What is a Brow Lift?
A brow lift (browplasty), or forehead lift, is a popular aesthetic surgery that tightens lax tissue in the upper section of the face to achieve a smoother and younger-looking profile. A droopy brow or wrinkled forehead can oftentimes create an angry or tired appearance. This procedure surgically improves these cosmetic concerns by removing excess skin and using specialized tightening techniques. Dr. Shoib Myint is a highly trained and experienced oculofacial plastic surgeon who has performed brow lifts for many years with great success and has helped countless men and women achieve youthful, natural-looking results. Call Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV to schedule your private consultation today.
What Are The Benefits Of A Brow Lift?
A brow lift offers multiple aesthetic and rejuvenating benefits, including:
Achieving a more youthful appearance
Opening up the eyes to look refreshed and alert
Smoothing forehead lines
Eliminating the "angry and exhausted" appearance
Reducing sagging in the upper eyelid area
Restoring the natural arch in the eyebrows
Diminishing the appearance of Crow's feet
Producing results that are dramatic and long-lasting
Creating a surgical plan that is unique to your needs
Brow Lift Reviews
"I am a little more than 2 weeks post op for a brow lift done by Dr Myint. I am thrilled. I was out and about 4 days after surgery with some slight bruising around my eyes, but easily covered with light makeup. This surpassed my expectations. Dr Myint is professional, personable and answered all my questions. I would highly recommend him and his staff."- K.M. / Yelp / Jun 30, 2019
"Dr Myint did a phenomenal procedure - I am one week post op for a brow lift. Dr Myint did a phenomenal procedure. Everyone is different but I can honestly say that I have been out and about with minimal bruising at my eye since day 4. I have had virtually no pain. I would highly recommend Dr Myint. He is professional, personable and answered all my questions. His staff is caring and supportive."- G. / RealSelf / Jun 05, 2019
"Looking 10 Years Younger!!!! I feel confident and see the bright, young eyes I knew before - Dr. Myint performed my brow lift two weeks ago, and I absolutely love the results. The procedure resulted in minimal discomfort relieved by Tylenol for two days. Before my brow lift, I disliked looking at pictures of myself, and always appeared exhausted. Now I feel confident and see the bright, young eyes I knew before. I have tried multiple non-invasive lasers over the last few years, and have even tried injectables. I am very happy that I consulted with Dr. Myint and proceeded with a surgical procedure that will benefit my looks for many years to come. If you want youthful, beautiful, natural-looking results, treat yourself to Dr. Myint's talents. Dr. Myint is highly accomplished, has a superb bedside manner, and will provide ample information before and after the procedure."- E. / RealSelf / Jun 15, 2020
"Couldn’t be happier - Here I am one week from a brow lift done by Dr Myint. I can honestly say that it has exceeded my expectations. With the surgery on a Thursday, bandages off on Friday, I was out and about with just a bit of makeup to cover some bruising by my eye. Everyone is different, but I had no pain and the only thing I can say is that it felt like I had a hat on that was a bit too tight. I would highly recommend Dr Myint. He is professional, personable and answered all my questions. I also found the office staff to be supportive and caring."- Anonymous / Vitals / Jun 21, 2019
"I had originally gone to another surgeon for a consultation for eyelid surgery. I told him I felt my eyelids made me look tired, old and angry. He gave me a price for my eyelids and quickly left the room. I felt like I was bothering him. My friend had gone to Dr. Myint and was so impressed with him she insisted I meet with him before deciding on a surgeon. When I met with Dr Myint I told him the same thing. I needed eyelid surgery. He said “that’s not what you’re looking for. You’re looking for this”. With that said, he lifted up my eyelid and pulled my forehead back a little. With mirror in hand he said “I think this is what you’re looking for”. YES!! That’s it! That’s exactly what I want!! It’s been a little over a month since my Eyelid and Brow Lift surgery. Although I’m still healing the difference in my appearance is amazing. My husband and friends tell me I look at least 10 years younger. I have more confidence and self-esteem. Dr Myint is amazing. He’s a perfectionist. He checks my healing process every couple weeks. I am so thankful my friend recommended Dr. Myint. If I had gone with that other surgeon, I would not not be happy right now. He would have given me what I asked for and not what I needed."- R.S. / Google / Jul 29, 2021
Am I A Good Candidate for a brow lift?
