As we age, there is gradual descent of the eyebrow and crowding of the upper eyelids. To compensate, we tend to flex the muscles to lift the brow which , in turn, gives us the characteristic lines across the forehead. Though Botox can relax the muscles and remove the wrinkles, it will not elevate the eyebrow nor help to open the eyes.
A Brow Lift is often combined with Upper and Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty to rejuvenate the eye. It is also performed at the time of a Facelift to give better balance to the upper and lower face. Dr. Rodgers uses the “state of the art” Endoscopic Technique which is minimally invasive, allowing faster recovery with fewer complications.
The procedure is typically performed under General anesthesia as an outpatient in a fully-accredited hospital. The Brow Lift procedure takes about one to two hours and you will spend about an hour in the recovery room before being discharged home. In the first three to four days you will have bruising and swelling around the eyes, but by applying ice and keeping your head elevated you can diminish this swelling. Most people are back in the “public eye” in about ten to fourteen days and back to exercising and full activities in three to four weeks.