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Washington, DC Residents Want to Know: What is Recovery Like from a Brow Lift?

Do you have creases in your forehead you just can’t seem to get rid of? Injectables and fillers do the trick temporarily, but it always seems like you’re always in the doctor’s seat. The brow lift may be a good solution for you, but you’re unsure about recovery time. Let’s talk all about the brow lift and what benefits it can bring you.

The Procedure

The brow lift is a surgical solution that treats the expression lines and other signs of aging from the upper part of the face. This procedure, also known as a forehead lift, minimizes the creases that develop across the forehead and along the bridge of the nose between the eyebrows. It also helps to reposition a sagging brow that is hooding the upper eye area, restoring a natural and youthful position.

The Process

At Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery, the procedure is performed right in the office’s facilities under general anesthesia. The entire process only takes about 30 to 90 minutes depending on the extent of the treatment and technique that needs to be used. Dr. Nia Banks will make an incision above the ears either behind or in front of the hairline. She then removes excess skin and any wrinkle-causing muscles, and lift your eyebrows to a more youthful position.

The Recovery

Recovery from a brow lift takes about two weeks, during which you’ll want to avoid strenuous activities. Bandages will be removed within one to three days, and sutures will dissolve on their own or be removed within seven to 10 days. It is common to experience swelling and bruising. Don’t be alarmed if you have two black eyes after the procedure, this is normal as well. To help reduce swelling, it’s recommended to keep your head elevated and use cold compresses on your affected areas.

The Cost

This procedure is highly customized to your current condition and the results you wish to receive. Because of this, the cost of your treatment will be dependent on multiple factors. The best way to know the estimated cost of your treatment is to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Nia Banks. Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery also offers financing options, so you can break up your bill into smaller monthly payments that better suit your budget and lifestyle.

The Ideal Candidate

If you are unsatisfied with the lines across your forehead and between your brows and notice you would like a change to your appearance, then the brow lift may be the right procedure for you. Ideal candidates are in good health and non-smokers. Most brow lift patients that we see are between 40 and 70 years old, but this procedure can also be performed on any adults who are unhappy with the signs of aging in their forehead region.

If you are interested in learning more about the brow lift, call us to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Nia Banks.

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