Looking your youngest means know your options and making smart choices. If you eat right, exercise regularly, and take good care of your skin, you can beat many signs of advanced aging. However, sometimes there are wrinkles and issues that can only be addressed by visiting a Minneapolis plastic surgery center. One aesthetic problem that many people face is furrows and lines on the brow. Thankfully, undergoing a brow lift surgery may be the answer to your problem.

What is a Brow Lift?

A brow lift surgery is one of many facial plastic surgery procedures that can help address sagging or wrinkled skin in different parts of the face. The brow lift targets the forehead area and the upper portions of the face. (It should come as no surprise that a brow list is also known as a forehead lift.) Once a brow lift is performed, those furrows and lines just disappear, leaving smoother, youthful skin.

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How is Brow Lift Surgery Performed?

During a brow lift, incisions are made along the upper portions of the hairline. These incisions will be made as small as possible and will be well hidden. Through these incisions, excess skin and tissue is removed and the underlying structures of the forehead are adjusted. The skin is then pulled tighter for a smoother, wrinkle-free appearance. Healing takes place over the next few weeks, with the full healing process flowing with general ease.

Ideal Candidates for Brow Lift Surgery

The best candidates for a brow lift surgery are people who have many brow furrows on their forehead that make them look old, haggard, or permanently worried. These candidates should be in good general health and have realistic expectations about what the surgery can achieve. During your visit to our plastic surgery practice serving Minneapolis, we will perform a full evaluation of your needs and your candidacy for surgery.

People Who are Not Candidates for Brow Lift Surgery

People who are not ideal candidates for brow lift surgery are those who do not have issues with their forehead area. Those who have major health issues that would make surgery a risky proposition are not ideal candidates for this surgery. It’s also important that patients undergo surgery for themselves and not for others. Remember that only you should make decisions about your body and your appearance.

Alternatives to Brow Lift Surgery

In some cases, patients may actually have issues with the upper eye area rather than the forehead. In such cases, undergoing Minneapolis eyelid surgery would be more ideal. There are also many non-surgical options to consider for addressing forehead wrinkles, including cosmetic injections and skin resurfacing. All of your options for aesthetic enhancement can be discussed in full during your visit.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can a brow lift be done under local anesthesia?

Some brow lifts can be performed under local anesthesia. However, it is more common to receive general anesthesia for a brow lift.

Does endoscopic brow lift raise hairline?

Endoscopic brow lifts do not raise the hairline.

Does a brow lift get rid of forehead wrinkles?

Smoothing forehead wrinkles is one of the primary reasons for choosing a brow lift in addition to raising drooping or sagging brows.

Does insurance pay for brow lift?

Brow lifts are considered cosmetic procedures, meaning that health insurance will not cover the cost.

Does a facelift include a brow lift?

Facelifts do not include brow lifts, however, you can choose to pair the procedures for more complete facial rejuvenation.

How can I lift my eyebrows?

An endoscopic brow lift is one of the most effective ways to address drooping or sagging eyebrows and create a more youthful appearance.

Does brow lift change eye shape?

A brow lift should not change the overall eye shape. However, some patients may find their eyes appear differently after the procedure, especially if their brows drooped or sagged excessively. Dr. Kovanda will explain reasonable expectations for your results during a consultation.

How much does a brow lift cost?

The average brow lift surgery costs about $4,000. This will vary depending on factors such as your surgeons fees or facility fees.

How long do brow lifts last?

Most patients can expect their brow lift results to last 10 to 12 years on average before the aging process resumes.

Is a brow lift permanent?

A brow lift is not permanent, as the natural aging process will resume following the procedure. On average, brow lift results last 10 to 12 years.

Learn More About Facial Plastic Surgery

The brow lift may be just the surgery you need to enhance your overall appearance and fight the signs of aging. To learn more about brow lift and your many other options for aesthetic enhancement, be sure to contact our Minneapolis plastic surgery center today. The entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and discussing your options for treatment.

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Dr. Christopher Kovanda is a plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience. He is a member of several medical professional societies including the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He has been honored with several awards including “Most Compassionate Doctor” on Vitals.com and has earned “Top Doctor” status on Realself.com. Finally, Dr. Kovanda is a Board-Certified plastic surgeon by the American Board of Surgery-General and the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

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