Brow Lift in Fresno, CA

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What Is A Brow Lift?

Over time, gravity and changes related to age can cause a person's brow to lower and lead to a tired or sullen expression. Brow lift surgery gently raises the forehead to help reduce the appearance of frown lines, heavy eyelids, and crow’s feet, achieving subtle but highly beneficial improvements that last longer than injections, like BOTOX®. At John F. Burnett, MD, the procedure is often combined with other operations such as blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) and facelifts to improve multiple aspects of the face. For Fresno, CA residents, Dr. John F. Burnett is among the most highly qualified plastic surgeons specializing in brow lifts and other procedures. Call today to schedule your consultation!

What Are the Benefits of a Brow Lift?

A brow lift can give individuals a youthful, reinvigorated new look that lasts. If you are considering a brow lift, Dr. Burnett can hear your aesthetic goals, evaluate your concerns, and develop a treatment plan. Benefits of brow lift surgery include:

  • Personalized care and treatment options depending on your goals
  • Minimizing a tired and fatigued appearance, especially in the eyes and eyebrows
  • Reducing the look of Crow’s feet, “11” lines, and facial creases
  • Smoothing of facial skin and an emphasis on facial harmony
  • Restoring the arches of the eyebrows
  • Results that are long-lasting and appear natural
  • Dramatic effects are recognizable soon after the procedure

Am I a candidate for a brow lift?

When you age, skin elasticity decreases and causes many areas of the face to begin to sag. This is particularly critical in the upper face region and commonly impacts men and women. When looking in the mirror, do you seem tired or angry, notice deep wrinkles between the eyebrows, or are bothered by a sagging brow? A surgical brow lift at our Fresno, CA facility can be the ideal aesthetic treatment for you.

What Is Our Brow Lift Technique?

At your consultation, Dr. Burnett will provide a thorough examination of your brow region in order to assess the optimal procedure technique. There are two primary approaches to brow lift surgery, both performed under general anesthesia. The traditional brow lift involves a long incision across the hairline, stretching from ear to ear. This incision allows Dr. Burnett to remove tissue, stretch skin, and tighten muscle. An endoscopic brow lift instead makes several small incisions, using highly precise instruments to reach under the skin and rearrange or remove tissue. You may experience some swelling and discomfort after the procedure, and you should avoid strenuous activity for 2 – 3 weeks. Be sure to follow all post-surgery instructions carefully.

How Long Is Recovery After A Brow Lift?

Recovery after brow lift surgery varies for each patient, with more discomfort and swelling occurring with the traditional method versus the endoscopic or temporal methods. Overall, there will be some swelling and bruising in the upper face around the brows and sometimes around the eyes. Cold compresses can help to diminish inflammation. Dr. Burnett advises that patients sleep with pillows propped under their head for at least three nights after their surgery. It is important to avoid any movement or activities that can put pressure on your face. The average recovery time from this procedure is around 2 – 3 weeks. The results can often be seen immediately, with a refreshed appearance that seems softer, more alert, and with a visible improvement in sagging skin and fine lines in the upper half of the face.

Brow Lift FAQ

How much does a brow lift cost?
It is better to focus on finding a skilled surgeon, like Dr. Burnett, who can give you the results you want rather than going with the lowest price. The cost of brow lift surgery will depend on the technique chosen, the facility fee, anesthesia, and other factors. Once your treatment plan has been created in your consultation, an estimate of costs can be discussed. Dr. Burnett can also explain payment methods and where to find low-interest financing to make your surgery more affordable.

Do I need a brow lift or facelift?
Whether you need a brow lift or a full facelift will depend on your goals and where you have excess skin. You should candidly talk about your wants with Dr. Burnett so he can help you decide which treatment is best. Many patients who come in wanting a facelift may find they only need a brow lift and vice versa. With his years of experience, Dr. Burnett will confidently help you create your unique treatment plan to give you the best results.

What about nonsurgical treatments?
There are many nonsurgical treatments, such as laser skin tightening and injectables (like BOTOX and JUVÉDERM®), that can provide some improvements. However, brow lift surgery is better if you want significant improvements and longer-lasting results. During your consultation, Dr. Burnett can go over both your surgical and nonsurgical choices so you can decide which is best for you.

What technique should I choose?
Dr. Burnett will go over surgical techniques during your consultation to help you know the advantages of each. He will then help you decide on the technique that best meets your needs and goals. Some of the factors that might influence your choice are your hairline (taking into account both your current hairline and your risk of developing a receding hairline), the degree of skin sagging, and how much time you can devote to recovery.

Will my results look natural?
When you choose an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Burnett, your brow lift results will look natural. He will develop your treatment plan with the right technique for your needs and goals to help you appear refreshed and younger instead of tight or frozen. When performing your brow lift, Dr. Burnett will focus on removing excess skin. The remaining skin and tissue will be smoothed — so your results don't limit your facial expressions or lift your eyebrows too high.

Schedule A Brow Lift Consultation

If you're searching for the best brow lift surgeon in Fresno, CA, Clovis, Kerman, and Madera, we invite you to consider John F. Burnett, MD. Our phenomenal team consistently produces winning outcomes for patients of every age and walk of life. Entrust your plastic surgery procedure to Dr. John F. Burnett, and experience how capable hands can achieve subtle results with a dramatic impact on your confidence.

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