Are You a Good Candidate for a Brow Lift?
What is Brow Lift Surgery?
A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift addresses the following:
• Reduces the wrinkle lines that develop horizontally across the forehead, as well as those that occur on the bridge of the nose, between the eyes.
• Improves frown lines, the vertical creases that develop between the eyebrows.
• Raises sagging brows that are hooding the upper eyelids.
• Places the eyebrows in an alert and youthful position.
• Fighting signs of aging
Complementing cosmetic procedures to a brow lift include upper and lower eyelid tucks, face-lifting, and skin resurfacing techniques.
What is the Cost of a Brow Lift?
The average cost of a brow lift is $3,201, although costs can vary widely. The average fee does not include anesthesia, operating room facilities or other related expenses. A surgeon’s fee will be based on his or her experience, the type of procedure used, and the geographic office location.
Most health insurance does not cover brow lift surgery or its complications, but many plastic surgeons offer patient financing plans. Brow lift costs may include:
• Anesthesia fees
• Hospital or surgical facility cost
• Medical tests
• Post-surgery garments
• Prescriptions for medication
• Surgeon’s fee
To choose a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area, remember that the surgeon’s experience and your comfort with him or her are just as important as the final cost of the surgery.
Is Brow Lift Right for Me?
As we age, the body changes in various ways. Unfortunately, the face is the most obvious and usually among the very first signs of aging. As the skin loses its volume and elasticity, it begins to sag and droop, creating those wrinkles and fine lines on our forehead. To address this aging skin, many patients have turned to brow lift surgery.
While this procedure sounds enticing, knowing if you are a good candidate for the procedure is first. You may be a candidate for a brow lift if you:
• Are physically healthy
• Don’t smoke
• Have a positive outlook and realistic goals
Other factors to consider include age and recovery. When it comes to brow lift, age does matter. Individuals who are in their 40s and 50s are most likely to see significant changes after a brow lift, since this is the time when brow lines, forehead creases and sagging eyelids begin to appear.
Post-procedure recovery is also important to know as you decide on your procedure. After the surgery, you will be given specific instructions that may include:
• How to care for the surgical site and drains.
• Medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection.
• Specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health.
• When to follow up with your plastic surgeon.
In the weeks after your procedure, you should keep you head elevated and refrain from vigorous physical activity. Do not use ice or heat on the operated area. The initial wound will take 10 to 14 days to heal. Sutures or clips will be removed when it is appropriate. You should be ready to work and resume normal activity after two weeks. Swelling and incision lines may take several weeks before completely refined and faded.
Following your physician’s instructions is vital to the success of your surgery. Your doctor will give you specific instructions on to care for yourself.
Dr. Binder’s surgery center in Beverly Hills is often considered the best option for solutions regarding facial cosmetic surgery. Our office is dedicated to establishing proper communication with prospective patients. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for your neck lift surgery in our Beverly Hills office.