Brow lift surgery, also known as a forehead lift, is a cosmetic procedure designed to eliminate creases that run horizontally across the forehead or to correct a drooping eyebrow. Dr. Garrett A. Wirth is a Board Certified plastic surgeon practicing in the Orange County area. He has years of training and expertise in diminishing visible signs of aging through cosmetic surgery. Dr. Wirth routinely performs brow lift surgery with other facial rejuvenation procedures such as facelift surgery and eyelid surgery.
Reach out to Wirth Plastic Surgery at (949) 238-6713 to schedule your consultation. We can help you determine if a brow lift surgery in Newport Beach may be the right option for your desired results!
Candidates for a Brow Lift
During your consultation with Dr. Wirth, he will be able to determine if brow lift surgery is an ideal fit for your cosmetic goals.
You may be a good candidate if you:
- Possess unwanted furrows or deep forehead lines
- Have low or sagging eyebrows
- Are in good overall physical and mental health
There are no age limitations for brow lift surgery; however, the vast majority of patients are between the ages of 40 and 70. Younger patients with significant forehead wrinkling due to stress or a genetic predisposition may also elect brow lift surgery.
How a Traditional Brow Lift Works
Brow lift surgery is typically a 2-3 hour outpatient procedure performed under local anesthesia. Once you are sedated, Dr. Wirth will make strategic incisions, in your hair-bearing scalp in order to conceal visible scarring. For other options, please see the Endoscopic Brow Lift and Temporal Brow Lift.
Once the incision has been made, Dr. Wirth will carefully lift your forehead skin to reveal the underlying tissue. All excess tissue and skin will be removed or repositioned, and the eyebrows will be lifted. The scalp incision will then be sutured or clipped and a bandage will be wrapped around your head.
What Happens After a Brow Lift?
When you wake up from surgery you may experience some temporary discomfort or numbness, which can be managed with pain medication. Bruising and swelling will also be present and may conceal some of the immediate results of surgery. Dr. Wirth will provide you with specific post-operative instructions such as keeping your head elevated for several days to minimize swelling.
Sutures will be removed within a week of surgery and you should be able to resume most normal activities, including work at that time. Rigorous activities such as exercise should be avoided for several weeks to avoid increased blood pressure. Final results will be permanent and should be completely visible within a few months following surgery.
Learn More About Brow Lifts in Orange County
If you’re ready to learn more about brow lift surgery, contact our Newport Beach brow lift surgeon. Dr. Wirth is a Board Certified plastic surgeon with years of experience and can help you achieve beautiful, natural results.
Call our team today a (949) 238-6713 to schedule your consultation! We are an aesthetic concierge practice.