How Long Can My Brow Lift Results Last?
Brow lift surgery (or a forehead lift) is known for reducing the appearance of drooping brows and deep-set lines across the forehead. But how long do results last, and is there a way to extend your outcomes even longer? The answer depends on your age, how well you care for your skin during brow lift recovery, and whether follow-up treatments are necessary.
Below, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi explains how a forehead lift works and what determines the longevity of your results. Call VIP Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV to book a brow lift consultation today. We proudly provide the highest quality procedures and excellent patient care.
Understanding the brow lift process
Dr. Khorsandi may recommend one of several techniques to reshape and lift the brow line. The kind of procedure we select is based on the position of your hairline, the amount of wrinkling involved, and other factors.
In general, a forehead lift involves removing excess skin and tissues that cause sagging. Patients can expect a natural outcome that looks youthful and vibrant. This innovative procedure may be combined with blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, to further reduce signs of aging around the eyes.
How brow lift recovery works
Brow lift patients will have some swelling that causes fullness of the upper lids and cheeks. There's also a chance you'll experience temporary numbness or itching in the treatment areas. We encourage people to take 7 – 10 days off from work, and Dr. Khorsandi can remove any sutures or staples after 10 – 14 days. Our post-operative instructions are designed to minimize discomfort and reduce your risk of complications, so be sure to follow them closely.
How long do results from a forehead lift last?
Results from a brow lift could last up to ten years or longer if you maintain a healthy lifestyle and follow proper skin care practices. However, it's important to understand that aging is an inevitable process. You may experience some degree of sagging or drooping again as time goes on, especially if you're prone to wrinkles. Our professionals in Las Vegas, NV can help determine the best way to prolong your outcomes.
How to extend the results of a brow lift at home
The best way to enjoy long-term results is to follow post-operative instructions provided by Dr. Khorsandi. This includes protecting yourself from UV rays and practicing good skin care habits, such as using gentle cleansers and moisturizers. If you find that some sagging does occur over time, our team can offer touch-up treatments. Additional tips include:
- Eating a balanced diet: Keep your skin healthy from the inside out through nutrient-rich foods.
- Quit smoking: Smoking accelerates the natural aging process and leads to deep wrinkles and creases.
- Try medical-grade skin care products: We can suggest products to help retain the elasticity of your skin.
- Ask about additional procedures: Our procedures at VIP Plastic Surgery can help prolong the outcomes of a forehead lift.
Ask about brow lift surgery
Brow lift recovery and results vary on an individual basis. To learn more about how a forehead lift works, reach out to VIP Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV today and speak with one of our knowledgeable team members. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi can answer your questions about the surgical process and provide personalized care.