Brow Lift and Forehead Lift in Jupiter, FL
Your forehead or brow, just like other parts of the body, can be greatly affected by the aging process, sun damage and repetitive muscle motions of facial expressions. Located in Jupiter, FL, Koger Cosmetic Clinic and Medspa led by board-certified plastic surgeon Kim Edward Koger, M.D., F.A.C.S., performs brow lift surgery for those Palm Beach County residents, including residents of West Palm Beach, Vero Beach and Wellington who want a highly credentialed surgeon to help them look more youthful.
What is a Brow Lift?
A brow lift with Dr. Koger will reduce the wrinkle lines that develop horizontally across one’s forehead, as well as those that occur on the bridge of the nose, between the eyes. A brow lift raises sagging brows that are hooding the upper eyelids and places the eyebrows in an alert and youthful position. It can also improve frown lines, the vertical creases that develop between the eyebrows
The Best Candidates for Brow Lift
The brow lift procedure is performed to minimize some of the visible signs of aging, such as drooping eyebrows, forehead frown lines and “hooding” that can occur over the eyes. With this lift, the muscles and skin causing the problems are removed by Dr. Koger or otherwise altered to smooth the forehead, raising the upper eyelids and minimizing frown lines. This procedure is best for people between 40 and 60 years of age, but it can also help people with inherited conditions, such as a droopy brow or furrowed lines above the nose. Dr. Koger performs the brow lift procedure alone or in conjunction with other procedures, such as a facelift, eyelid surgery or reshaping of the nose.
Planning Your Brow Lift Surgery
A forehead lift surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia. You should arrange for someone to drive you home following surgery, in addition to planning for household assistance for the first few days following your surgery. You will receive detailed pre-operative instructions from Dr. Koger, which will tell you what to drink or eat in the days and hours leading up to your surgery.
The Brow Lift Procedure
Dr. Koger specializes in offering two different options to his brow lift patients and together you can decide which surgical approach will best help you achieve your desired aesthetic goals. Using an endoscope (a thin tube with a camera on the end) and special instruments placed through small incisions made within the hairline, the endoscopic approach allows the tissue and muscle beneath the skin to be adjusted by Dr. Koger, correcting the source of visible creases and furrows in the forehead. Alternatively, Dr. Koger can perform a brow lift through what is called a “coronal incision”. The coronal incision is created from ear to ear across the top of the head, within the hair-bearing skin. The forehead skin is then lifted, and any muscle adjustment can be made under direct visualization. The resulting scar from a coronal brow lift is well concealed within the hair.
How Much Does A Brow Lift Cost?
For your convenience, we accept cash, check, Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express® and Discover®. Dr. Koger also provides financing options via CareCredit®.
After Your Brow Lift Surgery
During your brow lift recovery, your forehead may be taped, and your head may be loosely wrapped to minimize swelling and bruising after the procedure is completed. A thin tube may be present to drain any excess blood or fluid that can collect under the skin. Dr. Koger and his amazing staff will give you specific instructions regarding how to care for the surgical site and drains. They will also instruct you on any medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and to reduce the potential for infection and inform you on when to follow up with Dr. Koger.
Getting Back to Normal Following Brow Lift Surgery
You should keep your head elevated and refrain from vigorous physical activity for as long as Dr. Koger recommends following your surgery. The initial wound healing may take 10 to 14 days. Sutures or clips will be removed when it is appropriate. You should be ready to return to work and normal activity after two weeks. Cosmetics can help to camouflage any bruising that may occur. Even though you will look presentable to the public, you will find that the healing will continue for several weeks as the swelling dissipates and incision lines fade. It may take several months for your complete recovery.
If you live in or around West Palm Beach, Wellington, Vero Beach or anywhere in Palm Beach County, and are looking for the most credentialed board-certified plastic surgeon to perform a brow lift for you, then please contact Dr. Koger at Koger Cosmetic Clinic and Medspa in Jupiter, FL, today to set up a complimentary consultation.