Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Does A Brow Lift Take To Heal?
About two weeks following surgery, you will likely feel mostly back to normal. However, full healing of the surgical site can take up to one year. Though, you can expect a full return to activities in six to eight weeks. Your fully healed results generally do not come in for nine to twelve months. With that said, after about three to six months, you likely will see few visible changes in the look of your brows.
Are Brow Lifts Worth It?
Whether or not a brow lift surgery is worth it is largely a personal consideration. If you are bothered by brow sagging or changes in facial appearance due to age, a brow lift and all it entails may be worth it for you. However, other patients, especially those on the younger side or who have concerns about surgery, may want to wait until their sagging worsens or consider non-surgical alternatives.
Following surgery, the majority of patients deem the results worth it because they look years younger. Brow lifts, in general, are widely seen as one of the most worth it plastic surgeries.
How Can You Tell If You Need A Blepharoplasty Or Brow Lift?
A brow lift and blepharoplasty are often combined. This is because when the brow sags, it can cause the upper eyelids to sag as well. Sometimes a brow lift is the only procedure necessary to address the sagging of both structures, while other times a blepharoplasty, or combination of both may offer the best results.
The easiest way to tell if you need a blepharoplasty or coronal brow lift is to consult with a plastic surgeon like Dr. Jonov. However, initially, if you want an idea of which may best suit you, look at the extra skin present on both the brow and the eyelids. If there is more skin on either structure, that may indicate that it is the one that requires surgery. If both have an even amount or the difference is not significant, you may qualify for both.
What Are The Side Effects Of Brow Lifts?
The side effects of a coronal brow lift are generally mild and treatable enough to keep patients comfortable. Patients may experience varying side effects from one another as well as different degrees of severity. Some of the possible side effects of a coronal brow lift include:
- Skin/scalp tightness
- Numbness (usually at or around the incision)
- Generalized pain or discomfort
Are There Non-Surgical Options?
Yes, for patients with milder sagging who may not be a surgical candidate yet, or for those who do not want surgery, some non-surgical procedures may provide some level of results. Though it should be noted that if a plastic surgeon believes surgery will provide the best results, it likely will, and non-surgical procedures are limited when brow ptosis reaches this point. However, they may still provide some benefit in select cases. The possible non-surgical options include:
How Much Is A Coronal Brow Lift?
A brow lift with Dr. Jonov starts at $5,995. There are outside financing options available through Care Credit and other medical financing companies. Visit our financing page for more information and to find links to apply.