One of the most frustrating signs of aging occurs in the forehead and the eyebrows, which descend with advancing years, causing a tired, grumpy or disheveled appearance. Brow lift surgery is a wonderful solution to these problems and can restore a friendly, outgoing appearance and youthful, rested aesthetic.
What is a brow lift?
There are many factors that can cause changes in the appearance of the forehead and brows. The main reason is usually age related, such as the loss of fat volume and the chronic effect of gravity. Smoking, sun damage or environmental stress may also cause changes in the appearance of the brows. Several different types of brow lifts can be performed, and Dr. Zampell will choose the one best suited to your unique anatomy after performing a physical evaluation at your consultation.
A coronal brow lift entails a single incision made along the hairline where it is well hidden. An endoscopic brow lift requires small incisions also within the hairline and is performed with a small camera that promotes greater accuracy and precision. A temporal brow lift is used for combating a hooded appearance, with the incision also hidden within the hairline.
A direct brow lift involves incisions made directly above the eyebrows and can be used to treat a patient with significant forehead wrinkles and creases. While the brow lift can be successful in treating drooping brows and forehead creases, it is often paired with eyelid surgery to revitalize the entire upper face. Dr. Zampell can create a customized combination procedure to help completely revamp your self-confidence when you look in the mirror.
What are the benefits of a brow lift?
- Reduced wrinkles near the bridge of the nose
- Reduction in vertical frown lines
- A more youthful, engaging appearance to the eyes
- Improved vision in some cases
- Boost in self-confidence
- Excellent complement to eyelid surgery
- Reduced horizontal wrinkles on the forehead
What can I expect from recovery after a brow lift?
Some swelling and bruising is normal after a brow lift, and can be well treated with ice packs and cold compresses as well as pain medication prescribed by the doctor. You should take several days off to rest and heal, avoiding eye strain as well as sun exposure and strenuous activity. Once your swelling has disappeared, you will enjoy a rejuvenated forehead and brow appearance.
Who is a good candidate for a brow lift?
Clients who are unhappy with the appearance of the upper third of their face will find the brow lift is an excellent procedure to combat their frustrations. If you find that you are mistaken for a tired, angry or stern person even when you're in the best of moods, a brow lift can help reverse this unfortunate situation. The best candidates are physically and emotionally healthy, with no major medical issues. They are non-smokers who are realistic in their expectations for success with the brow lift procedure.
Why choose Dr. Zampell?
After graduating from Ohio State University College of Medicine with honors, Dr. Zampell pursued a surgical residency at New York University, followed by an industrious fellowship in the elite field of microsurgery at the University of California Los Angeles. She trained under pioneer breast reconstructive surgeon Dr. Robert Allen, an innovative veteran of autologous flap surgery.
Dr. Zampell’s background in reconstructive surgery makes her the ideal surgeon to perform cosmetic procedures. Her detail-oriented precision, and experience with delicate, complex subject matters informs her aesthetic results, which are beautifully tailored to the patient’s individual anatomy and wishes.