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What Happens during the Brow Lift Procedure?

By tmccall on April 01, 2014

Milwaukee Brow Lift ProcedureThe forehead is one of the earliest places where you may begin to show the signs of aging. After all, the brow is one of the most active and expressive areas on the face. When you laugh, cry, get angry, or feel stressed, it is all revealed on your forehead and between your eyes. Over time, these activities will begin to leave their marks. If you are embarrassed by deep creases above your eyebrows or between your eyes, your Milwaukee cosmetic surgeon can enhance your appearance with a brow lift.

Your Consultation

Dr. McCall will provide you with a thorough consultation before you undergo any cosmetic procedure. At this appointment, your doctor will determine your candidacy for plastic surgery. To that end, you will discuss your health history, medications, and whether or not you smoke. It is important to be honest with your doctor. An underlying health condition does not necessarily mean you cannot receive cosmetic treatment, but having full knowledge will help Dr. McCall to create the best treatment plan for your particular needs. At this initial consultation, you will also discuss the results you hope to achieve and the potential outcome of your brow lift. Brow lifts can take place under local or general anesthesia. At your consultation, Dr. McCall will help you select the right sedation method for your needs.

Brow Lift Procedural Steps

There are several possible incision patterns that your doctor may use, and the one the surgeon selects will depend on the specific areas of your forehead that you wish to address. The patterns include:

  • Along your hairline and at your temples. Dr. McCall typically uses these incisions if you want to lift a sagging brow.
  • Inside the natural creases of your eyelids. These incisions allow your doctor to reduce “frown lines,” the deep wrinkles just above the nose.
  • Across the top of your head. Dr. McCall may use this incision if you wish to remove skin from your scalp or to address very specific areas of your face.

For the most comprehensive results, the surgeon may combine several incision patterns to address multiple cosmetic issues. No matter which patterns the surgeon selects, thanks to outstanding skill, the minimal scarring will be carefully hidden under your hair or in the natural creases of your face.

Thorough these incisions, Dr. McCall will gently lift up any sagging muscles and attach them to a higher place on your head. If needed, she may remove excess muscle. Then she will gently lift the skin so that it follows the new contours of your face. Finally, she will close up the incisions using sutures or surgical tape.

Brow Lift Results

Brow lifts offer some of the most dramatic results available in facial surgery. Reducing the deep lines in your forehead can take years off of your appearance, and after addressing frown lines, you may find that you look happier and more approachable. Thanks to Dr. McCall’s outstanding surgical skill, the results will be very natural. While people will know that you look happier and more rejuvenated, they may not ever guess that it is the result of cosmetic surgery.

Interested in a Brow Lift?

To learn more about this procedure and to find out if it is right for you, schedule your appointment with Dr. McCall today. She will be happy to answer your questions and to begin developing your unique treatment plan.

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