Youthful eyebrows add beauty and brightness to all other facial features, but aging brows can cause the upper face to droop and sag. Facial plastic surgeon Dr. Will Thompson performs brow lift surgery in Denver, CO, for men and women with drooping and sagging eyebrows, forehead skin creases, and hooding over the eyes.
What’s a Brow Lift?
A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, is a cosmetic surgery that raises sagging brows, minimizes age lines on the forehead skin, and tightens the forehead muscles to get them in a more youthful position. Dr. Thompson customizes the brow lift procedure to meet his patient’s goals and create a more youthful and energetic appearance.
Dr. Thompson could use several different brow lift techniques. The endoscopic brow lift technique uses advanced technology to provide excellent results while employing tiny incisions for a quicker recovery. The temporal lift (lateral lift) raises the eyebrows near the temples to restore a youthful shape to the brows. Additional techniques place the incision behind the hairline, directly in front of the hairline, or in a crease just above the brow through a forehead reduction surgery. All methods typically heal well. However, they can have advantages or disadvantages based on the patient’s goals.
Dr. Thompson may perform an eyebrow lift surgery as a single procedure or together with other treatments like Botox and dermal fillers. He could also perform facelift surgery in order to achieve more comprehensive facial rejuvenation.
Brow Lift Benefits
Dr. Thompson customizes brow lift surgery for his patients and will make any of the following adjustments as necessary:
- Minimize horizontal furrow brow lines
- Smooth forehead skin wrinkles
- Reduce sagging upper eyelids
- Improve crow’s feet
- Restore a youthful brow arch
- Make eyes appear larger and more alert
- Remove excess sagging skin
- Raise low, heavy brows
Suitable candidates for this procedure are physically healthy adults who do not smoke and have realistic surgical goals.
This procedure can improve the appearance of inherited conditions like a low or heavy brow or help with furrows or frown lines caused by stress or muscle activity in individuals of any age. Men and women who most often request the procedure are over forty years old.
Dr. Thompson evaluates each good candidate during a private consultation to determine if a brow lift will help them meet their aesthetic goals.
Brow Lift Consultation
Dr. Thompson meets with patients interested in an eyebrow lift during an initial consultation in Denver, CO, to talk about their goals, current health status, and medical history. He evaluates their forehead region, including the brow muscles, brow shape, upper eyelids, skin, and scalp laxity.
There are different types of brow lift, like the endoscopic and coronal brow lift. Dr. Thompson creates a surgical plan that takes into account the natural shape of the patient’s eyebrows, the height of their forehead, and their aesthetic goals.
During the consultation, Dr. Thompson explains the details of the patient’s personalized eyebrow lift surgery. He typically completes the procedure using general anesthesia; however, he could perform some techniques under local sedation.
Whenever possible, the surgeon uses minimally invasive techniques in order to perform a brow lift. Each operation addresses the patient’s unique goals, which can include emphasizing the eyes, tightening muscles through a forehead reduction surgery, removing excess skin, smoothing wrinkles, arching the brows, and raising the eyebrows. The procedure may take one to two hours, with patients returning home on the same day.
Dr. Thompson provides a list of aftercare instructions to help ensure excellent results, prevent infection, and emphasize comfort. Our expert staff is available to answer any questions during the recovery time.
The doctor will examine the incision site during the first week to ensure the patient is healing correctly. For example, Tylenol or prescription pain medication, when needed, may relieve discomfort. Cold compresses will minimize swelling, and the patient must elevate their head while sleeping and resting to reduce swelling and encourage healing.
Most patients resume their regular daily activity within one to two weeks. However, they should avoid strenuous exercise for the first two to three weeks.
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Forehead Lift Results
Dr. Thompson customizes the procedure to match each patient’s goals and explains the anticipated results during the consultation, because of this, patients may see reduced signs of aging and lifted brows almost immediately, but the final results will emerge after the residual swelling has disappeared.
Why Choose Dr. Thompson
- Obtained his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
- Completed his head and neck surgical repair training at LSU Health Sciences Center
- Trained under the guidance of Dr. Frederick Stucker, world-renowned rhinoplasty surgeon and past president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)
- The AAFPRS accepted Dr. Will Thompson as one of 49 surgeons to receive a sponsored Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship.
- Dr. Thompson completed his fellowship with Dr. Stephen Smith at Smith Facial Plastics and The Ohio State University
- Board Certified by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Brow Lift FAQs
Dr. Thompson customizes each eyebrow lift to meet the patient’s unique needs and they may be simple or more complex. He may recommend a brow lift in combination with other procedures, which may reduce the individual cost of the eyebrow lift. For example, if you have a brow lift with a facelift, the anesthesia fee for the brow lift and some of the other expenses decreases.
Some eyebrow lift costs may be covered by insurance if Dr. Thompson recommends the procedure to restore vision caused by drooping brows. While cosmetic procedures are not typically covered by insurance, we offer flexible payment options.
The procedure is customized, and some of the techniques may vary. Each technique has unique aspects that will be discussed at the time of consultation. All methods typically heal well, but Dr. Thompson may recommend one over another based on the patient’s characteristics and goals.
Complications after the procedure are rare. However, there are potential risks associated with every facial plastic surgery. Some risks may include visible scarring, reduced sensation, infection, and bleeding. Dr. Thompson explains the potential risks during the consultation, along with the anticipated results.
Eyebrow lift results are usually longer-lasting, but aging will naturally continue, and the brows can droop over time with excess skin laxity. Improvements may be experienced for greater than ten years if the patient commits to a healthy lifestyle, does not smoke, and maintains a healthy weight.
This procedure can be combined with many other facial procedures, including Botox, rhinoplasty (nose job), or eyelid surgery, to provide a customized look. The brow lift only addresses the upper forehead and is often combined with a facelift for total rejuvenation.
This will improve sagging and forehead wrinkles that cause drooping in the forehead. Botox or dermal fillers may be used with the procedure to reduce crow’s feet and wrinkles that are not caused by drooping brows.
If you wish to avoid surgery, Dr. Thompson may recommend other treatment options. Botox alone may be effective in some cases. Botox can relax the muscles that create deeper creases between the eyes. The relaxation of these muscles can encourage the brows to lift.
If you live near Denver, CO, Thompson Facial Plastics offers eyebrow lift surgery among its services, and is conveniently located at 3150 E. 3rd Ave Ste. 200 Denver, CO 80206
Schedule Your Consultation in Denver Today
Dr. Will Thompson, MD, in Denver, CO, is a board-certified head and neck surgeon and fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon. ¿Are you interested in learning more about brow lift procedures? Please call us at (303) 667-1474 to request a brow lift consultation.
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