The forehead is one of the first areas to show signs of aging, such as deep furrows, frown lines over the eyes, and droopy upper eyelids. If you’re tired of being told you look sleepy, sad, or even angry, it may be time to consider a Browlift.Omaha men and women have relied on the board-certified plastic surgeons at Aesthetic Surgical Images for years to help them achieve a more alert, youthful appearance through brow lifting.
Request a complimentary cosmetic consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons today to learn how forehead lifts can help you achieve a more vital, energetic look.
Browlift: What is it?
*Each patient is unique and individual results may vary.
Understanding Brow Lift
Also known as a forehead lift in Omaha, a brow lift smoothes out the wrinkles that develop across the forehead and bridge of the nose and elevates a low or sagging brow. In your initial consultation, your doctor will take the time to understand your goals, perform a full examination, and show you realistic surgical improvements using our advanced computer imaging system.
At Aesthetic Surgical Images, your safety and comfort are our highest priority. Our surgeons are board-certified, our surgical facility is fully accredited, and our M.D. anesthesiologists have received the highest training available. From your initial consultation to your post-surgical checkup, we provide each and every patient with much more than surgery; our goal is to provide a truly rewarding experience.
What is the difference between a brow lift and an endoscopic brow lift?
There are several different ways to perform a brow lift. The oldest and most established method is to make an incision from one ear across the top of the head to the other. The brow is then disconnected from the underlying bone. The muscles between the eyes are then weakened. The brow is then pulled back, and a strip of scalp is removed.
Once the two edges are brought back together, the brow has been lifted. An endoscopic lift is done with much smaller incisions. Typically, there are three to five small incisions, each approximately three-quarters of an inch long. These are all in the hair-bearing scalp. Through these small incisions, an endoscope is placed, and the disconnection of the scalp from the bone is accomplished while viewing the structures on a video monitor receiving the picture from the endoscope.
The nerves that need to be preserved are well visualized during this procedure, and greater precision in avoiding them and disrupting the muscles between the eyes can be accomplished. The small incisions cancel out the need for long incisions across the top of the scalp and the removal of the strip of the scalp. Sometimes, the removal of the strip will leave a small area of baldness.
Removal of the strip of the scalp normally disrupts the sensory nerves that begin at the brow level and travel up the head and back across the scalp. Usually, a portion of the scalp behind the incision is numb. The endoscopic forehead lift does not require this incision. Therefore, numbness is less likely.
Your Brow Lift Procedure
Over the last several years, major improvements have been made in brow-lifting surgery. Previously it required a large incision across the front of the scalp from ear to ear. Today, our plastic surgeons in Omaha perform brow lifts endoscopically, a technique that involves very small incisions behind the hairline or along the natural contours of the face. Using a tiny camera and special instruments, your surgeon will lift the forehead and brows and weaken the muscles responsible for wrinkles and frown lines.
An endoscopic brow lift is particularly beneficial for younger patients who do not need the removal of excess skin. Oftentimes, patients with more advanced signs of aging choose to combine their brow lift with a facelift or blepharoplasty to tighten or remove sagging forehead skin. To learn more about the benefits of brow lift surgery, spend some time reading through answers to our patients’ most Frequently Asked Questions.
Enjoying Your Forehead Lift Results
An endoscopic brow lift has several advantages over a traditional brow lift, including subtle elevation, which means more natural-looking results. And, because an endoscopic brow lift is less invasive, patients enjoy less swelling and faster healing. Most individuals return to non-strenuous work within a week and can resume their exercise routine after three weeks.
Your final results will appear within 2-3 months after surgery and should last for several years. Although a browlift cannot stop the natural aging process, it can erase years from your appearance and restore a more youthful, energized look. Visit our before & after photo gallery to see the results our patients enjoy, and you’ll understand why so many men and women choose Aesthetic Surgical Images.
Hair Loss Following Browlift
There’s no question that hair loss can occur following brow-lifting procedures. This hair loss is highly dependent upon the type of procedure performed. It’s much more likely to occur when open surgical approaches are utilized and can occur for a variety of reasons. These may include tension on the wound closure, thinning of skin flaps, and the use of cautery. In most cases, this hair loss is transient, but in some cases, it may be permanent. When this occurs, a variety of treatment options exist. These include scar revision, hair transplantation, and Rogaine.
It’s important to individualize the treatment of brow descent based on the patient’s needs and aesthetic goals. Although the results of an open brow lift probably last longer than the results of an endoscopic brow lift, the longevity of an endoscopic browlift is never the less still quite good. In most cases, an endoscopic browlift still probably represents the best option. Consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon with browlift experience would be an appropriate step. This surgeon should be able to help you formulate an appropriate treatment plan.
“I finally made the decision to have a brow lift after drooping and heaviness in the brow area continued to worsen over time, leaving me to feel I at times looked tired & cranky when I was not. I’ve known Dr. Bruneteau for many years and without an ounce of hesitation, put 100% confidence in him to perform this surgery for me, knowing it would turn out great. He listens, is genuinely caring, conscientious and understanding to a patient’s questions and concerns from the initial consultation through the entire recovery process. I highly recommend him to anyone considering cosmetic surgery – you will be in very good hands. The well experienced surgical staff at Surgical Images was also very warm, caring and professional, making the surgery experience a smooth and positive one for me. I am very happy with the result! :)”5 Stars
Brow Lift FAQs
A properly performed browlift should not result in a surprised look. It should result in an overall natural and more alert, youthful appearance.
A browlift should last several years. It will depend on the patient and their skin characteristics.
During the course of a lift, it is possible to disrupt the muscles that cause wrinkles between the eyes. Unfortunately, this function cannot be completely erased. By weakening it, however, the deep wrinkles are often improved but probably never gone.
A brow lifting will improve the wrinkles in the forehead. In many cases, however, it may not completely erase them, but it should significantly improve their appearance.
Normally, patients do not complain of significant discomfort after the procedure. Occasionally, they describe symptoms of a headache, which are normally short-lived. Any discomfort is normally well handled by the postoperative pain management prescribed by your surgeon.
In preparation for the surgical procedure, it is important to follow the preoperative instructions given to you by your surgeon. Your preparation will vary slightly depending on the procedure to be performed.
If you live in the state of Nebraska, Aesthetic Surgical Images offers brow lift among its services. For a full list of services, please visit our Locations page.
Taking The Next Step
Take some time to learn more about brow lift surgery to decide if it’s right for you. Request a complimentary cosmetic consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons online or call (402) 390-0100 or(800) 331-5001 today. If at any time, you have questions or concerns, we will be here to help.