Trust the Right Doctor For Your Brow Lift

If you’ve noticed that your brow has started to sag as you’ve gotten older, you may be sending unintentional emotional signals that can affect your personal and professional interactions. Dr. Lee can create a customized surgical plan to help you address your brow concerns. To find out how board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lee can help you restore your youthful appearance with a brow lift in Newport Beach. Please contact Richard H. Lee, MD Plastic Surgery, today online or contact our office to schedule a consultation. 

What Is a Brow Lift?

Sometimes called forehead lifts, brow lifts are facial surgery procedures designed to tighten the skin and tissues on the forehead to establish a more youthful, rested appearance. Some patients are concerned that brow lift surgery will cause them to look perpetually surprised. However, it’s important to realize that the goal of any cosmetic procedure is to help you appear naturally beautiful, not “worked on.”

Dr. Lee takes pride in his long-lasting reputation for excellence and works diligently to ensure that every patient looks elegantly refreshed and revitalized after their brow lift in Newport Beach.

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Candidates for Brow Lift Surgery

Adults who would like to raise one or both of their eyebrows could be good candidates for brow lift surgery. Typically, ideal candidates are patients over the age of 35 who have sagging brows and other signs of aging around the forehead.

Ideal candidates should also meet the following requirements:

  • Be in generally good physical health, non-smoker
  • Have realistic expectations for the procedure
  • Have the desire to lift the position of one or both brows
  • Have wrinkles or other signs of aging around the forehead
  • Not be currently pregnant or breastfeeding

What Concerns Can a Brow Lift Address?

Primarily, brow lift surgery is performed to lift the position of the eyebrows. Most commonly, the eyebrows begin to sag with age as the skin gradually loses its elasticity. However, a brow lift can also correct sagging brows due to various health conditions, including cancer, facial nerve weakness, and injury. Some patients choose to undergo a brow lift because their sagging eyebrows are causing their eyelids to droop, which can negatively impact vision.

A brow lift can also be very effective for rejuvenating the skin of the forehead and between the eyebrows. The procedure typically results in smoother, more youthful-looking skin and significantly reduced fine lines and wrinkles.

How Is a Brow Lift Performed?

During your brow lift in Newport Beach, Dr. Lee will make minuscule incisions above the hairline and elevate the brow. This procedure will help minimize the appearance of forehead furrows as tissues are affixed to their elevated positions. Brow lifts can help restore your youthful beauty, but the procedure is also functional.

Drooping skin on your forehead can obstruct your vision by pushing down your eyebrows. Many of Dr. Lee’s patients elect to combine a brow lift with a facelift or eyelid lift to eliminate excess skin and fat from the eyelids and create an even more youthful appearance.

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Benefits of a Brow Lift

A brow lift in Newport Beach can provide you with some of the following benefits:

  • Lift and reposition the brows
  • Reduce forehead lines and wrinkles 
  • Create more “awake” eyes 
  • Tighten and firm skin across the forehead
  • Remove excess tissue from the upper eyelids 
  • Reduce signs of aging, including brow heaviness

Schedule Your Brow Lift Consultation Today

You don’t have to live with a sagging brow and a tired, angry appearance for another day. Contact Richard H. Lee, MD Plastic Surgery today to schedule a personal brow lift consultation.

Dr. Lee serves Newport Beach, Irvine, Santa Ana, Orange County, and Greater Los Angeles areas in California.

The Effects of Aging on Your Brow

Just like any other part of your body, your brow is susceptible to the effects of aging. As you get older, the skin and tissues of your upper brow become lax, resulting in a drooping brow. This, in turn, causes your eyelids to hang lower, which further contributes to a stern, tired-looking appearance.

In addition to sagging, your brow may grow increasingly wrinkled as you age. In these cases, Dr. Lee may recommend cosmetic injectables to smooth out the area of your upper face.

Whether your unique goals require a surgical facial procedure, injectable treatment, or both, Dr. Lee will explain all your options during your initial consultation. During your confidential discussion with Dr. Lee, he will assess your condition, answer your questions and work with you to develop a customized treatment plan that matches your individual needs, budget, and lifestyle.

What Is Brow Lift Recovery Like?

After your brow lift in Newport Beach, you should be able to return home within an hour or two, but someone else will need to drive you. Ideally, you should have someone stay with you for the first night, as well. Before you head home, Dr. Lee will provide you with thorough instructions to ensure that the healing process goes smoothly.

Most patients experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising during the days following their brow lift procedure. If needed, Dr. Lee may prescribe you pain medication to alleviate the discomfort. To reduce bruising and swelling, you’ll want to apply a cold compress regularly and sleep with your head elevated. It’s important to rest frequently for the first few days, but you should start taking light walks around the house as soon as you feel up to it.

On average, it takes around 10 to 14 days to heal from a brow lift. After that, you should be able to resume your normal routine and return to work. However, you should avoid strenuous physical activity for at least a month, and keep up with a regular healthy routine. 

When Will You See the Results From Your Brow Lift Surgery?

Typically, you’ll start seeing the results of your brow lift surgery right away after the procedure. However, you likely won’t be able to see the complete effects until the swelling and bruising have subsided completely. This process can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months.

The results of a brow lift should last for at least several years. If you consistently take good care of your skin, the improvements achieved by the surgery could potentially last a lifetime. Moisturizing your skin, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and regularly wearing sunscreen are all effective ways to preserve your brow lift results.

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Why Choose Dr. Richard Lee for a Brow Lift Surgery?

You deserve the very best from your brow lift surgery, and that’s exactly what you’ll get when you choose Dr. Richard H. Lee for the procedure. A highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Lee believes in providing each patient with personalized treatment based on their individual situation, needs, and goals. He and his team will go above and beyond to ensure that you have a comfortable, stress-free experience and receive the wonderful results you desire. If you’re ready to get the brow lift process started, simply contact our office today to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Lee.

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Brow Lift FAQs: 

How long will my results from a brow lift last?

Will I have visible scars after my brow lift?

Is a surgical or non-surgical brow lift best?

How long will my results from a brow lift last?

On average, the results of a brow lift last for between 10 and 12 years. Although the aging process will continue, the effects could potentially be permanent if you properly care for your skin.

Will I have visible scars after my brow lift?

During a brow lift, Dr. Lee makes a point to place the incisions in places where they’ll be as hidden as possible. Typically, any visible scarring after the procedure will fade over the next few years.

Is a surgical or non-surgical brow lift best?

The best option for your brow lift depends entirely on your personal preferences. A non-surgical brow lift will be quicker, cheaper, and easier to recover from, but the results will be limited and much more short-lived. During your consultation, Dr. Lee will help you decide whether surgical or non-surgical treatment is the best fit for you.

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