Frequently Asked Questions
Will A Direct Brow Lift Scar?
Yes, all surgical procedures will leave some sort of scar. The severity and visibility of the scar will vary. Dr. Jonov will provide advice on how to care for your incision and scar during the healing process. It is possible for your scar to heal discreetly or become hidden by your eyebrows. However, this is not guaranteed.
Patients considering a direct brow lift procedure should understand that the risk of visible scarring with a direct brow lift is much higher than with other forms of brow lift. With that said, if a patient does not have a history of thick, raised, major scarring, they likely have a low risk of major scarring.
In some cases, it may be possible to perform a direct brow lift through an upper blepharoplasty incision. If performing upper eyelid surgery, Dr. Jonov may provide some enhancement to the brow as well, if possible and necessary. This can limit the amount of visible scarring significantly.
Is It Better Than A Botox Brow Lift?
Depending on the goals associated with your direct brow lift in Bellevue, it may be possible to achieve similar results with Botox injections. If you need only minor lifting of the brow, Botox and potentially temple filler may be enough to achieve the results you want. This may also be ideal for younger patients or those who are not ready to commit to surgery.
Though, these procedures are temporary and must be refreshed semi-regularly. Whereas, a direct brow lift surgery lasts several years and may not need to be refreshed depending on your age and the circumstances of the surgery. Dr. Jonov can discuss this further at your consultation.
How Long Does A Direct Brow Lift Last?
A direct brow lift lasts an average of ten to twelve years. This is roughly on par with most other brow lift surgeries. With that said, if undergoing a direct brow lift for medical reasons such as to correct the effects of facial paralysis, the results may last longer or even be permanent. However, this depends on the specifics of your procedure and situation.
Why Is The Direct Technique Less Common?
The main reason that fewer surgeons perform a direct lift is because of the risk of visible scarring. Plastic surgery relies on hidden scarring in most circumstances. Thus, there is no guaranteed way to hide the scars of a direct brow lift.
However, if this does not matter to you, you have an existing scar in the area, or you have a generally low scarring risk, a direct brow lift may still be possible. Additionally, while it is a less common procedure, it is still an effective one.
How Much Is Brow Lift Surgery In Bellevue?
The cost of a direct brow lift in Bellevue starts at $5,995. Additional procedures, anesthesia type, and specialized equipment or techniques may incur additional charges. Upon consultation with Dr. Jonov at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, you will receive a personalized brow lift price quote.
The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery does work with outside financing companies including Care Credit to help you find affordable financing. You can find more information and links to apply on our financing page.