Women and men from the San Diego area who come to Dr. Victor Chung at La Jolla Facial Plastic Surgery for a brow lift often complain of looking tired or grumpy, even though they feel energetic and happy. This procedure elevates heavy or sagging brows and smooths forehead wrinkles and frown lines. For certain individuals, a brow lift can make a significant difference in their appearance, creating a more open and refreshed look around the eyes and upper face. With a board certification in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and formal fellowship training in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Chung is exceptionally qualified to help you achieve the look you want in comfort and safety.
To discover how a forehead lift at La Jolla Facial Plastic Surgery can improve your look, request a consultation online to visit Dr. Chung. You may also call the office at (858) 461-0383 and a member of our staff can schedule your appointment.
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Your brow lift consultation with Dr. Chung is a thorough, unrushed appointment during which he carefully evaluates the characteristics of your face to determine the degree of sagging. Whether your sagging brow is due to aging or heredity, a customized brow lift surgery by Dr. Chung can reposition your brow to a more desirable placement in order to reduce a tired or angry appearance.
Also during your consultation, Dr. Chung takes photographs of your face so he can continue the process of planning your surgery even after you've left the office. Although most brow lift patients are men and women over the age of 40, younger people also pursue the surgery, especially if they are genetically predisposed to a "heavy" brow. You may opt to combine your brow lift with another facial rejuvenation procedure for a more comprehensive result. Some popular options include facelift and eyelid lift.
There are several different approaches for brow lift surgery, and the one that's most appropriate for you depends largely on your goals. Dr. Chung tailors his surgical plan to meet your precise needs, and he keeps you apprised of what you can expect throughout every step of the surgical process. Brow lift surgery is performed while you are under general anesthesia in an outpatient setting. Often, the surgery also results in minimal visible scarring through the use of advanced endoscopic techniques.
You may return home on the day of your surgery after a brief period of observation. Recuperation following brow lift is typically rather smooth, but you should avoid strenuous activities for several weeks after surgery. If your job isn't particularly physical, you can plan to return to work after about a week. If you chose to undergo brow lift at the same time as another procedure, such as facelift, your recuperation may be a bit more involved.
The results of your brow lift can last for many years, provided you maintain healthy sun protection habits and avoid smoking and other activities that can diminish the quality of your skin. However, cosmetic surgery can never completely halt the aging process. Over time, you may notice wrinkles and laxity developing, but this process typically takes many years. You will continue to look younger than you would have without surgery.