What is Recovery Like After a Brow Lift?

July 30, 2023


Have you ever looked in the mirror and wished you could turn back the hands of time? If you’re seeking a refreshed and youthful appearance, a brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, might be the solution. Dr. Langdon uses the most innovative techniques to achieve an improved brow position and a smoother forehead with minimal recovery time.

What is a Brow Lift?

A brow lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to elevate and rejuvenate the forehead area, resulting in a more youthful and rested appearance. As we age, the effects of gravity, repeated facial expressions and the natural loss of skin elasticity can cause the eyebrows to sag, creating a tired or angry expression. A brow lift addresses these concerns by lifting the eyebrows back to their original position.

Dr. Langdon performs a simplified subcutaneous brow lift procedure using local anesthesia. This less-invasive method requires only two small skin incisions and reduces the risk of side effects, resulting in an easier and shorter recovery. 

What to Expect After a Brow Lift

You may experience some swelling and discomfort around the temples, forehead, and eye area for a few days. Bruising is usually mild and appears on the upper cheeks. Dr. Langdon will give you post-operative instructions for a smooth recovery, such as using pain medications and cold compresses, keeping your head elevated, and caring for the incision site.

Most people return to work and regular activities within ten days of a brow lift. You’ll need to avoid strenuous exercise for a three weeks, however. 

How Long Does a Brow Lift Last?

As the swelling and bruising subside, you’ll begin to see the results of your brow lift. Optimal improvement is visible by two weeks weeks. Once healed, the incisions are inconspicuous within the hairline. 

Unlike non-surgical treatment options like Botox®, a brow lift offers long-lasting results without repeated maintenance treatments. Brow lift results typically last ten or more years. Avoiding sun exposure and taking good care of your skin can preserve the improvements by minimizing further wrinkles and sagging.

Brow Lift Consultations Available

If you have further questions about Brow Lift, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at The Langdon Center in Guilford, CT. Call us at 203-453-8625 or fill out our convenient online contact form.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Brow Lift?

A brow lift can benefit many people seeking to refresh their appearance. The procedure is best for improving drooping eyebrows, sagging skin in the lateral forehead and temple area, and creases and wrinkles across the forehead. 

Ideal candidates are healthy overall, have realistic expectations, and don’t have naturally high-set eyebrows or a high hairline. The best way to determine whether a brow lift is right for you is to consult an experienced, board-certified cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Langdon.

I was an eye model in my 20’s so when my lids began to droop I knew I had to do something about it. I researched extensively and found Dr. Langdon to be the best Doctor to touch my eyes. I drive over an hour each way to get to his office. It’s been totally worth it. I am so happy with my eyes. My eyes look 20 years younger.

I was an eye model in my 20’s so when my lids began to droop I knew I had to do something about it. I researched extensively and found Dr. Langdon to be the best Doctor to touch my eyes. I drive over an hour each way to get to his office. It’s been totally worth it. I am so happy with my eyes. My eyes look 20 years younger.

Take the Next Step

If you have further questions about brow lifts, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at The Langdon Center in Guilford, CT. Call us at 203-453-8625 or fill out our convenient online contact form.

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Dr. Robert Langdon

Dr. Robert Langdon, MD is a triple-board-certified cosmetic surgeon in Dermatology, Cosmetic Surgery, and Facial Cosmetic Surgery. He specializes in advanced laser and low-impact procedures under local anesthesia, emphasizing quick recovery and low risks. With over 30 years of experience, he prioritizes personalized care and has authored significant publications, including a book on cosmetic laser surgery.

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