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    Brow Lift / Forehead Lift Options, Risks, And Safety 

    Brow Lift / Forehead Lift Options, Risks, And Safety 

    Risks And Safety 

    Are you a brow lift / forehead lift candidate? | Dallas Eyelid Surgery | AustinBrow lift or forehead lift surgery techniques have become less invasive over the years, and the success rates have dramatically improved. However, the procedure is still considered intricate because even a minor change to the shape of the brows can have a magnified impact on your overall facial appearance.  

    At the same time, the surgery involves the area around the eyes, which makes it a delicate procedure anyway. To minimize your risks, you should choose an experienced eye doctor with dedicated expertise in eye and brow lift surgery. Oculoplastic & reconstructive surgeon Dr. Tanya Khan provides brow lift and forehead lift to patients in Austin, Dallas, Texas, and surrounding locations.  

    Brow Lift Surgery Options  

    Open Brow Lift 

    This technique will involve a relatively longer incision across the forehead. Your surgeon will take care to keep the incision hidden within one of the forehead creases or near the hairline. They will lift the skin away from the underlying tissue through the incision, and reposition the loose muscles. Then they will excise the loose skin and suture your brow into a new, refined position.  

    Endoscopic Brow Lift 

    This is a less invasive technique involving the use of an endoscope. Your surgeon will create very small incisions in the scalp, and insert a tiny camera through it to view the internal structures. The brows and forehead skin will be tightened through the incisions and subtle lift to the brows will be provided.  

    Potential Risks and Complications 

    Some of the potential risks of a forehead lift or brow lift surgery are as follows: 

    Scarring 

    Some degree of scarring is unavoidable after any surgery, including a brow lift. The traditional brow lift surgery will involve a more significant incision, which will leave some scarring. But the scars will gradually fade into thin, white lines within a year. In case of an endoscopic forehead lift, the scarring will anyway be minimal. 

    Hair Loss 

    In some cases, the brow lift and forehead lift plastic surgery procedure may result in a receding hair line within the surgical site. If this looks like a concern to you, it is best to speak to your surgeon in advance so that they can adjust or modify your surgery plan as needed. 

    Numbness or Loss of Movement 

    In rare cases, any damage to the underlying nerves in the brow or forehead area can cause numbness or loss of movement in a particular spot. For this reason, you should choose to work with a high qualified and established brow lift surgeon who can perform the procedure with precision and minimize this risk.  

    Temporary Side Effects  

    Some of the expected temporary side effects that will usually resolve on their own in the first few days include:  

    • Minor discomfort and soreness in the incision sites 
    • Irritation from the dressings  
    • Bruising and swelling  
    • Firm skin  
    • Minor change in sensation in the treated areas

    In exceptional cases, a patient may suffer from asymmetry or irregular skin contours. This may be corrected with a revision brow lift surgery. Board certified ophthalmologist Dr. Tanya Khan receives patients from Austin, Dallas, Texas, and nearby areas for brow lift and forehead lift surgery.  

     

    Contact Khan Eyelid and Facial Aesthetics and Oculoplastic & Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Tanya Khan Today to Schedule an Appointment

    For more information about procedures and treatments at Khan Eyelid and Facial Aesthetics by Ophthalmic surgeon Dr. Tanya Khan. Click here to contact us.

    Offices in Dallas and Austin, Texas.

    What To Expect During Your Brow / Forehead Lift Surgery Consultation 

    Brow / Forehead Lift Surgery 

    A detailed initial consultation is the first and one of the most important steps in your plastic surgery journey for a brow lift or forehead lift. A successful consultation will set the stage for a smooth and effective surgery procedure.  

    You should be prepared to engage closely with the surgeon during the consultation process and utilize the opportunity to clear all your concerns and doubts in order to make a well-informed decision. Oculoplastic & reconstructive surgeon Dr. Tanya Khan provides brow lift and forehead lift to patients in Austin, Dallas, Texas, and surrounding locations. 

    Patient Education  

    Your surgeon’s first goal will be to educate you about various aspects of brow lift surgery, and apprise you of any alternative or complementary surgical and non-surgical treatment options according to your unique needs.  

    You should participate proactively in this consultation process and provide your inputs and feedback to the surgeon clearly so that they can craft the best possible surgery plan for you.  

    Apart from a discussion on the medical and cosmetic aspects of your brow lift procedure, your surgeon will also discuss the costs involved in this elective procedure. This will help you plan your budget, financing, and payment options ahead of time.  

    Assessing Your Cosmetic Goals 

    Your surgeon will utilize the consultation opportunity to understand what exactly has been bothering you about your upper face appearance, and specifically about the look of your brows and forehead. If you have a certain image in mind, you should preferably carry pictures from a beauty magazine or website to show the kind of appearance you are looking for.  

    Medical Evaluation  

    Your surgeon will review your medical records during the consultation to make sure you are ready for facial surgery and anesthesia. They will examine your facial structure and the appearance of brows and forehead to note the kind of cosmetic corrections you may be requiring.  

    Based on your cosmetic goals and your general health and anatomical elements, your surgeon will create a customized brow lift or forehead lift surgery plan.   

    Sharing Information 

    If you have an underlying medical condition, you should inform you surgeon clearly so that they can modify the surgery procedure as necessary. During your consultation, you should also be forthcoming about lifestyle behaviors such as smoking and drinking, so that your surgeon can provide you appropriate instructions.  

    If you have been currently taking any prescription or non-prescription drugs and supplements, your surgeon should know about it at the initial consultation itself so that they can make any adjustments if needed. The surgeon may also order some diagnostic or medical tests, depending on certain factors.  

    Preparation and Recovery Guidelines 

    Your surgeon or their team will guide you about how to prepare for your brow lift surgery as well as post-operative recovery. They may ask you to apply for leave for about one week from your workplace post-operatively and schedule your surgery on a mutually convenient date.  

    Board certified ophthalmologist Dr. Tanya Khan receives patients from Austin, Dallas, Texas, and nearby areas for brow lift and forehead lift surgery.   

    Contact Khan Eyelid and Facial Aesthetics Today to Schedule an Appointment

    For more information about procedures and treatments at Khan Eyelid and Facial Aesthetics by Ophthalmic surgeon Dr. Tanya Khan. Click here to contact us.

    Offices in Dallas and Austin, Texas.

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