The brow and forehead area is one of the most expressive parts of the face. These repetitive motions can cause lines, wrinkles, and creases. At the same time, the skin loses its supportive collagen structure and begins to sag. A brow lift can restore a more youthful and alert appearance to your upper face.
What is a Brow and Forehead Lift?
While non-surgical treatments can temporarily firm and smooth the skin around your forehead and brows, these methods do not address excess skin or sagging of the underlying structural layers. A brow lift is a long-lasting, highly effective treatment that corrects significant skin laxity, wrinkles, and drooping brows. Dr. Sonneveld can customize your brow lift to address your areas of greatest concern.
How is a Brow Lift Performed?
A traditional brow lift uses an incision that runs across the head from the top of one ear to the other. This incision is hidden within the hairline. Today, surgeons often perform an endoscopic brow lift using very small incisions. Excess skin is lifted and tightened, and the underlying structures are restored to a more youthful position. An endoscopic brow lift gives you excellent results and requires less recovery time.
How Long Does a Brow Lift Last?
When performed by an experienced facial surgeon like Dr. Sonneveld, brow lift results will last for many years. Most people are happy with their results for at least ten to fifteen years. Signs of aging will continue to affect your skin, so your brows will change over time.
You can prolong the life of your brow lift with good skincare and diligent sun protection. Additionally, non-surgical treatments like Botox® can help extend your results and preserve a younger appearance.
Does Insurance Cover a Brow Lift?
A brow and forehead lift is usually an aesthetic procedure and is not covered by insurance. However, drooping brows can actually sag enough to block your vision. If loose skin limits your ability to see, insurance may cover some or all of the cost. Check with your insurance company to find out.
What is Recovery Like From a Brow and Forehead Lift?
You can expect some swelling and soreness immediately after surgery. Sutures usually come out within a week, and cold compresses can help manage any swelling. Most people return to work and other activities within one to two weeks. Swelling can take a few weeks to resolve completely.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Brow Lift?
Good candidates for a brow lift want to restore a more youthful-looking brow and forehead area. We recommend that candidates have no major health problems and reasonable expectations. Only Dr. Sonneveld can determine whether a brow lift can deliver the results you want to see.
Take the Next Step
If you have further questions about brow lifts, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at Faces Fort Worth. Call us at (817) 927-1818 or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to taking care of you.