The forehead and eyes can reveal a lot about age. As men and women get older, the skin and supporting tissue of the brow can become lax, causing deep creases and wrinkles, specifically around the eyes. These changes can have a big impact on your appearance. For people who have these concerns, plastic surgery, such as a brow lift, can provide real enhancement. Also known as a forehead lift, or browplasty, plastic surgeon Dr. Ryan Couvillion can create a higher position of the brows for an appealing look.
So what is a brow lift, and how is it done? At Luminary Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX, we offer four types of brow lifts to correct a drooping brow. Each one is designed to smooth forehead wrinkles and restore a youthful arch to the eyebrows. Procedures are performed with the utmost attention to detail. Learn about brow lift techniques and how long a brow lift lasts by contacting our office for a consultation.
What is a brow lift, and do I need one?
The decision to get a brow lift is a highly personal one. A knowledgeable plastic surgeon should be able to give patients the right advice and guidance based on their desired goals. When you visit Luminary Plastic Surgery, Dr. Couvillion will review the area and assess the elasticity of your skin. A brow lift is usually performed for individuals between the ages of 40 – 60. It is important to be in good health prior to getting any cosmetic procedure.
What is a brow lift? Whether you are bothered by sagging eyebrows or deep wrinkles, we can help address these concerns. Although the details of each surgery may vary, each one generally involves the repositioning and smoothing of the skin. Sometimes, a brow lift is performed with other procedures for even more dramatic results. During your consultation, Dr. Couvillion can create a custom surgical plan and address any concerns you may have.
What are the types of brow lifts?
Many of our patients ask how a brow lift is done. At our office in Houston, TX, we offer four types of brow lifts that involve either local numbing medicine, IV sedation, or general anesthesia. These brow lift techniques are chosen based on the degree of sagging and the desired outcome. Factors, such as your natural hairline, may influence our decision about which technique is best for you. Dr. Couvillion will explain the different options in your appointment, so you fully understand the benefits of each.
Coronal incision: The incision is placed behind the hairline at the top of the head. This technique helps hide future scars and gives our team a greater degree of control during surgery.
Hairline incision: The incision is made directly against the hairline. This allows us to achieve a more dramatic lift in the brow for people who have a low risk of hairline recession.
Lateral brow lift: The incision is in the hairline, slightly over the temples. This technique helps lift the outer parts of the brow. We choose this method to fix visible sagging in the outer brow.
Endoscopic forehead lift: This method uses multiple small incisions beyond the hairline, unlike the other techniques. We then insert an endoscope to reposition the tissue and smooth the skin.
How long does a brow lift last?
Patients can expect some swelling in the upper part of the face and brows during the recovery period. Luminary Plastic Surgery will recommend a few ways to keep yourself comfortable at this time, such as using cold compresses and sleeping with your head slightly elevated. It is important to avoid any activities that may place excess pressure on your face. It takes about 2 – 3 weeks to fully recover from surgery and begin to see a newer, fresher appearance underneath.
How long does a brow lift last? Your personal health and habits are a critical piece in understanding how long the effects will last. Patients who take care of their skin and use sun protection when going outside, for example, can expect their brow lift to last longer. Our team members can offer guidelines for cleaning incisions, so any brow lift scars will be minimal.
Learn about brow lift technique
With a skilled plastic surgeon, like Dr. Ryan Couvillion, patients can expect their brows to appear smoother and more natural than before. We can create a custom treatment plan with the perfect technique to fit your needs. If you struggle with deep forehead lines or sagging skin, contact the team at Luminary Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX. By lifting your brow, you can rejuvenate your appearance and look years younger.