Say Goodbye to Droopy Brows!
A droopy eyebrow can overshadow your eyes and make it appear as if you are always scowling or upset. Your eyes and forehead communicating your emotions and if they are currently sagging or looking overtly tired, it may be time to treat yourself to a brow lift! You can lift the brow area with one lift surgery with Las Vegas facial plastic surgeons Dr. Goesel Anson, Dr. Terrence Higgins, or Dr. Andrew Silver can elevate the brow and smooth the forehead for a refreshed look that appears natural.
We offer several variations of the traditional facelift at our Las Vegas practice. Although techniques may differ, they share the goal of improving the signs of aging in the lower half of the face and improving the contour of the cheeks and neck. Dr. Goesel Anson, Dr. Terrence Higgins, and Dr. Andrew Silver specialize in the full range of facelift options and can help you determine which option is best for you.
Your first step toward a customized facelift is to request a consultation online to meet with one of our plastic surgeons. You can also give us a call at 702-822-2100 to schedule an appointment.
Real Patients, Beautiful Results
This patient, age 59, is shown before and after a combination endoscopic brow lift, facelift, and fat transfer performed by Dr. Anson. For additional photos of brow lift patients, view our photo gallery. Our extensive online photo gallery of actual patients is supplemented by additional digital photos patients can browse at our office.
What is a Brow Lift?
A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift:
- Reduces the wrinkle lines that develop horizontally across the forehead, as well as those that occur on the bridge of the nose, between the eyes
- Improves frown lines, the vertical creases that develop between the eyebrows
- Raises sagging brows that are hooding the upper eyelids
- Places the eyebrows in an alert and youthful position
Other cosmetic procedures that may be performed with a brow lift include:
How is a Brow Lift Performed?
The specific brow lift procedure used depends on the assessment made during your consultation with either Dr. Higgins, Dr. Anson, or Dr. Silver. Your facial bone structure, skin quality, brow position, hairline, and other considerations are all accounted for before deciding on the procedure best suited to your needs.
Brow lift options include endoscopic, coronal, lateral, and anterior:
Endoscopic Brow Lift
An endoscope is a thin fiber-optic tube connected to a video screen that allows a surgeon to perform a brow lift using small incisions made in the scalp behind the hairline. Endoscopic brow lifts are the most common type of forehead lift we perform at our Las Vegas practice. Using the endoscope, your surgeon can manipulate the underlying tissue and muscles to raise your forehead and brow without removing any skin or scalp.
Coronal Brow Lift
This is considered the traditional, somewhat old-fashioned forehead lift procedure. It uses an incision across the entire scalp (crown). It allows a surgeon to lift a severely drooping brow, adjust muscles, remove skin, and redrape the scalp to a higher position. It is more invasive than an endoscopic brow lift, but it provides a dramatic, long-lasting result. However, it can cause permanent numbness on the top of the head and may not be a good option if you already have a receding hairline.
Lateral Brow Lift
Some men and women come to our office concerned that their outer eyebrows are sagging, although the area of the brow closer to the center of the foreheads is in a good position. They are good candidates for a lateral brow lift, which is similar to an endoscopic brow lift and can provide excellent results. Two small incisions are made in the temple area of the hairline, and the position of the outer brows is adjusted.
Anterior Brow Lift
Patients who need to significantly elevate their central brow, but who already have a high hairline, can benefit from an anterior hairline brow lift. The central part of the incision is made along the hairline, the forehead is elevated, and excess skin is removed. This procedure can leave a more visible scar. Some patients choose to undergo hair transplantation to camouflage the scar, and others simply change their hairstyle.
“Patients are often most nervous about the brow lift and will point out celebrities who had less than ideal results. They tell me they do not want that perpetually surprised look and I certainly do not want to that for them either. We want results that are as natural as possible, while making you look as youthful as possible.
– Dr. Andrew G. Silver
What Can I Expect During Recovery?
Recovery after a brow lift will depend on the surgical technique used and whether your surgery included other procedures. Recovery after an endoscopic brow lift is typically quicker than with a traditional brow lift approach.
Prescription pain medication typically controls any discomfort. You will likely have swelling and bruising of the eyebrow area and upper eyelids, which will dissipate within 1 to 2 weeks. This is likely when you will feel ready to go out in public and return to work. A small amount of swelling and temporary numbness is normal and can take several months to completely resolve.