Direct Brow Lift
A direct brow lift in Boise elevates the skin and muscles above the brows to improve shape, definition, and position. The purpose of this procedure is to rejuvenate the face’s overall appearance, not just the brows (especially if the patient has sagging skin near their eyes).
Our skilled and experienced surgeons are known for creating natural brow lift results. Brow lifts can reduce wrinkle lines which develop horizontally across the forehead, improve the vertical creases that develop between the eyebrows, and elevate sagging brows that are hooding the upper eyelids.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Direct Brow Lift?
There are a number of reasons why someone might be interested in a direct brow lift. A direct brow lift corrects a protruding or drooping brow that may be making your eyes appear smaller and sunken. Droopy brows can also make your face appear constantly sad or older than it is, and they can give the impression that you are tired.
It is important to note that a direct brow lift does not eliminate forehead lines, which is a benefit of other types of forehead lifts. However, this technique does make it much easier for the surgeon to create a nicely shaped eyebrow with a great deal of precision.
During your consultation for a brow lift, you should disclose any medical conditions that could negatively affect the healing process.
At the start of the procedure, a combination of local anesthesia and sedation will be administered. Incisions will be made directly above the natural brow crease, so there will be minimal visible post-surgical scarring on the forehead.
The surgeon will then raise the tissues and remove excess skin and muscle tissue. Finally, your surgeon will suture the incisions closed with dissolvable sutures.
The Recovery Process
After surgery, you should attempt to keep your head elevated to optimize post-operative recovery. Your vision may be blurry for a few days. Your brow may become swollen, and there may also be temporary bruising and redness.
Some patients may need to use prescription or over-the-counter medicines like acetaminophen or ibuprofen for a few days after their procedure to control any pain. Patients may need to stay home from work for a time until well enough to return.
Patients come in for a follow-up appointment in order to have sutures removed. At this time, the surgeon will also check on the progress of healing.
How Much Does a Direct Brow Lift Cost?
The cost of a direct brow lift varies depending on your desired results. Price also varies based on factors like the anesthesia used, the techniques employed, and the time needed to perform the surgery.
Contact Us to Learn More
If you’re interested in a direct brow lift in Boise, please contact us at Idaho Eyelid & Facial Plastic Surgery. We’d be pleased to discuss your options and answer any questions you may have about this specialized approach. During a consultation, we’ll help you decide if it’s the best option for you.