Surgical Procedures

Considering A Brow Lift? Here Are 4 Questions You Should Ask.

Our Brow Lift procedure is perfect for those who are in their 30s and older and those who are looking to rejuvenate their upper face by opening the look of your eyes while reducing angry/heavy brow appearances. But that is only the start. In order to truly understand this procedure, we suggest exploring the following questions to find out if this is the correct procedure to help you achieve your goals.

1. How is a Brow Lift performed?

The face tends to age starting from the top traveling downward typically causing lines across the forehead and between the eyes to deepen. As skin and soft tissues lose elasticity, the distance between the eyebrows and eyelashes also shortens. In many cases, the brow, that part of the forehead including the eyebrows and just above them, can cause or add to the tired appearance around the eyes as we age.

Expert double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Jason Champagne, performs endoscopic brow lifts which require 5 small incisions hidden within the hair just behind the hairline. Three of these incisions are made above the forehead, and one each is placed in the temple region. The incisions allow access to the forehead and brow region for a small camera and micro-instruments used to elevate and lift the brow.

Small dissolvable devices called endotines which have tiny barbs on their surface are placed under the scalp tissue and used to secure the elevated brow at its new position. The endotines hold the position of the brow until healing is complete at which time your brow will remain in place. Endotines are temporary and completely dissolve over the course of 3-6 months.

With the endoscopic brow lift approach, patients typically report tightness in their brow and forehead rather than pain, and although Dr. Champagne prescribes pain medication, most patients do not take them beyond one or two days after surgery if they take them at all. He attributes this to the minimally invasive techniques he utilizes during the procedure.

2. What are the benefits of a Brow Lift?

A brow lift may be the perfect solution for you if you have deep lines across your forehead or between your eyes or if you have a heavy, drooping appearance to your forehead. Also known as forehead rejuvenation, a brow lift will open up the area around the eyes and allow for a more well-rested, brightened and pleasing appearance by softening facial lines and raising the eyebrows.

3. Who is a good candidate for a Brow Lift?

A good candidate for a brow lift has one or more of the following:

– Deep furrows between the eyes
– Horizontal wrinkles on the forehead
– Sagging brows
– Tissue that hangs down at the outer part of the eyelids
– Thinner skin
– Realistic goals and expectations

Again, it is best to contact our office to schedule a personalized, confidential consultation with our facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Jason Champagne. During your consultation, Dr. Champagne will address your goals and answer any questions you may have regarding brow lift surgery and confirm whether it is the best procedure to help you achieve your goals.

4. How long is the recovery after undergoing a Brow Lift procedure?

With the endoscopic brow lift approach, social downtime is usually 7 days. Minimal to mild swelling usually resolves over the first week, and bruising, if it occurs, typically settles to the sides of the eyes lasting 4-7 days. Small surgical clips used to close the incisions are removed after 6-7 days. Exercise and other strenuous activity should be completely avoided for 2 weeks after surgery.

Please contact our office here to schedule your personal and confident consultation regarding our Brow Lift procedure.

Jason Champagne,M.D.

9400 Brighton Way, Penthouse Suite
Beverly Hills, CA 90210


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