Brow Lift in San Francisco
The skin and tissues around the eyes are thinner and more delicate than other facial areas and may show signs of aging earlier in life. Gravity, natural aging, and lifestyle habits like smoking and sun exposure cause tissues and muscles to loosen and sag. Men and women with drooping brows may look tired and older than their given age. Amit Arunkumar, M.D. offers brow lift procedures in San Francisco to elevate and restore the eyebrow and forehead region.
“I consulted with other plastic surgeons before choosing Dr. Arunkumar to do my surgery. I am so glad that I chose him! He does amazing work, and he listened to exactly what I wanted. He is incredibly caring and kind. I am not easy to please, and I am thrilled with my results. The work he did for me looks so natural, no one knows that I had surgery, and that is what I wanted. I just keep getting compliments on how good I look. People keep asking: Did you lose weight? What is different about you? I just keep them guessing!”
– Christine Verna
What Is a Brow Lift?
Brow lift surgery, also called a forehead lift, restores the natural positioning of the eyebrows and a youthful appearance. Sagging brows make patients look aged, angry, or weary despite a pleasant attitude and plenty of rest. A brow lift eliminates these concerns by removing excess skin from the forehead, raising the brows, and rejuvenating surrounding tissues.
Benefits of a brow lift include:
- Elevating sagging brows that hang over the upper eyelids
- Reducing horizontal creases on the forehead (forehead lines)
- Smoothing wrinkles on the nasal bridge (bunny lines)
- Improving vertical lines between the eyebrows (frown lines)
- Restoring an alert eyebrow appearance
- Rejuvenating the eye region
- Addressing loose skin
- A boost in self-confidence
Brow lift surgery gives patients a more vibrant facial appearance that looks years younger than their chronological age.
Candidates for a Brow Lift
Healthy adults with loose facial tissue that causes the forehead and brow regions to droop may qualify for brow lift surgery. The ideal candidates are men and women who struggle with looking tired, angry, or otherwise upset when they look in the mirror because deep creases and drooping brows age them beyond their years.
Patients must be physically healthy with no significant medical concerns that may impact the procedure. It’s best to have a positive outlook with realistic expectations for the procedure, recovery, and final results.
Prior to Your Brow Lift Procedure
Dr. Arunkumar will meet with you for an in-depth consultation to evaluate your cosmetic concerns, answer questions, and perform a physical examination and comprehensive assessment. He will review your medical history and recommend the procedure(s) that will best deliver your desired results. Dr. Arunkumar may suggest combining a brow lift with upper or lower eyelid surgery or facial fat balancing when indicated. If you are a good candidate for a brow lift, our team will schedule your pre-operative appointment and surgical date.
Do not eat or drink after midnight the night before your brow lift surgery. You may have a small sip of water to take approved medication the morning of your procedure. Ask a loved one to accompany you and stay with you for 24 hours afterward.
Dr. Arunkumar will review the surgical plan with you on the morning of your brow lift surgery, and his team will perform a pre-operative safety check. He meticulously plans incisions to ensure the resulting lines are concealed and blend with the surrounding tissue. He and his teamwork as a unit solely focused on patient safety and outstanding outcomes.
Brow Lift Procedure
Brow lift surgery requires general anesthesia or twilight anesthesia, which combines local anesthesia and sedation. There are several techniques for brow lift surgery, and Dr. Arunkumar most commonly performs endoscopic brow lifts, mini-brow lifts, or brow contouring procedures. The traditional brow lift surgery, also called hairline lowering surgery, is reserved for specific patients, such as those with high foreheads. Endoscopic brow lifts and mini-brow lifts offer a quicker recovery with smaller incisions. Regardless of the surgical technique, Dr. Arunkumar is meticulous in achieving a natural-looking, attractive brow position and forehead appearance.
Brow Lift Recovery
Recovery after brow lift surgery depends on the surgical technique. For example, traditional brow lifts require more downtime than mini-brow lifts and endoscopic brow lifts. Dr. Arunkumar will discuss the procedure details and recovery process during the consultation and pre-operative visit and provide detailed instructions for post-operative care.
Brow Lift Results
Brow lift surgery deals with delicate facial tissues, and the results rely on choosing a skilled facial plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Arunkumar, who can provide a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance that does not look frozen or too tight. Swelling and bruising will take some time to dissipate, but many patients notice improvements right after their brow lifts. Incision lines are strategically hidden where possible, and visible marks will fade significantly in the months after a brow lift.
Many patients enjoy their brow lift results for 10 years or longer, though some changes are expected with natural aging. Proper sun protection and a good skin care regimen can help patients enjoy their brow lift results for a lifetime. Non-surgical treatments or additional face procedures can also help them look younger for longer.
Why Choose Dr. Arunkumar in San Francisco
Dr. Arunkumar specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery and performs face and neck procedures exclusively. He is a UCSF-Medical-School-educated and board-certified plastic surgeon with training from Columbia University and a Park Avenue fellowship where he gained unique experience and skills in facial plastic surgery. He trained with internationally renowned surgeons in New York City and California and his top-clinical training makes him the perfect plastic surgeon for brow lift surgery.
Dr. Arunkumar focuses on the patient’s individuality and tweaks his surgical approach to balance facial features and restore a youthful facial shape and profile with smoother skin. He incorporates advanced surgical techniques and new technologies to achieve natural results for his patients, who have nothing but praise for their experience and surgical outcomes.