Brow Lift Phoenix
Here at North Valley Plastic Surgery brow lifts, also known as forehead lifts, can smooth out wrinkles and lift the eyebrows. As the face ages, the eyebrows descend, causing brow ptosis (droop). It may cause the appearance of being “tired” or “angry.” The brow lift “opens” the eyes and lifts the brows, may also reduce or eliminate what appears to be excess skin in the upper eye lids.
There are two types of brow lifts: the “open” or classical method and the endoscopic method.
What to Expect During the Procedure
The “open” method has an incision in the hairline and between the ears in the scalp. Selected muscles will be removed by our board certified plastic surgeons at North Valley Plastic Surgery in order to reduce the appearance of wrinkles between the eyes and at the “crow’s feet” regions. Nylon sutures and skin clips will be used to close the incision sites.
The endoscopic brow lift uses a fiber-optic lens (endoscope) and one-half inch incisions in the hairline. Another four to five one-half incision is done in order to insert the necessary tools. This allows for less numbness after surgery. The procedure is done with the surgeon looking at a television screen. The benefit to this technique is smaller incision sites, less bleeding, less hair loss, and a faster recovery.
Endotine is an FDA approved product line that allows the surgeon to mold and position tissue into place, without the need for sutures or screws. This is ideal for people with a receding hairline or those who are bald.
Depending on the surgeon, screws may be used, and will usually be removed in three weeks. These micro-screws are quite innocuous and painless.
What to Expect During the Recovery Period
Swelling and bruising will occur, and will subside in seven to ten days. It is important to sleep with the head elevated for the next 1-2 weeks. The Nylon sutures will be removed in seven to ten days. The compression dressing or band is usually worn for one week.