A brow lift is one of the most common facial rejuvenation procedures performed by Dr. Ashruf. It is particularly effective for both men and women who have sagging skin above the eyelids.
Often, many people feel that they appear angry or tired. A brow lift is a permanent solution to this problem! For a more youthful, bright-eyed appearance, a brow lift offers your best solution.
A brow lift will transform the way your face appears. By relieving your brow of deep creases and lines, you will look years younger!
About Brow Lifts
Our faces are the first thing people notice about us.
Repetitive muscle movements cause deep lines and creases to appear in the brow. Combined with diminished skin elasticity, the forehead may appear to overhang the eyes. People who have droopy eyebrows may appear tired, angry, or confused. First impressions matter, and a furrowed brow may make someone seem unapproachable. A brow lift will correct these issues and truly impact your appearance.
In a brow lift, incisions will be made along your hairline. The pattern of these incisions will vary based on your facial features. Through these incisions, excess tissue will be removed, underlying muscles will be tightened, and the skin will be smoothed across the forehead.
The results will be impressive and immediately noticeable!
The primary advantage of a brow lift is that it will give you the results you want right away! Treatments like Botox and dermal fillers will temporarily relieve concerning areas in the forehead but will only improve concerns for a few months at a time.
Not only will a brow lift give you impressive, long-lasting results, but the way we perform the surgery at Cosmetic Plastic Surgery & Laser Center of Maryland will shorten your recovery time. Endoscopic surgery requires a few small incisions that are discreetly made in the hairline. Traditional brow lifts require one large incision that may create a noticeable scar afterward. The smaller incisions help your brow lift appear natural and also help hide any leftover marks.
A brow lift will provide comprehensive improvement for the upper face and will give you impressive results that last years! You shouldn’t be self-conscious about the furrows in your brow: a simple endoscopic brow lift will leave you looking years younger and much more rested.
Adult men and women often seek out solutions to their wrinkles and forehead lines. If you are one of those people, ask yourself:
- Do you have sagging skin or wrinkles around the brow?
- Do you feel that you frequently appear tired or angry?
- Do you want to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles on your forehead?
- Are you seeking a more youthful, alert appearance?
If you have answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, then you may be a candidate for a brow lift. A forehead lift will reduce deep lines, helping you appear more rested and approachable. This surgery will produce significant results that will help transform your whole appearance.
Dr. Ashruf will evaluate your concerns, focusing on the wrinkles and creases that are present on your forehead. A brow lift can dramatically diminish these telltale signs of aging by tightening the forehead muscles and excising lax skin. Dr. Ashruf can perform this procedure endoscopically, meaning a shorter recovery time and no visible signs of plastic surgery.
This cutting-edge technology will allow your procedure to be performed meticulously and safely. An endoscopic procedure will allow Dr. Ashruf to see the underlying muscles that are adding to the problem of a heavy brow. At our center, we strive to give our patients innovative techniques that improve the safety and efficiency of the surgery.
Dr. Ashruf will inquire about your current health, medications, and past treatments. This information will help him gauge if a brow lift is a healthy solution to your concerns.
He will explain the details of the surgery, anesthetic options, potential risks, and expected recovery period. He will also inform you how to best prepare for the surgery and healing process. If you have any questions or concerns that are not addressed during the private meeting, our staff will be more than willing to help out over the phone.
Prescribed medications will need to be picked up before the surgery date and you will need to arrange rides with family members or friends. A few weeks prior to the appointment date, you will need to stop taking antihistamines and pause smoking habits.
The morning of the surgery, dress in comfortable clothes and do not apply products on your face unless they have been approved by Dr. Ashruf.
Dr. Ashruf will give you instructions during your consultation on how to best prepare for a brow lift surgery and what the healing process will look like. Follow his instructions to ensure a positive experience.
Brow Lift Procedure
Our state-of-the-art method of performing brow lifts uses an endoscopic approach.
Performed by Dr. Ashruf, this technique employs the use of very thin instruments and a small camera that is inserted through four small incisions hidden beneath the hair. This camera allows Dr. Ashruf to view the surgical area on a monitor.
The endoscopic brow lift avoids the need for a large scalp incision and the permanent numbness that is sometimes associated with open brow lifts. As a result, recovery time is quicker.
