As a person ages, the skin of the forehead has a tendency to drift downward. This causes the eyebrows and eyelids to collect excess fat and skin, giving a person’s face a sad or tired appearance. A browlift can help rejuvenate the face and overcome signs of aging. Our plastic surgeon, Dr. Marcia V. Ormsby, uses advanced browlift techniques that leave no visible scars, do not alter a patient’s hairline, and can create a more youthful facial appearance.
Candidates for browlift surgery typically seek to smooth deep creases that develop on the forehead due to accumulated skin and fat. Common cosmetic concerns among browlift patients include:
- Drooping eyebrows
- Deep folds or creases along the brow
- Furrow between the eyebrows
- Excess skin or fat on the the upper eyelids
Many browlift candidates believe that sagging skin on the brow gives them a sad, tired, or unhappy expression that does not accurately reflect how they feel. Since the common concerns among browlift candidates are mostly caused by the natural aging process, patients can attain a revitalized and youthful look after this procedure. Some patients choose to combine a browlift with eyelid surgery for a more complete facial rejuvenation.
The browlift procedure is custom-tailored to meet the individual patient’s needs and expectations. Dr. Ormsby can use one of three main approaches when designing a customized treatment plan.
- Endoscopic Browlift: Small incisions along the hairline allow the use of an endoscope to remove excess tissue. This technique can result in very minimal scarring that can be hidden along the natural hairline. The endoscopic method also enables Dr. Ormsby to tighten the underlying musculature of the forehead to address any laxity contributing to sagging, drooping, or deep creases. An endoscopic browlift will also typically elevate the eyebrows to a more youthful position on the forehead.
- Lateral Browlift: With a couple incisions in the hairline just above the temples, the early onset of facial aging can be reversed. This technique is often used to address a sagging brow peak and can also help to lift any excess skin from the upper eyelids. By restoring the peak of the brow to a more youthful position, patients can look more revitalized and energetic. The recovery from a lateral browlift can be comparatively brief due to the less invasive nature of this technique.
- Traditional Browlift: The traditional approach for a browlift utilizes a longer incision within the hairline that can ultimately maximize the impact of the final results. This incision is concealed within the natural hairline, but also enables more extensive rejuvenation. Ideal for patients with more advanced signs of facial aging, this technique can smooth deep set wrinkles and creases, eliminate excess skin, and achieve a smoother, more toned and youthful appearance.
Some swelling or bruising can be expected in the days immediately following browlift surgery. During this time, Dr. Ormsby recommends patients keep their heads elevated to reduce swelling and promote the healing process. Oral pain medication can be used to manage any postoperative discomfort. Most patients return to work or their normal activates within 1-2 weeks, once the sutures have been removed. Dr. Ormsby recommends patients avoid any strenuous exercise during these initial weeks. Over the course of the next few months, patients will notice the results of the procedure continue to improve as all swelling dissipates. Afterward, patients can fully enjoy their new rejuvenated appearance.
To view before and after photos, please visit our browlift gallery for a look at what you can expect from the rejuvenating procedure.
Schedule Your Browlift Surgery Consultation
If you are interested in browlift surgery, please contact Dr. Marcia V. Ormsby. Arrangements can be made for you to stay locally during your recovery if you do not live in the area.
Did You Know: Patients who have facial surgery with Dr. Ormsby also receive complimentary pre & post op skin care treatments with surgery – click here to learn about skin care treatments