Tampa Forehead Lift or Brow Lift
A brow lift or forehead lift is a surgical procedure that raises the position of a drooping brow. As a person ages, the brow develops laxity and wrinkles. The wrinkles which run across the forehead become more prominent with time. More problematic is that the brow drops below its youthful and attractive position, creating a tired and aged appearance.
Non invasive treatments like Botox do improve forehead wrinkling and may slightly raise the brow position. The ideal patient for non surgical Botox therapy is one where brow laxity is mild. In patients with moderate to severe brow ptosis or sag, Botox therapy is ineffective at raising the brow to a youthful and attractive position. Furthermore, any improvement is temporary and will require repeat treatment every three to four months. The best result in these patients is achieved with a brow lift or forehead lift.
Reasons for Considering a Brow Lift in Tampa:
Tired and aged appearance of the forehead despite being well rested
Drooping and sagging eyebrows which now sit significantly lower than in younger years
Prominent and deep wrinkles across forehead, which create an older and weathered look
The Brow Lift Procedure
Brow lift surgery may be performed using different techniques. An endoscopic approach may be used where several small incisions are made behind the hairline and the brow is lifted to a more youthful position with the use of an endoscope. An open approach may also be utilized where the brow is lifted with direct elevation and excision of excess skin through an incision carefully placed at or behind the hairline.
Several different factors help determine which approach is best for you. The position of your hairline, where the brow is sagging, and how much excess skin and laxity is present, all contribute to the decision making process. Dr. Fakhre will decide which technique will provide you with the best results during your consultation. Brow lift surgery typically takes about one to two hours and may be performed under sedation or general anesthesia, depending on the technique used.
Recovery following a Forehead Lift
Immediately after surgery, the forehead will be fitted with bandages in order to decrease the recovery time and to reduce swelling. Dr. Fakhre will remove this dressing and check your progress the day after surgery. Just like with other facial surgeries, it is important to plan for a light week after your procedure. Keeping your head elevated after surgery will help minimize postoperative swelling. Sutures placed at the time of surgery are usually absorbable, however any permanent sutures used are usually removed about a week after surgery.
Complications are rare after Brow lift surgery and can be minimized by following Dr.Fakhre's postoperative instructions. Pain after surgery is very manageable with oral pain medications.
To find out if you'd be a good candidate for a Brow Lift or Forehead Lift in Tampa and Wesley Chapel, Florida, schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Fakhre, your Tampa and Wesley Chapel Plastic Surgeon, at 813-PLASTIC (752-7842).
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