Brow Lift in Reston, VA

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What is Brow Lift Surgery?

The brow can descend with aging, causing the upper eyelids to feel heavy and give off a tired or worried appearance. Muscles in the forehead try to compensate, which results in deep lines across the forehead from those muscles constantly trying to pull the brow up into a normal position.

Patients often frequently inquire about a ‘Botox brow lift,’ and while Botox can give the appearance of lifting to a normal brow, once the brow has descended, Botox usually only makes the heaviness worse and surgery is the best long-term option.

A surgical brow lift elevates the brow back into its normal position. This is frequently combined with upper eyelid surgery, also known as upper blepharoplasty, to remove the extra eyelid skin. Brow lift surgery may be your best option if you have drooping eyebrows, frown lines, and wrinkles across the forehead. There are several different types of brow lift, including endoscopic brow lift, hairline or 'pretrichial' brow lift, lateral brow lift and a classic brow lift. Call Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Reston, VA today to set up a private consult with one of our plastic surgeons and see which type might be right for you.

Who is an Ideal Candidate for a brow lift?

The best candidates for brow lift surgery:

  • Have excess forehead skin creating folds and creases
  • Have droopy upper eyelids and eyebrows
  • Want a long-lasting solution
  • Have a brow that has descended below the edge of the orbital bone

What can I Expect with a brow Lift?

Most brow lift surgeries are performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient surgery at our accredited surgical center. For brow surgery, small incisions are placed in low visibility areas, such as behind the hairline. The region of the incisions depends on the patient's anatomy. Via these incisions, one of our plastic surgeons will re-contour the soft tissues to life the brow to its normal anatomic level. This may involve altering the skin, muscles or hairlilne to achieve these goals. 

What are the Anticipated Results of a brow Lift?

Brow lift surgery usually takes about two hours and the typical recovery period is around 1 – 3 weeks. For the first days after the surgery, patients should expect some temporary bruising, discomfort, tightness, and numbness. The brow may be slightly over lifted initially but relaxes once the sutures are removed around 1 week. Our plastic surgeons will talk to each patient about aftercare instructions and provide tips for an easier recovery. Patients will need to return for a follow-up appointment in one week to have their sutures removed. While visible improvements can be seen after a week, optimal results of a brow lift are usually seen at about 4 – 6 months after the surgery.

Brow Lift FAQ

How much does a brow lift cost?
It's better to focus on finding a skilled surgeon, like the members of our experienced team of plastic surgeons, who can give you the results you want rather than choosing the cheapest surgeon. Your costs for brow lift surgery will vary based on the technique used, anesthesia, facility fees, and more. When your treatment plan is developed in your consultation, cost estimates can be discussed. We will also go over the payment methods we accept and how to find low-interest financing to make your surgery more affordable.

Do I need a brow lift or facelift?
Whether you should get a facelift or brow lift will depend on where you have sagging skin as well as your goals. You should candidly talk about your wants with us so we can help you decide what is best for you. Many patients come in thinking they want a full facelift and discover they only need a brow lift and vice versa. Using their years of experience, our surgeons help you decide on your unique treatment plan — so you get the results you want.

What about nonsurgical treatments?
You may consider one of the many nonsurgical treatments, such as laser skin tightening and injectables (like BOTOX® and JUVÉDERM®), that can provide some improvements. However, a surgical brow lift is better if you want longer-lasting results and significant improvements. During your consultation, we can go over both your nonsurgical and surgical options so you can decide which is better for your needs.

What technique should I choose?
We will explain brow lift techniques in your consultation — so you understand the advantages of each. We will then help you select the best technique for your needs and goals. A few of the factors that may influence your technique choice are your hairline (taking into account both your current hairline and your risk of future recession), the amount of loose skin, and the recovery time available.

Will my results look natural?
When you have a highly experienced team of plastic surgeons to choose from, your brow lift will look natural. We will create your treatment plan for your needs and goals — so you look refreshed and younger, not frozen or tight. When performing your brow lift, we will focus on removing loose skin. The remaining tissue and skin will be smoothed — so your results don't lift your eyebrows too high or limit your facial expressions.

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Many patients fear that a brow lift will leave them looking surprised, unnaturally wide-eyed, or like they obviously had plastic surgery. Our experienced plastic surgeons will focus on creating a younger, natural-looking appearance that refreshes the face. You and your plastic surgeon can decide how dramatic or how subtle you want the results to be. After brow lift surgery, you will look more awake, more alert, and more like the age you feel. Call our office today to set up a private consultation. 

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