Brow Lift in Minneapolis-St. Paul
What is a Brow Lift?
As we age, our eyebrows can become saggy or furrowed, making you look angry or tired, even if you are not. A brow lift, also called a forehead lift, can help to smooth wrinkles and lines on the forehead and between the eyes, as well as raise sagging brows for a more refreshed appearance.
Cost of a Brow Lift
This includes your surgical fee and all follow-up visits with Dr. Rocheford. This estimate also includes the facility fee and anesthesia costs. This is an estimate and may be different depending on your specific situation. It does not include the cost of your pre-operative physical, lab tests or medications. Dr. Rocheford does charge $100 for consultations, and that fee is deducted from the price of your surgery or in-office procedure.
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DETAILS OF BROW LIFT SURGERY:
- Surgery: Surgery is done under sedation or general anesthetic. The surgery takes 2 – 3 hours and is outpatient surgery.
- Discomfort: Mild. Anticipate 0 – 3 days of pain medication. Many take only Tylenol.
- Bruising and Swelling:10 – 14 days. Minimize swelling with constant head elevation and frequent application of ice. You may have black eyes for a short time.
- Bandages: Removed in 1 – 3 days.
- Stitches: Removed in 7 – 10 days.
- Make-up: May be worn in 3 – 5 days.
- Work: You may feel capable of returning within 3 days, but your appearance may be the limiting factor.
- Presentation in Public: You should be presentable within 1 – 2 weeks with the help of make-up.
- Exercise: May be resumed in 2 weeks.
- Final Result: Seen in 2 – 4 weeks. The duration of the result is 10 years – permanent.
Who is a Good Candidate for a Brow Lift?
Patients who are bothered by signs of aging in the brow region may be able to benefit from a brow lift. Good candidates include those who are in good physical shape, who do not smoke, and who have a realistic outlook on their procedure.
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The Brow Lift Procedure
Brow lift surgery is an outpatient procedure and commonly takes between two to three hours to complete. A brow lift can be done through multiple small incisions with the aid of an endoscope or through a larger incision. An endoscopic procedure requires a long, thin tube with a camera attached to see the internal workings of your forehead beneath the wrinkles. A long incision, also known as an open brow lift, requires one long incision as opposed to several small incisions. Depending on your case, an open brow lift will require the removal of excess fat and skin. Your muscles will be loosened and your skin will be stretched for a smooth finish. Both approaches result in natural elevation of the brows and correction of visible creases in the forehead. One approach may be more beneficial over another depending on your anatomy. The incisions for an endoscopic procedure will be hidden in your hairline, so as you recover, your scarring will not be seen. The open brow lift will leave scars hidden above the ears and at the top of the forehead. Each incision will be closed with either stitches or staples and wrapped with padding to avoid swelling.
Brow Lift Recovery
Following surgery patients may experience bruising and swelling, which can be controlled by elevating the head and applying ice. Makeup can be worn three to five days following surgery, while patients can return to work after three days. Exercise may be resumed within two weeks. Final results of this procedure can be seen in two to four weeks, and is long lasting, often lasting more than 10 years.
Scheduling your Brow Lift Consultation
If you’re ready to discuss your options for better-looking eyebrows, now is a great time to schedule your brow lift consultation with Dr. Heather Rocheford at our plastic surgery offices, serving the Twin Cities Metro area including St. Paul, Minneapolis, Woodbury and beyond. Simply request a consultation online or call Rocheford Plastic Surgery at 651-968-1294 today to schedule your appointment. Click for more FAQ’s Consultation Checklist