Your Initial Consultation
During your consultation, you’ll see before-and-after photos of a number of other patients and we’ll review your medical history. Dr. Sutton 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 facelift surgery, or liposuction under the chin.
Brow Lift Options at Our Practice
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.
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.
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 an 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 the selective use of BOTOX® Cosmetic to weaken muscles that pull down portions of your eyebrows.
What to Expect During Surgery
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.
Contact Us for More Information
For additional information or to schedule a brow lift consultation, contact our practice online or call us directly at (864) 676-1707.