Will a Brow Lift Make Me Look Surprised?
Many of the people I see who are considering a brow lift at our Nashville, TN, practice say their friends or family often ask if they're upset about something or tired, even when they're perfectly… Read On
Youthful Reflections: Michael A. Boggess, MD
213 Overlook Circle, Suite B-3
Brentwood, TN 37027
Phone: (615) 942-8016
Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
In Nashville, Dr. Michael Boggess performs eyebrow lift surgery, also called a brow lift or a forehead lift, for women and men who believe their sagging brows, wrinkled forehead, and frown lines make them look tired, grumpy, and older than they feel. As a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes exclusively in facial rejuvenation procedures for people from Brentwood, Henderson, Murfreesboro, Franklin, and throughout the Southeast, Dr. Boggess has the expertise to use the technique best suited for your specific aesthetic concerns.
Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
The techniques used by Dr. Boggess to perform brow lift surgery vary depending on the patient’s facial anatomy, concerns, and expectations. Even though the techniques are different, brow lift surgery always involves using a local anesthetic that is sometimes combined with a light sedative. Dr. Boggess may use one of these techniques to perform your surgery:
Dr. Boggess determines the approach that will produce the best results after discussing your goals and a careful physical exam conducted during the consultation. Whatever technique is used, a brow lift can help you look more youthful, alert, and rested. Depending on the technique used, brow lift surgery typically takes 30 to 60 minutes.
Yes. Dr. Boggess often recommends combining brow lift surgery with other procedures to give patients the rejuvenated results they want. Popular options include:
Women and men who are good candidates for elective surgery can see dramatic results from brow lift surgery. This is especially true for patients whose sagging brows, forehead wrinkles, and hooded eyelids detract from their overall appearance and vitality.
The benefits of a brow lift may include:
When performed by a facial plastic surgery specialist such as Dr. Boggess, a brow lift can change the way people see you even though you’ll still look like yourself.
By focusing exclusively on facial procedures, Dr. Boggess provides patients a level of expertise rarely found at other plastic surgery practices in the Southeast. Certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology, Dr. Boggess combines exceptional technical skill with a down-to-earth demeanor that puts patients at ease from the moment they meet him.
As with any surgical procedure, the recovery process following a brow lift is unique for each patient. It also depends on the technique used and if Dr. Boggess combines the brow lift with other surgical or nonsurgical procedures. Still, there are some general guidelines for a brow lift recovery that can help you know what to expect.
A brow lift is performed as outpatient surgery, meaning you’ll return home the day of the procedure. You’ll need to have someone drive you home and help you around the house during the first several days of the recovery. Bruising and swelling following surgery are normal and typically resolve within 1 to 2 weeks. Applying cold compresses can help minimize the swelling and we provide pre-op instructions that can help avoid severe bruising. You should keep your head elevated for the first 2 or 3 days.
Most brow lift patients can return to normal activities within a week of the procedure. You should keep in mind, however, that if you’re planning to attend a significant social event (such as a wedding or class reunion) you should allow more time for the final results to become apparent.
Dr. Boggess earned his reputation has Nashville’s face expert based on his years of producing remarkable results that met and exceeded his patients’ expectations. If you’re considering a brow lift and live in Brentwood, Franklin, or surrounding areas, request a consultation with Dr. Boggess using the online form or call us at (615) 942-8016 to schedule an appointment.
Brow lift results last indefinitely, but your skin will continue to age and may cause your brow to sag again over time. How well you protect and care for your skin also affects the longevity of your results. On average, though, you can expect to enjoy your smoother, more youthful-looking forehead for 10 to 15 years before your results start to fade.
Pain is usually minimal after brow lift surgery, peaking within the first couple of days post-op. Pain medication or acetaminophen usually manages any discomfort. Bruising and swelling are common after the procedure, but they will resolve within a week or two. You may also experience a feeling of tightness in the brow area.
A brow lift smooths and lifts the forehead area, whereas a facelift addresses sagging and aging on the lower two-thirds of the face. Combining the two procedures creates full-face rejuvenation from your hairline to your neck.
If you’re not quite ready for brow lift surgery, laser skin resurfacing is an excellent nonsurgical option for smoothing fine lines and wrinkles and firming forehead skin.
Some brow lift techniques, such as the petrichial brow lift, can give the appearance of a lower hairline. Many other surgical brow lift techniques do not lower the hairline.
Depending on the surgical technique used, most brow lift incisions are hidden in the hairline so there are no visible scars. Even when the incisions need to be made in more conspicuous areas, Dr. Boggess takes great care to create well-hidden scars.
We understand you want your facial plastic surgery right away, but this is an instance where patience pays off. Our surgeries are often booked out a few months because Dr. Boggess:
Is highly accomplished, and his services are in demand.
Takes his time to ensure outstanding safety, care, and results.
Offers personalized techniques that aren’t available elsewhere.