Brow Lift Southlake
Over time, most people develop droopy eyebrows and other signs of aging on their foreheads, including vertical creases between the eyes and horizontal lines across the brow. These changes can dramatically affect a person’s overall facial appearance, making them look sad, angry or confused. Dr. Bledsoe, a prominent Grapevine plastic surgery provider, can help reduce the appearance of sagging brows and forehead wrinkles by means of brow lift surgery, also known as forehead lift, leaving patients with a refreshed, rejuvenated facial appearance.
Am I a Brow Lift Candidate?
Candidates for brow lift with Dr. Bledsoe include anyone who is in generally sound physical and emotional health and wishes to improve the look of saggy eyebrows or reduce unsightly forehead wrinkles. The procedure is typically performed on patients between the ages of 40 and 70; however, younger people with early signs of aging may also undergo brow lift.
Brow Lift Variations Performed by Dr. Bledsoe
Dr. Bledsoe performs most brow lift procedures at a local outpatient surgical center in Grapevine or another local outpatient hospital facility with the patient under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia, depending on the patient’s desires. The procedure typically takes one to two hours to complete.
Dr. Bledsoe offers two variations of the brow lift procedure for his Grapevine and Southlake forehead lift patients: conventional brow lift and endoscopic brow lift.
- Conventional brow lift involves incisions made along the temples and hairline or one long incision from ear to ear across the scalp. Dr. Bledsoe then repositions tissues and muscles beneath the skin, pulls the skin tight, removes excess tissues and sutures the incision or incisions with stitches or clips.
- Endoscopic brow lift is less invasive than conventional brow lift, involving smaller incisions along the temples and hairline. Dr. Bledsoe then uses an endoscope (a small camera) to guide him in repositioning underlying tissue and muscle.
The type of brow lift performed will depend on the extent of surgery and the specific needs of each individual Grapevine brow lift patient. In many instances, a forehead lift is combined with eyelid surgery, facelift or rhinoplasty for a full facial makeover. Dr. Bledsoe will discuss all the options in great deal during an initial consultation in order to make sure that you make a fully informed decision.
Recovery from Brow Lift in Southlake / Grapevine
Following the brow lift procedure, the patient’s face will be taped and loosely wrapped in bandages to reduce swelling. Patients should expect some soreness, bruising and swelling. The stitches or clips will typically be removed within seven to 10 days. Patients who receive an endoscopic brow lift may have a shorter recovery time with less soreness or bruising.
Pain and discomfort following brow lift are normal and can be controlled with medication. Swelling and bruising should subside within seven to 10 days of surgery. Most patients are able to return to work within two weeks and can enjoy the full benefits of their forehead lift within one month’s time.
Southlake and Grapevine plastic surgery patients who undergo brow lift surgery with Dr. Bledsoe often are so delighted with the outcome that they opt for additional procedures of the face. For these patients, Dr. Bledsoe offers face and neck lift, rhinoplasty, ear surgery and lip augmentation. In addition, Dr. Bledsoe is a highly skilled nose surgeon who helps his rhinoplasty Southlake patients achieve more proportionate facial features via subtle nasal enhancements.