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Brow Lift Procedure Steps

Brow Lift 

Forehead lift or brow lift cosmetic surgery procedure is generally performed using less invasive endoscopic technique with small incisions. The incisions are usually made in the scalp area where there is hair. However, it can also be made on the forehead in some cases. Long incision brow lift, or open brow lift, may be required if significant tissue correction or muscles are involved.

During the pre-operative consultation, your plastic surgeon will explain the procedure in detail. They will help you feel more confident and comfortable regarding the surgery. Brow lift procedure can be performed at an outpatient surgical center, surgeon’s office-based facility, or hospital. It may take anywhere from 1 to 3 hours to complete.

Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak provides brow lift surgery to patients in Houston, Texas, and surrounding communities.

Steps Involved in a Brow Lift Procedure

  1. If your brow lift is going to involve general anesthesia, your surgeon will require you to avoid eating or drinking for about eight hours prior to surgery.
  2. Sedation combined with local anesthesia is usually provided during a brow lift surgery. General anesthesia can be provided as well.
  3. Various monitors will be used to check your blood pressure, heart rate, pulse rate and oxygen levels during the surgery for your safety.
  4. A nurse anesthetist or an anesthesiologist will be there to administer general anesthetic or sedatives. They will constantly monitor you during the procedure.
  5. The cosmetic surgeon will follow the surgical approach discussed with you during the initial consultation. The surgeon may combine different techniques or change the approach during the surgery for ensuring best results. You should trust your doctor completely to make these decisions while performing the surgery.
  6. The surgical area will be cleaned, and sections of hair will be kept away
  7. Your surgeon will use stapes or stitches to close the incisions after removing excess skin, tissue and muscles. Your face and hair will be washed so that the scalp skin is not irritated.
  8. Sterile padding and an elastic bandage will be used for wrapping the treated area to prevent swelling and bleeding. You will have dressing and sutures on the forehead for a few days following the surgery. You will be taken to a recovery area following the surgery where you will be monitored closely.
  9. Medication can be used for controlling temporary discomfort at the surgical area. You can choose to spend the night with a nurse or an office consultant or go home on the day of the surgery. You will not be allowed to go home alone under any circumstance.

Recovery and Aftercare

Your surgeon will discuss the amount of time it will take before you can resume your regular activities. You or your caregiver will be given detailed instructions after the plastic surgery regarding post-op care.

They will be informed about:

  • Incision care
  • Normal symptoms
  • Potential signs of complications

It is vital that all patient care instructions are followed. You should understand that recovery time is different for every patient. Female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas, and nearby areas for brow lift surgery.

Contact Houston, Texas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak:

For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board-certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.354.5145 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.

Serving The Woodlands, Sugar Land, Katy, Friendswood, Pearland, League City, Richmond, Spring, Humble, Kingwood, Stafford, Cypress, Fulshear, Missouri City, River Oaks, Piney Point, Hunters Creek, Memorial Close In, Bunker Hill, Southside Place, Afton Oaks, Tanglewood, Crestwoods and all other surrounding Greater Houston, Texas communities and more.

Brow Lift / Forehead Lift Surgery Preparation

Brow Lift / Forehead Lift 

You should get your brow lift surgery performed only by a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon. Depending on your needs and situations, you may have to undergo an endoscopic brow lift or traditional brow lift. The surgery will be preceded by advance preparation and detailed consultation.

Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak provides brow lift surgery to patients in Houston, Texas, and surrounding locations.

Candidacy Determination

You make a good candidate for a brow lift procedure if you have one of the following conditions:

  • You have a sad expression because the outside of the eyebrows sag
  • You look older or angry because the central portion hangs down
  • Your eyes have frown lines in between
  • Drooping tissues have obscured your upper eyelid making it difficult to put eye makeup

Brow lift may be an ideal surgical procedure if you gently lift your eyebrows with your fingers and notice that it eliminates most of the surplus skin in the upper eyelid. However, you should rely on a board certified plastic surgeon’s evaluation for determining whether you would benefit from a blepharoplasty, brow lift or both procedures.

Customizable Treatment Plans

Your surgeon will share information and recommendations with you based on your physical characteristics and goals. These are a few things they will discuss with you depending on their experience and training:

  • Anticipated outcome from the procedure
  • Surgical approach
  • Type and combination of procedure
  • Options for surgical and anesthesia location
  • Associated complications and risks
  • Financial investment in the procedure
  • Preparation requirements for the procedure
  • Expected outcome from the surgery
  • Before and after images of the surgery

The surgeon will also make sure to address any concerns you may have regarding the plastic surgery procedure.

