WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING THE BROW LIFT PROCEDURE?
In the open approach, Dr. Boudreault makes an incision either slightly behind the hairline, running ear-to-ear across the top of the head, or, in the case of balding or a receding hairline, in the mid-brow area, along a natural line to minimize incision visibility. The doctor then removes excess skin and tissue before applying fine sutures.
In endoscopic surgery, Dr. Boudreault makes a series of small incisions just behind the hairline and then, using an endoscope the size of a drinking straw, proceeds to remove those muscles that are the source of frown lines. The eyebrows are then lifted to reduce sagging of the skin at eyelid level. Depending on the nature of the incisions and Dr. B’s preference, bandages may be applied along the incisions. The procedure usually lasts one to two hours.
In a direct or mid-forehead approach, an incision is made and an ellipse of skin is removed to directly elevate the brow. This is an ideal procedure for men with unstable hairlines or patients with long or convex foreheads. This is a skin only procedure and can be done under local anesthesia in the clinic. Patients can drive themselves to and from this procedure, as only local anesthesia is used.
HOW LONG IS RECOVERY TIME?
The average recovery time for a brow lift is seven days. Immediately after the procedure, you will notice an over-correction – brows are in a higher position than where they will finally settle. This can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks.
The surgery may be done alone or with other procedures such as a facelift, eyelid surgery, or nose reshaping.
HOW SOON WILL I SEE RESULTS FROM A BROW LIFT?
Most patients will notice the brow over-correction right away, meaning your brow will appear higher than expected at first. By two months after all the swelling should be gone, you should see a younger, smoother look with the brow settled in the desired position.
HOW MUCH DOES A BROW LIFT COST?
The average cost of a brow lift is $6,000–$10,000. This estimate includes all fees, such as any anesthesia and facility fees. If you would like to have your brow lift done soon but would like to pay it off over time in small monthly increments, we offer financing through Care Credit or Alphaeon. Many of our patients will choose to apply for credit cards with longer terms at 0% interest.