Brow Lift (Temporal Brow Lift)

Give your face the enhancement of defined expressions. As we begin to age, the temple area is the first area to droop and create a hood on the outer eyelid causing our eyebrows to slug down as well. With a brow lift, you will easily achieve a natural, more rested and younger appearance.

shutterstock_238602268WHAT’S A TEMPORAL BROW LIFT?

A browlift is also known as a forehead lift. It’s designed to lift the brow to effectively remove weight from the upper eyelids. The procedure dramatically rejuvenates a person’s look. This procedure relieves tired or stressed expressions that develop with age.

HOW IS THE PROCEDURE PERFORMED?

The incision is hidden in the scalp behind the temporal hairline. The brow is then elevated using internal sutures or another fixation device. The temporal brow lift leads to a rejuvenated appearance and decreases lateral hooding on the upper eyelid. The temporal brow lift is commonly performed in conjunction with an upper eyelid blepharoplasty.

PREPARING AND PLANNING FOR YOUR SURGERY

First, schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Aguilar. You will have the opportunity to discuss your goals and the results you would like to achieve. Dr. Aguilar will work with you to reach an understanding about what you can expect from this procedure and what long-term benefits you will experience. Every patient is different and we will choose the surgical technique and treatment plan that’s right for you during your initial consultation. You will be asked for the following:

  • shutterstock_263896589Complete medical history including previous surgical procedures, past and present medical conditions and all medications or herbal supplements that you’re taking.
  • Except Dr.Aguilar to evaluate your face, including the skin and underlying bone.
  • Photographs will be taken for your medical record
  • Be prepared to discuss possible risk and complications of the procedure.

The procedure is about 1-2 hours long. You will be under general anesthesia during this procedure and we advise coordination with your guest and/or caregiver to drive you home and care for you for at least 24 hours post-operation.

AFTER YOUR PROCEDURE

This procedure usually requires 1-2 weeks of recovery. As with any surgery, you should avoid strenuous activity for several weeks to allow your body to heal, and no contact sports for 8 weeks (e.g. basketball, soccer). You may have some numbness, incision discomfort and mild swelling. Swelling typically goes down within a week and bruising within 2-3 weeks. Stitches will be removed 5-10 days after the browlift.

WHAT TO EXPECT (BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS)