The natural aging process is inevitable. When it comes to the face, sagging eyelids, heavy brows, and deep forehead furrows can communicate an unwanted and unknowing message of anger or sadness. Fortunately, an expertly performed brow lift can reverse some of these effects by tightening lax skin, elevating your forehead, and reducing wrinkles -- thereby restoring a fresh and well-rested look. Dr. Rana is committed to delivering a simplistic brow lift in McKinney, TX which makes conservative changes that reverses the signs of aging, resulting in organic and natural-looking improvement.
What is a Brow Lift?
A brow-lift is a surgical procedure that is performed to lift and elevate the brow, returning it to a more youthful position. With age, the skin and muscles begin to sag and droop over the brow and eyes. A brow-lift physically lifts the skin and internal structures of the brow for a more refreshed, awake, and alert appearance. Dr. Rana uses state-of-the-art technology to perform the endoscopic brow lift. The procedure is performed by making incisions behind the hairline and using an advanced, minimally-invasive approach with an endoscope (tiny camera).
Am I a Candidate for a Brow Lift?
Candidates for a brow lift should be healthy adults who do not smoke and are not taking blood thinners. Patients should have drooping or sagging skin in the brow area that is disrupting the aesthetics of the face or overall vision.
It is important for prospective patients to have realistic expectations for the results of the procedure—the goal of cosmetic surgery is improvement, not perfection. In the wrong surgeon’s hands, overcorrection of the brows can lead to a surprised or shocked appearance, so choosing an expert facial plastic surgeon is key.
What can I expect from my brow lift recovery?
After brow lift surgery, minor swelling, bruising, and tenderness in the upper face is normal. You will receive ample pain medications to ensure you are comfortable throughout your recovery. You may also be given anti-nausea medications and antibiotics during the first stages of recovery.
You will have bandages placed around your head to help reduce swelling and postoperative bleeding. These will be removed within 2-3 days. Your sutures will come out after 7 days.
Make sure that you sleep with your head elevated and that you take it easy physically during the first few weeks of recovery. You may first want to enlist the help of someone to perform household chores and childcare so you can focus on healing.
Light walking is excellent for your circulation and can help prevent blood clots. You should avoid spicy or heavy foods in the first week after your surgery, making sure to follow any other dietary restrictions that Dr. Rana mentions. You should also avoid getting your incisions wet for 2-3 days.
Why Choose Dr. Rana for a Brow Lift in McKinney, TX?
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How old should I be before I decide to undergo brow lift surgery?
There is no “right age” for a brow-lift since every case is unique. Many people start noticing signs of aging in their mid to late thirties, and they may choose to undergo the procedure in their early 40s or 50s. It all depends on your goals and how uncomfortable you are with your current look. Don’t think of your candidacy in terms of age; as long as you are a healthy adult, it should be fine to undergo a brow lift procedure.
What are the risks and potential complications?
As with any surgery, there are always risks, but the procedure is very safe overall. Some complications that can occur include anesthesia complications, bleeding, infection, numbness, scarring, or a poor aesthetic outcome. Be sure to discuss any concerns you have prior to scheduling the surgery. You should feel comfortable with the procedure before you make a decision.
Can a brow lift be combined with other procedures?
Absolutely. Many people combine a brow lift with other anti-aging surgeries, such as a blepharoplasty (eyelid lift). Combining procedures can create more comprehensive results and even slow down the aging process. Non-surgical treatments that can be complementary like Botox are also popular among brow lift patients.
Which brow lift technique is right for me?
The only way to choose the procedure that’s right for you is to discuss your goals with your plastic surgeon and come to a decision together. You’ll get all the information and professional advice you need to make the decision that’s right for you and your needs. Your surgeon may not even recommend a brow lift at all! Some patients can benefit more from a blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) than a brow lift, depending on where your signs of aging are concentrated. Your surgeon will customize your treatment plan to suit your individual needs.
Will a brow lift resolve the horizontal lines on my forehead?
While a forehead lift can soften the deep horizontal lines that form on the forehead, this is not the primary purpose of the procedure. Patients may want to include Botox as part of their overall treatment plan to ease these lines for a more youthful appearance.
Are the results permanent?
Like other anti-aging surgeries, a brow lift can help slow down aging in the area and reverse some of the signs of aging, but it cannot stop the process altogether. The results are generally long-lasting but are not considered to be permanent.
How do I choose a brow lift surgeon?
It is important to be selective when considering potential plastic surgeons. Only consider fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeons who have extensive experience in anti-aging surgeries and a good reputation. Dr. Rana’s experience in facial plastic surgery, guarantees your safety and results for a brow lift in McKinney, TX. Your results will depend on the skill of your surgeon, so don’t just look for the cheapest price—look for an expert.
Will I be able to see better after the procedure?
If you have a great deal of excess skin hanging down and partially obscuring your vision, a brow lift can help you see better. Ptosis to this degree is fairly rare, but it does happen.
Will I look surprised after my brow lift?
Modern brow lift techniques are very effective in creating a natural appearance and avoiding unfavorable aesthetic outcomes. As long as you choose a skilled and artistic surgeon, you should not have to worry about ending up looking constantly surprised.
Is Botox a good non-surgical substitute for a brow lift?
Botox is great for easing dynamic wrinkles, like those found running horizontally along the brow. However, it is not a good treatment for lifting the brow and should not be used as a substitute for surgery. In fact, the two procedures are often performed in combination with one another.