Brow Lift in Chattanooga
Drooping eyebrows and hood-like skin over the eye, deep furrows on the forehead, and frown lines over the eyes are all conditions that can make you look older than you feel and misrepresent your feelings or personality, making you look angry or tired even if you are not. Whether age or heredity causes these conditions, a forehead lift (or brow lift) can give you a more youthful, animated, and alert appearance.
Brow lifts are performed under a mild sedative and local anesthesia, which keep you relaxed and feeling no pain or discomfort. Dr. Shire offers six different procedures just to raise and reposition the brows. The reason for this is everyone’s forehead, brow, and hairline are different. Dr. Shire thus can customize his brow lift technique to each individual patient.
The newest and most exciting procedure is the MIBL (Minimal Incision Brow Lift) or the BABE (Botox® Assisted Brow Elevation). This operation uses Botox® in the brow lift procedure to assist in positioning and stabilizing the brows, and requires only three small incisions above the hairline. There are no visible scars, and no fixation screws or drill holes as used in the endoscopic technique, and this brow lift technique always gives a natural appearance.
The surgery takes only 30 to 40 minutes and can be done alone or with other procedures like facelifts and eyelids. There is no pain, 90% of the patients never take pain medication. There are no dressings, bandages, or drains, and there is very little bruising or swelling. Most patients are back to their routine within a week, though strenuous activities should be avoided for about a month.
Ideal Brow Lift Candidate
If you’re unhappy with the look or stature of your browline, you’re a good candidate for a brow lift. Additional reasons that make you a good candidate for a brow lift are if you have one of the following problems.
- Droopy eyelids or brows
- The appearance of your face makes you look older than you are
- The appearance of your face makes you look angery
- Furrowed brows
- Wrinkles or lines on your forehead
- Your upper eyelids are especially saggy
While most brow lifts are performed on people over 40, anyone can get a brow lift at any age. Due to genetic conditions, weight loss, premature aging, or other reasons, however, people may want to receive a brow lift as early as their twenties or thirties.
Aside from wanting a brow lift for cosmetic purposes, there are additional requirements that could make you a good candidate for a brow lift.
- It’s important to have good physical health.
- You should be a non-smoker.
- It’s also good to be realistic and positive about the outcome of your brow lift.
Combining Procedures With Brow Lift Surgery
The great thing about brow lifts is that you can get them as a standalone treatment or combine them with other surgeries. Here are some of the most common procedures that people like to combine with their brow lift surgery.
Eyelid Surgery or Blepharoplasty
Upper eyelid surgery, also known as a blepharoplasty, is one of the most common procedures to combine with a brow lift. Your upper eyelids are one of the first things that people notice about you, and are also one of the first parts of your body to show premature aging. Because of how close your eyelids are to your brow line, it only makes sense to repair one while you’re repairing the other. Otherwise, your brow lift may not have the desired anti-aging effect.
A facelift is the second type of surgery that you can couple with a brow lift. In the same way that a brow lift will raise and tighten the areas around your forehead, a facelift will eliminate wrinkles and sagging skin on your face and neck. When combined with a brow lift, these two procedures will have you looking refreshed and younger than ever.
The best way to know if you should combine multiple procedures is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Shire. During the consultation, Dr. Shire will inform you as to whether or not you should combine a brow lift with additional surgery.
Brow Lift Before & After Gallery
Be sure to view our Brow Lift/Forehead Lift Before and After Photo Gallery to see real patient results at Shire Facial Plastic Surgery.click here
Recovery After Brow Lift
If you plan on getting a brow lift, it’s essential to consider the recovery stage and commit to the downtime required. Generally, brow lifts can take up to two weeks (14 days) to begin healing, but most patients can return to non-strenuous work within a week.However, it can take up to six months before your forehead fully recovers, and the sensation in your eyebrows returns to normal.
After the procedure, your brow lift surgeon in Chattanooga should provide you with instructions that can help you heal successfully, including:
- How to clean and care for the area
- Medication or supplies you may need
- Any concerns or risks involved
- When to schedule a follow-up appointment with your surgeon
Although bruising, swelling, aches, and tenderness may subside around day 14, following the surgeon’s orders and avoiding strenuous activities is critical. You may begin to feel a little better, but your upper facial region is still healing, so the strain can impact the results of your procedure.
