When you look in the mirror, are you dismayed by how tired you appear? Change your appearance from exhausted to energized with a brow lift from Orlando facial plastic surgery specialist Dr. Kenrick Spence. Dr. Spence is exceptionally experienced with designing combined rejuvenating procedures, such as a brow lift combined with eyelid surgery. To help you learn more, Dr. Spence has created the following answers to frequently asked questions from his patients about this procedure.
Take the first step on your journey toward enhancing your appearance. Request a consultation with Dr. Spence today. Or, give us a call at 407-999-2585, and one of our knowledgeable staff members will be happy to help you.
Note: This information is not intended to be taken as medical advice. It is based on Dr. Spence's many years of experience performing brow lift surgery.
Brow Lift Questions Answered by Dr. Spence
Yes. A low-set brow can cause you to appear angry and fatigued. A brow lift will raise your eyebrows to help you look more alert and positive.
That is called an open, or coronal, brow lift. Dr. Spence prefers the temporal, or endoscopic, brow lift, which requires much shorter incisions and maintains a greater chance of preserving sensation to the scalp.
As we age, the outside edge of the eyebrow descends more than the medial area toward the center of the face. If a plastic surgeon raises the medial brow too high, it can result in a startled appearance. Dr. Spence performs a temporal brow lift, which avoids this problem by elevating the lateral two-thirds of the brows, giving them a gentle, aesthetically pleasing arch.
For patients with receding hairlines who want modest elevation of the brows, Dr. Spence can perform a brow lift through an upper eyelid incision. This allows him to hide the scar in the crease of the upper eyelid.
Yes, you can have what's called a brow pixie where the brow is raised through an upper eyelid incision, leaving the forehead and scalp free of scars. This can be done at the same time as an upper lid blepharoplasty and is a favorite among bald men as well as women with hair loss.
Yes. For men who have light complexions and deep lines across their foreheads, the operation can be done through the deep creases in the forehead. By performing the surgery using these creases, Dr. Spence avoids lengthening the forehead excessively, and the scar is hidden in a crease.
Yes. If you want to minimize the signs of aging around your brows without surgery, Dr. Spence can use BOTOX® Cosmetic, laser resurfacing or an injectable filler, such as Restylane®, JUVÉDERM®, RADIESSE® or Sculptra®, to provide you with a subtle and elegant rejuvenation.
Most patients are able to return to work within a week of having a brow lift.
No. Every brow lift patient does not have eyelid surgery. If you have low-set brows or asymmetric brows with no excess upper eyelid skin, Dr. Spence achieves the most exquisite results by performing only a brow lift.
No, a brow lift does not remove the deep wrinkles between the brows. For a temporary improvement of 3 to 6 months, Botox Cosmetic works very well for patients who want a more permanent solution. Laser resurfacing and micro-needling, along with fat grafting, create significant improvement.
The coronal brow lift used to be the most frequently used procedure and continues to be used by many surgeons. However, to provide his patients with the most natural looking results, Dr. Spence usually reserves this method for patients with a short forehead and deep forehead lines.
Yes, fat grafting and fillers can be placed into the temple, forehead, and upper eyelid at the same time as a brow lift, and a natural blended useful look to the brow, temple, and eyelid can be achieved.
Yes, Dr. Spence often administers a dose of Botox around the eyes and into the forehead two weeks prior to the eyebrow lift. This reduces the tension on the brow lift and enhances the appearance of the scar.