The forehead and eyebrow region is a very important component of facial expression. Aggressive use of the forehead muscles, aging, sun exposure, and genetics can all lead to a heavy, drooping brow (brow ptosis). A drooping brow can make a person appear angry or tired and their forehead often has deep wrinkles in it. It can also make one appear like they have an excess amount of upper eyelid skin.
Dr. Miller offers different techniques that address the problem of brow ptosis. These techniques allow the brow and forehead to be placed in their more youthful, natural position. These techniques further focus on hiding all scars and preventing any loss of hair or movement of the natural hair line. Often times this involves the use of a small endoscope in order to ensure that all the tissue is precisely placed where it needs to be. Dr. Miller also offers a lateral brow lift which can be done under local anesthetic and is a great option for certain candidates. Dr. Miller will give you a detailed analysis and present you with several options in order to help you meet your objective.
- What kind of anesthesia is used for a brow lift?
- If an endoscopic brow lift is performed it requires general anesthesia. If a lateral brow lift is done it can be accomplished under local anesthetic.
- How long does the procedure take?
- The procedure takes about one hour to an hour and a half.
- Can I do other procedures at the same time?
- Absolutely. A brow lift is often done in conjunction with a blepharoplasty, facelift, midface lift, facial fat grafting, or laser resurfacing.
- What is my recovery time?
- Recovery generally takes between one and two weeks for swelling to resolve. Mild numbness due to stretching of the sensory nerves in the forehead can take several months to resolve. The patient can go home the same day or opt to stay overnight for an additional cost. The patient will be seen on post-operative day one as well as postoperative day seven for removal of sutures and any other time the patient would like to be evaluated.