Browlift1The face and its expressions often give initial impressions, sending messages regarding emotion, health, vitality, and age. Over time, the face and its features undergo age-related changes that make people feel as if they look tired, angry, sad, or older than they feel.

These changes often first start to occur in the brow, or forehead region, which include the formation of forehead lines, glabellar creases, and drooping of the brow itself.

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A browlift, or forehead lift, can help to lift the brow line to a higher position and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, restoring a firmer, more youthful appearance to the upper portion of the face.

Dr. Miller offers different techniques that address the problem of brow ptosis. These techniques allow the brow and forehead to be placed in their more youthful, natural position. These techniques further focus on hiding all scars and preventing any loss of hair or movement of the natural hair line. Often times this involves the use of a small endoscope in order to ensure that all the tissue is precisely placed where it needs to be.

Dr. Miller also offers a lateral browlift which can be done under local anesthetic and is a great option for certain candidates. Dr. Miller will give you a detailed analysis and present you with several options in order to help you meet your objective.

Candidates

Patients who have sagging or heavy eyebrows and excess upper eyelid skin that makes them feel tired, angry, sad, or look older than they really are.

Procedure

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The brow lift entails a minimally invasive approach involving four small incisions that allow exposure to the entire forehead region. A small endoscope is then placed in the incision and the muscle is gently elevated and the brows are placed in a natural, more youthful position. If the patient has minimal brow ptosis (sagging), then it is possible to do a lateral brow lift which can be done under local anesthesia.

Anesthesia

Brow lifts can be done under local anesthetic, IV sedation, or general anesthesia. Dr. Miller will recommend the most effective form of anesthesia based on the type of brow lift that will meet your needs.

Recovery

The patient goes home the day of the procedure and recovery usually takes between 1-2 weeks. Patients may return to work as soon as one week post-operatively however, strenuous activity should be avoided for 3-4 weeks. The patient may have some numbness in the forehead due to stretching of the sensory nerves that resolves over time. The patient will follow up on post-operative day one and again on post-operative day 7 for suture removal.

Additional Procedures

Browlifts are frequently combined with other procedures such as…

Facelift

Mid-facelift

Blepharoplasty

Rhinoplasty

Neck lift

LipoSculpting

Laser resurfacing

Botox and Injectable Fillers

Meet Dr. Miller

Meet Our Surgeon - Dr. Todd Miller

What draws Dr. Miller specifically to Facial Plastic Surgery is being able to provide patients with a unique skill set involving the head and neck. He has performed a vast number of facial cosmetic procedures. He has authored articles for national publications and made numerous presentations at national and regional meetings. He is a board certified member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. More...

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