Pre-operative Instructions

You will be given a set of pre-operative instructions before you go in for your brow lift procedure. This includes:

  • Not smoking for at least four weeks before the surgery
  • Not taking certain vitamins, herbs, and medications for at least two weeks before the surgery
  • Purchasing all supplies required during recovery, including bandages, pain medication and groceries before the surgery day
  • Determining how you would be covering the cost of brow lift surgery
  • Not eating or drinking anything since midnight following the surgery
  • Not wearing contact lenses, make-up, or jewelry on the surgery day
  • Have a friend, family member or someone responsible drive you to and from the surgical venue

What to Expect on the Surgery Day?

Brow lift surgery can be performed in an office-based facility, hospital, or an outpatient surgical center. The procedure doesn’t take more than 1 to 3 hours to complete.

  • You will be administered medications so that you are comfortable during the procedure.
  • Sedation with local anesthesia is commonly used during brow lift surgery. General anesthesia can be used as well in some cases.
  • Various monitors will be used during the surgery to check your blood pressure, heart, pulse and the amount of oxygen in your blood.

Female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas, and nearby areas for brow lift surgery.

Contact Houston, Texas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak:

For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board-certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.354.5145 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.

Serving The Woodlands, Sugar Land, Katy, Friendswood, Pearland, League City, Richmond, Spring, Humble, Kingwood, Stafford, Cypress, Fulshear, Missouri City, River Oaks, Piney Point, Hunters Creek, Memorial Close In, Bunker Hill, Southside Place, Afton Oaks, Tanglewood, Crestwoods and all other surrounding Greater Houston, Texas communities and more.

Brow Lift / Forehead Lift Surgery Preparation

Brow Lift

You should get your brow lift surgery performed only by a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon. Depending on your needs and situations, you may have to undergo an endoscopic brow lift or traditional brow lift. The surgery will be preceded by advance preparation and detailed consultation.

Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak provides brow lift surgery to patients in Houston, Texas, and surrounding locations.

Candidacy Determination

You make a good candidate for a brow lift procedure if you have one of the following conditions:

  • You have a sad expression because the outside of the eyebrows sag
  • You look older or angry because the central portion hangs down
  • Your eyes have frown lines in between
  • Drooping tissues have obscured your upper eyelid making it difficult to put eye makeup

Brow lift may be an ideal surgical procedure if you gently lift your eyebrows with your fingers and notice that it eliminates most of the surplus skin in the upper eyelid. However, you should rely on a board certified plastic surgeon’s evaluation for determining whether you would benefit from a blepharoplasty, brow lift or both procedures.

Customizable Treatment Plans

Your surgeon will share information and recommendations with you based on your physical characteristics and goals. These are a few things they will discuss with you depending on their experience and training:

  • Anticipated outcome from the procedure
  • Surgical approach
  • Type and combination of procedure
  • Options for surgical and anesthesia location
  • Associated complications and risks
  • Financial investment in the procedure
  • Preparation requirements for the procedure
  • Expected outcome from the surgery
  • Before and after images of the surgery

The surgeon will also make sure to address any concerns you may have regarding the plastic surgery procedure.

Pre-operative Instructions

You will be given a set of pre-operative instructions before you go in for your brow lift procedure. This includes:

  • Not smoking for at least four weeks before the surgery
  • Not taking certain vitamins, herbs, and medications for at least two weeks before the surgery
  • Purchasing all supplies required during recovery, including bandages, pain medication and groceries before the surgery day
  • Determining how you would be covering the cost of brow lift surgery
  • Not eating or drinking anything since midnight following the surgery
  • Not wearing contact lenses, make-up, or jewelry on the surgery day
  • Have a friend, family member or someone responsible drive you to and from the surgical venue

What to Expect on the Surgery Day?

Brow lift surgery can be performed in an office-based facility, hospital, or an outpatient surgical center. The procedure doesn’t take more than 1 to 3 hours to complete.

  • You will be administered medications so that you are comfortable during the procedure.
  • Sedation with local anesthesia is commonly used during brow lift surgery. General anesthesia can be used as well in some cases.
  • Various monitors will be used during the surgery to check your blood pressure, heart, pulse and the amount of oxygen in your blood.

Female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas, and nearby areas for brow lift surgery.

Contact Houston, Texas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak:

For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board-certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.354.5145 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.

Serving The Woodlands, Sugar Land, Katy, Friendswood, Pearland, League City, Richmond, Spring, Humble, Kingwood, Stafford, Cypress, Fulshear, Missouri City, River Oaks, Piney Point, Hunters Creek, Memorial Close In, Bunker Hill, Southside Place, Afton Oaks, Tanglewood, Crestwoods and all other surrounding Greater Houston, Texas communities and more.

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