Looking rested and alert goes a long way toward making a person look youthful. But some of the earliest signs of aging — sagging brows and a wrinkled forehead — can defeat that look no matter how well-rested you actually are. Turning back the clock is possible by restoring the youthful contours of your forehead through a brow lift, sometimes called a forehead lift. In Boston, Hingham, and Nantucket, Dr. Dax Guenther specializes in facial rejuvenation surgery for patients who want a younger appearance that looks natural.
Are you ready to learn how Dr. Guenther, a board-certified plastic surgeon, can use advanced brow lift techniques to rejuvenate your face? Request a consultation online or call us at (781) 740-7840 (Hingham), (508) 901-9239 (Nantucket), or (617) 306-3175 (downtown) to speak today with one of our team members.
Gravity and heredity are the 2 primary culprits for sagging brows, but a brow lift offers an excellent way to reverse their effects, restoring the brows to an elevated position and smoothing the forehead. When you consult with Dr. Guenther about the procedure, he'll discuss the options available and explain that people get brow lifts to:
- Remove and lift sagging skin that creates a grumpy, sad, or tired appearance
- Smooth deep, horizontal forehead grooves
- Minimize the frown lines and furrows between the eyebrows
A brow lift is a reliable way to rejuvenate the upper portion of your face.
Advanced Techniques & Options
Dr. Guenther performs both endoscopic and traditional (open) brow lifts; the type of surgery chosen in each case depends on patient anatomy and personal goals. While open techniques result in longer scars, Dr. Guenther takes care to hide all scars either within or behind the hairline.
Depending on your needs, Dr. Guenther may combine a brow lift with a facelift or mid-face lifting into a single operation. He also often combines brow lift and eyelid surgery to address excess eyelid skin, working on the brow first.
These procedures will take place in the operating room, and anesthesia and recovery depend upon whether the brow lift takes place alone or combined with a facelift. Dr. Guenther will discuss these factors with you during your consultation.
What Does a Brow Lift Cost?
Because the cost of plastic surgery procedures depends on several factors, including a patient's specific physical characteristics, it's not possible to provide a specific price for brow lift surgery here. You will receive a personalized quote as part of your consultation. The total cost of cosmetic surgery includes:
- Surgeon's fee
- Hospital or surgical facility costs
- Anesthesia fees
- Prescription medications
- Medical tests
Cost is an important consideration for most patients, but it shouldn't be the main factor influencing the choice of your surgeon. Selecting an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon who has a track record of successful results will significantly increase the chances you will be satisfied with your outcome.
Healing & Enjoying Your New Look
Brow lift surgery patients may be able to go home the same day, while patients getting combined brow and facelift procedures typically stay overnight in a recovery area to facilitate comfort and care.
For the first few days, patients should have a friend or family member available at home to aid them so the focus remains on recovery.
Patients are seen in the office between days 5 and 7 for suture removal, and again at 2 weeks, at which point they can typically go out in public comfortably. They are also cleared to begin non-strenuous lower-body exercise at this time. At 6 weeks, activities are unrestricted, and patients can enjoy their rejuvenated appearance.