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Brow Lift Surgery (Forehead Lift or Browplasty) – Colorado Springs, CO

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About Brow Lift Surgery

Brow lift surgery, also known as a forehead lift or browplasty, is a popular cosmetic treatment that helps create a higher brow position, which provides a more youthful look to the upper portion of the face. A drooping brow can sometimes cause an angry or tired appearance. This procedure surgically lifts a drooping brow to create a refreshed look. Our experienced plastic surgeons in Colorado Springs, CO have completed brow lift surgery on patients of all ages to give them a more youthful facial appearance. While a brow lift concentrates on the brow specifically, it can also have an effect on the upper eyelid, wrinkles in the outer corner of the eyes (Crow's feet), and areas of the forehead. Wrinkle fillers and relaxers are often performed in combination with a brow lift at the Institute of Plastic Surgery for more optimal results, creating a smoother and softer appearance.

Ideal Candidates

When you age, skin elasticity decreases and causes various aspects of the face to begin to sag. This is particularly true in the upper face and typically impacts both men and women. When looking in a mirror, do you think you look angry or tired, see deep wrinkles in between your eyebrows, or don't like seeing a sagging brow? A brow lift at at our practice could be the ideal aesthetic procedure for you if you are suffering from any of these issues.

Surgical Technique

Before the procedure, anesthesia is administered. This may be done under IV sedation or general anesthesia based on the nature of the procedure. The incision performed in a browplasty is chosen with consideration to the degree of skin's condition, whether the forehead is being addressed, and the appearance of the patient's hairline. The different techniques that may be used at our practice are:

  • Traditional Incision
    This is the open brow lift incision and puts the surgical incision behind the hairline at the top of the head. This incision not only hides scars, but it also allows a certain amount of lift control throughout the surgery. This type of incision is good for those with both frown lines and a sagging brow. The traditional brow lift is the preferred method for patients who are concerned about a receding hairline.
  • Endoscopic Forehead Lift
    The endoscopic lift is a more modern method employed in brow lift surgery. This method makes multiple small incisions beyond the hairline and inserts a tool known as an endoscope, which travels to the eyebrow to release its attached tools. Using the endoscope's camera, the brow tissue is repositioned with stitches to put the brow in a higher location.

What to Expect

The recovery period after a brow lift varies, with more post-surgery swelling and discomfort reported with the traditional approach compared to the endoscopic method. In general, patients feel some swelling and bruising in the upper portion of the face around the eyebrows and sometimes near the eyes. Cold compresses can help to diminish the inflammation, and our surgeons recommend patients sleep with a few pillows propped under their head for the first several nights after their brow lift. It is critical to eliminate any activities or movement that can put pressure on your face. The typical recovery period from a brow lift is around 2 – 3 weeks. The results can often be seen right away, with a refreshed appearance that seems more alert, softer, and has a visible improvement in sagging skin and fine lines in the upper face.

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Average Cost  
$4,000 - $6,000
Recovery Time  
4 - 6 Weeks
Average Procedure Time  
1 - 1.5 Hours
Post-op Follow-up  
1 Week
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Rejuvenate Your Appearance

Do not allow a sagging forehead to make others wonder if you're sad, mad, angry, or tired — schedule an appointment to get more information about brow lift surgery at our Colorado Springs, CO practice. By lifting your hanging brow, you can rejuvenate your entire appearance, making you seem more youthful and refreshed. Our surgeons strive for results that look natural; your brow lift will leave your friends wondering if you got a new outfit or haircut, not looking like you had surgery.

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