Dr. Kolstad prefers to hide all of the incisions in the scalp where they are easily camouflaged with hair. He uses a small camera attached to an endoscope to lift your brow. With the camera he can also remove many of the muscles that cause frown lines between the eyebrows. By using these small incisions and new techniques your recovery time will be significantly reduced. Dr. Kolstad is very conservative with the lift and will not pull the eyebrows into a surprised position.
Dr. Kolstad uses multiple techniques to reposition the brow. After discussing your surgical goals and evaluating your unique facial features Dr. Kolstad will present different strategies to address your concerns.
The most common type of brow lift uses endoscopes and small incisions that are placed within the hair bearing scalp. Faces with a long or prominent foreheads are better treated with forehead shortening browlifts. Faces requiring only subtle lateral brow elevations are candidates for minitemple lifts.
During your consultation Dr. Kolstad will address the benefits and limitations of each technique to help guide your decision about which procedure is best for you.
NOT READY FOR SURGERY?
Many times the brow can be lifted with medicines like Botox or Dysport. When Botox is placed in precise and specific locations, it can actually elevate the outer brow. This puts the outer brow in a more youthful position and elevates some of the fullness of the upper eyelid.
If you have signs of early brow descent, ask Dr. Kolstad if you are a good candidate for a Botox Brow Lift.
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* Individual results may vary.
ABOUT BROW LIFT SURGERY
The forehead lift procedure itself typically takes between one and two hours to complete, and is most commonly performed with a combination of local anesthesia and sedation, although general anesthesia is sometimes used. The incisions are inconspicuous and are placed with the hair-baring scalp. Overnight a drain is occasionally placed depending on the degree of surgical dissection.
Frequently Asked Questions
You will have a soft dressing covering your forehead, neck and cheeks. You may go home after surgery as long as you have someone to observe you for a 24 hour period.
Most people take about 10 days off of work to recover. By the tenth day, all sutures and clips have been removed, the majority of the swelling has resolved and any residual bruising can be camouflaged with make-up.