Brow Lift Miami
What is a Brow Lift?
As you get older, gravity starts to affect our skin, causing it to descend towards the floor. The forehead is no exception to this inevitable outcome. As the skin on our brow begins to sag, the muscles of the forehead continuously contract, creating valleys of skin called ‘frown lines’. These lines not only make the face look tired, but are also linked to causing headaches. If the above describes you, a brow lift from Marshall Cosmétique might be right for you.
A brow lift from Marshall Cosmétique will not only reduce the appearance of these unsightly lines, but also can help to relax these muscles, possibly resulting in lowering the incidence of muscle tension headaches.
Who Should Consider a Brow Lift?
Although beneficial, a brow lift may not be right for everyone. The ideal patient for a Marshall Cosmétique brow lift is an individual that is in good general health, a non-smoker and a patient with realistic expectations in regard to the procedural outcome.
What to Expect?
Prior to surgery, Dr. Marshall will evaluate your current status at Marshall Cosmetique in Miami and will likely have you:
- Adjust or add medication
- Stop smoking
- Avoid taking aspirin
On the day of your brow lift, your procedure will involve the following steps:
- Anesthesia. Dr. Marshall will recommend whether you should undergo intravenous sedation or general anesthesia
- Incision. In the past, a brow lift was performed by making a rather large incision in or near your hairline. This classic technique succeeded in raising the brow, but left the patient with visible scarring and permanent numbness of the forehead. In the last 10 years, a less invasive procedure emerged called endoscopic brow lift. This procedure involves tiny incisions embedded in the scalp and results in minimal scarring, less pain and shorter recovery time. If you have specific sections of the brow that need elevating, you can consider a coronal brow lift. In this procedure, Dr. Marshall will make an incision from ear to ear and removes excess scalp. Incisions from a brow lift are well concealed within the hair or face and are closed with sutures or other devices geared to maintain the raised brow.
- Recovery. Immediately after the procedure, your face and scalp will be tender and swollen. Your incisions will be covered in surgical dressings and/or bandages. You should be sure to avoid heavy lifting, vigorous exercise, or other activity for the first few weeks after surgery.
With the endoscopic method, side effects are usually minimal; however, the most common complications include:
- Issues with eyebrow movement
- Numbness or tingling
When Can I Return to Work?
In most cases, patients can return to work within 10 days. Bear in mind, recovery times will vary in each individual and based on the specifics of your procedure.