Atlanta brow lift, or forehead lift, is an operation performed to reposition a low or sagging brow. Dr. Okoro often performs brow lift surgery in conjunction with other facial aesthetic procedures such as face lift and blepharoplasty.
This procedure also helps to reduce deep furrows across the forehead, skin changes that can impart an angry or tired appearance. While brow and forehead changes are part of the aging process in many patients, deep frown lines or a low brow position are inherited conditions for others. To rejuvenate the brow area, Dr. Okoro must elevate the skin and muscles of the forehead and suspend them in a more desirable location. The brow heals in its new position. Several techniques are available to assist patients with a variety of different hairstyles and hairlines. The traditional open approach, or coronal brow lift, involves a lengthy incision in the hairline and removal of excess skin or scalp. Less invasive, the endoscopic technique utilizes several small incisions and video equipment to view the relevant structures. Dr. Okoro can perform either approach and each has its advantages, depending on the desired goals of the procedure.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT BROW LIFT
These FAQ are designed only to provide you with general information regarding this procedure. We will provide you with extensive information during your consultation in our office. Any further questions or concerns may also be addressed at that time.
WHAT WILL MY RECOVERY BE LIKE?
You will need to keep your head elevated for the first day or two following your eyelid surgery. Bruising and swelling may occur, which can be reduced with cold compresses. You may also experience some numbness or itching. Sutures are removed five to ten days after surgery. Bandages, if used, are removed within three days. You can generally return to work within one to two weeks. You should avoid any strenuous activity for several weeks, as well.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS?
As with any surgical procedure, there are risks involved such as infection or bleeding. Brow lifts can cause slight nerve damage, inability to move the eyebrows or forehead, or numbness. However, complications are rare.
WILL THERE BE SCARRING?
Incisions made during both types of procedures are done so as to be as inconspicuous as possible. Brow lift incisions are placed behind or along the hairline. It is unusual to have visible scars in either of these procedures.
HOW DO I KNOW IF THIS PROCEDURE IS RIGHT FOR ME?
The best candidates for brow lifts are those with brows that are the result of age, stress, or genetics. If you are physically and emotionally healthy, and realistic in your expectations, this procedure may be right for you. Find out more by scheduling your consultation with Dr. Okoro.
To determine if you are a good candidate for brow lift surgery, Dr. Okoro will review your health history and perform an examination during your consultation. Dr. Okoro will carefully examine your upper face, assessing brow position, skin creases, eyelid position, and underlying muscle activity. To help understand your goals, we recommend that you bring photographs of your younger self to the consultation. We will also take preoperative photos during your visit.
During the consultation, Dr. Okoro will understand your goals and desires, and he will review available techniques and incision sites. Common incision sites include the central scalp and temples, either behind or at the hairline. Most scalp scars heal extremely well after these procedures. Dr. Okoro performs brow lift surgery as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. Patients may drive and return to work once they discontinue narcotic pain medicine.
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