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Brow/Forehead Lift in Columbus, OHAs people age, it is common for the skin and soft tissue of the face to become loose and descend with gravity. This excess or loose skin shows itself in the form of wrinkles, deep furrows between the eyes and drooping eyebrows. Brows can make a significant impact on the facial appearance because sagging brows may make a person appear old, fatigued, or even angry as if they are constantly frowning.

Brow Lift Effects

A brow lift offered by Dr. McMahan is an excellent answer to this situation. It tightens up the loose skin, removes many of the wrinkles and folds, and enhances the position of brows to provide a more youthful appearance. The surgery suspends the forehead muscles and tissue in a way to make them appear smoother and tighter. This lifts up the erstwhile sagging skin, and gives a smooth forehead, fewer wrinkles and frown lines, and raised eyebrows. By partially removing or weakening the muscles that cause frowning, the furrows between the eyebrows can be significantly reduced.

Is There an Ideal Age for a Brow Lift?

Brow Lift surgery can make a patient appear younger by several years. The procedure is equally beneficial for both men and women. The most ideal candidates for this procedure are those in the age group of 40 to 60 years. However, there are many cases where a younger person developed wrinkles or furrows due to excessive muscular activity or another reason such as heredity. In such cases, the brow lift procedure can be performed at an earlier age with excellent results.

Patients who have undergone brow lift surgery can not only find a dramatic improvement in their physical appearance and aesthetics, but also in their attitude. They generally become happier, more confident and energetic. Many times patients find an improved performance at work as well as improvement in their personal life.

The Consultation Process

During your brow lift consultation with Dr. McMahan, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss your goals, concerns, and medical history with the surgeon. Here’s what to expect:

Open Dialogue – Be prepared to have an open and candid conversation with Dr. McMahan. Share your aesthetic goals and what specifically bothers you about your brow area.

Medical History – Provide a comprehensive medical history, including any prior surgeries, allergies, current medications, and pre-existing health conditions. This information helps the surgeon determine your candidacy for the procedure.

Examination – Dr. McMahan will conduct a thorough examination of your brow area, considering factors like skin elasticity, muscle tone, and the extent of sagging. The doctor will explain how these factors influence the treatment plan.

Procedure Details – The doctor will discuss the endoscopic brow lift process from start to finish, including preparation and recovery. Questions are highly encouraged to ensure full understanding.

Modern Approach

Brow lift surgery is now typically performed using an endoscope, which ensures that the surgery can be executed with very small incisions that are hidden behind the hairline. The results also depend on the skills and experience of the operating surgeon.

Previously, brow lifts were performed as open procedures where an incision was made from ear to ear over the top of the head leaving a long, permanent scar which could eventually become visible in a balding male. In addition, by making this long incision, several sensory nerves to the scalp are severed, resulting in permanent decreased or complete loss of sensation to the top of the head. This is another advantage to the endoscopic technique, which is a much lower incidence of loss of sensation to the skin of the scalp.

Simultaneous Procedures

Brow lifts are often performed at the same time as other cosmetic procedures such as facelifts, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty as non-facial aesthetic procedures such as breast lifts, implants or a tummy tuck. Combining procedures saves time and money and allows for one recovery instead of two or three.

What to Expect After a Brow Lift

Recovery can be surprisingly quick from an endoscopic brow lift if bruising can be kept to a minimum. Patients can typically shower the next day, and make-up can be worn in just a few days to cover any discoloration around the eyes.

The recovery process following an endoscopic brow lift is generally less intensive compared to traditional methods. After the procedure, you might experience some swelling and mild discomfort, which typically peak within the first week and then gradually subside. Sutures or staples used during the surgery are often removed within the first two weeks. Many patients are able to return to non-strenuous activities within this timeframe.

Over the next few weeks, any residual swelling should continue to diminish, and incision lines tend to become less noticeable. Most individuals can resume more normal activities, including exercise, after a few weeks, with the full recovery period extending from several weeks to a few months. You will be provided with personalized aftercare instructions to support your healing process.

What Is the Cost of a Brow Lift?

A brow lift is a highly personalized procedure, so the cost varies based on the surgery’s specific details. The complexity of the surgery can play a role, as can anesthesia fees and the total time required to perform the surgery. During the forehead lift consultation, a customized surgical plan will be created, and price information can be discussed at this time.

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A consultation for a brow lift is the next step in discovering its transformative benefits. Set up your appointment with Dr. McMahan to learn more about brow lifts in Columbus. Contact us today!

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