Brow Lift Surgery near Jackson, MS
Your brow takes up more than a third of the real estate on your face, which is why a brow lift such an impactful procedure. A well-shaped, tight brow emphasizes your emotional expression and highlights your face’s best features. It’s the upper frame of what constitutes your entire facial appearance. Studies have even shown that the brow and part of the forehead are among the areas of the face that help humans recognize one another, which is a good example of how important this part of your face is in everyday social interactions.
As you grow older, gravity, genetics, and the natural process of aging do a number on your brow and forehead regions. You also produce less collagen, which causes your skin above the eyebrows to sag, more furrows to form on your forehead, and your upper eyelids begin to droop. Many of our brow lift surgery patients tell us they feel like they look tired and unhappy, despite being neither. They often note that one of their parents had a similar appearance, or that it “runs in the family”. Looking older than you feel and losing your face’s youthful brilliance will drag anyone’s self-confidence down.
At Faces, in Ridgeland, MS, Dr. J. Randall Jordan works with an expert team to provide brow lift surgery as a standalone cosmetic surgery procedure or as part of a larger facial rejuvenation plan. We invite you to learn more about this safe, effective cosmetic procedure that has been performed by surgeons for more than 100 years.
What Is a Brow Lift?
Brow lift surgery, also commonly referred to as browplasty or a forehead lift, targets the signs of aging that affect the area above the eyebrows, including the forehead. A drooping brow also affects the upper eyelid skin and many patients who think they need an “eyelid lift” may actually need or should also consider a brow lift. You can determine this yourself by looking in the mirror, placing your fingers just above the brow, and lifting it to observe the effect this has on your eyelids. We will discuss this in greater detail during your consultation.
There are several types of brow lifts commonly performed by facial plastic surgeons. Click on each of the following techniques to learn more about what Faces has to offer.
This browplasty method is our preferred approach whenever possible. It’s much less invasive than the other alternatives, healing time is shorter, and the scars are almost entirely unnoticeable. During an endoscopic brow lift, our plastic surgeon makes several very short incisions behind your hairline. A tool with a small camera is used to move muscles and tissues and remove excess fat to help shave years off your appearance. This type of brow lift is most appropriate for people with a low lying hairline and relatively milder degrees of drooping of the brow.
What You Should Know About Brow Lift Surgery and Recovery
A forehead lift usually takes about two hours or less to complete, and under normal circumstances, you won’t need to stay overnight. During your brow lift surgery, we typically use what’s called “twilight anesthesia” to make sure you’re comfortable while we work. Twilight anesthesia refers to a dose of medication to help with pain and anxiety. It leaves you responsive, but in a tranquil state and frame of mind. We may also use general anesthesia in some cases, which will put you to sleep. Regardless of the type of anesthesia we prescribe, you should have someone come along to drive you home after your appointment.
The more invasive your brow lift surgery, the more time you’ll need to recover. You will need to have some stitches and staples removed about a week after your surgery. As with any surgery, you will experience some swelling and bruising. Elevate your head for a few days after surgery and use ice packs to help with the swelling. It may be helpful to have someone stay with you for a couple days if you live alone to help you rest and reduce your movement.
Most people can resume their regular schedule in about 10 days if they follow the surgeon’s post-op instructions and avoid strenuous activity.
How Much Does a Brow Lift Procedure Cost near Jackson, MS?
The cost of a brow lift in Jackson, MS is primarily dependent on where the surgery is done. Many procedures can be done in the office depending on a number of factors that must be determined at the time of consultation. The costs for procedures in a hospital or outpatient surgery center are typically higher than in an office surgery setting. This particular surgery at our clinic in Ridgeland will range between $3500 – $4000. The cost of this procedure in a hospital or outpatient surgical center will also include the cost of anesthesia, medications, and other associated costs. When those are factored in, the cost may be between $5000 – $7000.
Most health insurance plans don’t pay for surgical procedures cosmetic in nature.
During your brow lift consultation, we’ll make sure your questions about costs and payment options are answered and work to create a surgical plan that will help you achieve your desired look.
Additional Questions About Brow Lifts?
A brow lift is used to treat visible signs of aging in the forehead, including horizontal wrinkles on the forehead, sagging of the forehead and brows, and horizontal and vertical wrinkles around and between the brows. If you feel like you look unhappy or constantly tired or angry, even after having a good night of rest, a brow lift may be able to help you achieve a more relaxed, youthful appearance.
A brow lift is one of several procedures we offer to help rejuvenate the forehead area. If you have significant sagging of the forehead, a brow lift is definitely a viable option to help restore a smooth, youthful looking forehead. However, some other signs of aging in the forehead area or around the eyes can be better addressed with injectable procedures using BOTOX®, Dysport® or dermal fillers. Injectables are quite frequently used in conjunction with a brow lift for a more desirable result. These concerns can all be addressed during your consultation with Dr. Jordan.
No, not if you choose an experienced, board-certified facial plastic surgeon. A brow lift is meant to elevate your forehead by a moderate amount to help smooth wrinkles and give you a refreshed appearance, but the results are designed to be subtle and natural. The arched, surprised results you might be referring to or have seen on other people are the results of either older techniques or inexperienced surgeons. You can always ask to see some of Dr. Jordan’s previous brow lifts during your consultation or here.
As with any surgery, you may experience some discomfort during your recovery period, which will be closely monitored and controlled by medication approved by Dr. Jordan. People often complain of itchiness due to the healing process, but they can remedy that with cool packs and approved ointments. You may experience some minor swelling and bruising that generally dissipates within a few days. Expect to take one to two weeks off work for a complete recovery.
For any plastic surgery procedure, it is imperative that you choose a board-certified facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Jordan, who not only has the certification and experience, but the passion and additional training on proper techniques for safely reshaping delicate tissues. In addition, Dr. Jordan and his surgical team is known for creating a comfortable environment, listening carefully, and understanding a patient’s personal aesthetic goals. And most importantly, you can trust him to be truthful and customize your procedure based on your individual situation and the results you desire.
At Faces, we provide a safe, comfortable environment that allows us to help you look and feel your absolute best. We’ve provided brow lift procedures and facial plastic surgery to the Jackson, MS area for more than two decades, and we know there are an ever-expanding number of choices when it comes to choosing a facial plastic surgeon. Choose a facial plastic surgery practice that is dedicated to educating and guiding you along your journey.
If you have questions about how brow lift surgery fits into your long-term aesthetic goals, we’d love to help you learn more. Please contact Dr. J. Randall Jordan and our brow lift surgery team at Faces in Ridgeland, MS at (601) 607-3033 for a browplasty consultation. We’ve also made it convenient to send us a message using our website.