The forehead and brow are often the first areas of the face to display signs of aging. Fortunately, deep forehead wrinkles, frown lines, brow furrows, and sagging eyebrows can all be corrected. A brow lift, also called a forehead lift, is an excellent way to restore a refreshed and youthful appearance. Achieve your cosmetic goals with a browlift in New Orleans performed by Dr. Sean Weiss.
Dr. Sean Weiss is double board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. He is uniquely skilled to perform your brow lift and achieve the beautiful, natural-looking results you desire.
To learn more about this facial procedure and receive individualized recommendations, call 504-636-8409 to schedule a consultation. Dr. Weiss is a New Orleans facial plastic surgeon serving Metairie, Mandeville, and nearby areas of Louisiana.
What is Brow Lift Surgery?
A brow lift combats the effects of gravity, time, and even genetics by smoothing and tightening the upper third of the face. It can have a significant positive impact on your appearance.
This surgery can benefit you by:
- Reducing deep horizontal creases in the forehead area
- Improving the appearance of furrows or frown lines between the eyebrows
- Raising eyebrow position to a more youthful and alert height
- Correcting sagging brows that hang over the upper eyelid
In addition to accomplishing the cosmetic goals above, a brow lift has the added advantage of making you look happier and more approachable. Lines, wrinkles, and sagging can work against you by giving off a tired appearance that no amount of sleep or relaxation can fix. By improving these concerns, a brow lift helps you make the right impression.
Is a Brow Lift Painful?
In many cases, a brow lift can give you a refreshed look with little to no pain. The endoscopic technique is minimally invasive and performed under anesthesia, so you won’t feel anything during the surgery. Your options may include general or local anesthesia with sedation, depending on the situation. Talk to Dr. Weiss to learn more about what you can expect.
While a brow lift itself is not painful, it is normal to experience some discomfort during the initial stages of your recovery. Fortunately, most patients find that this discomfort is manageable, and it can be controlled with medication and good self-care. Sleeping inclined, avoiding strenuous activity, and using a cold compress can all make you feel more comfortable.
Eyebrow Lift Candidates
Most people looking to rejuvenate their upper face are great candidates for a forehead lift. During your initial consultation, Dr. Weiss will determine if the procedure is right for your situation.
The ideal brow lift candidate is in good health and has realistic expectations for the procedure. While many brow lift patients are over the age of 50, it can also be beneficial for younger patients who have genetically low eyebrows.
How Do I Prepare for a Brow Lift?
Our facial plastic surgeon will give you specific instructions to prepare for your brow lift. These instructions may vary depending on the techniques that will be used during the procedure, your medical history, and other factors unique to your specific situation. In general, you may need to:
- Stop taking blood-thinning medications
- Stop smoking
- Get lab testing or a medical evaluation
- Arrange for a friend or a family member to drive you
How Dr. Weiss Performs Brow Lifts
Dr. Weiss typically performs endoscopic brow lifts. This means that he makes four to five small incisions behind the hairline. Through one of these incisions, he inserts a tiny camera. The camera allows Dr. Weiss to visualize the area beneath the skin and to mark the small muscles responsible for deep furrows and other concerns.
Then, Dr. Weiss uses another instrument to alter the underlying tissues and release wrinkles. At this time, the eyebrows are lifted and placed into a higher position. Finally, he closes the small incisions.
“Dr. Weiss has the most in-depth understanding of the face combined with precise and fastidious surgical skills. I highly recommend him to anyone considering facial surgery of any kind. He should be a lot more expensive than he is!!”
Brow Lift Recovery
Patients generally experience a short and simple recovery period following a forehead lift. This procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, so you can return home after the surgery is complete.
You may notice manageable discomfort, swelling, and numbness in the first few days. Typically, you can return to work within 7-10 days, potentially sooner.
When it comes to avoiding certain activities and caring for the treated area, Dr. Weiss will give you detailed instructions. It is important to follow these guidelines to ensure a safe and speedy recovery. He is available throughout the healing process to answer any questions you may have.
Can You Move Your Brows After the Procedure?
No one wants to look frozen or stiff. A skillfully performed brow lift should preserve your natural facial movements and expressions. You may find that your brow movement is decreased during recovery. That is a normal part of the healing process and should improve as swelling subsides.
Some techniques can limit your eyebrow movement more than others. Talk to Dr. Weiss about the results that you are looking for so that he can best tailor your procedure to meet your goals.
Brow & Forehead Lift Result Expectations
Brow lift results can last for many years. It is even possible to enjoy your new look for a decade. However, a brow lift will not stop the natural aging process, and your forehead will still change. You may experience sagging skin, wrinkles, and other cosmetic concerns in the future, though you will probably continue to look younger than if you never had the procedure done at all.
You can help increase the longevity of your brow lift results by using professional skin care products and sunscreen regularly. Cosmetic treatments like microneedling and laser skin tightening can also go a long way to boost collagen production and improve skin quality.
Will There Be Any Noticeable Scarring After a Brow Lift?
Scarring after a brow lift is usually minimal and well concealed. The incisions for the endoscopic technique are made behind the hairline where they are particularly hard to detect. Scar recovery gel and good aftercare measures, such as sun protection, can help fade visible scars. These marks will also get lighter over time, so be patient when it comes to evaluating your results.
Combining Procedures to Achieve Your Goals
A brow lift may be enough to correct your cosmetic concerns. However, many patients choose to combine the surgery with other aesthetic procedures to address multiple areas of the face.
Forehead lift surgery is frequently performed alongside an eyelid lift as part of a complete approach to dealing with the upper face and forehead. If volume loss in the forehead and temples is a concern, it can be addressed at the same time as a brow lift with a fat transfer procedure. A brow lift is also commonly combined with a facelift for thorough facial rejuvenation.
Learn More During Your New Orleans Brow Lift Consultation
A consultation with Dr. Weiss is the best way to get started. Call 504-636-8409 today to schedule a confidential, one-on-one visit to our practice. We serve men and women from New Orleans, Metairie, Mandeville, and nearby areas of Louisiana.