At Tarola Plastic Surgery in Murfreesboro, TN, we are passionate about helping our clients improve their self-confidence. We proudly offer a number of cosmetic procedures and treatments to help our clients maintain their youthful visage so they can feel as comfortable in their skin as possible. Today, we’re taking a closer look at one of our most popular procedures, a brow lift. Keep reading to discover everything you need to know about this procedure.
What Is Involved in a Brow Lift?
The techniques used to perform your brow lift depend on your cosmetic goals and other factors. Regardless of the best technique for you, your skin will be inspected to verify that it is suitable for surgery. Then, the incision areas will be sanitized, and anesthesia will be administered. Once you’re prepared for surgery, if you are getting an endoscopic forehead lift, a number of tiny incisions will be made behind your hairline.
A cannula with a light and camera affixed to the end will be inserted through one of the incisions. This camera allows us to see the tissues and muscles beneath your skin. Through a different incision, the problematic forehead tissues will be lifted. To ensure long-lasting results, sutures will be used to anchor them in place.
What Happens During a Coronal Forehead Lift?
A coronal forehead lift is another very popular technique. During a coronal forehead lift, only one incision is made. This incision discreetly hidden behind your hairline extends across the top of your head from one ear to the other. Through this incision, the forehead is repositioned. At this point, the scalp in front of the coronal incision overlaps the scalp behind the coronal incision. The overlapping scalp is then removed, and what remains of the scalp is sewn together.
What Type of Anesthesia Will Be Administered Prior to Surgery?
Typically, we use a combination of local anesthesia and a sedative to keep our clients calm and comfortable during surgery. However, general anesthesia may be more appropriate for you if you are also getting other facial cosmetic procedures at the same time as your forehead lift.
How Long Will My Procedure Take?
If you are only getting a brow lift, your procedure may only take an hour or two. If you need to address other facial concerns, your procedure may take roughly three to six hours depending on the scope of your concerns.
What Can I Expect After My Procedure?
After your procedure, you can expect to be observed until you are sufficiently alert. Then, we will review your recovery guidelines with you to ensure you are clear on all of your post-op obligations. After that, you are free to be driven home. You may not drive yourself home due to the potential that your reflexes will be affected negatively by the medication administered prior to surgery.
During the first few days of your recovery period, you will need to rest as much as possible with your head elevated. Additionally, you will need to take all of your prescribed medications exactly as directed. You should take a full course of antibiotics to mitigate the risk of postoperative infection, and you should not exceed the maximum daily dosage of your prescribed painkillers.
How Long Can I Expect My Results To Last?
On average, the results of a brow lift last 11 years, give or take a year. Factors affecting how long the results of your procedure will last include the severity of your cosmetic concerns, your age, your skincare routine, and your lifestyle choices.
What Can I Do To Enjoy My Ideal Results for Longer?
You may need to improve your skincare routine a bit to enjoy your ideal results for as long as possible. It is essential for the longevity of your results that you protect your skin from UV damage. Beyond avoiding the use of indoor tanning methods, you need to avoid sunbathing or subjecting your skin to unprotected sun exposure.
Another highly effective step you can take to extend the longevity of your results is to come in every two to 12 months for BOTOX injections. Additionally, you should make sure you include moisturizing in your daily skincare routine.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Procedure?
To find out if you are a good brow lift candidate, you need to sit down with Dr. Nicholas A. Tarola, MD, and discuss your health and goals. If you’re fairly healthy, there is a pretty good chance that you will qualify for surgery. If you are not deemed a good fit for this procedure, BOTOX may be a better fit for you.
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What exactly will happen during your brow lift depends on your goals. Depending on the ideal technique for you, one or more incisions may be made through which your loose, sagging forehead skin will be tightened. In some cases, excess skin is removed. Contact us now at Tarola Plastic Surgery in Murfreesboro, TN to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Tarola to schedule a cosmetic treatment plan that helps you achieve your aesthetic goals safely and effectively.