Achieving a More Youthful Appearance

A brow lift in Chicago, sometimes called a forehead lift, is a surgical procedure that rejuvenates the upper portion of the face. As we age, forehead wrinkles and sagging brows make us look older and more tired. In some cases, the effect can cause a grumpy or upset appearance. A forehead lift reduces wrinkles, tightens skin, and lifts the eyebrows into a more youthful position.

Is a Brow Lift Right for Me?

During your consultation, we will discuss your aesthetic goals and determine whether this procedure is ideal for your needs. Generally, candidates for a brow lift include:

  • Individuals who have sagging or drooping eyebrows due to the natural aging process
  • Individuals who have genetically low brows 
  • Those who have asymmetrical or irregularly shaped eyebrows
  • People who want to enhance the natural beauty of their facial features
  • Individuals who are generally healthy and have realistic expectations for the procedure
  • Those who are looking for a long-lasting solution to address sagging eyebrows
  • People who want to achieve a more youthful and refreshed appearance

Many clients aren’t sure which procedure is right for them: a brow lift or an upper eyelift. A brow lift elevates the brows, but it doesn’t touch eyelid skin. An upper eyelift (blepharoplasty) removes skin from the eyelids but doesn’t change the brow position or shape. If your primary concern is excess skin or fat in the upper eyelid area, an upper eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) may be a better option. However, if your concerns include sagging eyebrows, deep forehead wrinkles, or a tired appearance on the upper face, then a brow lift may better address those issues.

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Your Initial Consultation 

At Concierge Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery, we suggest beginning your journey with a consultation at one of our five Chicago locations or through a virtual consultation. This consultation provides an excellent opportunity to ask any questions and learn about our approach to helping you achieve your goals. 

We will perform a thorough examination of your facial features and brow area to determine the best course of action to achieve your desired results. We will also provide you with detailed information about the procedure, including the risks and benefits, recovery time, and any other questions you may have. We will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to your unique needs and goals.

The Day of Your Procedure

An eyebrow lift is a same-day surgery. After arriving at one of our accredited surgical centers, a board-certified anesthesiologist will monitor and sedate you. Brow lifts are most often performed using one of two techniques: an open hairline brow lift or a closed (endoscopic) brow lift. An open browlift is the more traditional technique and allows access to the brow by placing a single incision the length of the entire brow, just behind the hairline.

After placing the incision, we elevate and reposition the soft tissue of the brow. The brow is secured in place, excess tissue is trimmed, and the incision(s) are closed and dressings placed. An endoscopic brow lift uses two or three smaller incisions placed behind the hairline to access the treatment area with a small camera and long-handled instruments. Although less invasive, it is still able to yield impressive results.

Recovery and Results

Your recovery depends on the scope of the procedure and the techniques employed during the surgery. Noticeable swelling and bruising may be present for about two weeks following surgery, and most patients return to work within a few weeks of their Chicago brow lift.

Light activities like walking are okay to resume soon after anesthesia. However, heavy exercise and vigorous activity, such as running, heavy lifting, yoga, and cycling should be avoided for three weeks post-procedure.

Results are noticeable immediately and will improve over time, usually within six months. Incision lines and swelling will continue to subside over time, with scars taking on their final appearance about one year after surgery.

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Let Your Journey Begin With Us

At Concierge Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery, we understand that considering a brow lift in Chicago, Naperville, Northbrook, Barrington, or Geneva is a personal decision that requires careful consideration. We are fortunate to have Dr. Michael Epstein on our board-certified plastic surgery team, as he brings over 30 years of experience in facial rejuvenation procedures. We provide a compassionate, expert approach to meet your needs and help you achieve your desired results.

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