All about Brow Lift Procedures: Simple Answers to Top Questions

The forehead is a highly expressive part of a person’s face that is affected by stress, sun exposure, and aging over time. The results can range from sagging eyebrows to noticeable frown lines, giving one’s face a grumpy or tired expression. Such features may cause individuals to feel their appearance mismatches their age or disposition. For many Dallas residents, this is where a brow lift, also referred to a forehead lift, may come in.

How Does a Brow Lift Work?

Available on an outpatient basis, a brow lift is a surgical procedure that restores the appearance of youthfulness by reducing lines, creases, and wrinkles. Sagging brows, which gradually drop as skin loses elasticity and gravity takes its toll, are corrected during this procedure, giving patients renewed facial symmetry and youthfulness.

There are different techniques that are commonly used in brow lift surgery which Dr. Whetstone will talk to you about during your consultation.  The advantages and disadvantages of the brow lift approach will be evaluated in light of a patient’s goals and preferences.  He will perform a careful evaluation of your complete face, understanding your goals before recommending a brow lift.

What Should I Expect after a Brow Lift?

Brow lifts are completed under general anesthesia administered by an M.D. and individuals considering a brow lift should plan for transportation after the procedure. Most procedures are performed on an outpatient basis and you can expect to return home within a few hours of your surgery. Recovery is different depending on the individual patient.  The most common discomfort experienced by patients includes bruising or swelling, with both significantly subsiding after 5–7 days. You should plan to take it easy for a week or so, but should be moving around with ease within 1-2 days following surgery.

During the post-operative period you will receive experienced, attentive care from Dr. Whetstone and his nurse. They will explain everything in detail about what to expect following your surgery and be readily available to answer your questions and address any concerns you might have.

Why Choose Las Colinas Centre for Plastic Surgery for a Brow Lift?

The decision to undergo any cosmetic procedure should not be taken lightly. Meet with a board certified plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Whetstone, to discuss your candidacy for a brow lift in detail. The team at Las Colinas Centre for Plastic Surgery partners with Las Colinas Surgery Center to perform same day brow lifts, while nearby Irving/Coppell Medical Center in Las Colinas serves as the designated facility when overnight care is requested.

With over two decades of experience in plastic surgery, Dr. Whetstone consults with patients on an individual basis and helps dispel common myths about brow lifts.  His philosophy is that the final result should be natural and restore a more youthful, rested appearance to the face.

Contact Dr. Whetstone’s team today at 972-831-8822 to schedule a complimentary consultation and learn more about brow lifts.