Brow Lift in Scottsdale, AZ
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About Brow Lift Surgery
A surgical brow lift, also called a browplasty or forehead lift, is a popular plastic procedure that helps create a lifted brow appearance, which offers a younger look to the top section of the face.
A droopy brow can sometimes create a tired or angry look. A brow lift surgically raises a sagging brow to give you a rejuvenated face.
Dr. James Nachbar is a plastic surgeon in Scottsdale, AZ who has performed brow lifts on both women and men to create a younger look. While a browplasty focuses on the brow itself, it may also have an impact on the upper eyelid, Crow’s feet, and areas of the forehead.
Wrinkle fillers and relaxers are frequently used in conjunction with brow lift surgery at Scottsdale Plastic Surgery for ideal results, creating a softer and smoother look.
As we get older, skin laxity causes many areas of the face to sag. This is especially critical in the upper face region and typically affects men and women.
When you look at yourself in the mirror, do you feel you appear tired or angry, notice frown lines between the brows, or are bothered by a drooping brow? Brow lift surgery by Dr. Nachbar at Scottsdale Plastic Surgery may be the right cosmetic treatment for your needs.
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Dr. Nachbar generally performs brow lift using general anesthesia. The incision technique used during a brow lift is determined based on the severity of the looseness, whether or not the forehead is affected, and the position of the hairline. There are many approaches to consider:
- Traditional Incision
Also called the open lift incision, this places the incision at the top of the head behind the hairline. The traditional incision not only masks scarring, it provides a certain degree of controlled lifting during the procedure. The traditional incision works well for those with both a sagging brow and frown lines. This may be the better technique if you are at risk for having a receding hairline.
- Trichophytic Incision
This incision is placed right along the hairline. This incision allows significant lifting of the brow for women and men who have a strong hairline with little risk for recession.
- Lateral Brow Lift
Also known as a temporal brow lift, this technique sets the incision inside the hairline just above the temples. The lateral incision allows the outer areas of the brow to be raised and helps sagging that is present in the outer brows. The lateral technique also helps to correct Crow’s feet.
- Endoscopic Forehead Lift
This is one of the more modern techniques used in a brow lift. It places several tiny incisions in the hairline and inserts an endoscope, which moves down to the area of the eyebrow to release its attachments. Through the camera of the endoscope, the brow tissue is suspended using stitches to keep the brow in its higher position. While it is effective, it generally does not produce as much improvement as the open techniques.
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What to Expect
There will likely be some bruising and swelling in the upper face near the brows and possibly around the eyes. Cold compresses may help to decrease the swelling and Dr. Nachbar advises patients sleep with their heads elevated for 3 – 4 nights following their surgery.
It is important to avoid excessive movement or activities that may place stress on the face. The average recovery time from this procedure is about 2 – 3 weeks. The outcome can usually be seen immediately, resulting in a rejuvenated appearance that looks softer and more alert.
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Don't let your sagging brow make people think you're mad, sad, tired, or angry — schedule a consultation to learn more about a brow lift with plastic surgeon Dr. James Nachbar at Scottsdale Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ.
By raising your sagging brow, you can improve your whole appearance, making you look younger and more refreshed.
Dr. Nachbar strives for natural-looking results and your forehead lift will leave others thinking you look younger and rejuvenated, not wondering if you had plastic surgery.
Brow Lift FAQs
Will my results look natural?
When you have a skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Nachbar, your brow lift will appear natural. He will create your treatment plan for your needs and goals so you look refreshed, not tight or frozen. During your brow lift, Dr. Nachbar will concentrate on removing excess skin. The remaining skin and tissue will be smoothed so your results don't lift your eyebrows too high or limit your facial expressions.
Do I need a brow lift or facelift?
Whether you need a brow lift or full facelift will depend on where you have sagging skin as well as your goals. You should candidly talk about your wants with Dr. Nachbar so he can help you decide which treatment is best. Some patients come in thinking they want a full facelift may find they would be better with a brow lift and vice versa. With his years of experience, Dr. Nachbar can confidently help you create your unique treatment plan to give you the results you want.
What about nonsurgical treatments?
There are many nonsurgical treatments, including laser treatments and injectables (like BOTOX® and filers), that can provide short-term improvements. However, a surgical brow lift is better for significant improvements and longer-lasting results. During your consultation, Dr. Nachbar can go over both your nonsurgical and surgical options so you can decide which is best for your needs.