What to Expect During A Brow Lift


As your skin loses elasticity over the years, it can become susceptible to the pull of gravity and the brow line falls. This results in forehead wrinkles and sagging skin around your eyes that can make you look tired, upset and even angry — the opposite of how you want the world to see you.

Brow lift surgery (also known as a forehead lift) can reverse the effects of aging and can give a natural contour to your face shape, lids and brows. A brow lift opens up the eye area giving you a youthful, refreshed look. 

Here are some reasons why you may want to consider brow lift surgery:

o   Wrinkles, frown lines or deep horizontal furrows across the forehead

o   Vertical (11) lines between the eyebrows

o   Sagging eyebrows hanging low over the eyes

o   Crow’s feet (fine lines at the outside corners of the eyes)

What to Expect Before A Brow Lift

During your personal consultation to define your appearance goals, Dr. Byron Wilkes will make recommendations based on your unique anatomy and the extent of correction needed to achieve your desired results. There are varying brow lift methods, which involve different length incisions in different locations. In most cases, brow lifts are completed using the standard surgical method (incisions created at the hairline). The surgery is performed by Dr. Byron Wilkes, our Board-Certified Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon.

What to Expect During Brow Lift Surgery

Our surgeries are performed in our outpatient surgery centers located in Pine Bluff and Little Rock. You will be given light monitored anesthesia and Dr. Wilkes will usa a local anesthetic to numb the incision site. Once the operation is over, the the incisions will be closed with stitches or staples. Your forehead may be taped, and your head might be loosely wrapped to reduce any swelling. The surgery typically lasts just one hour.


What to Expect After Brow Lift Surgery

It is common to experience some swelling and bruising or to feel sensations of tightness or numbness on the forehead.  We will provide you with a list of post-operative instructions to follow, to ensure that your recovery is as complete and comfortable as possible. Most people can return to work within seven to ten days, depending on your own personal rate of recovery. Results typically appear within a few weeks, revealing smoother forehead skin and a more youthful, rested appearance. However, final results should not be expected for several months.

It’s completely normal to go into a procedure like this with plenty of questions. Don’t hesitate to ask Dr. Wilkes any of them! Preoperative stress and anxiety are completely normal, and at McFarland Eye Care, we want to do all we can to put your mind at ease.

To learn more about brow lift surgery and find out if it's right for you, schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Byron Wilkes.