Experience a transformative change with a brow lift with blepharoplasty. While a facelift concentrates on rejuvenating the lower and middle facial areas, a brow lift with blepharoplasty focuses on the forehead, brow area, and upper eyelids, meticulously lifting and tightening the skin for a smoother, youthful appearance. Dr. Michael Jazayeri tailors each procedure to the patient's individual needs, enhancing their natural features for a refreshed and vibrant complexion.
Am I a Candidate for a Brow Lift?
A brow lift is appropriate for patients who have forehead wrinkles and brow sagging. Over time the brows can droop, creating furrows and a permanently tired or angry appearance. If you have forehead wrinkles, deep frown lines, and brow sagging that make you appear older than your age, you could be a good candidate for brow lift surgery. When there is no apparent eyelid sagging, patients can undergo a brow lift alone. If you place your fingers on your brows, lift them to a more youthful position, and this appears to correct any sagging in the upper eyelids, a brow lift without blepharoplasty may be recommended.
Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) is appropriate for patients who have excess, sagging tissue around their eyes. The upper and lower eyelids may both be affected by signs of aging. If there is excess skin obscuring your eyes, fat causing under-eye puffiness, and deep grooves or wrinkles around the eyes, blepharoplasty may be recommended. Patients can undergo this procedure on its own if the tissue sagging is limited to the area around their eyes and there is no apparent brow sagging or forehead wrinkles in need of surgical correction.
Blepharoplasty and brow lift surgery are frequently performed together on patients who have forehead wrinkles, brow sagging, and eyelid sagging. This combination of procedures can provide the best and longest-lasting results. Many patients with moderate to severe tissue sagging in the upper face can benefit from undergoing a brow lift with blepharoplasty to rejuvenate their appearance. These procedures can soften and lift the brows, erase forehead lines, eliminate puffiness around the eyes, and remove excess tissue to create a smoother and more youthful appearance.
Personalized Dual Procedure
Sagging brows and sagging eyelids can both be corrected with plastic surgery. Patients with these effects of aging may need a brow lift, blepharoplasty, or both. The following points can help you decide when to consider brow lift with blepharoplasty or just one procedure versus the other.
At our practice in Orange County Brow Lift and Blepharoplasty procedures are both available to address signs of aging in your upper face. If you're uncertain about whether you need one or the other, or possibly both, Dr. Jazayeri is here to provide expert guidance to help you make an informed decision. Dr. Michael Jazayeri is our board-certified plastic surgeon and is experienced in performing facial rejuvenation surgeries. To request a consultation, please call (714) 834-0101 or fill out our online contact form today.
A Tailored Approach
On the day of your surgery for blepharoplasty with brow lift Orange County plastic surgeon, Dr. Jazayeri, will mark certain areas on your face and scalp to serve as guidelines during the procedure. The procedure typically lasts several hours, followed by the placement of a dressing around your entire head. Once a satisfactory recovery period has been observed in our recovery room, you will be discharged under the care of an adult companion. If you're traveling from out of town for the surgery, we recommend planning a local stay for approximately five days post-surgery.
Unveiling the Lift
The outcomes of your brow lift surgery will be noticeable right away, although you may initially experience some post-operative swelling and visible incision lines. As your recovery progresses, your satisfaction with your rejuvenated appearance should increase. The full benefits of your surgery will typically manifest over the course of a few months. While positive results are anticipated from your brow lift, it's important to note that no procedure comes with absolute guarantees. To maintain your refreshed look, you are encouraged to protect your skin from sun damage with regular use of sun protection. Additionally, leading a healthy lifestyle will contribute significantly to prolonging the results of your surgery.
A Guided Healing Process
During your recovery period after a brow lift, it's common to have your forehead taped or your head loosely bandaged to minimize swelling and bruising. To facilitate the removal of any excess blood or fluid, the surgeon may place a thin tube under the skin temporarily. As part of the healing process, it's recommended that you keep your head elevated and refrain from engaging in vigorous physical activities for the duration suggested by your surgeon. It's also important to avoid applying ice or heat to the surgical area.
Healing of the incisions generally takes about 10 to 14 days. Typically, you can anticipate returning to work and regular activities after this period. While you'll appear ready for public interactions, be aware that your healing process will continue for several more weeks. This additional time allows for the subsidence of swelling and the refinement and fading of incision lines. Achieving a complete recovery may take several months, but rest assured, this process is gradual and helps ensure optimal results from your brow lift surgery.
Like any surgical procedure, a brow lift with blepharoplasty comes with potential risks, although they are typically rare, especially when an experienced surgeon performs the surgery. These can include infection, adverse reactions to anesthesia, hematoma (blood accumulating under the skin), nerve damage leading to changes in sensation, problems with wound healing, hair loss around the incision sites, and unsatisfactory aesthetic results. Discuss any concerns with your surgeon prior to the procedure to understand how these risks apply to your specific situation.
A The results of a brow lift with blepharoplasty are long-lasting, often maintaining a rejuvenated and refreshed appearance for many years. However, the procedure cannot stop the natural aging process. Over time, your skin will continue to age and lose elasticity. Lifestyle factors, such as maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking, and protecting your skin from the sun, can help prolong the results.
A brow lift can significantly reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the forehead and between the brows. However, it may not eliminate all wrinkles completely, especially those caused by active facial expressions. For this reason, many patients use additional treatments, like Botox, in conjunction with a brow lift to smooth out these expression lines. Discuss your aesthetic goals with your surgeon to create a comprehensive treatment plan.
Embrace Comfort & Convenience
Dr. Michael A. Jazayeri, a distinguished plastic surgeon in Santa Ana, California, strongly advocates for patient comfort and safety during all procedures. His comprehensive approach to patient care includes using local anesthesia for various surgical procedures.
Local anesthesia is a type of anesthetic used to numb a specific area of the body where a surgical procedure will be performed. It allows the patient to remain awake and comfortable while avoiding the potential risks and side effects associated with general anesthesia. In Dr. Jazayeri's hands, an array of procedures can be carried out under local anesthesia, often leading to quicker recovery times and lower complication rates. These procedures include many facelifts, liposuctions, neck lifts, Brazilian butt lifts (BBLs), mini tummy tuck and, in certain cases, even breast and arm lift.
By taking advantage of local anesthesia's potential, Dr. Michael A. Jazayeri strives to make cosmetic and reconstructive surgery more accessible, comfortable, and patient-centered. His commitment to this safe anesthesia approach in Santa Ana, California, signals a new era in plastic surgery where patient comfort and safety are at the forefront.
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