What is a Brow Lift?
Brow lift surgery (sometimes called browplasty or a forehead lift) is a popular aesthetic treatment that helps create a higher brow appearance, which offers a younger look to the upper area of the face. A drooping brow can often cause an angry or tired appearance. A brow lift surgically corrects a drooping brow and provides a refreshed face by eliminating excess skin from the forehead and lifting the eyebrows. Dr. Raj TerKonda is a cosmetic facial surgeon in Denver, CO who has completed brow lifts on hundreds of patients, giving them a more youthful look. Dermal fillers and BOTOX® are commonly used along with brow lift surgery at Cherry Creek Face and Skin for ideal results, producing a smoother and softer appearance.
What are the Benefits of a Brow Lift?
A surgical brow lift provides an exciting list of benefits for patients hoping to enhance their appearance or restore a more youthful look overall. Some advantages of choosing brow lift surgery in Denver, CO include:
- Creates a more alert, awake appearance
- Corrects forehead lines, wrinkles, and droopiness
- No visible scarring
- Results can last for years or decades
- Minimally invasive options available for some patients
- Can be complemented with cosmetic injectables
"I am thankful for the excellent care Dr. Raj Terkonda provided me. I am very blessed to find a doctor who truly cares, who is very knowledgeable and professional. Thank you sir for the great care and surgery you performed on me. I can breathe now. I can sleep, and I can smell and taste. Yay! I strongly recommend him to friends, family or anyone who is in need of a doctor who cares and who strives in excellence!"- Y.L. / Google / Apr 14, 2023
"Dr. Raj Terkonda and his staff gave us a perfect service and outcome for a deviated septum. The doctor was very thorough in diagnosis, treatment plan, and instructions. The office staff did all of the work to ensure that our procedure and pre-ops were pre-authorized by Aetna and scheduled quickly. We wished we hadn't deferred this procedure for so long, but waiting for the right doctor and team is everything!"- S.C. / Google / Apr 07, 2023
"Dr TerKonda went above and beyond with my surgery to repair a deviated septum, and I can breathe much more clearly now. The admin side of the office has a few things to sort out with duplicate billing and wait communication issues, but I highly recommend the medical care/treatment."- I.T. / Google / Mar 20, 2023
"Dr. TerKonda fixed my deviated septum and excess tissue. Surgery was a success and he and his team are very caring every step of the way."- K. / Google / Dec 22, 2022
"I just had a septoplasty and nasal valve repair. I appreciate that Dr. Terkonda took his time to make sure that I was safe to have surgery. The medication he prescribed for the nasal drip was better than four years of receiving allergy shots. Nasal drip has gotten far better postop, but every now and then I still use the medication. I cannot believe this is how everyone else breathes and smells! Are you kidding me? Absolutely amazing."- H.L. / Google / Sep 16, 2022
Who is an Ideal Candidate for Brow Lift Surgery?
As you grow older, skin laxity decreases and causes various portions of the face to sag. This is especially critical in the upper face and commonly impacts both men and women. When looking in a mirror, do you seem tired or angry, see deep lines between the eyebrows, or are bothered by your drooping brow? Brow lift surgery at Cherry Creek Face and Skin may be the ideal cosmetic treatment for your goals.
How is a brow lift performed?
A drooping brow can make your expression appear tired or angry, and a surgical brow lift at Cherry Creek Face and Skin may help create a lifted, more youthful upper face. A brow lift is typically performed under general anesthesia. The incision used in a brow lift is chosen, depending on the severity of sag, if the forehead is addressed, and the position of the hairline. Recovery following a brow lift varies in each patient, depending on where and how the incision was made. Overall, patients feel slight swelling and bruising in the upper portion of the face near the eyebrows and possibly around the eyes. Cold compresses may help to diminish the inflammation. Our team advises patients to sleep upright for the first several nights after their brow lift. The typical recovery period from this procedure is around 2 – 3 weeks. The results can often be seen immediately, resulting in a refreshed appearance that looks softer, more alert, and with a noticeable reduction in fine lines and sagging in the upper face.
What to Expect After a Brow Lift
Recovery after a brow lift varies based on the individual, but patients can expect some swelling and discomfort around the treatment sites. Proper at-home care and cool compresses help reduce inflammation. Cherry Creek Face and Skin recommends sleeping with pillows propped under your head for several nights following a brow lift procedure. It is important to avoid any strenuous movements or activities that place too much pressure on the face. The average recovery time from a brow lift is about 2 – 3 weeks. Outcomes can be seen right away, resulting in a rejuvenated appearance that seems more alert, softer, and with a visible improvement in sagging skin and fine lines in the upper portion of the face.
Brow Lift FAQ
Do I need a brow lift or facelift?
Whether you should get a facelift or brow lift will depend on your goals and where you have excess skin. You should candidly talk about your concerns with Dr. TerKonda so he can help you choose which treatment is best. Some patients come in wanting a facelift and discover they only need a brow lift and vice versa. With Dr. TerKonda's experience, he can confidently help you decide on your treatment plan to give you the best results.
What about nonsurgical treatments?
There are many nonsurgical options, such as laser skin tightening and injectables (like BOTOX and dermal fillers), that can give some improvements. However, brow lift surgery is better for significant improvements and longer-lasting results. During your consultation, Dr. TerKonda can review your surgical and nonsurgical options to help you decide which is better for you.
Will my results from a brow lift look natural?
When you have a skilled surgeon like Dr. TerKonda, your brow lift results will look natural. He will create your treatment plan for your needs and goals to help you look refreshed and younger, not tight or frozen. When performing your surgery, Dr. TerKonda will focus on removing excess skin. The remaining skin and tissue will be smoothed, so your results don't limit your facial expressions or lift your eyebrows too high.
A lifted, lighter Appearance
Don't let your sagging forehead make people think you're mad, sad, angry, or tired — schedule a consultation to learn more about brow lift surgery with cosmetic facial surgeon Dr. Raj TerKonda at Cherry Creek Face and Skin in Denver, CO. By correcting your hanging brow, you can revitalize your whole appearance and seem younger and more refreshed. Dr. TerKonda strives for results that look natural, and your brow lift will have others saying you look younger instead of thinking you had cosmetic surgery.