Forehead and Brow Lift in Los Angeles, CA
A forehead or brow lift is a wonderful option for those desiring rejuvenation in the upper face area. This procedure can be performed on its own or paired with eyelid lifting to rejuvenate the brow and forehead. During this procedure, the forehead is tightened, wrinkles are smoothed, the brows are elevated, and the upper eyelids are restored to a more youthful, attractive appearance.
A version of the procedure, the forehead reduction, also lowers a high or receding hairline.
This surgery is a popular facial rejuvenation procedure in our Los Angeles office. Discover how a forehead or brow lift in Los Angeles can refresh your appearance for a vibrant, youthful look.
What Is a Forehead Lift?
A forehead lift, also known as a brow lift, is a cosmetic procedure that treats aging of the forehead and brow area. The procedure can help correct sagging or a lowered position of the eyebrows, deep horizontal creases in the forehead, and frown lines between the eyebrows. Most patients find that the forehead or brow lift improves the appearance of their upper eyelids as well. Dr. Bresnick’s unique methods and expertise performing the forehead and brow lift procedure can help the upper face appear more youthful and rested, while maintaining a natural look.
Your Forehead Lift Consultation:
The First Step Toward Upper Face Rejuvenation
If you’re considering upper face rejuvenation, scheduling a consultation will be the first step on your cosmetic journey. At your initial consultation, Dr. Bresnick will review the procedure, discuss the various options available, and create a customized plan for tissue lifting, tightening, and brow improvement.
Patients are encouraged to bring old pictures (at least 10 years prior) to the consultation so that Dr. Bresnick can evaluate aging patterns and can plan the forehead lift to restore your natural appearance in youth. We don’t want you to look like someone else after brow lift surgery. Our goal is to provide natural-looking rejuvenation that maintains your unique facial appearance.Your consultation is a time for questions. You’ll have the opportunity to discuss your goals for the procedure, your aesthetic preferences, and any questions or concerns you may have. Dr. Bresnick is easy to talk to and truly enjoys spending time with each patient. During your consultation you can also learn additional information about forehead lift cost and financing options.
Brow Lift in Los Angeles: Explore Your Treatment Options
Dr. Bresnick is committed to providing customized results, which is why he offers three different techniques to correct the forehead area. He will help you select which option would best meet your needs and goals.
The three techniques are:
In this state-of-the-art procedure, an incision is made in the hair area near the temple. Excess skin is removed through this incision. The outer half of the brow is lifted creating a younger appearing brow arch. The incision fades with time and is concealed by hair growth, hair styling, and incisional fading.
Don’t worry about choosing the right forehead or brow lift option just yet. When you come in for your consultation, Dr. Bresnick will make specific recommendations based on your needs and goals for surgery. With more than 25 years of plastic surgery experience, a deep understanding of facial anatomy, and strong artistic abilities, he has the skill and expertise to produce superior results.
What Can I Expect in Recovery?
Most patients are fully mobile the day after brow lift surgery, but you should expect to take five to seven days for recovery before you return to work.
You can expect some bruising and swelling in the area of the surgery for the first few days. This will fade over time until it is hardly noticeable in about two weeks. That’s when you’re likely to feel like yourself again, and you will be able to resume more strenuous activities. Between two weeks and three months after surgery, the last of the minor residual swelling will disappear, and your skin will tighten comfortably into its new form.
Procedures that Complement a Forehead or Brow Lift
Many of our brow lift patients choose to pair this procedure with other facial plastic surgery treatments like the facelift or eyelid lift. The advantage of combined procedures is that you’ll only require a single recovery period while receiving the benefits of comprehensive facial rejuvenation.
Common procedures performed at the same time as a forehead or brow lift include:
- Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty): This procedure makes the eyes appear more alert and youthful by removing of fatty bags and excess skin.
- Facelift: This procedure restores a youthful cheek and neck contour and results in a tighter, more attractive jawline area.
- Lip Augmentation: This procedure restores the fuller lips of youth, improves vertical lines around the mouth, and can enhance lips that are naturally thin.
- Laser Resurfacing or Dermabrasion: These procedures improve fine lines and wrinkles, even out skin texture, and reduce skin discoloration.
Learn more about your options for forehead lift and brow lift surgery by scheduling an in-person consultation with Dr. Stephen Bresnick, a top plastic surgeon in Los Angeles.
Frequently Asked Questions About Lip Surgery
How long will the results of my forehead or brow lift last?
The positive results of your forehead or brow lift will last for the rest of your life, but the surgery won’t stop the aging process. As your skin continues to lose resilience with age, wrinkles and sagging skin will eventually reappear. But you’ll always look younger and more alert than you would have without the procedure. Over time, you might consider nonsurgical treatments, such as laser resurfacing, to keep the upper portion of your face looking young.
How do I know if I need a brow lift or eyelid surgery?
Drooping upper eyelids, which can make you look tired even when you are fully alert, can sometimes be the result of loose and sagging skin in the brows. You can get a rough idea of this by gently lifting your brows with your fingers and observing, in a mirror, how that changes the position of your upper eyelids. In your consultation with Dr. Bresnick, he can explain whether a brow lift or eyelid lift would be of greater benefit to you, or whether you might consider combining both procedures.