The forehead and eyebrows can have a dramatic influence on one’s appearance, and play an important role in the overall frame of the face. Drooping of the forehead and brows is common with age, and can affect how one is perceived, for attractiveness as well as level of alertness or vitality. The goal results differ for men versus women, and brow shape and position are tailored accordingly. The position of the hairline is also an important consideration.
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During your consultation, Dr. Patel will take time to learn more about your concerns and goals, and discuss the treatment options in detail. She will go through your medical history and perform a physical exam in order to determine the best plan to reach your goals, and make sure you are a good candidate for surgery.
The day of surgery, Dr. Patel will meet with you in the preoperative area, review the planned procedure, and go over any additional questions you may have prior to surgery.
After surgery, you will be provided with postoperative care instructions, and instructions for followup. Dr. Patel will see you for the first postoperative visit 1-2 days after surgery, with an additional visit the week after for suture removal if appropriate. Additional postoperative visits are typically spaced at 2 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, and 1 year after surgery.
Typically the forehead and brows make up the upper 1/3 of the face in those whose features meet aesthetic ideal proportions. The distance from hairline to brow is usually 5-6 cm.
Yes, you can get a forehead reduction to reduce the size of the forehead. This involves advancing the hairline down.
An eyebrow lift involves raising the forehead and brows, and can be tailored to lift just the outer brow, inner brow, or both, and can also affect the shape of the brow.
A brow lift can be done endoscopically (through ~ 5 small incisions typically hidden within hair), via limited incisions typically along the temporal hairline, or through a coronal incision (spanning ear to ear through the hair). Once the brow is lifted, it can be secured at the lifted position with absorbable posts or sutures.
In women, a brow lift is typically indicated once the mid-outer third of the brow falls to less than 1 cm from the supraorbital rim. In men, it is indicated when the brow position begins to fall below the rim.
Brow lifts are generally safe. Risks include alopecia, paresthesias or numbness, and asymmetry.
The longevity of a brow lift depends on the technique used and also characteristics of the tissues, but typically lasts 3-7 years.
The cost for brow lift surgery will depend on a number of factors, including which technique is used, and what other procedures if any are done at the same time. To provide you with accurate pricing information, we invite you to book a complimentary Pre-Consult Phone Call with our Patient Care Coordinator by calling 310-205-0212. During that phone call, important information will be discussed, and ballpark pricing will be provided.