Brow lift (forehead lift) surgery can restore a youthful appearance by smoothing wrinkles across the forehead, elevating droopy eyebrows, and reducing excess skin above the upper lids. We offer both endoscopic brow lift and traditional brow lift surgery. Satisfied brow lift patients at our practice report looking more refreshed and alert.
The endoscopic brow lift is performed with a tiny scope and miniature camera. Two incisions less than one-inch long are made behind the hairline above the forehead, and two somewhat longer incisions are made in the temples. The layers that hold the brow in its low position are separated and repositioned and the muscles that cause frown lines to appear are selectively weakened. The lift is supported by hidden internal sutures, and the incisions are covered by your hair.
Another option is the traditional open brow lift, which Dr. Graham uses infrequently. It can improve deeper forehead lines and low hairlines, but entails a longer incision and more numbness than endoscopic brow lift. Dr. Graham will discuss the risks of each type of brow lift procedure with you before surgery.
The so-called chemical brow lift is done with selective use of BOTOX® Cosmetic to weaken muscles that pull down portions of your eyebrows.
During your consultation, you’ll see before-and-after photos of a number of other patients and we’ll review your medical history. Dr. Graham will discuss your goals and the results that are typically achieved through this procedure. He can also answer any questions you may have about combining brow lift with laser resurfacing, eyelid or face lift surgery, or liposuction under the chin.
The operation is done as an out-patient procedure in less than two hours. Long-acting local anesthetics are used in combination with general anesthesia. Post-operative medications include antibiotics, pain medications, and nausea prevention drugs. A bandage is only used overnight. Most patients can return to light work and driving a car in less than one week. We’ll evaluate your progress several times over the first few months following brow lift surgery. The results of this procedure are usually long-lasting. For additional information or to schedule a brow lift consultation, contact our practice serving Asheville, Spartanburg, and communities throughout the Carolinas.
"I am very pleased with Dr. Graham and his staff! They have been incredibly kind and helpful throughout my surgery. The post-op care has also been top notch! They always respond to my concerns right away, and I always feel well cared for, and listened to."Mary V.