Gravity and aging can take a toll on the facial features and cause the brows to sag, wrinkles to form around the eyes and on the forehead, and the upper eyelids to look hooded. Brow lift surgery addresses these aesthetic concerns by elevating the eyebrows into a more youthful-looking position and smoothing forehead lines. The surgical team at Chicago Aesthetic Surgery Institute and NeoDerma Medspa has many years of experience performing successful brow lift procedures, and they have fine-tuned their surgical approach to produce the best possible results. If you are interested in forehead lift surgery, read on to learn how our talented Chicago cosmetic surgeons can help.
Candidates for Forehead Lift in Chicago
The best candidates for brow lift surgery are men and women in good physical and mental health who do not smoke and have realistic expectations. Brow lift candidates should be personally motivated to have the surgery, and not seek surgery under another person’s influence. In order to promote beautiful, natural-looking results, our Chicago forehead lift surgeons will perform a thorough physical examination of the patient’s bone structure, brow position, skin elasticity and eyelid aesthetics.
The Brow Lift Procedure
Brow lift surgery is performed on an outpatient basis at our accredited cosmetic surgery Chicago surgical facility. Local or general anesthesia is administered by our licensed anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist; then, the surgeon makes incisions in the hairline, starting at the ears and extending across the top of the scalp. Incisions are inconspicuously placed so that any scars will not be noticeable. The surgeon then "lifts" and repositions the underlying muscle tissue and removes excess skin. Incisions may also be made in the upper eyelids in some cases. The muscles that create furrows between the brows may be weakened. The incisions are closed with stitches or sutures and the face may be loosely bandaged.
Recovering from Brow Lift Surgery
Some puffiness and discoloration may appear after surgery, but should resolve within a couple of weeks. Your Chicago eyelid lift surgeon can prescribe pain medication and recommend ice packs to alleviate discomfort. You should keep your head elevated to reduce post-operative swelling. It is important to rest and avoid strenuous activity for several days following surgery.
Benefits and Risks of Forehead Lift
The brow lift procedure has a gravity-reversing effect on the facial features, as it elevates the brows into a more youthful-looking position. A brow lift will make the patient look more awake and well-rested. It eliminates the horizontal lines and creases that develop across the forehead or high on the bridge of the nose. For a full facial transformation, brow lift surgery may be combined with a facelift or neck lift to address the lower section of the face.
Risks of brow lift include infection, hematoma, anesthesia complications and unfavorable scarring. However, these risks are rare with an experienced, board-certified surgeon such as the surgeons of Chicago Aesthetic Surgery Institute.
Schedule Your Brow Lift Appointment Today
If you would like to speak with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons about brow lift surgery, please contact Chicago Aesthetic Surgery Institute and NeoDerma Medspa to schedule a consultation. Our surgeons are highly experienced at performing a variety of facial rejuvenation procedures, including facelift, neck lift and eyelid surgery in Chicago. In addition, they have been recognized as some of the leading Chicago nose surgery and fat transfers providers. Dr. Szczerba is also pleased to treat Ultherapy Chicago patients who are seeking non-surgical facial rejuvenation.