Brow Lift Surgery in Everett Washington
Brow Lift is designed to lift the ptotic or “sagging” forehead and eyebrows. This procedure is individualized according to the patient’s needs, and often uses fairly small incisions behind the hairline along with endoscopes. Brow lifting is sometimes used in place of, or in combination with eyelid surgery. Because of the unique aspects of the female eyebrow when compared with the male eyebrow, position of the hairline, and other critical issues, this surgery should be carefully tailored according to the individual’s specific features. The well-designed brow lift takes into account the new position and shape of the eyebrows.
What to expect: During the office consultation you will discuss all aspects of the procedure with one of our surgeons in order to establish a thorough and well-informed plan. Your procedure will begin after consulting with your surgeon and your anesthesiologist or anesthetist. Typical incisions begin on the scalp within the hair-bearing skin and are several centimeters on either side of the scalp. From these incisions, we can reach your skin, subcutaneous tissues, and the muscles and lining around your forehead. Often the use of an endoscope and endoscopic devices and additional anchoring materials are used depending on the surgical plan and your particular discussion with your surgeon. Sometimes the smaller forehead muscles that produce wrinkles can be altered in order to improve the appearance of the central brow.
The recovery: The forehead and eyelids will have some bruising and swelling that improve over several weeks. Your postoperative course is monitored in the clinic by one of our surgeons at Washington Plastic Surgery and the staff.
Some of the unlikely complications: Infection, fluid collection or bleeding can occur following any type of brow lift, and may require surgical drainage or other intervention. More rarely, nerve damage can occur. Nerve damage can cause areas of skin numbness or muscle weakness in the face or scalp. A more complete discussion of the risks, benefits, and alternatives will always be included at your visit. As always, our efforts are directed at minimizing the risk of these complications and optimizing your safety.