Just like any other part of the body, the effects of aging will take hold of your brow area, making your eyes look tired and your face look much older, even if you’re not. With age, the skin loses elasticity and this results in loose saggy skin around your eyes and a droopy like appearance that makes you look tired, angry, sad, and unapproachable. Fortunately, a coronal brow lift can make your face look pleasing again.
What to Expect Before the Coronal Brow Lift Surgery
You need to discuss your medical history with your surgeon before opting for the surgery. Your doctor will also conduct a physical examination of your face, take different measurements of your face, and take photographs to carefully construct a surgical plan to get you your dream look.
It is also very important to discuss your expectations with the doctor. Discuss what you are looking for in terms of appearance and also understand the risks of the procedure. It’s important that you have realistic expectations. No two surgeries are the same and the results seen in one person will not be exactly like yours.
During The Coronal Brow Lift Surgery
A coronal brow lift is an outpatient treatment. It begins with the administration of an anesthetic to keep you comfortable during the surgical process.
Once you are sedated, your cosmetic surgeon will make an incision behind your hairline. This incision will extend across the top of your head. It may also extend from ear to ear. Your surgeon will then shift your forehead into a new position.
Your scalp in front of the incision will overlap your scalp behind the incision. The part of the scalp that’s overlapping will be removed. The remainder of the scalp is then sutured together.
A coronal brow lift using this technique is not recommended for people who have thin hair and high hairlines.
After The Procedure
A coronal brow lift procedure will take between one to two hours to complete. After the surgery, your forehead will be loosely bandaged to minimize swelling and a small tube will be inserted along the area of the incision to drain out any excess blood or fluid that may collect.
Your cosmetic surgeon will give you post-operative care instructions which you need to follow carefully. They will also give you pain medications to help ease any discomfort. You can apply a cold compress to your incision to reduce swelling. You should rest with your head in an elevated position after this type of surgery for optimal healing and comfort.
You may experience some itchiness and numbness post surgery, but these will go away with time. Your sutures will be removed a few days after the surgery. Your cosmetic surgeon will tell you when you can resume your normal activities like washing your hair and any physical activities you regularly take part in. The incisions will leave some post-surgical marks which will fade over the course of time.
A brow lift gives your eyebrows a new life and makes you look younger and prettier. You need to keep in mind that no cosmetic procedure guarantees permanent results. As you age naturally, your skin will also age and your facial skin may droop again.
Invest some time in reading up and understanding the pros and cons of the entire coronal brow lift procedure, speak to people who have already gotten it done and only then opt for it when you are completely sure it’s a good fit for you and your aesthetic needs.
Schedule Your Plastic Surgery Consultation in Ft. Myers
The first step to your aesthetic journey is a consultation with a skilled board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ralph Garramone. He will discuss the details of the procedure with you and guide you through the entire process. Contact our office to schedule your consultation today!