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.
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FOREHEAD LIFT FAQs
WILL FOREHEAD LIFT LEAVE ME WITH A SURPRISED LOOK?
Some patients who seek brow lift from a less experienced surgeon may find that their tightened skin leaves them with a permanently “surprised” expression. Fortunately, Dr. Mani avoids these results because he performs endoscopic brow lift. This procedure focuses on rejuvenating the forehead by manipulating the underlying muscles and tissues rather than pulling the skin tightly. Dr. Mani’s before-and-after photos are a good demonstration of how his patients look natural and unstartled after having endoscopic brow lift.
WHY IS FOREHEAD LIFT SO FREQUENTLY COMBINED WITH OTHER PROCEDURES?
Dr. Mani regularly performs brow lift with other facial procedures so that he can simultaneously achieve rejuvenation to both the upper and lower portion of the face. Ultimately, it depends on where signs of aging have started appearing on your face to determine whether it makes sense to combine forehead lift with facelift or neck lift. Some patients also consider combining browlift with blepharoplasty to address droopy eyelids or eye bags at the same time as their forehead lines.
HOW DO I KNOW IF IT IS TIME TO HAVE FOREHEAD LIFT?
Your face may age at a different pace than other people’s due to factors like genetics, skin care routine and sun exposure, so there is not a “correct” age to seek forehead lift. However, because endoscopic brow lift can make subtler changes, it is often chosen by patients who are in their late 30s and 40s who want to tackle early signs of aging and keep their foreheads looking smooth. Usually, the right time to have cosmetic surgery is when signs of aging appear, and you feel motivated to change those signs.
WHY DOES DR. MANI ENDORSE ENDSCOPIC BROW LIFT OVER CLASSIC FOREHEAD LIFT?
By using an endoscope, Dr. Mani can strategically move skin and muscles to achieve facial rejuvenation in a more appealing way than a traditional brow lift. Furthermore, he has seen time and again how much gentler the recovery period is for his patients. Overall, he feels the experience and results are much more satisfactory.
WHAT KIND OF SCARRING IS LIKELY AFTER ENDOSCOPIC BROW LIFT?
Scarring is a consequence of any plastic surgery. Dr. Mani uses gentle incisions for this procedure, which are smaller than they are for traditional forehead lift. As a result, the scars generally fade from visibility with time. Even before the incisions have completely healed, the scars should be difficult to spot since they are strategically placed along the hairline.
CAN INJECTABLES ACHIEVE THE SAME CHANGES AS FOREHEAD LIFT?
Injectable treatments can do a good job of rejuvenating the forehead. Dr. Mani takes an artful approach to Botox injections, allowing him to both smooth the forehead and elevate the eyebrows so that they have a youthful arch. Whereas the results from forehead lift can last for close to a decade, injectables require regular maintenance. You will need to seek treatment a few times a year to maintain the facial rejuvenation, which may be worthwhile for you if you are not interested in surgery.