Getting a brow lift does so much more than simply improve the shape of your brows. It helps minimize forehead lines, eye wrinkles, and grooves between your eyebrows. As a facial reconstruction expert, Mitchell Blum, MD, FACS, of Blum Facial Surgery in Tracy, California, is a leading brow lift specialist. With the help of Dr. Blum, your brow lift will enhance your natural beauty, while making you look younger and more energetic. Patients tend to see dramatic improvements immediately after the procedure.
Dr. Blum will help you decide which type of brow lift is best for you. The classic brow lift involves cutting the area from your ears, all the way up around your hairline. This allows him to lift up and straighten your muscles and skin, before closing up the incision with sutures.
With an endoscopic brow lift, he’ll make a small incision in your scalp and insert a thin scope with a camera at the end. With a few more incisions, he’ll place surgical devices under your skin. This type of brow lift uses tiny anchors to tighten and secure tissues. Since you’ll only have a few small incisions, the process is less invasive than a classic brow lift. You’ll also have a quicker recovery period.
Brow lifts are short outpatient procedures, allowing you to be back in the comfort of your own home shortly after surgery. Expect to give yourself about a week to recover. If you have an office job or can perform light duties, you should be able to return to work the following week.
If you have a more physically demanding job, you might have to stay home and recover for a couple weeks. Since you’ll likely have tenderness, swelling, and bruising after your brow lift, you’ll probably want to avoid social activities for about a week or two. But going out after surgery is entirely up to you and your comfort level.
Because Dr. Blum will literally be lifting up your brows, you should notice a drastic improvement in your face the same day as your surgery. You will experience temporary swelling after the procedure, however. Full results may take a bit more time, depending on how long your body takes to heal.
Over the coming weeks and months, you’ll continue to heal and see improvements in your brows, forehead, and eye area. Most patients report noticing their best results shining through within a few short months after surgery.