Brow Lift

In Washington D.C. &. Baltimore

Whether you seek to correct sagging eyebrows, reduce forehead lines, or achieve a more youthful gaze, our tailored Brow Lift procedures are designed to meet your goals. A Brow Lift will elevate drooping eyebrows that may contribute to an older appearance.

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What is a Brow Lift?

Your brow’s positioning can have a very serious effect on your facial appearance, particularly on the region around the eyes. While the descent of your brows may not be as obvious as other regions of your face, it does occur and can result in significant aesthetic changes. A low brow can sometimes be mistaken for eyelid aging as it obscures this area, contributing to that tired appearance. When performed properly in selected patients, Brow Lifts can lead to very nice and natural results.

In addition to these unpleasant facial expressions, brow descent will lead to a “crowding” of the eyes by excess eyelid skin. The “hooding” of eyelid skin, in addition to the feeling of eyelid heaviness, will often lead to a subconscious drive to use your forehead muscles to counteract the drooping brow. Though this action is the development of forehead creases and lines that will deepen over time. A Brow Lift or Forehead lift, often in combination with fat grafting to restore volume, can significantly improve these facial features, and restore a person’s naturally rested, rejuvenated appearance. Not only will the elevation of the brow lead to a more “open and alert” appearance to the eyes, but it will also naturally diminish the development of the forehead lines which leads to a more aged appearance.

Who is a Good Candidate for a Brow Lift?

At Landford Plastic Surgery, we believe that any adult in Washington DC, or Baltimore can be a great candidate for a Brow Lift. Ideal candidates should have the following characteristics:

  • Be in good general health
  • Have wrinkles and sagging skin in the area around the eyes and forehead that they want to get rid of
  • Maintain realistic expectations for results
  • No history of bleeding, clotting, or negative reactions to anesthesia
Blonde woman with pronounced eyebrows

How Much Does a Brow Lift Cost in Washington DC & Baltimore?

The cost of a Brow Lift in Washington DC & Baltimore will vary depending on multiple factors. To get an accurate estimate of the price, you should schedule your consultation with Dr. Landford so that she can create the best surgical plan for you. Our Patient Coordinator will then be able to provide you with a breakdown of the cost.

What Should I Expect During a Consultation for a Brow Lift?

If you are interested in getting a Brow Lift in Washington D.C. or Baltimore, your first step will be to contact our office nearest you for a personal consultation with Dr. Wilmina Landford. During this appointment, you will be able to discuss the aesthetic goals you have for your forehead, ask any questions, and address any concerns. Dr. Landford will examine your forehead and the rest of your face, and create a surgical plan that she believes will best suit you.

After you and Dr. Landford agree on a surgical plan, you will be able to schedule your surgical appointment with our Patient Coordinator, who will also provide you with instructions to follow before your procedure.

It is very important to be honest with Dr. Landford about your medical history during this consultation to ensure the best, most positive results and avoid any potential risks.

How Do I Prepare for Brow Lift Surgery?

Every patient will have a slightly different experience with their Brow Lift surgery, however, we do want to offer some suggestions on how to make the most of your procedure.

  • Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and other supplements as they can increase bleeding and bruising
  • Fill your prescriptions before surgery
  • Get lab testing and a medical evaluation
  • Grow out your hair if it is short to help cover any scars
  • Hydrate before and after surgery for safe recovery
  • Limit your alcohol consumption
  • Set up your recovery area ahead of time. You should have easy access to fluids, prepared meals, pillows to elevate your head, and reading materials and entertainment.
  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid dying your hair before surgery
  • Take certain medications or adjust your current medications

What are the Benefits of a Brow Lift?

Many of our Washington DC and Baltimore Brow Lift patients have enjoyed the following benefits from their surgery:

  • Diminished forehead lines
  • Excess skin is removed
  • Gets rid of the “tired” or “angry’ look
  • Improved vision by opening up your eyes
  • Improved forehead appearance
  • Long-lasting results
  • Reduced sagging of upper eyelids
  • The natural arch of your eyebrows is restored

What are the steps of a Brow Lift?

When you come in for your Brow Lift surgery in Washington DC or Baltimore, you will be administered either general anesthesia or intravenous sedation with local anesthesia, depending on what is discussed during your consultation. Once the anesthesia begins to take effect, Dr. Landford will begin the brow lift surgery that was discussed during your consultation.

Most Brow Lift surgeries will take about one to two hours.

