Stress, aging and even repetitive facial expressions can all lead to wrinkles on the face, particularly around the eyes and forehead. These wrinkles can cause individuals to look older than they actually are and can be the root of self-consciousness when it comes to appearances. Facial plastic surgery, specifically brow lift surgery, also referred to as a forehead lift, can target the fine lines and wrinkles that develop above the brow and low set eyebrows. Scottsdale / Phoenix plastic surgeon Dr. Berardi offers this treatment to help patients achieve a more youthful look. Read more below to learn about what brow lift surgery in Scottsdale can do for you.
Browlift is a comprehensive procedure, which lifts the skin above the brow, improving wrinkles and elevating the eyebrows, to reveal a smooth, unblemished forehead with a more youthful brow position. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, and is performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Berardi is trained in minimally invasive surgery and can perform your procedure endoscopically, which is a less invasive way to target the tissues of the forehead. During this procedure, Dr. Berardi will make a few small incisions within the scalp. He will then release the tissue from the forehead, enabling him to suture it in an elevated and more youthful position. Endoscopic brow lift surgery is beneficial because it uses smaller incisions, lessens the potential for hair loss and lessens changes in forehead and scalp sensation.
If you require more extensive changes to the forehead, a traditional brow lift treatment may be performed. During this treatment, Dr. Berardi will make an incision within your hair-bearing scalp that extends from ear to ear. He then lifts the skin, removing excess skin and repositioning any remaining tissue. Incisions are then closed and the area is bandaged.
Both endoscopic and traditional brow lift surgery may be combined with other facial plastic surgery procedures such as rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, blepharoplasty or facelift in Scottsdale, for a complete rejuvenation of the face.
Your Scottsdale brow lift recovery will vary based on the extent of changes made as well as the type of procedure performed. If you receive endoscopic brow lift, you will generally recover faster than with traditional brow lift surgery. With both procedures, however, you should expect to experience some swelling, bruising and minor discomfort as well as temporary numbness of forehead and scalp. Dr. Berardi will prescribe pain medication to facilitate a safe and comfortable healing process. You will be asked to keep the head elevated and to avoid any strenuous activity for several weeks after surgery. You will most likely be able to return to work within 10 days. Dr. Berardi will see you for a post-operative appointment to monitor your recovery and advise you on when to resume routine activities. Should any questions or concerns arise during your recovery, he and his staff are available around the clock.
Brow lift surgery is typically performed on patients in their 40s or older, though some younger patients who experience signs of aging may undergo treatment. If you suffer from sagging skin, drooping eyebrows, or wrinkles and fine lines on the forehead, brow lift surgery can help improve your appearance. It is important that you have realistic expectations regarding the outcomes of brow lift. During a pre-surgery consultation, Dr. Berardi will evaluate your overall health and cosmetic goals to determine if you are an ideal candidate for brow lift surgery. He will also answer any questions you may have about treatment, so that you feel comfortable about your decision to undergo surgery.
If you are unhappy with signs of aging near the brow and on the forehead, brow lift surgery can help you look youthful and rejuvenated. Dr. Berardi is committed to providing top-quality care and surgical results. He will work with you to help you accomplish your aesthetic goals. To schedule a comprehensive consultation, contact our practice today at 480-397-0711.