- Procedure: Outpatient
- Anesthesia: General or local anesthesia with sedation
- Duration of Procedure: About 90 minutes
- Initial Recovery Phase: About 10 days
- Results: Apparent immediately, but continue to improve as post-op symptoms subside
Dual-trained plastic and head and neck surgeon Dr. Sean Maguire performs cosmetic brow lift surgery at Physician’s Center for Beauty. With surgical brow lift, Dr. Maguire lifts a drooping eyebrow line. The result is a refreshed, relaxed appearance overall.
What Is Achieved With Brow Lift Surgery?
Dr. Maguire offers cosmetic brow lift surgery for patients with a drooping brow line that hangs too low over the eyes, perhaps even interfering with the line of sight. Lifting a sagging brow line helps correct the look of deeply set forehead wrinkles, including horizontal forehead furrows, which can make individuals appear frustrated, concerned or depressed. Brow lift surgery can also improve the vertical lines that often develop between the eyebrows; as well as crow’s feet, the cluster of fine lines that develop near the outside corners of the eyes. Whether the sagging brow line is a hereditary trait that developed during the patient’s younger years or a more recent development that has occurred with age, surgical brow lift is an effective solution.
What Happens During Brow Lift Surgery?
When medically appropriate for the patient, Dr. Maguire takes the endoscopic approach to cosmetic brow lift surgery. Endoscopic brow lift surgery involves the use of several small incisions, placed above the hairline, through which Dr. Maguire inserts his surgical instruments. One of the principal instruments that the surgeon uses is an endoscope, as the name of this method suggests. An endoscope is a thin, long surgical device that has a camera positioned on the end of it. The camera transmits a video feed from inside the treatment area onto a screen in the operating room, allowing Dr. Maguire to monitor the progress of surgery.
Endoscopic surgery is less invasive than conventional “open” surgery, which involves the use of one longer incision that runs along the inside of the hairline (i.e., a headphone-shaped, or coronal, incision). Thanks to the smaller incisions used in endoscopic procedures, the recovery period is generally faster and less intense. Both the endoscopic and traditional approaches produce the same rejuvenating surgical outcomes.
However, Dr. Maguire might recommend using a trichophytic, or wavy incision, for individuals with a hairline that is positioned too high to accommodate the endoscopic approach to brow lift surgery. Using a trichophytic incision placed along the hairline helps reduce the height of the forehead skin.
Patients who do not have vertical wrinkles in between the eyebrows might be appropriate candidates for a modified version of brow lift surgery called temporal brow lift. This approach involves the use of shorter incisions, which are positioned within the scalp area, at the temples of the forehead. This approach is less invasive than the other techniques, but it only raises the outer section of the eyebrow line and is therefore not appropriate for patients with more complex forehead rejuvenation needs.
During consultation, Dr. Maguire evaluates the patient’s forehead area, including the degree of rejuvenation required and the height of the forehead, to establish an appropriate treatment plan that will allow the individual to achieve his or her desired outcome. Dr. Maguire may also suggest combining brow lift surgery with an adjunct procedure, such as BOTOX Cosmetic treatment, to maximize the rejuvenating benefits of surgery and to help prevent “worry” lines (forehead furrows) from reappearing. Or, he might suggest undergoing combination brow lift and eyelid surgery to provide a rested, rejuvenated look throughout the upper region of the face.
Eliminate Frustrating Forehead Furrows
With brow lift surgery, individuals can achieve an elevated eyebrow line and eliminate frustrating forehead furrows, for a more youthful, worry-free appearance. To schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Maguire to find out more about cosmetic brow lift surgery, contact Physician’s Center for Beauty.