As we age, our skin, muscles, and support tissues slacken across our bodies. Our forehead and the area around the eyebrows are certainly not immune. Unfortunately, sagging and drooping on the forehead really ages the face. Plus, it can give the impression to others that you are either perpetually tired, sad, or even angry. In extreme cases, sagging brows can begin to impact the patient’s vision.

A brow lift with Dr. Wiener can bring your sagging brows back up and eliminate that perpetual drooping, sad look.

WHAT CAN A BROW LIFT DO FOR YOU?

  • Restore a pleasant + vibrant expression
  • Create a fresh and youthful overall look
  • Relieve forehead tension
  • Reposition drooping or uneven eyebrows
  • Produce minimal + well-hidden scars
  • Deliver natural-looking results that can endure up to 10 years

Will a Brow Lift change the shape of my eyes or change my hairline?

No. The muscles involved with brow lifts have nothing to do with the eyes. Dr. Wiener makes sure to elevate the brows only as much as looks natural. As for the hairline, the small incisions with an endoscopic lift are virtually invisible very quickly. With a coronal brow lift, some patients can have some temporary issues with hair growth, but this typically resolves after a couple of months as the skin and nerves adapt.

CANDIDATES: ARE YOU READY FOR A BROW LIFT?

For a Houston patient to be considered a candidate for a brow lift, the following characteristics should generally apply:

  • Between 40 and 50 years of age
  • Prominent brow lines and wrinkles
  • Deep furrows between the brows
  • Noticeably drooping eyebrows
  • A perpetually tired, angry or sad expression

In some men and women, these cosmetic effects emerge in their 20s and 30s. In that case, it may be appropriate for a brow lift to be performed on a younger patient.

Is a Brow Lift Painful?

These procedures involve tissue manipulation and excision of excess tissue as necessary. Still, they do not create an overly painful recovery. Swelling and bruising are more of an issue for most patients.

Traditional brow lifts involve more numbness and discomfort along the incision. Initial numbness will be replaced by itching that can last up to six months. Often, the hair near the incision will fall out or thin, but normal hair growth should return within weeks or a few months.

Endoscopic brow lifts will also involve some numbness due to the tissue manipulation, but there is far less itching than traditional methods.

What are the potential risks involved with Brow Lifts?

This is major surgery, even with the endoscopic method, so it entails all the same risks involved with any surgery:

excessive bleeding, poor wound healing, reaction to anesthesia, infection, and the like. Dr. Wiener’s board-certified training, experience, and expertise makes any of these issues very rare.

For brow lifts, the main specific risk is possible numbness across the forehead due to the lifting and repositioning of the tissue. In most cases, this begins as numbness but then it progresses to itching before fully resolving. The nerves are adjusting to the changes made.

What are the potential risks involved with Brow Lifts?

If Dr. Wiener can do so he will use endoscopic methods for your brow lift. But this is still surgery, so you will need to prepare as with any surgery. You’ll stop taking any blood thinners, aspirin, anti-inflammatory medications (Advil and other brands of ibuprofen), and most herbal supplements for a few days prior to your surgery. If you’re a smoker, you’ll need to stop for at least two weeks prior to and after your procedure because smoking constricts blood vessels, and this inhibits healing.

You’ll need to sleep with your head elevated for the first few days after your surgery, so you’ll want to arrange pillows or sleep in a recliner chair to make this work for you.

The Procedure

Dr. Wiener will take one of two brow lift techniques during surgery: traditional or endoscopic.

TRADITIONAL

The traditional brow lift is done under general anesthesia. It involves an incision across the forehead, hidden within the hair line. Through that opening, Dr. Wiener will lift the skin to smooth wrinkles and reposition the brows. To complete the procedure, he will trim away any excess tissue and close the incision with sutures.

ENDOSCOPIC

An endoscopic brow lift is also done using general anesthesia, but it involves several small cuts along the hairline rather than one lengthy one. An endoscope is then inserted so that he can visualize your internal structures on a television screen in the operating room. From there, Dr. Wiener will lift the forehead skin and reposition the brows using tiny surgical instruments.

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"Very happy returning patient of doctor Thomas Wiener. Very professional friendly staff will make you feel right at home. A big thank you, to Wiener and staff for an amazing experience. I highly recommend Thomas C. Wiener and his amazing staff for your cosmetic needs." 

THE RECOVERY
What to expect after your brow lift

PHYSICAL SIDE EFFECTS

Some degree of swelling, bruising, numbness and discomfort are common after an endoscopic or traditional brow lift. You can minimize these effects by taking your pain medication as directed and applying ice packs regularly.

GET PLENTY OF REST

Stay home from work for about 10 days after your brow lift. During that time, you should rest, keep your head elevated, and focus on healing.

AVOID STRENUOUS ACTIVITY

For optimal healing, it’s important to avoid strenuous activity and vigorous exercise for a full two weeks after surgery.

GRADUAL RESULTS

Your final results will appear gradually as your swelling and bruising subside. And, because all of the incisions were made in the hairline, they will not be visible once you have fully healed.

Is A Brow Lift recovery painful?

These procedures involve tissue manipulation and excision of excess tissue as necessary. Still, they do not create an overly painful recovery. Swelling and bruising are more of an issue for most patients. Traditional brow lifts involve more numbness and discomfort along the incision. Initial numbness will be replaced by itching that can last up to six months. Often, the hair near the incision will fall out or thin, but normal hair growth should return within weeks or a few months.

Endoscopic brow lifts will also involve some numbness due to the tissue manipulation, but there is far less itching than traditional methods.

Will my Brow Lift results be permanent?

These changes made by Dr. Wiener are permanent. Your transverse and frown lines on your forehead will never be as severe again. However, your brows will continue to descend with age. Your best results will be visible for 10-15 years, but your sagging will never be severe again. These are permanent improvements.

Can a Brow Lift be combined with other cosmetic procedures?

Our patients from Houston and the surrounding areas often combine their brow lift with blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery). This rejuvenates the eyelids, brows, and forehead.

Schedule a Client Consultation

If you're interested in learning more about a Brow Lift please contact us for a consultation at (281) 826-6449 or fill out our contact us form below. We will discuss your needs and concerns, and determine your best course of action.





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