Brow Lift

Aging is inevitable, but thankfully there are ways to slow down the process. Surgery for rejuvenation around the eye continues to grow in popularity. That’s certainly true in Texas, where the brow lift in Austin continues to rise in popularity. The procedure to address brow ptosis (drooping of the eye brow) is called a brow lift.

As people age, changes can become apparent in the face–particularly above the eye. These changes can cause a person to have a tired, angry, or unhealthy appearance. After a brow lift, a person can have a restored and more lively appearance by “opening up” the area around the eyes.

Austin area cosmetic surgeon Dr. John McFate is fully trained with the most current techniques of brow lift, and he looks forward to meeting with you to discuss if a brow lift is the right procedure for you. Contact us to get started today.

Am I a Candidate?

Austin area browlift candidates should be in good health, not currently taking blood-thinning medications, and have reasonable expectations. It is important to closely examine what is the truly bothering issue. A browlift specifically elevates the position of the eyebrow and can remove excess skin and tissue from the forehead.

Other problems, such as eyelid ptosis (droopy eyelid) or excess eyelid skin and fat, can also be causes for changes around the eye, but they are corrected with different surgical procedures. Dr. McFate will help you evaluate which areas need to be addressed in order to develop a surgical plan that will meet your goals.

The Operation

The browlift operation consists of incisions made in the area of the forehead by the hairline or on top of the head within the hair. Excess skin and soft tissue of the forehead is carefully removed and the position of the eyebrow is elevated. This procedure can also be performed by utilizing endoscopic techniques.

The operation typically takes between 1-2 hours and can be performed in an outpatient setting. At Precision Plastic Surgery, we offer all of our Austin area browlift patients access to our pristine on-site surgical suites for those outpatient procedures. After surgery, you should plan to avoid any strenuous activity that will elevate the heart rate for 2 weeks.

Commonly, a person may require and gain the best benefit with combining a brow lift with a facelift and/or eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty). Please request a consultation with Dr. McFate to determine which procedures are appropriate for your individual needs in order to meet your goals. Get in touch today to get moving on your browlift.