What is a Lateral Temporal Brow Lift
A lateral temporal brow lift is a relatively minimally invasive procedure compared to the standard full brow lift. The lateral brow lift primarily concentrates on lifting the outer region of the brow, whereas a full brow lift raises the entire brow including the region between the brows. Because the lateral brow lift also raises the sagging skin at the temples and near the outer corner of the upper eyelid, it is also referred to as a temple lift of temporal brow lift.
The first sign of a drooping brow typically occurs at the tail of the brow, which makes the lateral brow lift an excellent type of brow lift for many people who desire a more youthful and refreshed appearance without performing a full brow lift.
Candidates for Lateral Brow Lift
A lateral brow lift can help patients of any age who desire to lift the tail of the brow. In some patients, a full brow lift may be necessary to help raise the entire brow. Many patients choose to combine a brow lift with a facelift at the same time. This is a wonderful choice for those who want to restore their full face.
How a Lateral Temporal Brow Lift is Performed
This is the most common brow lift procedure that Dr. Foulad performs, which focuses on lifting the tail of the brows. A small incision is made within the hair bearing scalp at or near the temples. The tissues along the temple, forehead, and lateral upper cheek are elevated and secured to a higher position. This is typically performed in a deep plane using an endoscopic camera. Because an endoscope is used, the size of the incision can be made relatively small. Dr. Foulad’s technique yields a very natural result, without looking pulled or overdone.
A lateral temporal brow lift can be performed under local anesthesia, twilight sedation or general anesthesia if deemed necessary or if the patient prefers.
What to Expect After Brow Lift
A thick cotton dressing will be wrapped around your entire head after the procedure, but will be removed the day after. The sutures at the scalp incisions (which are usually not noticeable because they are covered by hair) are removed around 1 week after the procedure.
The duration and intensity of the recovery process varies from patient to patient and depends on the brow lift technique used. Bruising may occur, which may increase during the first 3 to 4 days. Bruising may extend to the lower eyelids due to gravity. Swelling typically ranges from mild to moderate and is usually most noticeable at the region of the eyebrows and eyelids. By two weeks, sufficient swelling and bruising have reduced that most patients feel comfortable resuming social activities. Patients typically go back to work 1 to 2 weeks after the procedure. However, some patients elect to return to work several days after the procedure; this is typically OK for patients who are not worried about their appearance and do not have to perform strenuous activities at work.
Pain often ranges from mild to moderate, but can be more severe for some people during the first few days. The pain typically involves the region of the temples. If you develop pain, we provide information regarding the best techniques to alleviate the pain.
A lateral temporal brow lift enables you to enjoy a refreshed facial appearance. Dr. Foulad’s goal is to give your brow a naturally rejuvenated appearance. During your consultation, he will perform a thorough facial examination to determine your candidacy. Should you be a suitable candidate, he will determine which method will provide the best outcome for your condition. He will also discuss the potential results you can expect to attain and review all details of the procedure with you.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is the Recovery Process Like for a Lateral Brow Lift?
Recovery from a lateral brow lift by Dr. Foulad doesn’t take long, with most patients feeling comfortable in a social setting within one to two weeks. There may be some pain at the temples initially, but if so, this usually resolves within a few days. Dr. Foulad provides an optimized pain control regime for any patients who require this. Once the swelling and bruising subsides, you will be able to enjoy your refreshed appearance with the brow in a more youthful position.
How Long Does Lateral Brow Lift Recovery Take?
Brow rejuvenation with lateral brow lift recovery typically takes one to two weeks to feel comfortable in social settings and three to four weeks to resume exercise.
Can I Combine a Lateral Brow Lift With Other Procedures?
Yes, you can combine a lateral brow lift with other procedures. In some cases, a lateral brow lift is combined with upper eyelid blepharoplasty in order to most ideally rejuvenate the brow and upper eyelid region. A lateral brow lift is also commonly performed with a facelift to lift the sagging tissues of the face and temples together. Dr. Foulad’s expertise allows seamless integration of procedures, ensuring harmonious and balanced results tailored to your unique features.
How Much Does a Lateral Brow Lift Cost in Beverly Hills?
While costs vary based on individual needs, our dedicated team can provide a personalized estimate during a consultation. The initial consultation is the perfect opportunity to address specific concerns and receive a detailed quote.
Is a Lateral Brow Lift Suitable for Men?
Absolutely! Lateral brow lifts are tailored to each individual, regardless of gender, delivering natural-looking results for all.
Schedule Your Consultation
Are you ready for a more refreshed and youthful version of yourself? Schedule your consultation with Dr. Foulad today. During this personalized session, you'll have the opportunity to discuss your appearance goals, ask any additional questions, and receive a comprehensive overview of the lateral brow lift process.
Dr. Foulad and his team are committed to providing you with the information and guidance you need to make an informed decision about your lateral brow lift journey.
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