Brow Lift Surgery In Michigan
What is a Brow (forehead) lift?
Over time or during normal aging the brow and forehead will change resulting in excess laxity, drooping, wrinkling and even elongation of the forehead itself, compelling patients to seek correction. A brow lift surgery helps to restore the more youthful look to your upper face – smoothing the contours and wrinkles that aging causes. Consider having a browlift in Michigan with Dr Rodriguez. As a perfectionist, Dr Rodriguez will take all measures necessary to ensure that your results are the best that he can offer.
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What incisions are used?
There are a number of incisions which can be used depending upon the specific concerns of the patient and the severity of the condition. The scars can be a small as those used for an endoscopic (hair) approach or lengthened and even extended from the traditional face lift incisions. The scar can be shortened in certain cases when the degree of correction is less severe. The scars are well hidden and usually fade beautifully.
How long does a forehead/brow lift last?
This is one of the most commonly asked questions. The traditional answer is about 10 years, however, this depends upon various factors such as technique, facial type, quality of skin, sun exposure and, yes, smoking. Despite the fact that the process of ageing cannot be stopped, one can expect that they will tend to always look better after a forehead lift – at any age – than if they never had the procedure at all.
Can other procedures be combined with a forehead/brow lift?
The face can actually be divided into thirds with the traditional forehead lift addressing the upper third; the lower two-thirds include the areas of the eyes, mid-face or cheek areas and jaws. These areas can easily be combined with the brow lift itself and actually help to maintain a uniform appearance.
In addition, as the face ages, it actually looses volume and current trends in facial rejuvenation include the actual transfer of your own fat to help restore the natural contours of youth. Call Dr Rodriguez for a complete consultation to answer all your questions.
What type of anesthesia is used?
A brow lift surgery is usually performed with general anesthesia although local anesthesia with IV sedation is an option. The procedure usually takes about two hours and patients are usually able to go home the same day.
What can I expect after surgery?
Most patients feel that surgery was less traumatic than they expected and many patients stop taking their narcotic pain medication only a few days after surgery. Most of the bruising is resolved at 7-10 days, which is easily covered with make-up.
Follow up is very important and patients are encouraged to return to the office at six weeks, six months and a year. This allows Dr Rodriguez to not only address any concerns that a patient may have but also make sure that both short and long term progress has been up to his high standards.
Tell me about credentials – Is there a difference?
Yes. A forehead lift is a procedure which, unfortunately, can be performed by any physician – whether adequately trained or not. Most states have very little regulation on this matter. Because of this, non-plastic – or so called “cosmetic” – surgeons can perform a forehead lift as well. In addition, some physicians who are legitimately board certified in other specialties, such as ENT, dermatology, and gynecology, for example are performing “cosmetic” surgery even though they often have never had any formal residency training in the specialty of plastic surgery itself. Weekend courses abound and the patient is often confused as to which doctor to see.