Brow Lift – Jacksonville Plastic Surgery
The brow lift, referred to as a forehead lift, is performed at Jacksonville Plastic Surgery by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. John J. Obi. The brow lift procedure is performed at our on on-site surgical facility, The Jacksonville Plastic Surgery Center, on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia with sedation. The Jacksonville Plastic Surgery Center is accredited by the prestigious American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF).
The decision to have a forehead lift is a very personal one and the most frequent factors in this decision are:
• to restore a more youthful, refreshed look to the area above the eyes
• to correct drooping brows
• to improve the horizontal lines and furrows that appear angry, sad or tired
• to minimize the visual effects of aging in your forehead
• to counteract a low, heavy brow or furrowed lines above the nose
Brow lift surgery can enhance your appearance and self-confidence, in addition to giving your face a more refreshed and youthful look. The forehead lift can be done alone, or in conjunction with other facial surgery procedures such as a facelift or eyelid lift. People find the brow lift procedure to be a most rewarding and beneficial experience.
In a forehead lift, the muscles and tissues that cause the furrowing or drooping are removed or altered to smooth the forehead, raise the eyebrows and minimize frown lines. In the conventional surgical method, the incision is hidden just behind the hairline. The brow lift may also be performed with the use of an endoscope, a viewing instrument that allows the procedure to be performed with minimal incisions. Both techniques yield similar results — smoother forehead skin and a more animated appearance.
There are risks involved with any surgical procedure and the specific risks and restrictions after surgery will be discussed in detail at your consultation. Generally it is recommended that patients avoid smoking and the ingestion of any medications (aspirin, Vitamin E, etc.) that may affect bleeding before any surgery is undertaken.
There are physical restrictions immediately following the surgery, and usually patients are able to return to work or school within a week or ten days.