Candidates For Brow Lift Surgery
Patients should be in good physical health (able to withstand general anesthesia) and be non-smokers. We require that patients stop smoking at least two weeks prior to their procedure date and that they do not smoke again afterward.
Cigarette smoking causes the blood vessels and capillaries in the skin to contract which impedes healing. It also reduces the skins elasticity which can cause fine lines and wrinkles as well as encourage the skin to sag.
How Brow Lift Surgery Is Done
The brow lift (forehead lift) surgery is done under general anesthesia so that you are fully sedated during the entire procedure. An anesthesiologist (anesthesia medical doctor) will sedate and monitor you closely during including your heart rate, breathing rate, blood oxygen levels and blood pressure.
The surgical portion of the procedure will be done prior to any dermal fillers being used on the face. This allows our facial plastic surgeon to see where problem areas persist after the extra skin has been removed and the upper face has been lifted to its new position.