Brow Lift in The Woodlands, TX
With age, our facial skin will naturally begin to lose laxity in several areas. The brow line is a common area for skin to lose its elasticity and begin to descend. While this can make you appear older, cause discomfort, and even obstruct vision in some cases, there is a fantastic method that can turn back the clock on this condition.
Brow lifts are an amazing way to restore skin and tissues around your brow line. Dr. W. Marshall Guy, an expertly trained and double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, is a master of facial anatomy. He is renowned for his attention to detail, outstanding patient care, and unmatched results. Dr. Guy looks forward to using his expertise and values to help you achieve the brow lift results you desire.
What is a Brow Lift?
Brow lift surgery, also commonly known as a forehead lift, reduces the signs of aging that affect the area above the eyebrows, including the forehead, where expression lines and sagging skin tend to occur. A drooping brow can also affect the upper eyelid skin. Many patients who suspect they need an “eyelid lift” may actually be in need or should consider a brow lift instead. The most important thing you can do is mention your concerns during your consultation with Dr. Guy.
What Causes a Drooping Brow Line?
With age, the brow begins to drop, and the outside corner turns downward. With excess ptosis (drooping), the brow can push down on the upper eyelid and even begin to obstruct your vision. It is important to distinguish between the brow and the upper eyelid as the cause for a “tired” eye, as the treatment, although complimentary, differs.
What is a Brow Lift & What are the Benefits?
Brow lifts aim to:
- Reduce wrinkles and lines in the brow line and upper portion of the face.
- Lift sagging brows.
- Restore a more youthful-looking face.
- Revive natural expressions.
- Improve self-confidence.
This procedure can be highly beneficial to those looking to treat their condition, especially when they partner with an expert with Dr. Guy’s qualifications.
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What are my Brow Lift Options?
Dr. Guy uses several approaches for brow lifts that will depend on your unique situation.
This method involves making an incision directly above the eyebrow. The direct approach is very rarely chosen, as it leaves a noticeable scar. However, for patients with facial paralysis and one eyebrow drooping, it can be a great option. This is the most effective method to raise the brow predictably, but the resulting scar is not usually acceptable.
This involves making two separate incisions in wrinkles present in the forehead. This is only an option for patients with very deep forehead wrinkles that would hide the incisions. Similarly to the direct approach, it can reliably raise the brow, but the scar is not usually acceptable unless you already have deeper forehead wrinkles. For those with deep forehead wrinkles and thinning hair, it can be an excellent option.
One positive aspect of this incision is that it can lower a high hairline while also raising the brows. It does lead to temporary and, in some cases, permanent numbness of the top of the head, but can do an excellent job raising the brow and lowering the high hairline.
This is similar to the pretrichial approach, except the incision is about an inch farther back within the hair. The coronal method conceals the incision, but it does raise the hairline, which may not always be a good option. It also has the same risk of numbness as the pretrichial approach.
This is useful when only the outer corners of the brows have fallen. This incision is placed within the hairline, but it is much smaller than the coronal or pretrichial incisions.
This involves using several smaller incisions within the hairline and using endoscopic cameras to raise the brows. The endoscopic approach hides all incisions within the hairline and reduces the risk of numbness. It can be an excellent option for most patients.
Dr. Guy is highly qualified to perform each of these procedures and will help you determine what option best suits you in consultation.
Who is a Good Candidate for Brow Lift Surgery?
Dr. Guy is open to speaking with any patient interested in learning more about how a brow lift can specifically benefit them. That said, he will first need to determine that this procedure is safe to perform. Before undergoing any procedure, Dr. Guy will conduct a comprehensive medical examination.
If you meet these general criteria, your next step is to schedule a meeting with Dr. Guy for your one on one consultation.
In general, brow lift candidates:
- Are physically healthy.
- Do not smoke or drink alcohol excessively.
- Can realistically benefit from the procedure.
- Have a positive mindset and realistic goals.
- Understand the risks and factors of the procedure.
It's Your Time to Look Your Best!
Dr. Guy is a specialist in all areas of rejuvenation and reconstruction for the face and neck. As a double board-certified and fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Guy knows that everyone ages differently and that there is no one size fits all when it comes to restoring a youthful appearance. From surgical options like a facelift to non-surgical options like Botox® and dermal fillers, there’s never a better time to look your best.
Brow Lift Cost in The Woodlands, Texas
The cost of your brow lift is in large part due to the extent of the operation. This could include the surgical approach that you and Dr. Guy decided would be best for you and your goals, the cost of anesthesia fees, recovery time spent at the surgical facility, and more. That being said, our financial team will work with you to find the most cost-effective option to address your concerns.
Your Brow Lift Consultation with Dr. Guy
Dr. Guy and our team would be happy to meet with you to discuss your brow lift options. During your consultation, you will have the opportunity to ask questions, voice any concerns you have, and learn more about how the procedure will benefit you individually. Dr. Guy loves to help others through his craft and believes that patient education is one of the keys to providing his patients with the best service possible.
Learn more about why patients choose Dr. Guy Facial Plastic Surgery for their brow lift in The Woodlands, Spring, Shenandoah, and the greater Houston area by calling (832) 956-1040, or schedule a consultation today!
The Woodlands Brow Lift – FAQs
Most patients take between 10 and 14 days for the initial swelling to go down. You should be able to return to work and your other normal activities after this time. However, your body will continue to heal for several months after the procedure. Dr. Guy will provide you with a comprehensive list of aftercare instructions to help you heal properly.
As with any surgery, there are risks to consider. The most common risks include bleeding, infection, numbness, pain, and other similar concerns. However, Dr. Guy is highly trained and will take all the necessary precautions to make sure you are as safe as possible.
The cost of your brow lift will depend on many factors, including the extent of the operation, the surgical approach chosen, anesthesia fees, and more, so it’s hard to provide an exact estimate until you come in for a consultation. That said, we are committed to finding the most cost-effective option to address your concerns.
As previously mentioned, there are several different types of brow lift procedures offered by Dr. Guy, and each can be a bit different when it comes to what that particular procedure entails, the degree of aging, and your anatomy.
With that said, your brow lift will involve several small incisions above the hairline, depending on the amount and type of lifting you will need. The brow will then be smoothed, lifted, and affixed into a raised position.
As with any surgery, some minor discomfort is to be expected during your recovery process, which can be managed with medication. You may experience some swelling, bruising, and minor itching during the healing stage. Expect to take a week off from work and complete your recovery within three to four weeks.