- To reduce forehead wrinkles and creases
- Reduce furrows and other aging signs on the forehead and create a tight refreshed look
- Remove or reduce frown lines (vertical creases).
- Raise eyebrows to give a more youthful look and reposition sagging eyebrows.
Types of Brow Lift
Coronal (traditional) brow lift
For the classic approach, Dr. Khalil places longer incisions along the hairline (which means that the scars are easily concealed). Through these incisions, he removes, repositions and tightens the skin, tissue, muscles and fat on the brow to achieve a smoother, firmer shape. As the most invasive of the brow lift options, it is the most appropriate for patients who have more severe signs of aging.
Endoscopic brow lift
Rather than a long incision, endoscopic brow lift involves making smaller incision along or even inside the hairline. Hence, it is also sometimes called a short scar brow lift. Dr. Khalil then inserts an endoscope, which can reposition the tissue and muscles in the forehead without needing to remove loose skin. Many patients prefer endoscopic brow lift because of its easier recovery.
Temporal brow lift
A temporal (or lateral) brow lift is even less invasive than an endoscopic lift. Instead of addressing the whole forehead, it focuses the attention on the outermost portions where signs of aging are generally the first to appear. It is a good choice for patients who want to tackle initial signs of sagging and wrinkles.
Candidates for this surgical approach generally have two problems they wish to enhance cosmetically: an older looking forehead and a high forehead (i.e. a further back hairline). In addition to smoothing out the skin and minimizing lines, Dr. Khalil can remove some of the forehead skin so that the hairline advances forward.
Benefits of Brow Lift
Minimizing Unwanted Lines and Wrinkles
As skin loses its youthful plumpness and elasticity, the lines that appear on the face when a facial expression is made can linger so long that they become permanent indentations. In addition to diminishing (if not completely eliminating) the horizontal forehead creases, brow lift also reduces the vertical lines between the eyebrows known as frown lines.
Lifting the Eyebrows
Younger people’s eyebrows generally rest higher on the forehead until skin sagging causes them to sink. Not only are older eyebrows lower, but they also lose their appealing arches. Brow lift can elevate the eyebrows while also giving them a rounder shape.
Minimizing Eyelid Sagging
When the brow becomes “heavy,” the excess fat and skin put pressure on the upper eyelids, which may prevent them from opening completely. While upper eyelid surgery, a separate surgery, is the most effective way to handle drooping eyelids, by removing excess tissue from the forehead, brow lift can also help rejuvenate the eyes.
Improving How People Are Perceived
After having brow lift, many patients find that they project a happier, friendlier demeanor. Since forehead creases are associated with angry and frustrated expressions, when they linger on the face indefinitely, they can cause friends and colleagues to read that face as upset or unapproachable. By reducing these lines, patients have an easier time conveying their true emotions.
Brow Lift Recovery and Results
For traditional brow lift, the recovery period is typically between one and two weeks. For the less-invasive forms of brow lift (endoscopic and temporal), the recovery period generally is shorter and with less discomfort. No matter which type of brow lift, patients should prioritize rest and relaxation for the first few days and take pain medication to moderate discomfort.
Results last about 10 years for surgical brow lift, five to eight years for endoscopic brow lift and three to five years for temporal brow lift.
Schedule a Consultation
To meet with Dr. Khalil, one of Los Angeles’s most knowledgeable and best reviewed plastic surgeons, schedule a consultation. Together, you can discuss all brow lift options and devise an appropriate plan for rejuvenating your face. Please call (310) 385-8601 for an appointment.