Through the smaller incisions, unnecessary tissues will be removed and muscles tightened. Once your brow lift is complete, your incisions will be closed and bandaged.
After the surgery, your incision sites will be sensitive and your forehead will be swollen. Any discomfort can be controlled with medication and a thin tube may be placed in incisions to help reduce excess fluids.
You will need to keep your head elevated and sleep on your back so as not to agitate the incisions. Vigorous activities should be avoided for a few weeks to ensure proper healing.
A follow-up appointment will allow Dr. Ashruf to monitor your healing and ensure you are having a positive recovery. The initial healing will take about two weeks, after which point regular activities can be resumed.
You will immediately notice an improvement in the appearance of your brow. After about two weeks, swelling should have diminished and you should be comfortable going out and showing off your results. Your final outcome will set in after a couple of months and should last for years! The best way to keep your results consistent is with a healthy weight, active lifestyle, and healthy eating.
Can a brow lift be done under local anesthesia?
Certain types of brow lift can be performed using only local anesthesia. If it’s paired with other procedures like a facelift, however, you may require general anesthesia.
Does a brow lift get rid of forehead wrinkles?
The brow lift is one of the most effective ways to get rid of forehead lines and folds. Depending on your specific concerns, Botox or other non-surgical alternatives may be an option.
Does an endoscopic brow lift raise hairline?
The endoscopic brow lift does not raise the hairline and can be a great option for patients who have concerns about their hairline.
Does brow lift change eye shape?
The brow lift generally does not change the shape of the eyes. It may, however, reduce hooded lids if they’re caused by brow sagging.
Is a brow lift permanent?
The brow lift will last as long as you maintain good results. This includes an anti-aging regimen and regular skincare treatments.
What's the difference between a gliding brow lift and a regular one?
A gliding brow lift (GBL) is a unique brow lift technique that separates the topical skin from the deeper tissues to restore it to a more upright position. The biggest benefits are a more natural look and reduced downtime.
Can the brow lift make my forehead smaller?
The brow lift can sometimes be a good option if your goal is to make the forehead appear shorter. Your plastic surgeon can discuss the right techniques during your consultation.
How is a brow lift done?
A brow lift uses a small incision to lift and tighten the skin and tissues of the upper face. It’s usually performed using an endoscope, or a small tool that can reduce the chances of visible scarring.
When should I get a brow lift?
A brow lift is best when you’re bothered by moderate to severe aging signs in the brow and upper face. Since everyone ages at different rates, there is no hard and fast rule for when to get a brow lift.
Will a brow lift cause hair loss?
A brow lift is not likely to cause hair loss when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon. If hair loss is a concern, your plastic surgeon can discuss your options for certain incision patterns.
How do they do a brow lift?
At the Cosmetic Plastic Surgery and Laser Center of Maryland, a brow lift is performed with an endoscopic camera and small tools. Small incisions will be made along your hairline and through these incisions, the thin camera will be placed. This camera will allow Dr. Ashruf to see the muscles and tissues along your brow on a monitor. This insight will allow him to strategically choose which muscles to tighten and what tissue to remove. Once completed, the incisions will be closed.nPerforming an endoscopic brow lift removes the need for a large incision. This procedure is more discreet and helps our patients have a quick recovery period.
What is the average cost of a brow lift?
The average cost of a brow lift, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, is about $4,000. This price does not accurately reflect what your personal brow lift will cost. A private meeting with Dr. Ashruf will help him assess and understand how best to perform a brow lift on you. In your personal consultation, you will be informed about all the details of a brow lift including the cost breakdown for your own customized procedure.
What is a brow lift procedure?
A brow lift is a surgery that reduces lines, wrinkles, and creases along the forehead. Prime patients for this procedure experience a saggy brow that makes them appear angry, tired, or worried constantly. A brow lift will help accentuate your eyes and make you appear younger and well-rested. A forehead lift is an excellent treatment for both men and women who experience a furrowed brow.
How long does a brow lift last?
This depends on how well you take care of your facial skin and overall health. A brow lift will last you years! However, weight fluctuations and improper care of the skin, including sun tanning, may result in the breakdown of the skin’s elasticity. With an active lifestyle and good skin care routine, you can ensure your results last for years.