Brow Lifts and Forehead Lifts in Albuquerque, NM
A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, is the best procedure available for eliminating the tired, serious, or angry appearance that comes from having low eyebrows and frown lines between your eyes. This simple procedure involves short incisions and a special fiber optic camera to elevate the brows in a youthful arch, minimize forehead and frown lines, and rejuvenate the face.
Who is a good candidate for a brow lift?
Age, genetics, and environmental factors can all contribute to unwanted facial creases and a tired appearance. A brow lift gives a more youthful, happy, and alert look to those who are looking to correct the following problems:
- furrows in the forehead
- crow’s feet
- frown lines
- drooping eyebrows
The Procedure – What to Expect
We perform brow lifts under general anesthesia in our office surgical suite. Once you are comfortable and properly sedated, Dr. Tuggle inserts an endoscope about the size of a soda straw with a video camera at one end through small incisions in the hair above your forehead. This mobilizes and tightens the tissue to elevate the eyebrows, smooth the forehead, and reduce the crow’s feet.
Since the brow is usually only lifted one-quarter to three-eighths of an inch, there is minimal change in the hairline and no loss of hair. Even men with receding hairlines or total hair loss have almost no visible scarring. The small incisions heal rapidly, are well hidden in the hair, and require no bandage. Once healing is complete, forehead movement and expressions return to normal.
Custom Brow Lifts
We customize your brow lift according to your concerns, and we often incorporate an eyelid lift or a facelift simultaneously if that contributes to your goals. Combining cosmetic procedures can make an even greater difference in the elimination of long-term sun damage and aging while enhancing the look of your eyes, forehead, and brows and bringing out your innate beauty.
Brow Lift Surgery Recovery
A smoother forehead and a refreshed, more youthful look are the immediate results of a brow lift. There is normally no swelling or bruising of the forehead. You may experience mild swelling in the upper eyelids or a mild headache but nothing that cannot be managed with over-the-counter medication.
Most patients are up and about the day of surgery and can return to work in three to four days. If the procedure is performed in conjunction with eyelid surgery, facelift, or laser resurfacing, additional recuperation may be necessary.