Brow Lift Cost
The average brow lift in Tennessee can cost anywhere from $2,000 to $7,000. But all brow lifts aren’t created equal. There are a variety of factors that can impact the price tag of your brow lift surgery. Some of several may include:
- The experience level of your surgeon
- The type of brow lift procedure that is performed
- The demand level in your city or town
If you’re concerned about covering the cost of your brow lift, there may be more options available to you. Shire Plastic Surgery offers financing options, and we also provide discounts on our Specials and Events page.
Frequently Asked Questions on Brow Lifts
Frequently Asked Questions on Brow Lifts
What does a brow lift do?
As the name implies, the goal of a brow lift is to raise your eyebrows and reposition or raise your forehead. During the procedure, your surgeon will raise the tissue and skin on and immediately around your forehead to give it a younger, smoother appearance.
Brow lifts can help to eliminate wrinkles, forehead lines, saggy skin, and other imperfections on your forehead and around your eyes. These are common themes of aging and can make you look older or more tired than you actually are. The ultimate goal of a brow lift is to correct these things and make you look younger than ever.
How long does an eyebrow lift last?
Eyebrow lifts are cosmetic surgeries that are meant to have results that last a lifetime. The work that your surgeon does is permanent, and you should enjoy the long-lasting benefits.
However, while a brow lift offers permanent results, it doesn’t stop the aging process. As a result, you will continue to age, and wrinkles will, once again, start to appear on your brow line. You’ll also start to notice eyebrow lines and sagginess because your skin will start to lose elasticity. This typically takes a minimum of ten years to happen, and when they do, the signs of aging will be less obvious and severe than before you had your brow lift.
Therefore, while you might need a touch-up of Botox every now and then, eyebrow lifts offer permanent and lasting benefits.
Is a brow lift better than Botox?
When people want to eliminate wrinkles, saggy skin, and forehead lines, their two best options are Botox or a brow lift. While neither procedure is necessarily better than the other, there are advantages and disadvantages to both.
A brow lift is a surgical procedure that dramatically restructures and changes the appearance of your forehead and repositions the brow.. Botox, on the other hand, is a very fast, non-invasive way to make subtle changes to your brow line. It doesn’t involve surgery but only lasts 3-6 months and then needs to be repeated. Botox is the best procedure to remove wrinkles.
The best way to decide between a brow lift and Botox is to determine what your goals are. If you want to make a more permanent changes to your forehead and significantly reduce the signs of aging, a brow lift is better than Botox. However, if you prefer a minimally invasive option that will make subtle changes to your browline, Botox may be better.
What is the typical age for a brow lift?
On average, most people undergo a brow lift operation around the age of 45 or 50, but many people wait until their mid-fifties, sixties or even seventies.. It’s usually around the age of 40 that the skin on your forehead and around your eyes starts to sag, resulting in wrinkles, lines, and signs of aging.
However, while 45 to 55 is the typical age for a brow lift, you can receive one at any age. Some people, because of genetics, lifestyle choices, or other reasons, start to show signs of aging as early as the 20’s or 30’s. Others don’t show signs of aging until their sixties and seventies. Therefore, regardless of your age, there’s no wrong time to get a brow lift as long as you meet the health and physical requirements of your surgeon.
What is the least invasive brow lift?
Shire Facial Plastic Surgery is proud to offer one of the newest and least invasive brow lift surgery options currently available. This procedure, known as the Minimal Incision Brow Lift, or MIBL, involves very small, almost invisible incisions just above the hairline. Because the incisions happen within the hairline, there won’t be any visible scarring or incision marks.
This procedure is also known as the BABE or Botox Assisted Brow Elevation because it includes the use of Botox for positioning and stabilizing the eyebrows. Unlike other brow lift surgeries, the BABE or MIBL doesn’t require the use of screws, drill holes, or anesthesia. It’s a relatively painless operation that takes less than an hour and has a minimal recovery process.