People with sagging brows and deep creases on the forehead (frown lines) may consider a brow lift cosmetic surgery to rejuvenate their appearance. It is vital that a brow lift is performed only by a skilled and qualified plastic surgeon.
Depending on the patient’s condition, they will undergo either a traditional brow lift or an endoscopic brow lift, which is comparatively less invasive. At the time of the pre-operative consultation, the surgeon will discuss all facets of the surgery, including its potential side effects.
Muse Plastic Surgery, led by double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Wright Jones, provides forehead lift to patients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta, GA, and surrounding locations.
There is an inherent risk of complications in any plastic surgery procedure. Complications rarely occur in brow lift surgery. Nevertheless, the patient should understand all potential risks associated with the procedure. The patient should discuss their health history with the surgeon in a transparent manner and inform them of any pre-existing health conditions before commencing.
The medical history of the patient and other factors will allow the surgeon to develop an individualized surgical plan to suit their precise needs.
Ideally, patients should work with a board certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in undertaking brow lift surgery. They should research the procedure in-depth and ask the surgeon any questions that they may have during the pre-operative consultation process.
By doing so, the patient can avoid serious complications. The potential risks associated with the procedure are as follows:
After the brow lift, the patient may experience visible scarring.
Changes in Skin Sensation
A coronal brow lift involves the placement of an incision behind the hairline, and this can cause permanent or temporary numbness in the upper portion of the scalp.
Asymmetrical Brow Positioning
A brow lift can lead to asymmetry, causing one or both of the brows being positioned excessively high. However, asymmetry typically resolves by itself during the recovery stage. If the patient experiences permanent issues in brow positioning, they will need revision surgery to correct this condition.
The brow lift surgery can cause an elevated hairline and loss of hair in the incision site. This issue may require scar excision or hair grafting treatment if the hair does not rectify on its own.
Plastic surgeon to the stars Dr. Wright Jones keeps patient safety as the first priority at all times during a surgical procedure such as brow lift.
First Few Days after the Surgery
The human body has an innate ability to heal itself. But the patient can still experience certain complications in the recovery stage. The patient will need to consult with their surgeon if they experience any of the following issues after brow lift surgery:
- Accumulation of fluid or blood
- Changes in sensation
- Delayed healing
- Discomfort because of dressings
Risks in the Long-Term
It is almost impossible to predict the exact results of any surgical procedure. Every individual’s body heals in a different way. This means that the outcomes will differ among patients. Most people undergoing brow lift will be satisfied with the results, but some patients may experience problems with the final outcomes, including:
- Unfavorable scarring
- Asymmetrical brow appearance
- Changes in skin contour
- Hair loss in incision areas
Celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Wright Jones receives patients from Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta, GA, and nearby areas for forehead lift surgery.
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