If you are like many men and women, you likely pay little attention to your forehead until you notice the unavoidable signs of aging. Lines, ridges, and relaxing skin could make you look moody and tired. They might also make you appear older than you feel inside.
You do not have to endure these age-related changes or ignore your mirror when you walk by it. Contact the knowledgeable team at Plastic Surgery Affiliates today to learn more about a forehead (brow) lift in Nashville. Our qualified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Olivia MaDan, could help you take your first steps toward reviving your image.
Is a Forehead Lift Right for You?
As you begin noticing your skin’s age-related changes, you might realize how much your forehead affects many other facial features. If left untreated, forehead wrinkles gradually transition into deep ridges and lines, creating a heavy brow appearance. A heavy brow can make your eyes appear hooded and less youthful.
These unwanted shifts might alter your self-perception and change the way other people see you. If you find that you always look angry or tired, or you simply look older, a forehead lift in Nashville could transform your upper face by providing several youthful benefits, including:
- Reduced wrinkles
- Softened horizontal forehead lines
- Minimized vertical and horizontal lines between your eyes and eyebrows
- Lifting sagging, heavy brows
- Advancing/lowering your hairline
Your decision to have plastic surgery is personal. At Plastic Surgery Affiliates, our team provides the information and the support you need to make the right choice for you.
What You Need to Know About Forehead Lifts
A forehead lift, also known as a brow lift, is a surgical procedure structured to improve the upper portion of your face. There are two surgical approaches that are most common to address the brow. An endoscopic brow lift uses incisions hidden in the hair baring scalp. This approach does not advance the hairline or shorten the height of the forehead. A pretrichial brow lift uses an incision along the hairline. This technique is useful for those who also want a shorter forehead with a hairline advancement. Before you commit to undergoing a brow lift in Nashville, you should understand the details of the procedure.
You should also get to know your surgeon, so you can feel confident about the surgical process. At Plastic Surgery Affiliates, we will help you accomplish these goals by scheduling a pre-operative visit several weeks before your anticipated surgery.
During your initial appointment at our office in Nashville, Dr. MaDan will go over your forehead lift procedure and answer your questions. She will ask you about your expectations for your brow lift surgery and develop a treatment plan based on your overall aesthetic goals.
Your Pre-Operative Visit
A few weeks before your surgery date, Dr. MaDan will discuss your treatment plan in detail. You may be asked to stop certain medications before your surgery. Pre-operative photographs are typically taken at this appointment. Your prescriptions will be delivered during your appointment. You will receive a written set of post-operative instructions for your care after surgery.
Your Medical History
To make sure you are ready to undergo surgery, you will need to supply comprehensive details about your medical history. The information you provide helps Dr. MaDan determine if you have any conditions or issues that might jeopardize your surgical or recovery outcomes. These details include:
- Existing illnesses or conditions
- Poor scarring, keloid scarring
- Past medical issues
- Past treatments and surgeries
- Medications, supplements, or substances
- Cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption
- Anesthesia allergies or other allergies
Before your brow lift in Nashville, we may require pre-operative testing and lab work.
Your Treatment Plan
Dr. MaDan will prepare a treatment plan based on your specific aesthetic goals. You should anticipate follow-up visits to track your forehead lift recovery, and you might also discuss additional procedures that could help you reach the transformation you desire. Patients who undergo forehead lift surgery in Nashville also consider eyelid surgery, facelifts, and non-surgical skin treatments.
What Is the Cost of a Brow Lift?
The average cost of a Nashville brow lift does vary by patient. We can discuss the details of your cost for brow lift at the time of your consultation. For your convenience, Plastic Surgery Affiliates offers financing options for qualified patients.
On your surgery day, you should arrive at the surgical center two hours before your forehead lift procedure. If Dr. MaDan prescribed an anti-anxiety medication to relax you, you should take it when you arrive. When you check in, you must show your identification and insurance documentation.
Depending on Dr. MaDan’s recommendations, an anesthesiologist will administer either a general anesthetic or IV sedation to help you remain relaxed and comfortable during your surgery. Local anesthetic will be placed throughout the forehead and scalp. When beginning your brow lift procedure, Dr. MaDan will make an incision based on the planned surgical technique.
Dr. MaDan will make small incisions within the hair baring scalp, just large enough to accommodate an endoscope. This small surgical device contains a tube-mounted camera and uses specific instruments to dissect and lift subdermal tissues and muscles. The camera gives Dr. MaDan visual access to the surgical area without creating an extensive scar.
Dr. MaDan will make an incision along the hairline. This allows her to directly view and access the areas requiring surgical intervention. This approach allows for hairline advancement and lifting of the forehead and brow to create a more youthful appearance.
After completing your procedure, Dr. MaDan will meticulously close your incisions in layers using a combination of absorbable sutures, removable sutures, and clips.
Recovery and Results
Dr. MaDan will discuss recovery strategies and timing during your consultation and after your forehead lift surgery in Nashville. You will cover several post-surgical concerns, such as:
- Proper Incision care
- Limiting your activities
- Taking time off work
- Using topical or oral medications to ease pain
- Monitoring for issues of concern
- Follow-up appointments
Post-surgical swelling and bruising diminish somewhat within a few weeks. That is when you will begin to see an exciting transformation. As you go through your healing process, you should feel comfortable reaching out to our office if you notice any issues that might affect your recovery.
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Contact Plastic Surgery Affiliates to Discuss Your Forehead Lift in Nashville
If you are ready to take control of your appearance before lines and wrinkles destroy your confidence, contact Plastic Surgery Affiliates today. Our highly trained staff is standing by to talk to you about a forehead lift in Nashville as well as other procedures that could help you rejuvenate your appearance.
To request a consultation, call us now, or leave a message on our contact page.