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Browlift (Forehead Lift) – San Diego, La Jolla
Temecula, Murrieta, Riverside County and Inland Empire
Forehead/Brow Lift Information provided by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Stuart Kincaid is a San Diego browlift surgeon who has years of experience helping patients from Temecula, Murrieta, Riverside County, Inland Empire and the surrounding area with their facial rejuvenation treatments. To help patients better understand this procedure, Dr. Kincaid has provide the information below to help facilitate patient education.
Years of gravity and use can cause the eyebrows to droop or sag and frown lines to form on the forehead. These problems can be treated using forehead/brow lift surgery. This procedure is often coupled with a face lift and/or eyelid surgery to achieve a more youthful appearance.
Forehead/brow lift surgery is conducted on an outpatient basis using local anesthesia with sedation. An endoscopic technique has gained popularity for forehead/brow lifts because it is less invasive than traditional surgery and causes less scarring. Small incisions are made behind the hairline and a small instrument with a camera is inserted. Using this device, the surgeon removes any excess skin and tightens and lift the muscle and tissue. Small sutures are used to close the incision. The surgery generally takes 1 to 2 hours.
Depending on the patient, Dr. Kincaid, a San Diego browlift specialist, may or may not bandage the area following surgery. Generally, the eyes swell shut for a short period of time. It is important to keep the head elevated when lying down. Cold compresses can be used to help reduce swelling and discomfort. Sutures are removed within 10 days. Swelling and bruising is normal and will last about 2 weeks. Patients return to normal activity in 2 weeks, but may have to avoid strenuous activity for a longer period of time.
Am I a good candidate for a forehead lift?
Any one or combination of the following conditions may indicate that you are a good candidate for a forehead lift:
- sagging or low position of the eyebrows, creating a tired or sad appearance
- deep horizontal creases across the forehead
- frown lines, or furrows, between the eyebrows and sometimes across the top of the nose
A forehead lift can improve all of these problems. It may often be performed at the same time as a facelift which removes excess skin and tightens muscles in the mid and lower face. If there is significant skin overhang in the upper eyelids, or puffy bags beneath your eyes, eyelid surgery may be recommended in addition to a forehead lift. Your plastic surgeon will provide further information if you have an interest in these procedures.
In addition to performing the browlift procedure in San Diego, Dr. Kincaid also performs other facial rejuvenation procedures, including blepharoplasty, facelift and rhinoplasty in San Diego, Temecula, Inland Empire and the surrounding area. Over the years, Dr. Kincaid has established an impeccable reputation throughout Southern California and is regarded as a leading Laguna Beach plastic surgeon and a highly accomplished plastic surgery Oceanside specialist.
For Forehead/Browlift in San Diego choose Stuart Kincaid.
For more information visit The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Procedure Information Courtesy of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery