As we age, the eyebrows tend to sag and start pushing down our upper eyelid skin. This can give a tired look to the eyes, as well as an angry or scowled look to the face. Although Botox® can often soften this scowl, and help lift the brows up, some patients need surgical correction to lift the brows higher. For years, brow lifts, also known as forehead lifts, were being performed too aggressively and patients were getting a surprised or overdone look. Today, brow lifts are done more conservatively and are focused on lifting the outer edges of the brows.
Options for a brow lift include an endoscopic brow lift, a temporal brow lift, a trichophytic brow lift, a mid-forehead brow lift and a direct brow lift. Dr. Balikian is very conservative with his brow lifts and will go over which options he thinks will work best for you after performing a thorough examination. He will always give an honest assessment and individualize his surgical recommendation for you.
For more information about Eyelid Lift or Eyebrow Lift in Temecula, California, call our cosmetic surgery office today at (951) 719-2950 or use our online appointment request form.
The Different Types of Brow Lifts
- Endoscopic Brow Lift: The most popular brow lift procedure, endoscopic brow lift involves using a small endoscope to dissect the forehead tissue. A camera is attached to the endoscope so that the surgeon can maneuver around nerves in the vicinity of the eyebrows safely without damaging them. The benefits of an endoscopic brow lift include less pain, no scalp numbness, and a shorter recovery time. On average, endoscopic brow lifts take around two hours to complete.
- Temporal Brow Lift: The temporal brow lift technique is aimed at reversing upper eyelid heaviness as a result of aging. As people grow older, their lateral brows start descending and this can be set right by temporal brow lifts in combination with an upper blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery). If you’d like to try a brow lift technique that’s arguably the least risky and less extensive compared to other brow lift techniques, this is the technique to choose. However, the results aren’t as dramatic as those of more invasive procedures.
- Trichophytic Brow Lift: In this technique, the surgeon makes an incision behind the hairline and it is made in such a way that when hair grows, it grows through it. Trichophytic brow lifts are more time-consuming than temporal and endoscopic brow lifts, taking up to two and a half hours to be completed.
Brow Lift Recovery
You will be provided with post-operative instructions to help you through the recovery process. Some swelling and bruising may occur. The length of your recovery will vary based on the techniques used and other factors.
Schedule a Consultation
Contact Balikian Facial Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation for your brow lift in Temecula. Dr. Balikian can provide you with excellent care and results.