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Brow Lift in Cleveland & Columbus

With age, the eyebrows may begin to descend due to sagging skin and collagen loss. This is a natural process and cannot be fully avoided. Over time, this process can make the brow look heavy and the upper face may develop wrinkles and look generally aged. A plastic surgeon can perform a brow lift procedure. This procedure removes extra skin from the lower face area. It also repositions the brows into their natural position. Dr. Matt Goldschmidt performs the best brow lift Cleveland offers.

What Is A Brow Lift?

A brow lift surgery—sometimes also called a forehead lift—removes excess skin from the forehead and brow areas. It will also tighten skin to address wrinkles and lax skin. It is comparable to a facelift surgery on the lower face. Though, unlike a facelift, the age range for the procedure does vary more. A transgender woman may undergo a brow lift as part of gender affirmation surgery. Similarly, a 35-year-old may qualify for a forehead lift. The procedure takes around an hour and is easy to combine with other facial plastic surgeries such as eyelid surgery.

Benefits Of Brow Lift Cleveland

Brow surgery comes with many possible benefits. Additionally, patients have personal goals and reasons for undergoing a cosmetic procedure. Due to this, the exact benefits of a forehead lift in Cleveland will vary. In general, benefits may include:

  • Raises the brows into a more natural and youthful position
  • Corrects fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduces the appearance of frown lines
  • Raises the hairline in most cases
  • Corrects a grumpy or heavy brow
  • Helps open up the eyes
  • May provide lift to the upper eyelids
  • Can improve vision in severe cases
  • Long lasting results
  • Short procedure
  • Minimal pain during recovery
  • Uses small incisions
  • Low risk surgery
  • Customized technique
  • Performed by an experienced, double board certified surgeon

Types Of Brow Lift Surgery

Eyebrow lifting surgery is not one procedure. While the endoscopic brow lift is among the most popular and common technique, there are several surgical approaches possible. Dr. Goldschmidt helps patients determine which type of forehead lift is ideal for them based on their goals.

Endoscopic Brow Lift

The endoscopic technique is considered the gold standard for upper face rejuvenation. This technique uses a few small incisions above the hairline. It inserts an endoscope, which is a tiny camera on the end of a surgical cannula. The endoscope is used to precisely suspend and lift the necessary tissues.

The procedure is minimally invasive and avoids larger incisions. Though, this approach is best in cases where brow drooping is not severe. More severe brow or forehead sagging may require a different technique.

Temporal Brow Lift

Named for the characteristic incisions in the hairline above the temples, this method also keeps incisions minimal. However, it is commonly used only in patients who cannot undergo a traditional incision such as men experiencing major hair loss. It also is a frequent brow lift revision technique.

Coronal Brow Lift

With the most extensive incision, many patients want to avoid the traditional coronal brow lift. However, it does provide extremely natural looking results and allows for the largest amount of skin and tissue removal. For patients with severe brow drooping or sagging, this is likely the right technique.

The incision stretches from one ear to the other over the top of the head. The entirety of the incision is hidden well within the hairline. It is ideal for people who have low hairlines and a good amount of hair to hide the incision in.

Pretrichial Brow Lift

When most forehead lifts raise the hairline, the pretrichial technique lowers it. Using the brow lift incision, a new hairline is created by removing the strip of skin between the original hairline and the new hairline. Then, when the two ends are joined together, this helps tighten the forehead and raise the eyebrows.

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Can A Botox Brow Lift Provide The Same Results?

Non-surgical brow lifts are performed with Botox injections. The neurotoxin helps relax certain muscles and thus releases tension on the brows helping them lift. The lift achieved from Botox is normally only a few millimeters and is best performed on younger patients. Botox does not treat sagging skin. Therefore, it cannot replicate the results of a surgical brow lift.

What Are The Side Effects & Recovery Of A Forehead Lift Like?

Like any surgery, forehead lift patients do undergo a recovery period and may experience some side effects. Overall, neither is considered too painful or prolonged. The side effects of a brow lift surgery are usually the worst two to four days after the procedure. Gradually, they begin to improve over time. Patients should see significant improvement in the severity of their side effects during the first week. Some of the side effects may include:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Tenderness
  • Numbness
  • Pain (usually minimal)

The recovery instructions Dr. Goldschmidt provides are designed to help lessen side effects and promote optimal results. The exact directions will differ between patients. Though, patients may expect instructions such as:

  • Sleep with the head elevated at roughly a 45-degree angle
  • Keep any dressings on our around the head on
  • Avoid touching the area
  • Do not shower for one to two days
  • Refrain from strenuous activities
  • Attend post-operative appointments

How Long Does Brow Lift Last?

On average, a brow lift lasts around ten years. Though, many patients have enjoyed results for much longer. Good skincare is key to preserving brow lift results. Follow the provided post-operative instructions and consider cosmetic injections to lengthen the effects.

Do You Have To Go Under General Anesthesia?

No, patients have the choice between twilight and general anesthesia. Twilight anesthesia is a type of local anesthesia with light, but not complete sedation.

How Much Is A Cleveland Brow Lift?

The cost of a brow lift in Cleveland depends on the type of brow lift performed. Other factors include the choice of anesthesia, specifics of the procedure, and additional procedures.

The Best Brow Lift In Cleveland By Dr. Matt Goldschmidt

The Cosmetic Surgery Center is a luxury cosmetic surgery practice located just outside of Cleveland in Independence, Ohio. Dr. Goldschmidt and his team offer top quality cosmetic surgery, injections, and skincare procedures. With the dedication to helping all patients reach their goals, Dr. Goldschmidt creates personalized treatment plans for every patient.

Double board certified with over a decade of experience, Dr. Goldschmidt has performed thousands of surgeries. He is a leader in the field having published papers and written a book dedicated to breast augmentation surgery.

For more information about Brow Lift in Cleveland & Columbus or to schedule your Brow Lift in Cleveland & Columbus consultation with Dr. Matt Goldschmidt, please call (216) 264-8100.