What is a brow Lift?
A brow lift or forehead lift is frequently done to raise eyebrows that sag due to aging, and to lessen the wrinkles on the forehead. The results are a refreshed look and a less heavy appearing forehead and eyebrows. The patient will look and feel younger after the surgery. There are several types of brow lifts, and board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Vu Ho, will recommend the best option for each patient’s unique situation at his Plano, TX practice, Beyond Beautiful Texas. Dr. Ho will make careful incisions to remove extraneous skin, tighten, and reposition underlying muscles and tissues for a dramatically improved appearance.
Brow Lift Reviews
"Love Dr. Vu Ho - Plano, TX - Dr. Vu Ho is very personable and caring. Plus he's cute as a button, (I can get by with saying that since I'm 71). His staff is equally warm and caring. Dr. Ho has an artistic nature and really has your best interest at heart and doesn't try to oversell you. He is very meticulous in his work"- S. / RealSelf / Jul 20, 2016
"62 Years Old - Plano, TX - Dr. Ho is excellent at his profession and did a wonderful job on my face and eyes!!!!"- R. / RealSelf / Sep 01, 2016
"I am so thrilled with my upper eye lid and brow lift surgery, from Dr. Ho. Additionally, his Beautiful Faces team is amazingly friendly, warm and inviting!"- J.M. / Yelp / Mar 15, 2017
"Love Dr. Vu Ho - Plano, TX - Had a facelift, filler and botox. Can't say enough good things about Dr. Ho. I went to him several years ago and looked him up again when I needed the facelift. My doctor said I needed an eyebrow lift 'cause it was interfering with my eyesight (which would have been mostly paid my Medicare), but I elected to find Dr. Ho because I totally trust him. He worked with me on the cost and it was so totally worth it. I'm 71 and went to my school reunion just recently. Everyone kept commenting on how young I looked. Yea!! Stay healthy Dr. Ho 'cause I may need you again down the road and for touchups with botox and filler. His staff were so warm and friendly and Dr. Ho is so caring. Would do it again in a heartbeat"- S. / RealSelf / Mar 28, 2017
"62 Years Old - Plano, TX - Dr. Ho performed a Brow Lift, Upper and Lower Eye Lift, and Lower Facelift. I am very pleased with the results. I met with several surgeons before going with Dr. Ho. His manner and how he explained what he would be doing put me at ease. The results are amazing.His staff is first rate. I worked with all of them. I spoke with Jessica the most and she kept me well informed. I highly recommend Dr. Ho and his staff to work with!!!!!"- R. / RealSelf / Mar 28, 2017
Who is an Ideal Candidate for a brow Lift?
The best candidates for brow lift surgery:
- Have excess skin creating folds and creases
- Droopy eyelids and eyebrows
- Dynamic wrinkles on their brow
- Want a solution that lasts longer than BOTOX®
- Do not need a full facelift
What can I Expect with a brow Lift?
Most brow lift surgeries are performed with the patient under general anesthesia as an outpatient surgery at an accredited hospital or surgical center. For brow surgery, incisions are usually small and placed in low visibility areas, such as behind the hairline or the eyebrows. The most common brow lift techniques are the open brow lift, limited incision brow lift, and endoscopic brow lift, which will be chosen based on the patient's goals and their individual features. Once the incisions are made, the doctor will remove any excess skin, then smooth and re-position the muscles and soft tissue to smooth wrinkles and lines while elevating the eyebrows to an appropriate level.
What results can I expect after a brow Lift?
Brow lift surgery usually takes about 2 hours and once the patient has been cleared by the doctor, they may be taken home by a responsible adult to recover at home. Most patients take 1 – 3 weeks to recover after a brow lift, but they are generally able to drive and return to work in 2 weeks. For the first days after the surgery, patients should expect some temporary bruising, discomfort, tightness, and numbness. The doctor will talk to each patient about what they need to do during their recovery, and provide tips for an easier recovery. Patients will need to return for a follow-up appointment in 1 week to have their sutures removed, and their healing progress checked. While visible improvements can be seen immediately, the final results of the brow lift are usually seen about 4 – 6 months after the surgery.
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Brow Lift FAQ
How much does a brow lift cost?
It's more important to concentrate on finding a skilled surgeon, like Dr. Ho, who can give you the results you want rather than going with the lowest price. Your costs for brow lift surgery will depend on the technique chosen, the facility fee, anesthesia, and more. Once your treatment plan is developed in your consultation, cost estimates can be discussed. Dr. Ho will also explain payment methods and where to find low-interest financing to make your surgery is easier to afford.
Do I need a brow lift or facelift?
Whether you should get a brow lift or full facelift will depend on where you have sagging skin as well as your goals. You should openly talk about your concerns with Dr. Ho so he can help you decide which treatment is best for you. Many patients who come in thinking they want a facelift discover they only need a brow lift and vice versa. With his experience, Dr. Ho can confidently help you decide on your unique treatment plan to give you the results you want.
What about nonsurgical treatments?
There are many nonsurgical options, such as laser skin tightening and injectables (like JUVÉDERM® and BOTOX), that can provide mild improvements. However, brow lift surgery is better if you want longer-lasting results and significant improvements. In your consultation, Dr. Ho can go over both your surgical and nonsurgical choices so you can decide which is best for you.
What technique should I choose?
Dr. Ho will explain brow lift surgery techniques in your consultation to help you know the benefits of each. He will then help you select the best technique for your needs and goals. A few of the factors that may influence your technique choice are your hairline (factoring in both your current hairline as well as your risk of future recession), the amount of loose skin, and the recovery time available.
Will my results look natural?
If you choose an experienced surgeon like Dr. Ho, your brow lift will look natural. He will create your treatment plan for your needs and goals to help you look refreshed, instead of tight or frozen. During your surgery, Dr. Ho will concentrate on removing excess skin. The remaining skin and tissue will be smoothed — so your results don't lift your eyebrows too high or limit your facial expressions.
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- Average Cost
- From $5,000
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What is PRO-NOX?
Dr. Ho and our entire staff are completely dedicated to prioritizing your comfort and satisfaction during this cosmetic procedure. We now offer the PRO-NOX system to ensure your comfort if you cannot use or choose not to use traditional anesthetics.
With the PRO-NOX™ Nitrous Oxide Delivery System, you can control anxiety or pain during any medical procedure. Much like what you might receive from your dentist for pain, this vapor blend allows you, the patient, to choose the strength of the nitrous oxide and oxygen flow. Never worry again about sedation of local anesthesia.
Awake, Alert, Ageless
Many patients fear that a brow lift will leave them looking permanently surprised, unnaturally wide eyed, or like they have obviously had plastic surgery. A board-certified plastic surgeon with experience in brow lift surgery will focus on creating a younger, natural-looking appearance that refreshes the face. Using simulation software, the surgeon and patient can decide how dramatic or how subtle they want the results to be. After brow lift surgery, patients will look more awake, more alert, and more like the age they feel.