorski closes the incisions with tiny sutures.
The procedure is usually done while Orange County patients are asleep under iv sedation or general anesthesia. Dr. Sikorski’s dual specialty of cosmetic surgery and dermatology allows for a wide range of options from purely surgical to mini-surgical plus dermatology to nonsurgical dermatology.
Watch Robin P. explain her experience with brow lift surgery at Natural Image OC.
At What Age Should I Consider A Brow Lift Surgery?
To minimize the visible effects of aging, a forehead lift is commonly performed on men and women that are between 35-70 years of age. However, it also helps patients of any age who have furrows or frown lines due to stress or muscle activity. Orange County patients can get rid of inherited conditions, such as a low, heavy brow or furrowed lines above the nose and can achieve a more youthful and alert look with a forehead lift. Age does not represent a barrier for cosmetic surgery.
Many patients who have had a previous upper-eyelid surgery, suffer from receding hairline, or are bald can still be good candidates for this procedure. Dr. Sikorski will simply perform a more conservative operation or alter the location of the incision.
Will a Brow Lift Eliminate The Need for an Eye Lift?
A brow lift will help make the eyes appear more open and often is the only upper face surgery needed, but some patients will need additional surgery for lifting and opening the eyes. Eyelid surgery can easily be performed at the same time as a forehead lift if you have significant skin overhang in the upper eyelids. Sometimes, Orange County patients who believe they need upper-eyelid surgery find that a forehead lift better meets their surgical goals.
Dr. Sikorski will examine your facial muscle structure and recommend the correct procedure. If only one procedure is needed to accomplish the goal, you can rest assured you will understand why. Since Dr. Sikorski’s main goal is to provide her patients with a natural look, she will always be sure to advise you on the most reasonable approach to prevent an “over done” result.
Our Surgery Center
Natural Image Cosmetic Surgery in the Orange County area is a fully-accredited, AAAHC center, with complete on-site surgery facilities. You undergo surgery, treatment and follow-up care at one location with no hospitalization required. Our highly-trained anesthesiologist ensures you receive quality care throughout your surgery. You will be attended by a Registered Nurse for the first 24 hours after returning home.
Related cosmetic surgery or non-surgical procedures
- Blepharoplasty (eyelift) to remove excessive eyelid skin or bags beneath the eyes.
- Facelift, Jowl Lift, Necklift or Liposuction to tighten and re-contour the face and/or neck
- Erbium Laser resurfacing for smoothing wrinkles and rough skin (also tightens)
- Fraxel pixilated laser for pigmentation and skin texture
- BOTOX® Cosmetic for relaxing frown and worry lines and crows’ feet
- Dermal Fillers such as JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel, Restylane, Silicone droplets to fill fine lines and wrinkles
Your Consultation Visit
Enjoy a relaxing visit to our office where you can ask questions, meet our staff, take a tour of our office and surgical suite and view additional photo results of our OC patients.
Your consultation assessment is with Dr. Sikorski, not an impersonal or commissioned sales person. Fees and procedure preparations are discussed with our patient coordinator, who will detail the surgical experience with you.
Learn more about brow lift in the Orange County area. Schedule an appointment with Natural Image OC online or by phone at (949) 448-0487.