Brow Lift (Forehead Lift) in Atlanta, GA
If wrinkles across your forehead and worry lines between your eyebrows make you look older than you feel, it may be time to refresh your appearance with a brow lift. To schedule a consultation, contact Mang Plastic Surgery, an advanced medical facility led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brandon Mang. We provide brow lift surgery and other cosmetic treatments for residents of Duluth, Atlanta, Alpharetta, and nearby communities in Georgia.
What is a Brow Lift?
A brow lift, sometimes referred to as a forehead lift, surgically tightens muscle and skin in the upper facial region. The brow lift eliminates drooping skin from the eyebrows, reduces wrinkles and vertical creases between the eyebrows, and smoothens horizontal creases across the forehead.
How Can a Brow Lift Enhance My Appearance?
A brow lift enhances your facial appearance by pulling taut the skin and muscles of the upper facial region. The procedure removes drooping folds of skin in the eyebrows that may impair vision. Thick heavy eyebrows can be trimmed down to make the eyes appear more prominent. The eyebrows may be shifted to a higher position, making you look more alert and youthful. The procedure also removes wrinkles, creases, and horizontal lines across the forehead, as well as vertical lines between the eyebrows. A brow or forehead lift may also be performed to restore symmetry if your eyebrows are asymmetrical.
Is a Brow Lift Complicated?
The brow lift is a simple and safe surgical procedure performed under general anesthesia. The procedure may be performed by the traditional method or a newer, less invasive endoscopic method. The endoscopic technique reduces patient discomfort and requires a shorter recovery period. In either case, the surgery is performed using a tiny incision through which the skin of the forehead is lifted, excess fat is extracted, muscle tissue is tightened, and loose flaccid skin is trimmed away. The procedure is not complicated but, as with any surgery, there are some risks involved, and you should prepare in advance for the operation.
How Should I Prepare For A Brow Lift?
Dr. Mang will provide detailed instructions during your initial consultation on how to prepare for surgery. You are advised to refrain from consuming alcoholic beverages as well as to quit smoking, in order to prepare for optimal healing. You may also have to suspend the use of certain medications. Dr. Mang also suggests using arnica, a homeopathic remedy that can assist with the healing process.
Can I Combine A Brow Lift With Another Surgical Procedure?
Yes! You may choose to combine your brow lift procedure with one or more additional procedures to accomplish a more comprehensive improvement. Many patients combine the brow lift with blepharoplasty, which removes drooping skin around the eyes, or a neck lift, which tightens and tones the lower face, chin, and throat region. Other procedures such as liposuction may also be performed at the same treatment session, to provide further sculpting and contouring of the facial features.
What Can I Expect After A Brow Lift?
You will need to arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery and to assist you around the house for several days so that you can rest fully following your procedure. For the first 48 hours, you must keep your head elevated at all times, even while sleeping, and you may experience some swelling, numbness, aching, and soreness around the incision sites. Your eyes, nose, and cheeks may feel a little bit sore and swollen, but all of these symptoms typically clear up on their own within a few days, and you can manage them with medication if necessary. In some rare cases, temporary hair loss may occur around the incision, but your hair will grow back naturally within a few weeks.
Imagine how refreshed you will look after a brow lift procedure to eliminate frown lines and worry lines from your forehead and brow region! If you live in Duluth, Atlanta, Alpharetta, or nearby areas in Georgia, and want to learn more about how a brow lift can improve your appearance, contact Mang Plastic Surgery today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Brandon Mang.