What is Browlift Surgery?
A brow lift, also commonly called a forehead lift, rejuvenates the face above the eyes to restore a more refreshed appearance by removing excess sagging skin on the forehead. A brow lift can correct a heavy, sagging brow and restore a smoother, more youthful contour to the upper one-third of the face.
Dr. Roberto Garcia has performed thousands of aging face surgeries and has developed a very conservative and natural approach that provides our patients with minimal downtime and amazing results.
What does browlift treat?
A browlift improves the look of the upper third of the face. It is most effective for correcting the following:
- Horizontal forehead lines
- Vertical lines of the Glabella (area between the eyes)
- Flattening of the eyebrows
- Lateral hooding of the eyes
- Too high of a hairline
- Too low of a hairline
Browlift Before and After Results
*Individual Results May Vary
Before & After Gallery
The gallery of images contains photographs illustrating patients’ appearances before and after surgery.
Who is a good candidate for a browlift?
The ideal candidates for a browlift want to correct one or more of the signs of aging indicated above; have some forehead sagging, but still have elasticity in their skin; are generally healthy; and have realistic expectations about what a browlift can do.
browlift Surgery procedure
Dr. Roberto Garcia performs browlift surgery either alone or in conjunction with other aging face surgeries. If performed alone, the procedure can be performed in an office based surgery setting under mild sedation with a local anesthetic. If Dr. Garcia is performing the browlift as part of another surgery necessitating heavier anesthesia, it will be done in a JCAHO/AAAHC accredited surgery center with board certified Anesthesiologists, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, and Registered Nurses. Patients may have a choice of IV sedation or general anesthesia. The procedure can vary from 1-3 hours in length.
Dr. Garcia performs a unique and natural technique with barely visible scars that blend into the natural hairline. During the procedure, no hair is removed. As the incisions heal, they blend beautifully within the hairline.
Dr. Roberto Garcia will explain the procedure to the patient in detail during consultation and the day of surgery.
After a browlift, Dr. Garcia wraps the incisions in light bandages that are removed the next morning. The next morning all incisions are carefully cleaned by our staff and the hair is gently cleansed.
Dr. Garcia specializes in a very meticulous closure of all incisions. These stitches are carefully removed one week after the surgery. Swelling, numbness, bruising and a feeling of tightness or tension over the brow may be felt. Most of these side effects resolve within 2 to 3 weeks, and sensation typically returns to normal within a few months. The scars from browlift surgery are imperceptible and most patients are back to their usual activities by 1 week.
Browlift risks and complications
Although rare, possible complications of a browlift include:
- Hair loss
- Nerve injury
- Temporary loss of sensation in the forehead
How long do browlift results last?
Results of a browlift are extremely long lasting. The patient may again begin to show similar signs of facial aging. In that case, a patient may choose to undergo “touch up” procedures to keep a certain rejuvenated look.
The Browlift Consultation Using 3D Imaging
At Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery we offer the Vectra 3D, a state of the art imaging system that allows patients to preview their expected results prior to undergoing a procedure.
During your consultation, Dr. Garcia will take photographs of a patient’s face or specific part that will be performed on. He will then create a 3D digital replication of the same body part using the VECTRA simulator. These images will allow Dr. Garcia to preview the various surgical/nonsurgical options with the patient.
Learn more about the Vectra 3D.
*Individual Results May Vary
Schedule a consultation
For more information on Browlift Surgery, call us today at 904.686.8020 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Roberto Garcia to learn if this is the right procedure for you.