Surgical Techniques for a Brow Lift

Dr. Landford will use one or several techniques when performing your Brow Lift, which may include:

Coronal Brow Lift

Dr. Landford will make an incision behind your hairline and across the top of your head, either from ear to ear or primarily on the top of your head. Your forehead is then lifted into its new position, with the scalp in front of the incision overlapping the scalp behind it. Any part of the overlapping scalp will be removed and the remaining portions of your scalp are sewn together.

This technique cannot be typically performed on people with high hairlines, thin hair, or who are likely to lose their hair.

Direct Brow Lift

Sometimes referred to as a “Gull Wing” Lift, a direct lift removes a section of skin and underlying tissue just above the eyebrows or in the mid-forehead. This method beautifully lifts a sagging brow while simultaneously tightening and smoothing the forehead by pulling the skin and tissue of the forehead down rather than up. This allows the hairline to be lowered, which is ideal for a receding hairline or high forehead, and can even address your eyebrow shape and asymmetry. Dr. Landford is careful to position the scar just along the eyebrows so that it is maximally camouflaged as shown below.

This procedure is best for a patient with a severe brow droop that already has significant forehead wrinkles which hide the incision. It is also preferred for patients with an extremely thin or balding hairline. As it is a less invasive procedure, it can often be done under local anesthesia.

Endoscopic Temporal Brow Lift

During this method, several small incisions will be made behind your hairline. Dr. Landford will then use an endoscope, which is a long, thin tube with a light and a tiny camera mounted on its end. She will insert the endoscope through one of the incisions for easier viewing of your underlying muscles and tissues.

Next, she will use another instrument that is inserted through a different incision to lift your forehead tissues and then anchor them in place using sutures or tiny screws. The incisions are then closed with stitches or small clips.

Hairline Brow Lift

Also called a Pretrichial Brow Lift, a hairline brow lift requires Dr. Landford to make an incision between the top of your forehead and the beginning of your hairline. Next, she will remove a small portion of skin and tissue from the top of your forehead, rather than your scalp. Although this technique requires a longer incision along the hairline, it is the longest-lasting lift with aesthetically “friendly” scarring results.

This method will not pull your hairline back, which is why it’s commonly performed on patients with a high-receding hairline, however, depending upon healing, a scar may be visible along the hairline.

Where are the Incisions and Scars for a Brow Lift?

A Brow Lift procedure usually involves making an incision behind the hairline across the top of the head, from ear to ear, or primarily on the top of the head. Then the forehead is lifted into its new position, with the scalp in front of the incision overlapping the scalp behind it.

Dr. Landford strives to make the incisions in discreet locations so that when scarring does inevitably occur, it won’t be as prominent. Scarring will fade over time.

Woman looking in the mirror and feeling her eyebrows

Brow Lift Recovery

After your Brow Lift at our Washington DC or Baltimore surgery centers, you will be able to return home once Dr. Landford releases you, however, we highly recommend that you have a family member or friend provide you a ride home. Our patients are encouraged to take the first week off from work so that they can recover comfortably.

While you are recovering, you will probably experience some slight discomfort and tightness throughout your forehead. You can also expect to swell and bruising to occur, which usually subsides after two weeks. Dr. Landford will also prescribe you some temporary pain medication to ease any pain during the beginning stages of your recovery.

After the first week of your surgery, you will need to return for a follow-up appointment where Dr. Landford will remove the sutures from your head and examine your healing. At this time, you will be able to return to a sedentary position at work, but you may notice that you might become tired a little faster than usual, so an initially limited work schedule is advised. Within two to four weeks post-surgery, you can gradually resume exercise with Dr. Landford’s clearance.

Despite the technique you receive, most patients usually return to their normal daily routine in one to two weeks.

Why Choose Us?

When you select Dr. Wilmina Landford for your Brow Lift needs, you can rest assured that you are receiving the highest level of expertise and personalized care. Dr. Landford is a highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeon with two Landford Plastic Surgery clinic locations, serving both the Washington DC and Baltimore areas. She is known for her meticulous approach, artistic vision, and commitment to delivering natural-looking results.

Our practice stays at the forefront of advancements in plastic surgery techniques, using state-of-the-art technology and innovative treatments to help our patients achieve smoother, more toned skin. By choosing Dr. Landford, you can trust that you are in the hands of a respected professional who is dedicated to helping you look and feel your best.

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Dr. Landford strives to deliver the best Brow Lift procedure in the Washington DC and Baltimore areas that can provide more self-confidence. Contact your nearest Landford Plastic Surgery location to see how we can help you achieve your desired appearance. Call or use our website to book a consultation today and start looking more youthful!

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