What is a Brow Lift?
Brow lift surgery, also known as a browplasty or forehead lift, is a popular aesthetic procedure that helps rejuvenate the upper part of your face. Sometimes, a droopy brow can create an angry or tired appearance. To improve the appearance of your complexion, browplasty surgically removes excess skin and raises the eyebrows. At Tulsa Surgical Arts in Tulsa, OK, Dr. Angelo Cuzalina performs brow lift surgery to create a younger-looking appearance. Frequently, he combines wrinkle fillers and relaxers with browplasty, which produces a smoother and softer appearance.
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"I couldn’t be more happy for my decision to do my septoplasti at Tulsa surgical arts !! Amazing friendly staff & Dr Cuzalina is probably one of the best Beauty surgeons in the country !!! You will fall in love with him and his magic !! They will take care of you so well all throughout your process!!! I will highly recommend!!"- R.S. / Google / Oct 14, 2020
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"Top quality facility! Dr. Cuzalina and his staff are very professional but also personable. From the consult all the way through the post op appointments they go out of their way to take care of you. Truly a great experience. Couldn’t have been any better."- T.G. / Google / Sep 29, 2020
"I cannot say how thankful I am for Dr. Cuzalina and his team! I absolutely love my results! If you’re thinking about getting any cosmetic procedures, don’t walk, RUN to Tulsa Surgical Arts!"- A.F. / Google / Sep 16, 2020
What are the benefits of a brow lift?
Many people use cosmetic injectables to temporarily reduce signs of aging and feel more refreshed. However, if you are looking for a more long-term solution, a brow lift may be a better option. A brow lift removes excess skin from your forehead, which can minimize a sagging appearance. In addition, a brow lift can raise your eyebrows to a more youthful position. Dr. Cuzalina can brighten your overall appearance and make you look more alert.
Is A Forehead Lift For You?
As we grow older, our skin starts to lose essential nutrients, which may cause certain parts of the face to sag. Unfortunately, this tends to happen in the upper face and affects both men and women. This procedure can help patients who:
- Appear tired or angry
- See frown lines between the brows
- Feel bothered by a sagging brow
- Experience deep creases on the sides of your nose
If you experience these issues, brow lift surgery at Tulsa Surgical Arts can help you attain your desired cosmetic goals.
At the beginning of your appointment, Dr. Cuzalina will administer anesthesia to ensure you remain comfortable throughout the treatment. Depending on the complexity of your procedure, we may use general anesthesia or IV sedation. To determine the best incision type, Dr. Cuzalina will consider several factors, such as if the forehead is affected and the position of your hairline. Some of the incision types may include:
- Traditional Incision
Also known as the open lift incision, this places the surgical incision behind the hairline at the top of the head. This incision not only hides scarring, but it provides a certain amount of lift control throughout the surgery. A traditional incision works well for those who experience frown lines and a sagging brow. A traditional incision is a good technique for patients who have the potential for a receding hairline.
- Trichophytic Incision
The trichophytic incision is made directly along the patient's hairline. A trichophytic incision permits a more dramatic lift in the brow for women and men who have a strong hairline with little risk for recession.
- Lateral Brow Lift
Also known as a temporal brow lift, the lateral technique places the incision in the hairline slightly above the temples. This method allows Dr. Cuzalina to lift the outer sections, which can reduce sagging that happens near the outer brow. A temporal brow lift also treats Crow’s feet.
- Endoscopic Forehead Lift
An endoscopic forehead lift is a more modern technique. This method places several tiny incisions beyond the hairline and inserts a tool known as an endoscope. Next, the endoscope is pushed down to the eyebrows, and the attached tools are released. Using the camera of the endoscope, the brow tissue is suspended using stitches, which helps lift the brow in a better position.
What to Expect
The recovery period varies for each person, and the incision type determines the level of discomfort. More invasive methods may cause uncomfortable symptoms for a longer period. No matter the type of method, you will experience some bruising and swelling in the upper face, near the brows, and around the eyes. To help reduce discomfort, we recommend using cold compresses. Additionally, for the first couple of nights, patients should sleep upright. You will also need to avoid any activities or movements that place pressure on the face. The typical recovery period for a brow lift is about 2 – 3 weeks, and usually, patients can see their results right away. With fewer fine lines and sagging in the upper part of the face, your complexion will appear softer and more alert.
Brow Lift FAQ
How much does a brow lift cost?
It is better to focus on finding an experienced surgeon, like Dr. Cuzalina, who can give you the results you want rather than choosing the cheapest surgeon. Your costs for brow lift surgery will vary based on the technique chosen, the facility fee, anesthesia, and more. Once your treatment plan is developed in your consultation, cost estimates can be discussed. Dr. Cuzalina can also explain payment methods and where to apply for low-interest financing — so your surgery is more affordable.
Do I need a brow lift or facelift?
Whether you should get a brow lift or full facelift will depend on your goals and where you have excess skin. You should openly talk about your wants with Dr. Cuzalina so he can help you decide which treatment is best. Some patients come in wanting a full facelift and discover they would be better with a brow lift and vice versa. With Dr. Cuzalina's years of experience, he can confidently help you create your unique treatment plan to give you your best results.
What about nonsurgical treatments?
There are many nonsurgical treatments, including laser skin tightening and injectables (like JUVÉDERM® and BOTOX® ), that can provide some improvements. However, brow lift surgery is better if you want longer-lasting results and significant improvements. In your consultation, Dr. Cuzalina can go over both your nonsurgical and surgical choices so you can decide which is better for you.
What technique should I choose?
Dr. Cuzalina will explain surgical techniques during your consultation to help you understand the advantages of each. He will then help you decide on the technique that best meets your needs and goals. A few of the factors that may influence your technique choice are your hairline (taking into account both your current hairline and your risk of future recession), the degree of skin sagging, and the recovery time available.
Will my results look natural?
If you have an experienced surgeon like Dr. Cuzalina, your brow lift results will appear natural. He will create your treatment plan with the right technique for your needs and goals — so you appear refreshed, not frozen or tight. During your surgery, Dr. Cuzalina 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.
Rejuvenate Your Appearance
Don't let your sagging forehead make people think you're mad, sad, angry, or tired. Schedule a consultation to receive additional information about a brow lift with Dr. Cuzalina at Tulsa Surgical Arts in Tulsa, OK. By correcting your sagging brow, you can rejuvenate your entire appearance. If Dr. Cuzalina determines that a brow lift is best for you, he will develop a custom treatment plan, and his billing staff will provide detailed information about the cost and financing plans. Using precise techniques, Dr. Cuzalina strives to provide natural-looking results, which refresh the complexion.