Also Known as a Forehead Lift
A forehead lift or brow lift is used to correct drooping of the brow, a problem that can cause an angry or tired look and also create a fullness or heaviness the upper eyelids. A severely sagging or drooping brow can push the upper lids down to the point that they block vision especially when looking up. A forehead lift should, by elevating the brow to its normal position, result in a rejuvenated forehead as well as improved, more awake appearance of the upper eyelids.
To learn more about a brow lift and to see if it is right for you, schedule a consultation with American Board of Plastic Surgery certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Brian Windle. Our facility, Partington Plastic Surgery is conveniently located in Kirkland, WA. We have been voted the Best Plastic Surgery Practice in Western Washington in 2014 and 2015.
Most patients are surprised when we suggest a brow lift because they have dismissed this procedure, thinking that they would have a “surprised” look after or because they were thinking that their problem is their upper lid when in fact it is their forehead sagging. The goal of a forehead lift is put the brow back into its original position is never to raise the brows above their original anatomic position, restoring the delicate arch of the eyebrows in women, and keeping a straighter, masculine brow position in men.
Brow Lift Techniques
There are a number of techniques that can be used for brow lifts. Most frequently, I use a “subcutaneous browlift” with Endotine fixation. Two small incisions are made behind the hairline, and the forehead skin is lifted up off the muscle to limit swelling, pain and numbness. The tissue is then fixed in a lifted position using the Endotines which are absorbable tacks that work a lot like carpet tack boards to hold things up in an acceptable position until it had scarred in place.
To learn more about what a brow lift or forehead lift, schedule a consultation by emailing us or calling (425) 366-8222. Dr. Windle and Partington Plastic Surgery welcome patients from all over WA and Western Washington, as well as Seattle, Kirkland, Bellevue, Bothell, Lyndhurst, Edmonds, Redmond, Woodinville, Issaquah, Renton and Kent.
What is an Endoscopic Endotine Brow Lift or Forehead Lift?
An endoscopic brow lift or endoscopic forehead lift is a procedure to correct drooping eyebrows, soften worried or angry expressions that result from frown lines and improve heavy looking upper eyelids. Part of the muscle that causes frown lines or #11 lines between the brows may be removed at the same time. The result is a more youthful, relaxed, and refreshed appearance.
Am I a Brow Lift Candidate?
If you have sagging eyebrows that create a tired or sad appearance, deep horizontal creases across your forehead, or frown lines or furrows between your eyebrows, you may be a candidate for a brow lift or forehead lift.
How is a Brow Lift Performed?
The brow lift technique uses a several small incisions placed just behind the hairline, providing access to the muscles and tissues beneath the skin. Instruments are then inserted through the small incisions to lift the skin and remove or alter muscle, if necessary. The eyebrows and forehead can be lifted and secured at the optimal height using a sutureless mechanism called the ENDOTINE Forehead fixation system.
A brow lift can also be done using a traditional “open” method, where an incision is made slightly behind or at the natural hairline along the entire forehead.
Most patients do not need an “open” approach because of the smaller incisions are normally all the are required to get a really good natural looking result.
In either case, the procedure normally takes between one-to-two hours, and is usually performed our office-based facility under either local or intravenous sedation or conscious anesthesia.
How Much Does a Brow Lift Cost?
The cost of a brow lift varies between areas and exactly what needs to be done to correct an individual’s particular problems and concerns. RealSelf averages the costs that have been posted by patients in various areas. In the Seattle area, the range is between $4400 and about $9000. The cost of a forehead lift at our facility can be found here.
Botox Brow Lift
“Can Botox lift a brow?” is a common question we frequently hear. Unfortunately, Botox is used to soften forehead lines by weakening the muscles that cause the forehead wrinkles but it cannot lift your brow. It would be great if it could. A Botox forehead lift would be a lot easier and cheaper!! There really is no such thing as a non-surgical brow lift.