The first signs of aging often occur in the brow area. Drooping eyebrows can crowd the eyes and make the upper eyelids appear full and heavy. Patients with a drooping brow often complain of looking older than they are. They may also look angry or tired when they are not.
Are different approaches used to perform a browlift?
An important part of a browlift procedure is the approach. Dr. Weber uses multiple, highly effective approaches to provide his patients with excellent results. The following approaches may be used:
- Endoscopic approach
- Tricophytic/Hairline approach
- Coronal approach
- Direct or mid-forehead approach
The ideal approach depends upon the severity of brow drooping and eyelid aging and the position of the hairline. During initial consultations, Dr. Weber explains to patients which approach will be best for their specific situation. In most cases an endoscopic approach will be appropriate. However, in more complex or severe cases a coronal approach or hairline browlift might be ideal in order to address severe aging or a high hairline combined with heavy eyebrows.
Are there risks associated with a browlift?
There are risks associated with all surgical procedures. The risks associated with a browlift will be carefully explained to patients at their initial consultation. Because Dr. Weber takes any and all measures necessary to reduce risks, the overwhelming majority of patients find that potential risks do not play a factor in their treatment decision.
Can men have a browlift?
Men who have a drooping brow are great candidates for a browlift. Lifting the brow removes wrinkles and restores a more youthful look. Men who undergo a browlift look younger and more relaxed after their procedure.
Can I have a browlift if I have thin hair?
Dr. Weber uses special incisions to perform browlifts on patients who have thin hair or are going bald. He carefully places incisions in areas with a low risk of forming a noticeable scar.
Will my browlift results not look natural?
Dr. Weber provides patients with natural-looking results. He takes great care to make sure he lifts the brow to an appropriate height. Patients do not have to worry about their brow being elevated too much when they choose Dr. Weber as their browlift surgeon.
Do I have to stop smoking to have a browlift?
Smoking interferes with healing processes and prevents patients from achieving optimal results. Patients are advised to stop smoking two weeks before and two weeks after their browlift procedure.
Can I combine my browlift with another procedure?
A browlift may be combined with a blepharoplasty or facelift to completely rejuvenate the face. Patients who are interested in a combined procedure may discuss their options with Dr. Weber at their initial consultation.
Are there ways to maximize my browlift results?
Patients who are interested in maximizing their results are encouraged to follow all of Dr. Weber’s recovery instructions. In addition, the following measures can be used:
- Always apply sunscreen to the brow when going outside for a prolonged period of time
- Regularly exercise and eat a well-balanced diet
- Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol in excess
- Patients who receive maximum results are usually those that have a positive outlook and realistic goals and expectations
Is it important that my browlift is performed by a Facial Plastic Surgeon?
Facial Plastic Surgeons who are board certified are the most qualified surgeons to perform browlifts. When choosing a facial plastic surgeon, patients should always look for one that has experience and a documented history of providing patients with excellent results.
Does Dr. Weber have browlift before-and-after photos and patient testimonials?
Dr. Weber has helped countless patients achieve their aesthetic goals using a browlift procedure. He believes that before-and-after photos and positive patient testimonials are great resources to help them make their treatment decision. At initial consultations, Dr. Weber shows patients before-and-after photos of patients who had a similar condition to theirs. Patients who choose to have a browlift go into their surgery knowing what type of results they will receive.
What can I do to prepare for my initial consultation?
Dr. Weber asks that patients bring a list of medications and herbal supplements they are currently taking to their initial consultation. He also encourages patients to think about their aesthetic goals and reasons for wanting to have surgery. Patients who want to bring pictures for Dr. Weber to review may do so.