Browlift surgery is performed to improve low or sagging eyebrows which may give you a tired and aged appearance. Additionally, brow lift surgery can improve frown lines and forehead wrinkles.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR THIS SURGERY:
Men and women who are unhappy with drooping eyebrows and forehead/frown lines giving a tired, unalert, and aged facial appearance. Patients who have significant health problems or are active smokers may not be candidates for browlift procedures. Dr. Stutman will review your medical/surgical history at your initial consultation to better evaluate if you are a good candidate for surgery.
Dr. Stutman offers either a traditional (open) or an endoscopic browlift. In a traditional brow lift, an incision is made either at your hair line or behind your hairline depending on your specific anatomy. An endoscopic browlift requires several small incisions behind your hairline. At your consultation Dr. Stutman will discuss which incision type is best suited to your anatomy.
DESCRIPTION OF SURGERY:
The procedure is performed under general anesthesia at either a surgery center or hospital, depending on your medical history and preference. Incisions are made and the muscles accentuating your frown lines are partially removed, skin is then stretched and the extra skin removed allowing your eyebrows to elevate. Additional procedures such as blepharoplasty, facelift/necklift, fat grafting, botox, and/or juvederm may be performed at the time of the initial surgery.
If performed at a surgery center, you will spend a few hours in recovery before going home. You will need someone to take you home and stay with you for the first few days. Some patients may need to stay overnight in the hospital depending on your medical history and/or preferences. You will experience swelling and bruising over the first 1-2 weeks.
As with any surgery, there is a possibility that you will experience a complication. These include bleeding after the surgery (hematoma), undesirably thick scars, fluid collection beneath the skin (seroma), infection, damage to facial nerves, blood clots, and delayed wound healing. This surgery requires a general anesthetic, which carries some risk as well.