A brow lift, or browplasty, is a surgical procedure that can take years off your appearance, making you look more rested and rejuvenated. It reduces sagging on your upper eyelids, reduces the appearance of crow’s feet, and removes excess skin from the face. While most people think there is only one option for a brow lift surgery, there are actually 3 types. 

And that’s not all.

Here are 7 things you need to know before getting a brow lift surgery.

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There are three types of brow lifts.

Depending on your unique situation, your doctor will recommend either a coronal brow lift, the endoscopic brow lift, or the temporal brow lift. A coronal brow lift is the most common type of brow lift. This procedure involves making an incision along the length of your hairline, from ear to ear.

The other two types are the endoscopic and temporal brow lifts. An endoscopic brow lift is less invasive, as it only involves making small incisions in the scalp. This type of brow lift is best for patients with limited skin sagging. The temporal brow lift is the least common type of brow lift. This procedure involves making an incision along the natural crease of your eyelid.

A brow lift is an invasive procedure.

All types of brow lift procedures involve making incisions in the skin and manipulating the underlying muscles and tissues. During a brow lift, you will receive local anesthesia in order to numb the area. This means that you will be awake during the surgery.

As with any surgery, there is a risk of infection, bleeding, and scarring. You will need to take time off from work to recover. Most people take at least a week off after their procedure. 

It can alleviate migraines.

There is some research to suggest that a brow lift can help reduce migraines. The nerves associated with migraines are located in the same areas as the muscles that cause forehead wrinkles. 

When your surgeon releases or removes these tensed muscles during a brow lift, the tissues in the forehead expand. The nerves in the forehead region are also freed from compression, making them less likely to cause excruciating migraine pain. 

A brow lift is a significant investment.

Depending on the type of brow lift, the surgeon’s fees, and the location of the surgery, a brow lift can cost anywhere from $3,000 to $12,000. Many insurance plans do not cover cosmetic surgery, so you will likely have to pay for the procedure yourself.

This is a decision that should not be taken lightly, as it is a significant investment both financially and emotionally. But if you are unhappy with the way you look, a brow lift can be a life-changing procedure.

A brow lift can improve your self-esteem and confidence. 

While the primary goal of a brow lift is to improve your appearance, many patients also report an improvement in self-esteem and confidence after the surgery. There is nothing like looking at yourself in the mirror and seeing your beauty goals realized.

As with any cosmetic procedure, you will notice astonishing results with a brow lift. It won’t take very long before your friends and family notice the change in how you look. Just be ready for all the compliments and questions you will get.

You may have to repeat the procedure.

The effects of a brow lift are not permanent. The skin and muscles will slowly begin to sag over time. If you want to maintain the results of your brow lift, you will likely need to have additional surgery every 5-10 years. 

However, there are things you can do to slow down the signs of aging. You can use solutions like collagen peptide therapy to strengthen the skin. You can also adopt new healthy habits that will give you better skin from within, like eating nutritious foods, or quitting smoking.

Not everyone is a good candidate for a brow lift.

While a brow lift can improve the appearance of many people, it is not right for everyone. Some of the potential risks you need to consider include bleeding, adverse effects from anesthesia, and changes in your facial symmetry. If you are not prepared for a change in the way you look, then you should consider carefully whether a brow lift is necessary for you.

Before you decide to have a brow lift, make sure to talk to your doctor about all the potential risks and benefits. Cosmetic procedures are generally safe and effective, but there are instances where they could have negative effects on certain people.

Is a brow lift right for you?

Before you decide to have a brow lift, be sure to do your research and select a board-certified plastic surgeon who has experience performing the procedure. Choose a surgeon who you feel comfortable with and who you trust to give you the best results.

Are you considering a brow lift? Contact Elite Plastic Surgery today at (480) 630 9054.

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