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Brow Lift (Forehead Lift)

Offered at our Convenient Location in Birmingham, Alabama

Subtle Elegance

Brow Lift at Core Plastic Surgery

Since 1992, Dr. Grady Core has been perfecting this technique, advancing the field of plastic surgery and providing patients with the most effective and satisfactory outcomes. Not only does he execute this complex procedure with precision, but he also takes on the role of an educator, sharing his extensive knowledge and experience with the broader medical community. At Core Plastic Surgery, with Dr. Grady Core, Birmingham patients are in the hands of a true pioneer and seasoned expert in endoscopic brow lift procedures.

Elevated Transformation

What is a Brow Lift?

An endoscopic brow lift elevates the skin above your eyebrows, thus reducing forehead lines and excess skin. It's the preferred technique due to minimal incisions. Dr. Core has helped pioneer the minimally-invasive approach with endoscopic brow lifts. When you have a brow lift or forehead lift, the goal is to lift the skin above the brow line to smooth the lines across the forehead and lift excess skin that hangs over the brows. It is the preferred method as it uses very small incisions in the scalp. Unlike traditional methods, the endoscopic brow lift bestows patients a youthful and refreshed appearance and spares them the unappealing visual remnants of surgery. Dr. Core's technique redefines the standard for facial aesthetic surgery.

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A Fresher You

What are the benefits of a Brow Lift?

Two primary types of identifying aging skin are intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic aging refers to the natural physiological changes that inevitably occur over time. Extrinsic aging results from external influences such as prolonged sun exposure and lifestyle choices, accelerating the intrinsic aging process and accentuating the telltale signs of age. As you age, structural changes in your skin lead to the development of lines, wrinkles, and increased skin laxity. The depletion of collagen and elastin—crucial components of skin elasticity—allows gravity to take hold, where the upper eyelid's skin droops, often to a degree that impedes vision.

Dr. Core performs endoscopic brow lifts because it provides the following benefits:

  • Look more relaxed
  • Eases muscle tension
  • Reduces surgery time
  • Well-concealed incisions
  • Less time under anesthesia
  • Less downtime and recovery
  • Combined with other procedures
  • Size and number of incisions are reduced

Who is a Good Candidate
for a Brow Lift?

Prior to having a forehead lift, it is important to consult with Dr. Core to determine if this is the best option for you. Good candidates have a furrowed brow, drooping brows, and horizontal lines across the forehead.

Getting Started

Your Brow Lift Consultation

Brow lifts smooth the forehead and remove the furrowed brow expression that makes you look angry. Grady Core, M.D., F.A.C.S., a board-certified plastic surgeon, performs brow lifts on men and women living in Birmingham and Mountain Brook to look refreshed and rested. Dr. Grady Core is a celebrated innovator in plastic surgery, credited as one of the pioneers of endoscopic (minimally invasive) plastic surgery. He is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Contact Dr. Core’s office today to schedule your consultation!

How do I prepare for my Brow Lift?

Preparing for an endoscopic brow lift Birmingham patients need to schedule a consultation to discuss your issues and make sure this is the best option to achieve your desired look. Once you decide on the procedure, we provide you with detailed pre-operative instructions to ensure a successful surgery and proper recovery.

Birmingham Brow Lift model with black hair

Bespoke Procedure

Your Brow Lift Procedure

Endoscopic brow lifts are performed under general anesthesia and take approximately 45 minutes. With Dr. Core, an endoscopic brow lift has replaced the traditional forehead lift. It involves several small incisions within the hairline and is customized to patients who may only need to lift the outer brows or may have problems with drooping inner brows, frown lines, and the area between the brows, or even horizontal lines across the forehead. Once the surgery is complete, the incisions are sutured close.

In endoscopic surgery, a miniature camera is inserted through a small incision, giving the surgeon a clear view of the area to be treated under the skin. This technique eliminates the need for large incisions, reducing the risk of noticeable scarring. Additional compact incisions are made to accommodate slender, specialized surgical tools that Dr. Core employs to carry out precise internal adjustments. Incorporating illumination and magnification technologies ensures that Dr. Core has a high-definition, real-time perspective throughout the procedure. No drains are necessary; however, a compression garment is placed around the incisions for a few hours after surgery.

High Brow Results

Brow Lift Results

The full healing process takes a few weeks, during which time the results become more visible. It is worth noting that the results should not be obvious; instead, they should be subtle, revealing a rested and pleasant appearance. Thanks to its minimally invasive nature, the endoscopic brow lift involves smaller incisions compared to a traditional brow lift, resulting in a significantly shorter recovery period. Most patients find themselves able to resume their usual activities, including work, within a week following the procedure. It's advised, however, to refrain from engaging in strenuous activities for a few weeks and adhere closely to your post-operative instructions to promote swift healing. Over the next few months, you'll start to see the final results: a refreshed appearance that lasts for multiple years.

Recovery Expectations

Brow Lift Recovery and Aftercare

Following surgery, there may be some bruising and swelling around the incisions. This typically resolves itself within a couple of weeks. We recommend you rest for a few days before returning to light work and daily activities. To minimize swelling and bruising, we suggest you sleep with your head elevated. You may shampoo your hair the following day but should be very careful about pulling on tangles for the first week to let the incisions heal.

Brow Lift (Forehead Lift) Frequently Asked Questions

While a brow lift yields long-lasting results, bestowing a rejuvenated and refreshed look for numerous years, it can't halt the natural aging process. As time passes, your skin will persist in aging and lose its elasticity. Nonetheless, adopting healthy lifestyle habits—like maintaining a balanced weight, abstaining from smoking, and shielding your skin from sun damage—can significantly extend the longevity of the results.

At Core Plastic Surgery in Birmingham brow lift or forehead lift varies in terms of cost with each patient based on the extent of the procedure and whether it is combined with other procedures. During your consultation, we can review the costs along with our payment and financing options. We accept cash, checks, and credit cards in addition to offering financing through CareCredit®.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have and get you on your way to beautiful, natural-looking results. Contact us.

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