Brow Lift / Forehead Lift
A BROW LIFT / FOREHEAD LIFT BY SHAHIN FAZILAT, MD CAN REMOVE FROWN LINES FOR A YOUNGER, MORE RELAXED APPEARANCE
A Brow Lift or Forehead Lift is a popular cosmetic plastic surgery procedure performed by Dr. Fazilat to revitalize drooping or lined foreheads, restoring a more youthful appearance that helps you look less angry, sad or tired.
The Brow Lift or Forehead Lift procedure is performed by adjusting the skin above the eyes to smooth the forehead, elevate the eyebrows, and diminish frown lines. There are two techniques used to perform this surgery; traditional or minimally invasive (endoscopic).
Brow Lifts or Forehead Lifts are most effective for patients who want to correct:
- A brow position that is too low
- Too many wrinkles (frown lines) in their forehead
- The affects of aging with lined or inelastic skin
- Remove extra skin above and around the eyebrows
During your initial Brow Lift or Forehead Lift consultation with Dr. Fazilat, he will discuss the options and alternatives in great detail, providing you with all the information you need to make an informed decision about a Brow Lift or Forehead Lift procedure. The site of the incisions will also be discussed prior to your surgery; they’re typically made in inconspicuous places such as at or behind the hairline.
Our Cosmetic Consultant can provide you with information on pre-operative Brow Lift or Forehead Lift care, recovery, local accommodations, and answer any other questions related to your procedure and stay in the San Jose / Cupertino / Palo Alto / Mountain View, CA area. If you are traveling from outside the US, we highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance.
Once you have booked your Brow lift or Forehead lift surgery, Dr. Fazilat’s office will coordinate the location and time of your Brow lift or Forehead lift surgery. You will receive a pre-operative appointment, which is typically two weeks before your surgery. During this appointment, you will be given instructions for your surgery, as well as any medical request forms for necessary blood work or related medical tests. Dr. Fazilat will also take any pre-operative photos and review your planned procedure(s) so you can ask any final questions. Our office will contact you by phone or by email to review your instructions and your health history.
After your pre-operative appointment, if you have any questions regarding your instructions, you can contact our office by phone or email us at any time. General Surgery instructions can also be found in the Patient Resources of our website.
About The Operation
Brow Lift or Forehead Lift surgery is a common procedure that Dr. Fazilat performs in his practice. Typically, operations are performed as an out-patient procedure under general or local anesthesia with a certified anesthesiologist; surgical times are approximately 2 hours.
There are two techniques used to perform this surgery; traditional or minimally invasive (endoscopic). During the surgery, Dr. Fazilat will elevate the skin above your eyes to smooth your forehead, elevate your eyebrows, and diminish your frown lines. Drainage tubes may be placed at the incision site to collect excess blood or fluid for 1 to 2 days after surgery.
For the traditional Brow Lift or Forehead Lift surgery, Dr. Fazilat will make a coronal (headphone-shaped) incision behind your hairline, stretching between your ears and across the top of your forehead. If you have thinning hair, the incision may be placed further back or along the skull bone joints to minimize visibility. Then, your forehead skin will lifted, tissue will be removed, muscles will be adjusted, and your eyebrows may be lifted. Excess skin will be trimmed and the incision will be closed with stitches or clips. The site will be washed and sutures will be protected with gauze or bandages.
For the endoscopic Brow Lift or Forehead Lift surgery, Dr. Fazilat will make three to five short incisions behind your hairline. The endoscope will placed in one incision so he can see beneath your skin without having to make a larger incision. Dr. Fazilat will then lift your skin and adjusts your muscles through the other incisions.
Some of Dr. Fazilat’s patients also have their Brow Lift or Forehead Lift surgery combined with other procedures, such as a face lift / neck lift, eyelid surgery, or a chin liposuction to give your entire face a younger, more energetic appearance.
After a Brow Lift or Forehead Lift, patients are encouraged to walk the evening of the surgery to prevent possible blood clots. Any drainage tubes will be taken out the next day and your hair will be carefully washed. If surgical clips were used to hold the incisions closed, they will be removed one week after the Brow lift or Forehead Lift along with your stitches.
Brow Lift or Forehead Lift patients can typically return to work within 2 to 3 days. The majority of swelling and bruising will dissipate by the end of the first week, though strenuous activity should be avoided for 1week. Patients should also have an adult stay with them for 24 hours following the surgery to monitor their recovery. Also, scars from Brow lift or Forehead Lift incisions begin to fade in a few months, but camouflage cosmetics can be used to minimize the effects of bruising.
Dr. Fazilat will schedule a follow-up post-recovery office visit to discuss your progress.
To learn more about Brow Lift or Forehead Lift (Facial Rejuvenation) surgery, please call us today at 650-964-2200 or complete this form on our website to schedule an initial consultation.