Deciding if a Brow Lift is Right for You
What are the first steps of a brow lift?
What can a Brow Lift Improve?
Many of our patients find that a brow lift will Improve a tired look. In Fact, many of our clients may mistakenly believe that they need eyelid surgery when the sagging brow is to blame for their drooping, upper eyelids. People are often surprised by how dramatically their appearance can be changed for the better when the eye area is opened up and a serious, tired or angry look is erased with a brow lift. The best way to find out what is leading to the change in your appearance, and what the best solution will be, is to come to meet with us for a consultation. Below, we’ve included what the procedure can improve:
- The wrinkles and furrows on your forehead that age you
- The moderate to severe frown lines of the forehead
- The deep forehead creases
- A tired or angry facial expression
- The look of heavy or hooded upper eyelids
Can I combine my brow lift with other procedures?
The procedure is often done in combination with a facelift but the surgical work of the eye area and upper face are separate procedures. Many people will benefit greatly from mid-face and lower face rejuvenation alone, however, if you feel that your upper face appears tired, angry, or aged, or if you have used Botox for years and would like to permanently benefit from the smooth, lifted brow look, then a surgical brow lift may be a worthwhile investment.
Patients also often combine a brow lift with eyelid surgery, also referred to as blepharoplasty. Your plastic surgeon will help you to understand the best options for your facial cosmetic surgery and how to meet your aesthetic goals.
Who are the Best Candidates for a Brow Lift?
There are many great candidates for a brow lift. Below, we’ve included some of the demographics from our most common Toronto brow lift patient.
- Brow lift patients are typically between the ages of 40-60 years old.
- Some brow lift candidates are younger than the typical age and have lines due to stress.
- Some brow lift patients have a genetic predisposition, creating a furrowed brow
- Patients should be in good overall health and not smoke
What’s the First Step?
The first step is to get in touch! Our compassionate team of medical professionals will get in touch with you to schedule a consultation for you to come in and meet one-on-one with the surgeons.
During your visit, Dr. Golger (a proud member of the American Board of Plastic Surgeons & a member of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons) and Dr. Romy will be happy to answer your questions, address concerns you may have, and share real brow lift before and after photos so that you have all the information you need to take the next steps in your transformation. You should be as open and honest with the surgeons as possible about your aesthetic goals. Good communication leads to great results.
If you’re happy with the surgeon’s assessment, surgery will be booked, and the surgeons will provide pre and post-operative instructions. It’s important that you follow these instructions, as they are designed for patient safety and to create the best brow lift results.
What to Expect on the Day of my Brow Lift?
A brow lift procedure will take approximately 1-2 hours and is completed under twilight anaesthesia or intravenous sedation. Your plastic surgeon will create an incision that sits behind the hairline at the top of your head to allow for lifting of the forehead skin and access to the underlying tissue. The coronal brow lift is considered the classic, or, standard approach and offers the most permanent and dramatic results, though it does require a more extensive surgical incision. In certain cases, this type of forehead lift is necessary to do the extensive work and removal of excess tissue that a patient desires. The long incision is made behind the hairline and may reach from one ear to the other.
When we are correcting deep frown lines and a sagging forehead, the underlying tissue, and the brow muscles are selectively adjusted to minimize dramatic furrows and downward pulling. That means that you may no longer need the regular Botox required to soften those strong muscles. One of the great benefits of this operation is the permanent, effective result that can be achieved with one treatment, versus ongoing treatment with neuromodulators like Botox.
What is an Endoscopic Brow Lift?
Under twilight anaesthesia or intravenous sedation, an endoscopic brow lift uses several small incisions behind the hairline to insert an endoscope, or viewing device, into the underlying tissue. This provides Dr. Golger and Dr. Romy a clear view of the tissue and allows for specific modifications to be carried out. This approach is considered to be less invasive than the classic approach and will result in less scar concerns, however, the effects may be less dramatic and not as long-lasting as they would be from a more traditional method.
Each can be appropriate depending on the individual and one-on-one consultation with your plastic surgeon will help you to appreciate which method will help deliver the results you want.
Brow Lift Recovery?
Following your procedure, we will apply surgical dressings to the treatment site, which can typically be removed within 3 days. We’ll send you home with detailed guidelines for proper aftercare, including steps for elevating your head and applying cold compresses as needed to reduce swelling. You may return to your normal routine after 1-2 weeks. We advise that you leave the more strenuous activities until 3-6 weeks post-operation. Most healthy clients heal very well with no issues or complications from this procedure. Incision lines are carefully placed in the hairline to hide their appearance and once the scar has matured, it will usually fade to a pale, barely-there line within the hair.
How Much Does a Brow Lift Cost in Toronto?
The surgery is a highly personalized procedure. The cost of your Toronto brow lift will vary based on the type of brow lift performed along with other factors. The average cost of a brow lift at Avenue Plastic Surgery is around $4,500. Financing options are available that can help make the payment process more manageable for our patients.
Schedule Your Consultation
Our Toronto brow lift patients find that the surgery can greatly benefit their lives, providing more self-confidence. If you’d like to book a consultation to find out more about the surgery and find if it’s right for you, please contact us today. We look forward to beginning this journey with you!
I have had 2 surgeries by Dr. Golger and I cannot say enough about him and his staff. Dr. Golger is very kind and caring and is very honest. His bedside manner is second to none and he has an awesome sense of humor. He is an amazing surgeon who I would recommend to anyone. His staff are very kind and understanding and always willing to answer my questions and set me at ease when needed. Dr. Golger changed my life and for that, I will never be able to thank him enough!
Individual results may vary