Brow Lift in Huntersville, NC
You have an active lifestyle and enjoy spending time with your friends and family, yet your love of life does not show in your face. In fact, people frequently say that you always look tired and stressed. Now you can look as good on the outside as you feel on the inside with a brow lift at Pure Facial Plastic Surgery in Huntersville, North Carolina. Board-certified surgeon Briggs E. Cook, Jr., MD, who specializes in facial plastic surgery, offers brow lifts as an anti-aging treatment for patients who live in and around Charlotte.
What is a Brow Lift?
A brow lift is a cosmetic procedure that softens lines and creases on the forehead and between the eyebrows. These signs of aging are the result of muscle movement when you use facial expressions. Many times, we contract these muscles without even knowing it, such as when we are tired or stressed. When we are young, our skin bounces back in place once we relax the muscles. As we age, our bodies produce less of the collagen and elastin that help keep our skin smooth and supple. As a result, the skin collapses against the muscle movements. The skin may also sag due to the decreased volume that results from having too little collagen.
A brow lift is a cosmetic procedure that tightens the forehead and brow area to minimize the appearance of lines, wrinkles and creases. After the procedure, you look refreshed and rejuvenated.
Benefits of a Brow Lift
Brow lift surgery at Pure Facial Plastic Surgery rejuvenates your appearance by:
- Softening lines and wrinkles on the forehead and in the brow area
- Giving you a brighter appearance by correcting loose, sagging soft tissue over the eyes and lifting the eyebrows
When Should I Have a Brow Lift?
Dr. Cook recommends brow lifts to individuals with:
- Creases and lines between the eyebrows
- Severe creases on the forehead
- Extra fat and skin that sags over the eyes
- Eyebrows that are lower on the face due to decreased skin elasticity and collagen levels
What Should I Expect From a Brow Lift?
Due to the extent of brow lift surgery, you are placed under twilight anesthesia so that you comfortably remain asleep during the procedure. Dr. Cook begins by making an incision along your hairline. The positioning of this incision allows him to work with the skin and soft tissue and also results in an inconspicuous scar when you heal. The skin is tightened to reduce lines and wrinkles and lift the eyebrows while maintaining a natural appearance. Dr. Cook then trims off any excess skin and closes the incision with small sutures.
For some patients, Dr. Cook may perform the brow lift with smaller incisions or using an endoscopic approach.
Swelling, tenderness, bruising and numbness are normal for the first day after a brow lift. You may also notice a slight tightness in your face. For the first 48 hours after the procedure, you should use cold compresses to minimize swelling and discomfort. We also recommend that you sleep with your head elevated for at least one week. Any discomfort you feel after brow lift surgery is generally mild to moderate and easily managed with non-prescription medication. If you require greater relief, Dr. Cook may provide you with a prescription medication.
You should limit your activities for at least one week, and then gradually increase your activity level. Full recovery typically takes about one month, and you see full results in about six months.
How Long Do the Results Last?
While the improvements of a brow lift are considered permanent, the aging process may cause new lines and wrinkles on your forehead and brow area. Our aestheticians can recommend professional skin care products to prolong the results.
How Much Does a Brow Lift Cost?
Dr. Cook tailors brow lift surgery to the unique anatomy and cosmetic goals of each patient. The procedure is typically not covered by insurance, so you are responsible for the total cost. We accept payment by cash, personal check, major credit card and Alphaeon™ Credit financing.
Are you ready to look as good as you feel? Pure Facial Plastic Surgery in Huntersville, North Carolina is a leading facial surgery facility that offers brow lifts. If you live in or around Charlotte, please contact us today to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Cook.