A consultation with Dr. Kim is the first step to learn how a brow lift can improve the appearance of the upper facial, forehead and brow region. A consultation is designed to fully educate you in a non-pressured environment, and will include:
- A discussion of your goals and an evaluation of your individual case.
- The options available for a brown available for a brow lift and facial rejuvenation.
- The likely outcomes of surgery and the potential risks and complications.
- The course of treatment recommended by your plastic surgeon.
Dr. Kim will also answer your questions
Overall health and personal outlook can greatly impact the outcome of your brow lift procedure. These factors will be carefully evaluated in your consultation with your plastic surgeon. The success of your procedure, safety and overall satisfaction require that you:
- Honestly share your expectations.
- Fully disclose health history, current medications, the use of vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco, and drugs.
- Commit to following all of your plastic surgeon’s instructions precisely.
Your brow lift will be individualized according to factors such as your skin, muscle tone, forehead height, and bone structure taking into consideration the specific conditions that you wish to correct. Although incisions are typically concealed within hair-bearing scalp, patients who have thinning hair or are bald may still benefit from a brow lift. All of these individual factors will be considered when determining the appropriate technique or combination of procedures to best achieve your realistic goals.
A brow lift is a surgical procedure; non-surgical rejuvenation treatments will not achieve the same results, though in some instances they may help to delay the time at which a brow life is appropriate. Brow lift incisions typically are closed with removable sutures, skin adhesives, surgical tape or special clips. Brow elevation may be maintained by the use of permanent sutures, small surgical screws, or an absorbable fixation device placed inconspicuously at the temples.
A brow lift may take two hours or more, depending on the extent of rejuvenation, the techniques used and any additional procedures performed at the same time. Rejuvenation procedures typically performed in conjunction with a brow lift include eyelid surgery to rejuvenate aging eyes and a facelift to correct aging changes in the mid- to lower face and neck regions.
Skin resurfacing techniques performed in conjunction with a brow lift may further improve skin tone and surface appearance. Wrinkle reduction by injection (Botox) may be recommended prior to your procedure to help underlying muscles fully relax before repositioning and tightening, or following your procedure to help maintain results.