As a triple board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, John R. Barbour, MD, FACS, offers brow lift surgery for men and women in the Washington, DC area, including Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria and surrounding communities in Virginia. The procedure helps with sagging and wrinkles in the forehead and brow area.
What is a Brow Lift (Forehead Lift)?
The brow area may sag as part of the aging process due to fat loss and skin laxity. The result is a brow area that hangs lower over the eyebrow bone, as well as wrinkles across the forehead and between the eyes. A forehead lift restores the brow area and lifts the eyebrows to a proper position.
What are the Benefits of a Forehead Lift?
- Raises drooping eyebrows
- Softens lines on the forehead and between the eyes
- Helps the eyes look more open
- May be combined with eyelid surgery for the most dramatic improvement
What is the Procedure for a Brow Lift?
Prior to your forehead lift, you should be in good health and able to tolerate general anesthesia without complications. The incision for the procedure is made behind the hairline in the scalp, so the scars are not visible to others once you heal. After making the incision, Dr. Barbour pulls the skin taut so that it drapes over the upper face area. The excess skin is trimmed, and the incisions are closed.
What Should I Expect After a Forehead Lift?
Expect to rest for the first 10 to 14 days after your brow lift. If you have a job that does not require strenuous activity, you may be able to return to work sooner, but only after Dr. Barbour clears you based on how well you heal. It may take up to 12 months for you to fully heal.
Is the Cost of a Brow Lift Covered by Insurance?
A forehead lift is an elective procedure because it is cosmetic in nature, so it is not covered by medical insurance. After your consultation with Dr. Barbour, we review your treatment plan and the associated cost. For your convenience, Barbour Plastic Surgery offers financing options for qualified patients.
Dr. Barbour offers brow lift surgery for men and women in the Washington, DC area, including Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria and surrounding communities in Virginia. Contact Barbour Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation.