Are you embarrassed by deep forehead furrows or a drooping brow? Do others often mistake you for appearing angry, sleepy, or worried? These are some of the most common complaints of people who visit our Valparaiso office to discuss the possibility of a brow or forehead lift.
Dr. Bose and the team here at Bose Plastic Surgery believe that you should be able to look as young as you feel. Gravity, years of exposure to the elements, and a natural loss of skin elasticity can all lead to a sagging brow – even in a person as young as their 30s, 40s, or 50s. A brow lift can offer a natural-looking solution with benefits that include:
Here at Bose Plastic Surgery, we make education an important part of our practice. Though the decision to undergo a brow lift is one to be made between you and Dr. Bose, knowing the process behind this procedure can help you better understand whether it could be right for you.
During a brow lift, the sagging extra skin that hangs along the forehead is removed. Dr. Bose then repositions the facial muscles, putting the eyebrows in a more favorable position. This can help reduce hooding over the eyes, eliminate creases, and provide a more youthful appearance.
A brow lift is a surgical procedure performed in a hospital under anesthesia. An incision is made either along the hairline (endoscopic incision) or across the scalp (coronal incision). The endoscopic incision is smaller, less noticeable, and typically preferred in most cases. Excess skin will then be removed, and the muscles repositioned. Finally, the incision will be sutured shut, revealing a smoother forehead and a more rejuvenated appearance.
You will awaken with bandages loosely wrapped around your forehead. There may also be a small tube used to drain excess fluid from the surgical site. It is normal to experience some bruising, swelling and discomfort, thought this is typically well-managed via over-the-counter pain relievers or those prescribed by Dr. Bose. Most patients will need to rest approximately 10 days before returning to work after surgery. During this time, the incision will begin to heal. You will also be schedule to return to our office for a follow-up appointment sometime after your surgery.
Your incision will continue to fade over time, and the swelling will gradually go down over the course of several weeks. Keep in mind that you may not fully recover for several months after your procedure, though your results may continue to improve day by day.
If you think you may be a candidate for brow or forehead surgery, it may be time to schedule your consultation with Dr. Bose. Our team is happy to accommodate you and answer any questions you may have about the procedure. We know that the decision to undergo cosmetic surgery is a personal one, and we want to do everything we can to support you throughout that process.
Your consultation will include an evaluation of your concerns and goals, as well as a visual assessment of your brow and forehead area. Dr. Bose will also review your personal medical history, as well as information about habits that may affect your health, such as smoking. If you are found to be healthy and generally have realistic goals for surgery, you may be a candidate for a brow lift.
This is also the time you should ask questions about any other procedures that you may be interested in benefiting from. Though brow lifts can be administered alone, they are often requested in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures, such as facelift and blepharoplasty.
For more information about brow and forehead surgery, contact our office today. Our practice serves Valparaiso, Chesterton, Hobart, Merrillville, Schererville, Munster, Crown Point, Chicago, South Bend, New Buffalo. We look forward to serving you soon.