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What Do Brow Lift Scars Look Like?

What Do Brow Lift Scars Look Like

Where a patient has brow lift scars depends on what type of brow lift surgery they undergo. There are three different types of brow lift surgery, and each one is accompanied by a different incision pattern.

In this post, we’ll examine what type of brow lift may be best for you and what resulting scars you can expect.

3 Types of Brow Lift Surgery

In order to determine what your brow lift scars will look like, we must first go over the three different types of brow lift surgery.

1. Classic Brow Lift Surgery (Coronal Brow Lift)

A coronal brow lift requires one long incision from the top of one ear, along the entire hairline, all the way to the top of the other ear. The forehead skin is then gently lifted so that the surgeon can manipulate the underlying tissues and remove excess skin.

The coronal lift incision is usually made within the scalp area where hair grows so that after brow lift recovery, the patient’s hair will naturally cover the incision line.

2. Endoscopic Brow Lift Surgery

Endoscopic brow lifts are growing increasingly popular because they don’t require the long incision that coronal lifts do. Instead, several small incisions are made along the hairline.

A thin tube attached to a small camera (endoscope) is then inserted into these incisions. This guides the surgeon’s work, helping them avoid nerves. Special instruments are used to adjust the underlying tissues.

Endoscopic brow lift scars tend to be quite small and nearly invisible once they heal.

3. Temporal Brow Lift

Lastly, a temporal brow lift is basically a smaller version of an endoscopic brow lift. If a patient is happy with the center and middle area of their brows, this may be a good option for them. It reduces the chances of having a “surprised” look following surgery.

Instead, a temporal lift focuses on lifting the outer edges of the brows. Incisions are only made along the hairline near the temples. An endoscope and instruments are used to perform the procedure.

*There are also direct brow lifts, but these are rarely performed. This procedure creates incisions right along the eyebrows, which means that direct brow lift scars are typically more noticeable. See direct brow lift scars photos for examples.

What Do Brow Lift Scars Look Like?

Brow Lift Scars PhotosRight after most any type of cosmetic surgery, incisions are just starting to heal and will appear red or pink, raised, and swollen. Naturally, you will have bandages over the area. See brow lift before and after photos depicting typical scar appearance right after surgery to see examples.

Within a few weeks, incisions will close, and your scars should start to flatten out. Likewise , the color should start to become less pigmented and begin blending more with your surrounding skin.

Fading and flattening will only continue as time goes on. Full results from brow lift surgery are usually achieved after around six months. We suggest looking up brow lift scars before and after photos to see what fully healed patients’ scars look like after six months to a year.

Will a Brow Lift With Botox Leave Scars?

First: What is a brow lift with Botox?

“Botox brow lifts” as they are frequently called are brow lifts that do not require incisions. Rather, results are achieved with Botox injections. The downside of this procedure is that it requires numerous treatments over time in order to maintain results.

Your Botox brow lift cost is going to be lower than the cost of a surgical lift, but this is only for the first few treatments. If you plan on regularly getting Botox brow injections, over time, the overall cost may be higher than for a one-off brow lift surgery.

The good news is that you don’t have to deal with scars after Botox brow lifts.

Patients often opt to undergo a Botox brow lift first, before getting the surgical brow lift procedure. This allows them to know for sure if they want to pursue a more permanent improvement to the appearance of their brows and forehead.

FAQ: Brow Lift Surgery

How is a brow lift different from a forehead lift?

In fact, a brow lift and forehead lift are the same procedure. This surgery may also be called a browplasty.

How is a brow lift different from a facelift or eyelid lift?

Some patients justifiably confuse brow lift procedures with facelift or eyelid surgery. These are all different procedures.

A facelift reduces sagging skin on the face as a whole in order to achieve a more youthful appearance. A neck lift is often combined with facelift surgery.

Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) focuses on the eyelids alone. There are upper eyelid lifts (upper blepharoplasty) and lower eyelid lifts (lower blepharoplasty). Both reduce excess skin and fat on the respective eyelids. Upper blepharoplasty also aims to lift the upper eyelids to improve vision.

A brow lift is a form of forehead rejuvenation. The goal of this cosmetic procedure is to smooth out wrinkles and deep lines on the forehead and raise the eyebrows.

Set up Your Consultation with Dr. Smita

Direct Brow Lift ScarsDrooping eyebrows, sagging upper eyelids, deep forehead wrinkles, and other cosmetic concerns of the upper third of the face can cause patients to feel uncomfortable and self-conscious about their appearance. Fix sagging eyebrows and related issues with brow lift surgery.

To learn more about this surgical procedure and what scars typically look like after surgery, please book a consultation appointment with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Smita Ramanadham.


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