Over time, our brows tend to sag, and wrinkles will appear on the forehead due to lost elasticity, repeated muscle contractions, and sun damage. The overall result is a facial expression that appears sad, overwhelmed, and aged.

A brow lift in Houston will reposition your drooping brows, giving you a more awake and youthful facial expression. Dr. Deigni, a plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic surgery, will help you decide if this facial plastic surgery is ideal for you.

What is a Brow Lift?

A brow lift cosmetic procedure tightens the loose tissues on your forehead and around your eyebrows. Essentially, it aims at refining the appearance of your forehead and the area around your eyes. Dr. Deigni uses an endoscopic technique to lift the brow through small incisions within the hairline. Using a small camera, the underlying forehead structures are visible, eliminating the traditional coronal incision and limiting any scarring and risk of alopecia.

If performed alone, this procedure takes one to two hours and is performed under general anesthesia. There might be swelling and bruising for several days after the procedure, and patients typically return to work within 7–10 days. However, brow lifts in Houston can sometimes be combined with other surgeries, such as a facelift or rhinoplasty, which will take longer but may be more cost-effective and will take less recovery time than if you did them separately.

The Right Candidates for Forehead Rejuvenation

Most people seeking a brow lift in Houston are between the ages of 40 and 65. At this age, the skin loses its elasticity, and the less appealing drooping eyebrows and forehead wrinkles become pronounced. However, it is also suitable for younger patients with sagging eyebrows, pronounced frown lines, uneven brows, and other facial blemishes that make them appear sad, angry, and tired.

The forehead lift procedure is not ideal for people with dry eyes because elevating your wilting eyelids exposes your vulnerable eyes to wind, dry air, smoke, and other contaminants that could trigger inflammation, abrasion, and even vision loss. Browplasty is also unsuitable for people with a high hairline, an unmanaged skin infection, or a chronic disorder like diabetes. Dr. Deigni conducts comprehensive tests to ensure you are fit for the procedure before administration.

What to Expect from a Brow Lift

Before doing anything, we conduct an exhaustive patient evaluation and consultation. During this assessment session, Dr. Deigni takes your medical history, and examines your skin tone and muscle formation to determine if the brow lift will accomplish your goal. During the assessment session, you can disclose your treatment goals and ask questions about the procedure to help you decide if you want to continue.

Preparation for Surgery

For a few days before the operation, you will have to avoid taking aspirin, vitamin supplements, ibuprofen, and other medications that increase the risk of bruising and excessive bleeding, and you cannot smoke or drink alcohol. However, you could resume taking these after you have fully recovered.

The Procedure

Forehead rejuvenation is an outpatient procedure, which means that after a successful operation, you will be able to recover at home. While you are under general anesthesia, Dr. Deigni makes several small incisions, tightens the sagging facial muscles, skin, and underlying tissues, and stitches and dresses the incision spots for recovery.

Recovery

It could take up to two weeks to recover from a brow lift in Houston. Since swelling and pain are common, you will want to take painkillers to ease pain and anti-inflammatories to manage swelling. To boost recovery, we advise that you protect the incisions from direct sunlight, avoid applying excessive pressure on the surgical area, and cease extreme physical activity.

The Results of the Procedure

The results of forehead rejuvenation should be noticeable immediately after recovery. You will have a more youthful and radiant appearance with less hooding around your eyes. However, since unexpected outcomes might occur, the forehead rejuvenation procedure does not guarantee perfect results.

The outcome of a brow lift procedure is not permanent. Your radiant and youthful appearance diminishes as you age, and exposure to sunlight, cheap skincare products, and harsh air pollutants can speed this up.

Nonetheless, your eyebrows should remain raised for 10–15 years, provided that you maintain a good skincare routine, avoid smoking, work out regularly, follow a nutritious diet, and avoid prolonged exposure to the sun.

Brighten Up Your Face by Getting a brow Lift in Houston

A browplasty could fix the sad, angry, tired, and old appearance associated with hooded eyebrows and a wrinkled forehead. By tightening the loose skin, muscles, and tissues in the area around your eyes, our fantastic surgical team can give you a more attractive appearance, with results that last for at least 10 years, provided that you keep your skin healthy.

For quality cosmetic surgery procedures, contact Deigni Plastic Surgery. If you want to learn more about what is involved with a brow lift in Houston, call us at 281-721-4373 and ask about getting a medical assessment.

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