When you grow older, skin elasticity diminishes and can cause many areas of your face to droop. This is particularly true in the upper face and impacts both men and women. When looking at yourself in a mirror, do you seem angry or tired, do you see frown lines between your brows, or are bothered by a drooping brow? Brow lift surgery at Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery may be the ideal cosmetic treatment for your goals.
HOw Is A Brow Lift Performed?
A brow lift/forehead lift is generally performed with IV sedation and local anesthesia on-site within our accredited surgical facility in Las Vegas. The incision technique performed during a browplasty is determined based on the degree of skin sag, whether the forehead is being addressed, and the position of the hairline. There are different approaches that may be used:
- Traditional Incision
Also called the open browplasty incision, this places the surgical incision behind the hairline at the top of the head. The traditional incision not only conceals scars, but it also allows a certain amount of controlled lifting during the procedure. The traditional incision tends to be good for those with both frown lines and a sagging brow.
- Trichophytic Incision
This incision is made right against the hairline. It allows for a more dramatic lift in the brow for patients who have a low risk of hairline recession.
- Lateral Brow Lift
Also known as a temporal brow lift, the lateral technique starts the incision in the hairline slightly over the temples. The lateral incision permits the outer parts of the brow to be treated and helps to reduce sagging that is visible in the outer brows. A temporal brow lift also helps to treat Crow’s feet.
- Endoscopic Forehead Lift
The endoscopic lift is a more modern technique used in brow lifts. It places multiple tiny incisions beyond the hairline and inserts an endoscope, which is pushed through the area of the eyebrow to release its attachments. Using the camera of the endoscope, the brow tissue is repositioned using stitches to lift the brow into a better position.
What ShouLd I Expect Following brow lift surgery?
Recovery after brow lift surgery varies for each patient, with more swelling and discomfort occurring with the open method versus the endoscopic or temporal techniques. In general, patients often feel slight swelling and bruising in their upper face near their brows and sometimes near their eyes. Cold compresses and over-the-counter pain medication may help decrease swelling and general discomfort. Dr. Myint advises patients to sleep with pillows propped under their heads for at least three nights following their brow lift. It is critical to avoid any movement or activities that may place pressure on the face. The average recovery time is about 6 – 8 weeks.
Brow Lift FAQ
Do I need a brow lift or facelift?
Whether you should get a facelift or brow lift will depend on where you have sagging skin as well as your goals. You should openly discuss your wants with Dr. Myint so he can help you decide what is best for you. Some patients who come in thinking they want a full facelift may find they would be better with a brow lift and vice versa. With Dr. Myint's experience, he can confidently help you create your treatment plan to give you your best results.
What technique should I choose?
Dr. Myint will go over brow lift surgery techniques in your consultation so you know the benefits. He will then help you decide on the best technique for your needs and goals. Some of the factors that may influence your technique choice are your hairline (factoring in both your current hairline and your risk of developing a receding hairline), the amount of loose skin, and how much time you can devote to recovery.
Will my brow lift results look natural?
If you have an experienced surgeon like Dr. Myint, your brow lift will look natural. He will develop your treatment plan with the right technique for your needs and goals to help you appear refreshed, not frozen or tight. During your brow lift, Dr. Myint will concentrate on removing excess skin. The remaining tissue and skin will be smoothed so your results don't lift your eyebrows too high or limit your facial expressions.
Does brow lift change eye shape?
A brow lift will not change the eye shape but it will change the eyebrow height and contour. This can make the eyes seem more prominent.
Is a brow lift permanent?
No. Including brow lifts, most surgeries last for years at a time. Eventually, gravity will cause the skin to droop over a long period of time.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $5,000 - $7,000
- Recovery Time
- 1 - 3 Months
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 – 3 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
Rejuvenate Your Appearance
A browplasty can improve your overall appearance, resulting in a more refreshed profile. Dr. Myint strives for natural-looking results; your forehead lift will have your friends and family saying you look younger instead of thinking you had plastic surgery. The cost of brow lift surgery varies, and it's important to note that, since a brow lift is considered a cosmetic procedure, insurance coverage is generally not available. After Dr. Myint has created your custom treatment plan, we can estimate your costs. Contact Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV to learn more.
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