Revitalize Your Upper Face with a Brow Lift in Washington, DC

If one or both of your eyebrows have started to sag, it can have a massive impact on your overall facial appearance. In addition to affecting your facial symmetry and proportions, drooping brows can give you a “tired eyes” look and make you appear like you’re constantly scowling or grouchy. Fortunately, undergoing brow lift surgery in Washington, DC, at Forman Plastic Surgery can correct these issues and fully rejuvenate the upper part of your face.

What Is a Brow Lift?

Also known as a forehead lift, a brow lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to lift and tighten the skin of the forehead and brow area, resulting in a more youthful appearance. During a brow lift, Dr. Forman makes incisions in the scalp, which he uses to lift the skin and underlying tissues to smooth out wrinkles and raise the eyebrows. In addition to lifting the brows and rejuvenating the forehead, a brow lift can open up the eyes and correct the appearance of “tired eyes.”

Benefits of a Brow Lift

  • A more youthful and refreshed facial appearance
  • Lifted eyebrows
  • Improved eyebrow symmetry
  • Elimination of “tired eyes” look
  • Improved self-confidence
  • Reduced forehead lines and wrinkles
  • Improved field of vision
  • Minimal scarring
  • Long-lasting results
  • Improved facial proportions
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Am I a Good Candidate for a Brow Lift?

If you’re looking to lift and rejuvenate your upper face, you may be a good candidate for a brow lift in DC. Ideal candidates for the surgery should:

  • Be in generally good physical health
  • Have significant forehead lines and wrinkles
  • Retain a good amount of skin elasticity
  • Have realistic expectations for the procedure

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The Brow Lift Procedure: What to Expect

Before your brow lift surgery, you'll meet with Dr. Forman to discuss your goals and expectations. He’ll examine your face and evaluate your skin elasticity to determine the best approach for your procedure. He’ll also answer all of your questions and discuss the details of your brow lift surgery with you.

The brow lift procedure can be performed under local or general anesthesia and will take place at our on-site surgical center. Dr. Forman will begin by making small incisions in inconspicuous areas around your hairline. He will then lift and reposition the skin and underlying muscles to create a smoother, more youthful appearance.

Finally, the incisions will be closed with sutures or staples, and bandages will be applied. After a couple of hours of monitoring while you rest in our surgical center, you’ll be able to return home, but a family member or friend will need to drive you.

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What Is the Recovery Like After a Brow Lift?

After your brow lift, Dr. Forman will give you thorough instructions to ensure a smooth healing process. Expect swelling, bruising, and discomfort after the procedure. These effects will gradually fade over the week following your surgery, and fully subside within about two weeks. You will be prescribed pain medication to minimize discomfort during your healing process. You’ll need to rest for approximately one to two weeks after your brow lift. During this time, you should take regular light walks and sleep with your head elevated. After a week or two, you’ll be able to return to work, but you should wait four to six weeks before engaging in strenuous physical activity.

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Brow Lift FAQ

What are the different types of brow lifts?

How long do the results of a brow lift last?

What are the potential risks and complications of a brow lift?

At what age is a brow lift most commonly performed?

What are the different types of brow lifts?

There are three main types of brow lifts: traditional brow lift, endoscopic brow lift, and temporal or limited incision brow lift. A traditional brow lift involves a long incision made across the forehead, while an endoscopic brow lift uses smaller incisions and a tiny camera to lift the brow. A temporal or limited incision brow lift involves small incisions made in the hairline above the temples.

How long do the results of a brow lift last?

The results of a brow lift can last anywhere from five to ten years, depending on the individual and the type of brow lift performed. Factors such as age, skin elasticity, and lifestyle habits can also affect how long the results last.

What are the potential risks and complications of a brow lift?

As with any surgical procedure, a brow lift does come with certain risks. These can include bleeding, infection, scarring, nerve damage, and unsatisfactory results.

At what age is a brow lift most commonly performed?

Brow lifts are most commonly performed on individuals between the ages of 40 and 60, although they can be done on younger or older patients as well.

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Why Choose Forman Plastic Surgery for Your Brow Lift in Washington, DC?

If you’re considering undergoing a brow lift in DC, you deserve to work with an experienced plastic surgeon who understands your needs and supports you through every step of the process. That’s exactly what you’ll get with Dr. Douglas Forman, a highly awarded and recognized board-certified plastic surgeon known for his skill, attention to detail, and expertise in the field of cosmetic surgery. Dr. Forman earned his board certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a Fellow of The American College of Plastic Surgeons. Since 2006, he has served as the Medical Director for Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spas in the Washington, DC metro area. Simply contact our office today if you’re ready to schedule your private consultation with Dr. Forman.

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