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How Long Should Brow Lift Results Last?

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A brow lift procedure (also referred to as a browplasty or forehead lift) is designed to reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles on the forehead and correct drooping eyebrows caused by aging. There are multiple brow lift techniques, and they each have their benefits, depending on your needs and goals.

If you’re looking to remove sagging skin and regain your youthful appearance, double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony E. Brissett at Brissett Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX can help you decide which procedure is right for you.

Below, we’ll take a look at what to expect from a brow lift procedure and how long brow lift results last.

Why get a brow lift?

As we age, our skin sags. And while this is a natural part of life, for some people, it can cause drastic changes in the face, giving them an angry or tired look that interferes with how they’re perceived and, more importantly, how they feel about themselves when looking in the mirror.

A browplasty helps by removing excess skin from the upper face and improving facial structure while also reshaping the soft tissue for the longest-lasting results possible.

A brow or forehead lift can:

  • Reduce the look of creases between the eyebrows (sometimes called “elevens”)

  • Reduce horizontal wrinkles across the forehead

  • Smooth out lines on the bridge of the nose

  • Reduce sagging eyelids that increase hooding of the eyelids

  • Make patients look more alert

Other procedures can be performed alongside a brow lift, including a facelift or blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) for a more dramatic look.

What will I look like after a brow lift?

A brow lift is designed to reduce the signs of aging in the brow region. Because the underlying muscles are repositioned, a brow lift procedure does what injectables or over-the-counter skin care can’t do.

Many patients fear that a brow lift will result in an unnatural too-tight, pulled-back look on their upper faces or a look of too-high or permanently surprised brows. Seeing a board-certified surgeon, like Dr. Brissett, who has performed these procedures many times, is the best way to ensure you get the natural-looking results you desire. It’s crucial to find an office with state-of-the-art modeling software so you can see a simulation of your results before brow lift surgery and agree on how subtly or dramatically the forehead should be lifted as a result. These visuals are the key to communicating your wishes.

After your brow lift procedure, you should look younger and more refreshed.

How long does a brow lift last?

While a brow lift is surgical, you can expect better, faster, and longer-lasting results than injectable treatments, such as BOTOX®. Many patients in their 50s and 60s choose a brow/forehead lift as an alternative to a full facelift if their cosmetic issues are concentrated in the upper part of the face.

A brow lift can last many years – or even decades. Depending on how well you care for your skin and keep your sun exposure to a minimum, you may not need another brow lift.

However, no surgical procedure can stop the aging process. Skin will lose collagen and elastin, and muscles can sag again. However, it takes many years for this to become visible.

What to expect after brow lift surgery

Most brow lift surgeries are outpatient procedures, and skilled facial plastic surgeons, like Dr. Brissett, know how to make incisions as small as possible and place them in areas where they are unlikely to be visible later.

Brow lift surgeries include open brow lifts, limited incision brow lifts, and endoscopic brow lifts. Dr. Brissett will advise you on the one that best suits your unique physiology and long-term goals.

It will likely take a few months to see the final results of brow lift surgery, but patients will see an almost immediate improvement on the day of surgery. The preliminary post-surgical healing occurs within 10 – 14 days, after which patients can resume most normal activities. Complete healing can take up to three weeks.

Get a brow lift in Houston, TX

If you’re interested in a younger, more lifted look on the upper part of your face and results that can last many years, it may be time to consider a brow lift.

Patients experiencing sagging skin and brows can schedule a consultation with double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony E. Brissett at the Brissett Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.