Sacramento Brow Lift Specialist
Dr. Donald Hause
Dr. Hause is a trusted Sacramento brow lift surgeon. In the paragraphs below, Dr. Hause describes the brow lift procedure in greater detail, and explains how he has helped patients achieve beautiful results.
What Brow Lift Remedies
As a part of the natural aging process, the skin of the forehead begins to sag, in turn causing the eyebrows to descend. To compensate, the forehead muscles contract, causing deep forehead wrinkles and creases between the eyebrows and the top of the nose. These profound changes result in a sad, tired and sometimes angry appearance.
Brow and forehead lifting techniques address these sometimes poorly appreciated changes that can dramatically improve the mood and overall demeanor of the face. By lifting the brows and removing or modifying the muscles of the forehead, a brighter, relaxed and energetic appearance is restored to the eyes and face.
Various browlifting techniques are available, including newer endoscopic methods. A thorough evaluation by Dr. Hause can determine which is best for a particular individual. Dr. Hause tailors the plan of treatment to the individual’s personal needs and goals.
More about Brow Lift Surgery
Brow lifts are usually performed on an outpatient basis. Anesthesia is administered for patient comfort. Dr. Hause can use the traditional open or endoscopic approach, depending on the patient’s facial features, their aesthetic preferences and the degree of correction necessary. Both approaches produce natural and beautiful looking results.
In a traditional open or “coronal” brow lift, Dr. Hause makes an incision from ear to ear across the top of the head in the hair-bearing scalp. Through the incision, he loosens the muscle, removes excess fat and skin and modifies the tissues as needed to raise the brow and smooth the area. Then, Dr. Hause re-drapes the remaining skin more smoothly and stitches the brow into its new elevated position.
The more modern endoscopic brow lift approach involves inserting a long, thin tube with a light and video camera attached to it through several smaller incisions in the scalp. The camera projects a video feed from the internal structures of the forehead onto a monitor in the operating room. Dr. Hause works off the images on the monitor.
When Dr. Hause is finished making the necessary surgical modifications, he closes the incisions and bandages the treated area.
Recovering from Brow Lift
The recovery experience varies slightly depending on the approach Dr. Hause takes. Patients that had open brow lift surgery usually have a longer and more intense recovery than patients that underwent endoscopic surgery (mostly due to the size and length of the incisions). Some swelling and bruising can be expected after brow lift. These aftereffects usually subside within 10 to 14 days.
As patients recover from brow lift surgery, they must get plenty of rest, avoid strenuous activities, eat nutritious meals and hydrate properly. Dr. Hause provides comprehensive guidelines for recovery, including how to care for the treated area and when it is safe to return to work, exercise and other regular activities.
Schedule a Brow Lift Consultation
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of brow lift, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Hause. Call (916) 646-6869 to make an appointment.