Eyebrow & Forehead Lifts
An eyebrow lift and a forehead lift are cosmetic surgical procedures that aim to tighten facial skin and smooth out wrinkles. Stress, anxiety, frowning, and even laughter can contribute to the appearance of unsightly lines on the forehead, which can make people look older or more tired than they actually are. Through a careful incision and removal of fatty tissues and muscle, cosmetic surgeons can lift the forehead to create a tighter and more youthful appearance.
During a consultation with Dr. Nesmith, he will discuss with you the goals and expectations you have for the procedure. Generally, a good candidate for eyebrow and forehead lifts is:
- In good physical health;
- A non-smoker; and
- Has realistic expectations about what the procedure can accomplish.
Conventional Brow Lift
Classic lifts, also called coronal forehead lifts or conventional brow lifts, are the most traditional form of eyebrow and forehead lifts. During this procedure, Dr. Nesmith makes a long, continuous incision across the patient’s hairline, usually starting just above the patient’s ears. Then the forehead is lifted, and unnecessary tissue is removed.
Endoscopic lifts are becoming increasingly popular. Instead of a long or continuous incision, it involves several short incisions — usually no more than five. The procedure involves a scope (a thin tube with a camera at the end), which is inserted into the scalp. It allows surgeons to view the tissues and muscles in the forehead on a large screen. This way, they can manipulate and remove excess tissue. Endoscopic lifts often do not leave visible scars because incisions are made in the scalp. Hair is able to cover up any residual marks.
Lateral Brow Lift
A lateral brow lift in Gainesville moves the lateral, or outer, part of the brow upward to restore an archlike appearance. Dr. Nesmith makes a small incision at the hairline by the temples to lift the outside part of the brow.Before & After Gallery
Eyebrow & Forehead Lift Recovery
It usually takes 10 days to 14 days for a patient to recover from an eyebrow or forehead lift. Plastic surgeons in Gainesville, FL, recommend patients avoid lying flat on their backs by keeping their head elevated whenever they rest or sleep. This helps to minimize swelling. Patients should take time off from work and avoid strenuous activity during the recovery period. Although it is usually temporary, bruising and swelling may occur. Makeup may be used to cover the area if necessary.
While results of this type of Gainesville plastic surgery vary depending on the extent of each procedure, most patients should expect to see results within six weeks. For an optimal outcome and recovery, it is crucial that patients follow Dr. Nesmith’s instructions. Failure to do so may cause swelling, pain or less than ideal results.
Plastic Surgery in Gainesville, FL
At Nesmith Plastic Surgery Center in Gainesville, FL, our team is dedicated to providing high-quality cosmetic facial plastic surgery services to help boost your confidence. Dr. Richard Nesmith, is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has many years of experience within the field. You can rely on us for an eyebrow lift, forehead lift or facelift that can restore that youthful and inviting appearance you’ve been missing. Contact us today for a consultation.