Sagging upper eyelids can make you look angry or sad, giving others the wrong impression of who you are. In the worst case, this issue can also impair vision. If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your brow, a brow lift may be just what you need. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Bailey can perform this procedure exceptionally, giving you the results you deserve with less downtime. Connect with our office in Newport Beach to learn more about this procedure.
Brow Lift Candidates
A brow lift can do wonders for your appearance if you have deep forehead wrinkles or a low eyebrow position. Brow lifting is needed less often in men, as a slight droop of the eyebrows emphasizes the bony prominence above the eye that is characteristically male. However, men who prefer to look younger can also opt for this procedure.
Brow Lift Procedure
Traditional brow lifting requires a long incision in the scalp. However, an endoscopic brow lift only requires 3-5 small incisions behind the hairline. This can be combined with additional internal techniques to avoid raising the hairline when necessary. The procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia. Often a brow lift is combined with a facelift or eyelid procedure under the same anesthetic. If needed, the underlying bone of the forehead can be reshaped simultaneously.
At the time of the operation, the incision(s) will be placed within the hair. The hairline will be moved back somewhat as the brow is lifted. If you already have a high hairline, additional internal work will be needed to avoid this movement, and there will be temporary looseness and wrinkling of the skin of the upper forehead. If this fails to settle, or you wish to avoid this process, a fine zig-zag incision will need to be made along the hairline, and excess skin will need to be removed.
After the procedure, drainage tubes will be placed under the scalp for 24 hours. For about two weeks, you can expect bruising, particularly around the upper eyelids. Your forehead may be numb for a few days to several weeks. If long incisions are made (as opposed to using the endoscope), the scalp will be numb for at least several months. Loose skin in the upper eyelids will be tightened.
Once the area heals, the operation results will be evident and long-lasting. Moving the eyebrows upward and reducing forehead lines give you a more youthful, rested, and cheerful appearance.
Schedule Brow Lift Surgery in Orange County, CA
If you want to look and feel younger, a brow lift surgery may be the right option. To determine if this procedure is right for you, set up your consultation with Dr. Bailey today. To get started, simply fill out and submit the schedule form below or call our office by dialing (949) 650-6710.