Brow Lift in Austin, TX
Skin laxity, gravity’s effects, and repetitive muscle strain can lead to heavy-appearing, saggy brows and deeply etched lines and wrinkles across the forehead and between the eyebrows. If not addressed properly, these aging changes add years to your appearance and can also make you appear perpetually angry or concerned. Fortunately, a plastic surgery procedure called a brow lift was designed for this reason.
The goal of brow lift surgery is to create a natural look that is tailored to individual’s unique features. Patients should look refreshed and rejuvenated, not frightened or surprised. During a brow lift, Dr. Indeyeva tightens and repositions loose facial muscles and tissues, thereby raising furrowed brows and smoothing forehead creases. The result is a more alert, approachable, and younger appearance.
Continue reading to learn more about brow lift surgery, or schedule a consultation with Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Yula Indeyeva today.
What Can You Expect from Brow Lift Surgery?
At rest, a youthful brow sits above the upper rim of the eye socket, or orbital bone. However, with age, you’ll lose the skin elasticity you took for granted when you were younger. As a result, habitual expressions such as frowning will begin to leave a noticeable mark on your face. For many people, the brows and temples often begin to flatten and sag with age, causing hooded eyes and a heavy frown. A brow lift does not necessarily make your eyebrows appear higher or give you a perpetually surprised appearance. Instead, it surgically opens your eyes to provide a refreshed, brighter look.
If your drooping brows have changed your facial expression, a brow lift is a straightforward surgery to smooth the skin and reposition the underlying muscles to rejuvenate the upper third of your face. Experienced Facial Plastic Surgeons such as Dr. Indeyeva often recommend brow lift surgery to reverse the effects of time and gravity and provide transformative results.
Should You Consider a Brow Lift?
The best candidates for brow lift surgery are in excellent overall health whose lowered eyebrow position and significant brow furrows have overshadowed their eyes or created a permanent sad, worried, or grumpy appearance.
The best way to determine if you qualify to get a brow lift is to sit down for a confidential, in-person evaluation with a Double Board-Certified surgeon like Dr. Indeyeva. However, you may wish to begin with this simple at-home exercise to help you decide if you are ready to consider a brow lift:
- Looking straight into a mirror, keep your facial expression neutral without raising your eyebrows.
- Using your index and middle fingers on both hands, gently lift your forehead skin up toward your scalp.
- When doing this test, notice what happens to your eyes’ appearance. If your upper eyelid creases become more noticeable with your skin elevated, you may be a good candidate for a brow lift at Facial Plastic Surgery of Austin.
When you meet with Dr. Indeyeva, be sure to tell her about any existing medical conditions that could prevent you from being an ideal surgical candidate. She may recommend minimally invasive options instead.
Can You Combine a Brow Lift With Other Procedures?
Yes, many of our patients choose to get complementary treatments alongside their brow lift. For example, since a forehead lift will not significantly improve sagging upper or lower eyelids and wrinkles around the eyes, you may also decide to get an eyelid lift alongside your brow lift for even better results. Or, you may wish to get a facelift or dermal fillers to address lost volume and wrinkling in your mid-face area and around your chin and jawline. Dr. Indeyeva can help you choose what combination is right for you.
Recovering From a Brow Lift
Brow lift surgery is an outpatient procedure that will take place while you are under anesthesia. You’ll need to ensure someone you trust is available to drive you home from surgery and stay with you for at least the first night to make sure you are safe and resting comfortably.
The duration of surgery and the length of your recovery time will depend on whether you are getting a brow lift on its own or pairing it with other solutions as part of your customized surgical plan.
Patients usually report minimal discomfort after a brow lift, but you can expect to feel tightness throughout your forehead. Using ice packs and sleeping with your head elevated for the first week can manage any discomfort and speed up your healing process. Swelling and bruising are most common during the first 10 days or so after surgery and resolve on their own after about two weeks. Most patients can return to work within a week if their job does not require much physical activity and can resume strenuous exercise after two to four weeks, as directed by Dr. Indeyeva.
We will send you home with specific post-operative instructions, including details like how to care for your incision sites and when to return for follow-up appointments. Adhering to these instructions is integral to achieving your ideal outcome.
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Dr. Yula Indeyeva, a highly trained and Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, is a specialist in surgical and non-surgical rejuvenation methods for the face, head, and neck. With her mastery of everything from dermal fillers to facelifts, Dr. Indeyeva loves guiding her patients along their journey towards a more confident, empowered, and beautiful self.
What Results Can You Expect From a Brow Lift?
When you choose a fellowship-trained, Double Board-Certified cosmetic surgeon for your brow lift, you can expect to enjoy the results for up to a decade. However, since there’s no way to halt your natural aging process, your forehead tissues will eventually begin to shift back downward with time and gravity.
- Use high-quality skin care products, such as those from a medical-grade line like skinbetter science.
- Schedule touch-up appointments for neuromodulators like Botox, which can soften dynamic wrinkles like crow’s feet and brow furrows.
- Drink plenty of water, eat a nutritious diet, and make sure you are getting at least eight hours of quality sleep per night.
- Wear sunscreen daily to protect your skin from damaging UV rays.
These simple measures will help keep your body and skin healthy and rejuvenated.
Schedule Your Brow Lift Consultation With Austin’s Leading Female Plastic Surgeon
Getting attractive, natural-looking results with brow lift procedures requires a plastic surgeon with comprehensive knowledge of facial anatomy and a finely trained eye for artistic detail. Dr. Indeyeva is a Double Board-Certified plastic surgeon who has devoted her passion and practice to facial procedures. Being Double Board-Certified means undergoing a painstaking process that takes years of academic prestige, surgical excellence, and extreme dedication to the art of surgery.
If you are considering a brow lift so that your outward expression accurately reflects your inner vitality, contact our office today to schedule a consultation and determine if this surgery is an appropriate solution to help you achieve a youthful, refreshed appearance.
Take the Next Step Towards the New You
If you think that you can benefit from having a facelift with Facial Plastic Surgery of Austin, your results are within reach! We encourage you to learn more about facelift surgery in Austin with Dr. Indeyeva, by reading through the FAQs section below or contacting our team today.
Complications are rare with this procedure when you choose to partner with a knowledgeable surgeon who upholds high patient safety standards. However, any surgery involves some level of risk. It’s critical to be upfront with Dr. Indeyeva about your complete health history and follow all pre- and post-operative instructions to the letter.
Dr. Indeyeva’s extensive experience in performing facial plastic surgery allows her to take a tailored approach to your procedure. She will consider factors such as your face shape and the harmony among your features to create a natural-looking improvement, instead of a worked-on, permanently surprised appearance.
Dr. Indeyeva is careful to make all incisions in discreet locations, closing them with meticulous, tiny stitches. Once you have fully healed from surgery, the resulting scars should be nearly undetectable.