Cosmetic Surgery Beverly Hills

Forehead Lift and Brow Lift Beverly Hills

Brow lift is a procedure to restore a sagging brow line to an elevated position and smooth wrinkles and creases on the forehead or between the eyebrows. The result is a fresh-faced, smooth and youthful appearance.

Dr. Marc Mani is known for using the less-invasive endoscopic brow lift technique, which results in less scarring, post-operative bruising, and swelling.

Am I a Candidate for Brow Lift?

You may be a candidate for brow lift if you experience one or more of the following:

  • Your eyebrows sit low or sag to create a tired, sad or angry appearance
  • You have deep creases across your forehead
  • You have frown lines between the eyebrows or at the top of your nose

Suitable candidates for surgery must be in good physical and psychological health, not smoke and not have any chronic or uncontrolled medical conditions that could raise the surgical risks.

Dr. Mani will evaluate you as a candidate for brow lift during a one-on-one consultation at his Beverly Hills plastic surgery clinic. He will perform a physical examination of your facial features, noting the degree of eyebrow sagging, severity of wrinkles/creases and quality of your skin. If he determines that brow lift is a good fit for your needs, he will help you set reasonable expectations and goals of surgery, and provide information about preparing for your procedure.

More about Endoscopic Brow Lift

Endoscopic brow lift involves the use of an endoscope, a small surgical instrument consisting of a tubular probe with a small camera and light on the end. Because endoscopic procedures involve smaller and fewer incisions, there is minimal scarring — a huge advantage during facial procedures. Smaller incisions also reduce the risk of possible sensory loss due to nerve damage.

Endoscopic brow lift is performed on an outpatient basis at our surgical center. In many cases, local anesthesia with sedation can be used. You will be completely relaxed and comfortable during the procedure.

Dr. Mani will make small incisions around the temples; only a few incisions, less than an inch long, are required. Dr. Mani will then insert the endoscope underneath the skin. The endoscope will project and magnify the body’s internal structures into a monitor in the operating room. Dr. Mani watches the screen while moving the tube through the surgical area, and uses it to guide him.

Through the incisions, Dr. Mani will work on the underlying structures of the forehead. He will adjust the tissue and muscle causing the sagging brow and/or creases and wrinkles, and he will remove excess skin. When Dr. Mani is finished making the surgical modifications, he will close the incisions with small sutures and dress them.

Forehead Lift Recovery and Results

Swelling and bruising are normal after surgery, and will subside with time. If you have any post-operative pain, take oral medication as prescribed by Dr. Mani.

You will meet with Dr. Mani for several follow-up appointments where he will review your healing progress, remove stitches and advise when to return to work or your normal routine.

It’s important that you listen to your body and not rush your recovery. Typically, brow lift patients return to their regular activities within 10 days or so.

You will see results almost immediately, and they will become more apparent as the swelling and bruising subside. Your forehead will look smoother and less wrinkled, and your lifted eyebrows will open your face up so you look friendlier and more approachable. After healing from surgery you should have very little scarring (if any).

To view results from previous patients, visit our brow lift before and after photo gallery.

ENDOSCOPIC BROW LIFT FAQS

WHY DOES DR. MANI PREFER ENDOSCOPIC BROW LIFT TO TRADITIONAL BROW LIFT?

Browlift (Endoscopic) Beverly Hills CAWith the use of an endoscope, Dr. Mani can more strategically maneuver the skin and musculature to achieve an attractive, younger-looking forehead. The recovery from endoscopic brow lift is also much easier. The smaller incisions enable quicker healing, and the risk of complications is decreased. Scarring is less significant, as well. Although the incisions are hidden along the hairline with either procedure, this becomes especially useful if your hairline recedes in the future.

CAN BROW LIFT BE COMBINED WITH OTHER PLASTIC SURGERY PROCEDURES?

Dr. Mani frequently pairs endoscopic brow lift with other surgical procedures. Many patients choose to combine brow lift with facelift to achieve rejuvenation on both the top and bottom half of the face. Others opt to combine brow lift with blepharoplasty to more thoroughly reverse signs of aging around the eyes. During your consultation with Dr. Mani, share your goals; together, you can decide whether it is appropriate to schedule more than one procedure to achieve your desired look.

AT WHAT AGE SHOULD I HAVE BROW LIFT SURGERY?

Patients seek brow lift at a variety of ages, so Dr. Mani does not believe there is one specific age or age range to recommend brow lift. The right time for endoscopic brow lift is when your forehead skin sags significantly enough that it could benefit from the procedure.

HOW LONG DO THE RESULTS OF ENDOSCOPIC BROW LIFT LAST?

Brow Lift Surgery Bevery Hills CAAging and gravity are inevitable, so no brow lift can be considered permanent. Results tend to differ from person to person, but many of Dr. Mani’s patients see the changes achieved from brow lift last for 10 years or more. To preserve your results for as long as possible, Dr. Mani encourages you to stay out of the sun and wear sunscreen. Ultraviolet rays damage the elasticity of the skin, which leads to an increase in wrinkles.

HOW MUCH SCARRING WILL I HAVE AFTER BROW LIFT?

Dr. Mani uses advanced techniques and a delicate touch to ensure that scarring is minimal. Because the incisions are placed along the hairline, once healing is complete, patients commonly notice that their scars have faded from visibility completely.

WHAT ARE NON-SURGICAL ALTERNATIVES TO BROW LIFT?

Endoscopic brow lift is famously one of the safest and gentlest plastic surgeries available, so you may want to discuss the procedure with Dr. Mani even if you might not otherwise consider cosmetic surgery. However, if you would prefer to rejuvenate your forehead and elevate the arch of your eyebrows without the need for a scalpel, Botox is a good solution. Bear in mind that periodic injections will be necessary to maintain the results achieved from injectables.

WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE DR. MANI FOR MY ENDOSCOPIC BROW LIFT?

Dr. Mani is a Harvard graduate who completed his residency at Baylor College of Medicine, one of the top ranked plastic surgery programs in the United States. He is well-known among facial plastic surgeons for his contributions to the field. His glowing reviews and photo gallery reflect that he achieves amazing aesthetic transformations for his patients.

Learn More about Brow Lift

To learn more about brow lift and whether it is a good fit for your facial rejuvenation needs, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Mani. Call (310) 203-0511 or send us an email today.