Doctor’s Thoughts on Brow Lift

At our Newport Beach plastic surgery we strive to understand your unique concerns and goals to find the right treatment plan for you. When it comes to a surgical procedure like a brow lift, we will be honest about the pros and cons of this treatment option. For many, the significant results of a brow lift can save time and money in the long run, reducing the number of injectable treatment sessions needed, which provide temporary results.

At Pacific Center Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach brow lift procedures have helped hundreds of patients achieve natural-looking, long-lasting results with minimal scarring. We help our patients turn back the hands of time by providing a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance that offers a boost of confidence. As board-certified plastic surgeons, we aim to deliver the best personalized care, from consultation to your final result. To get started on your journey to looking and feeling your best or to learn more about your options, contact our Orange County office and request a consultation.

What is a Brow Lift?

A brow lift (sometimes referred to as a forehead or temple lift) is a cosmetic surgery procedure that addresses aging in the upper face, including the brows and forehead. Aging in this area often gives the appearance of being tired. With a brow lift, we aim to rejuvenate your appearance by addressing deep lines, wrinkles, and sagging around the eyebrows, which also helps lift the sagging skin of the eyelid as well. A brow lift can be performed alone or combined with another surgical procedure like a facelift or blepharoplasty to achieve a more youthful and alert appearance. It can also help correct a receding hairline.

The New Brow Lift: Cat Eye Lift

As many patients have had Botox injections to control the lines between their brows and on their forehead, the corners of the brows are sometimes too low, creating “hooding” of the upper eyelid. A temple lift can raise the side of the brow, open the eye, and soften lines between the brow. It is quick, simple, and can be performed with a local anesthetic in our office. For those wanting a more exotic “cat eye” look, which has recently become a popular request, a temple lift can be exaggerated. Whether you prefer a Cat Eye Lift or a more gentle lift, the results are rejuvenating and can soften Crow’s Feet and smile lines.

Who can Benefit from a Brow Lift?

A brow or temple lift is an excellent procedure for those who have begun to experience facial sagging with age. Sagging occurs in the upper face due to gravity, repeated facial expressions, and a loss of collagen in the skin. Both men and women choose brow lift surgery when they want to significantly improve the appearance of their upper face by targeting:

  • Low or sagging brows that cause a tired, exhausted or angry appearance
  • Hidden eyes due to excess laxity causing brow and eyelid sagging
  • Deep creases in the forehead

Good candidates for a brow lift should have realistic expectations for the surgical procedure and plan for some recovery and downtime. If you aren’t quite ready for surgery, you may choose a non-surgical option instead, like Botox or laser skin rejuvenation at BioSpa, our Medical Spa. While a brow lift can effectively address the eyebrows and forehead, it will not completely eliminate sagging from the eyelids. This may be improved by adding a blepharoplasty to the procedure.

How is the Brow Lift Performed?

The approach to brow lift surgery and the techniques utilized will vary depending on your concerns and their severity. At Pacific Center Plastic Surgery, we strive to provide the best brow lift Newport Beach has to offer by tailoring our approach to each patient. That being said, often, your treatment plan will include one of the following techniques:

Traditional Brow Lift

In a traditional surgical brow lift, a beveled incision technique hides the incision within the hairline without causing noticeable damage to the hair follicles, which usually grow into the scar, thereby camouflaging it. The exact placement of your incisions will depend on where sagging is present, either the inner, outer, or entire brow. Once the appropriate incision is made, the underlying tissue will be elevated to lift the brows. Excess skin is then removed. This is performed under general or local anesthesia with oral sedation to ensure your comfort.

Endoscopic Brow Lift

Our board-certified plastic surgeons also offer the advanced endoscopic brow lift technique. During this procedure, an endoscope is used to guide the process. This technique requires smaller incisions made within the hairline.

Temple Lift

A majority of patients age mostly near the outer side of their brow more than the inside of the face. In some cases, that is the only portion that needs lifting to restore a more youthful appearance. A limited scar technique is used in the temple area (usually behind the hairline).

Recovery After a Brow Lift

After your brow lift in Newport Beach, a light dressing is applied. Sleeping with your head elevated the first week will decrease swelling and discomfort and speed up the recovery process. It is important to plan for this time to rest and recover. Usually, after about one week, makeup can be applied to conceal any lingering visible signs of the healing process. As with any surgery, it is essential to closely follow the instructions provided by your doctor to ensure proper healing and the best possible results.

Brow Lift Results

Following surgery, swelling and redness can be expected as you heal. As this begins to diminish over the next several weeks, you will start to notice the improvement in your appearance. After some weeks of proper care and healing, you’ll be able to enjoy the final rejuvenating results of your brow lift. A brow lift can take years off your appearance, increase your confidence and provide a long-lasting youthful look that still appears natural.

Why Choose Pacific Center Plastic Surgery?

There are many surgical and non-surgical treatment options to choose from when it comes to cosmetic rejuvenation, particularly in decreasing the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles. Likewise, there are many choices for selecting a plastic surgeon for your specific cosmetic needs. To get the most out of your brow lift and achieve the best results, it’s important to do your research, be selective, and feel comfortable with your plastic surgeon.

At Pacific Center Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, our board-certified plastic surgeons are experienced and qualified. Our team specializes in creating a truly customized treatment plan for your unique needs. Not only do we take the time to understand your specific concerns, but we also commit to helping you reach your cosmetic goals by establishing a trusting relationship and by guiding you every step of the way through your transformation journey. We are honest about the pros and cons of any procedure. As a result, you can trust that we will recommend the best possible treatment plan to help you look and feel your best and enjoy life with confidence.

To learn more about your facial rejuvenation options, including a brow lift, please contact our office and request a consultation.