A brow lift is a cosmetic procedure to raise the position of the eyebrows into a more aesthetically pleasing position. This includes creating a gentle arch to the eyebrow (less for men) and eliminating the excess skin or hooding of the outer part of the upper eyelids. A brow lift is typically combined with cosmetic surgery of the eyelids and occasionally a facelift. There are several types of brow lift. For example, if you only need a small amount of lift Dr. Schreiber can offer you a limited-incision brow lift. If you need more of a lift, a full brow lift may be required to meet your aesthetic goals. Both men and women with eyebrows in a low position or with a lack of an arch are good candidates for a brow lift procedure. As your surgeon, Dr. Schreiber can help you achieve a more aesthetically pleasing appearance to your eyebrows and eyes.
Reasons for Considering a Brow Lift
Enhance the overall appearance of the area around your eyes and eyebrows
Lift your eyebrows into a more aesthetically pleasing position
Recreate an arch to the eyebrows that has been lost with aging
Eliminate fullness and extra skin from the outside portion of the upper eyelids
Brow Lift – General Procdure
A brow lift can be done alone as an outpatient procedure, but if it’s combined with other facial cosmetic procedures an overnight stay in the hospital may help with recovery. For the placement of the eyebrows, Dr. Schreiber will determine that with you during a consultation. The incisions for a brow lift are placed behind the hairline to hide the scar. A limited-incision browlift involves small incisions behind the hairline to provide a moderate lift to the outside part of the eyebrow. If the entire eyebrow requires lifting, a longer incision is usually requried. This type of lift is call a coronal brow lift.
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Dr. Schreiber performs brow lifts and other plastic surgery procedures at Northwest Hospital in Randallstown, Maryland and at the SurgiCenter of Baltimore in Owings Mills, Maryland. Both of these facilities are easily accessible from Towson, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Pikesville, Ruxton, Lutherville, Howard County, Annapolis, and Washington D.C.
Brow Lift – Recovery Process
The recovery from a brow lift typically lasts 1-2 weeks, depending on the extent of the lift. Any swelling can be treated with ice packs, and discomfort is well controlled with oral pain medication. To prevent infection, Dr. Schreiber will prescribe you antibiotics. Dressings are usually removed at 2-3 days, with stitches removed at 1 week. When other facial cosmetic procedures are done with a brow lift, the recovery may take longer.