What is a Brow Lift?
Surgery to lift the brow is a popular treatment that helps create a lifted brow position, which provides a refreshed look to the upper portion of the face. A droopy brow can frequently create an angry or tired appearance, leading many to feel self-conscious or embarrassed. This procedure surgically improves the brow to create a rejuvenated face by removing excess skin and raising the eyebrows. Dr. Kevin Hanz is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Dallas, TX who has performed brow lifts on both men and women to create a more youthful look. Dermal fillers and BOTOX are commonly performed along with brow lift surgery at Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery for optimal results, creating a softer and smoother appearance.
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"Botox done right! My husband and I tried Botox for the first time and Dr. Hanz was gentle and caring. He let us decide what we wanted and what we were comfortable with. There was no "you should get this, or you need this" - Dr. Hanz is the kind of doctor we all need. I will definitely be going back. Thanks Dr. Hanz!"- T.O. / Google / Dec 19, 2020
"After searching for the perfect doctor to give me my dream body for 3 years I finally found the doctor for me! I got liposuction and a Brazilian butt lift from Doctor Hanz and he absolutely exceeded my expectations. I could not be happier and I would absolutely recommend him to anyone! He did exactly what I asked for and then some. I was nervous about having a fake looking butt and he gave me the most perfect round athletic looking butt. I had a pooch and love handles for the longest time and they are completely gone! All the other doctors I met in the past didn't really seem like they cared, but Dr Hanz listened to me with patience and answered all of my questions thoroughly! I am so grateful I met him and chose him to give me the body I have been wanting for years. The procedure was not under anesthesia and I recovered so quickly. If I could give 100 stars I would!"- D.B. / Google / Oct 13, 2020
"I had lipo 360 with Dr. Hanz. I didn't experience any pain during thanks to the medications. After the procedure I was very sore, but I was back at work at 830a the next day. The soreness has lasted since, but has gotten better & hasn't restricted me from my day to day routine. I was able to shower 48 hours after my procedure so I was able to take the garment off. I knew I was going to be swollen, but even with the swelling I could see visible results. I cried happy tears because I couldn't believe it. The nurses & doctor have been more than amazing throughout this process by checking in & making sure I am doing well. I cannot wait to see my results week after week! **Update** It's been about 10 months since my first procedure. I had my 2nd procedure 2 weeks ago on a totally different area! Much easier recovery since it was just arms and not my entire midsection. Soreness, but nothing keeping me from my everyday routine. I was back at work the next day with this procedure as well. Fabulous procedure, amazing staff, & life-long results that have made me so much more confident."- H.H. / Google / Sep 30, 2020
"Several years ago, I worked as Director for a medical missions organization. This non-profit sent surgical teams to underdeveloped countries to perform highly specialized procedures. Since the cases were particularly complicated, only the most proficient of surgeons were allowed to operate. I was surprised that a doctor with as little experience as Dr. Hanz (at the time), was selected. The group of plastic surgeons appointed to choose the doctors for each trip, recognized Kevin's exceptional skills at an early stage of his career. Fast forward to now, Dr. Hanz is still way ahead of his peers. He has done all the basics for me and my husband, like skin cancer removal, botox and filler. I am now ready to have him do his magic on my 60 year old face! He is trustworthy."- R.M. / Google / Jun 03, 2020
Can I Get a Brow Lift?
As you age, your skin laxity diminishes and causes several areas of your face to droop. This typically impacts women and men as they'll see a drooping in their upper face. When looking at yourself in the mirror, you may want to consider a brow lift if you:
- Appear angry or tired
- Notice deep lines between your eyebrows or across the top of your nose
- Are bothered by a drooping brow
- Have excess skin hanging over your eyes
Brow lift surgery at Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery can be the right aesthetic procedure for your needs. Contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Hanz today for a consultation.
How Will You Perform My Brow Lift?
Prior to surgery, anesthesia will be used to provide you with comfort during your surgery. This can be done through general anesthesia or IV sedation, depending on the extent of the procedure. The incision technique used will depend on the severity of sag, if the forehead is affected, and the appearance of the patient's hairline. When deciding on which technique to use, Dr. Hanz will consider all of your concerns and aesthetic goals. After the incision, he will lift and gently pull your skin off of muscles and fat and upward, removing excess skin as needed to smooth out any sagging.
What Should I Expect After My Brow Lift?
In general, patients feel slight swelling and bruising in the upper portion of the face around the eyebrows and eyes. Cold compresses can help to diminish the inflammation. Dr. Hanz advises patients to sleep with pillows propped under their head for the first several nights after their surgery. It is critical to avoid any movement or activities that can put stress on your face. You can expect a recovery period of about 2 – 3 weeks for your brow lift. The outcome can usually be seen immediately with a refreshed appearance that looks softer, more alert, and with a visible improvement in sagging skin and fine lines in the upper half of the face.
Frequently Asked Questions about Brow Lifts
How much will a brow lift cost me?
It is better to focus on finding an experienced surgeon, like Dr. Hanz, who can give you the best results rather than go with the cheapest surgeon. The cost of brow lift surgery will vary based on the technique chosen, anesthesia, facility fees, and other factors. When your treatment plan has been created in your consultation, an estimate of costs can be made. Dr. Hanz will also go over payment methods and where to find low-interest financing to make your surgery more affordable for you.
Do I need a brow lift or facelift?
Whether you should get a facelift or brow lift will depend on your goals and where you have excess skin. You should openly talk about your goals with Dr. Hanz so he can help you choose which treatment will help you best reach those goals. Many patients who come in thinking they want a full facelift discover they would be better with a brow lift and vice versa. Using his years of experience, Dr. Hanz will confidently help you develop a treatment plan that gets you your best results.
What about nonsurgical treatments?
You may consider one of the many nonsurgical treatments, including laser skin tightening and injectables (like JUVÉDERM and BOTOX), that can give short-term improvements. However, a surgical brow lift is better if you want significant improvements and longer-lasting results. During your consultation, Dr. Hanz can go over both options so you can decide which is best for you.
What technique should I choose?
Dr. Hanz will go over surgical techniques in your consultation to help you understand the advantages. He will then help you decide on 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 developing a receding hairline), the amount of loose skin you have, and recovery time.
Will my results look natural?
If you choose an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Hanz, your brow lift will appear natural. He will create your treatment plan for your needs and goals to help you look refreshed, not tight or frozen. When performing your surgery, Dr. Hanz will focus on removing excess skin and the remaining skin and tissue will be smoothed so your results don't limit your facial expressions or lift your eyebrows too high.
Rejuvenate Your Appearance
Don't let your sagging forehead make people think you're mad, sad, angry or tired — schedule a consultation to learn more about a brow lift at Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. By lifting your sagging brow, you can rejuvenate your entire appearance and look more youthful and refreshed. Dr. Hanz strives for results that look natural, and your forehead lift will have your friends saying you look younger rather than thinking you had cosmetic surgery.