Brow Lift (Forehead Lift)
Heartland Plastic and Hand Surgery specializes in brow lifts and forehead lifts for patients from Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Sikeston and surrounding areas
What is brow or forehead lift surgery?
A forehead or brow lift moves the eyebrows back to where they should be, which is at or above the bony orbit. The lift may also smooth the wrinkles in the forehead as well as reduce drooping skin above the eyes. As a result of the surgery, the eyes appear more open, rested, and youthful.
During your brow lift consultation visit at Heartland Plastic & Hand Surgery in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, your surgeon will show you before and after pictures of patients who have undergone a brow lift procedure. You will be able to see firsthand the difference the procedure made for these people.
What is the average cost of brow lift surgery? Is there a charge for the consultation?
The price of a brow lift varies for each person. The cost depends on the extent of surgery necessary to achieve your individual appearance goal.
There is a small possibility that commercial insurance would cover your brow lift if your vision is impaired by the overhang of skin caused by brow ptosis. A visual field study test will need to be performed by your eye doctor and brought to your consultation. This test will measure the degree of vision loss. A predetermination letter, visual field study, and photos will then be sent to your insurance so coverage can be determined.
If your surgeon considers the procedure cosmetic, Heartland Plastic & Hand Surgery in Cape Girardeau, Missouri accepts several types of payment options. They are cash, credit cards (Visa, Master Card, Discover, and American Express), money orders, cashier checks, and financing with an agency of your choice. A cosmetic brow lift is not covered by commercial insurance and must be paid in full before surgery. Make sure financing arrangements are made prior to surgery.
Do I have to stop smoking for before having a brow lift?
At Heartland Plastic & Hand Surgery in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, we urge our brow lift patients to stop smoking one month before surgery and one month after surgery. Nicotine in cigarettes decreases the blood supply to the skin, and blood supply is important to the healing process. We hope our patients can decrease their exposure not only to firsthand but also to secondhand smoke.
Is there anything I need to do to get myself ready for surgery?
To reduce bruising and the risk of hematoma, you must stop taking blood thinners and vitamin E at least one week before and after surgery. If you are taking prescription blood thinners, you may need to get medical clearance from your family physician as well as instructions on how to stop these medications. We also want all herbal medication and diet pills (prescription and over-the-counter) stopped at least two weeks before surgery and one week following.
At Heartland Plastic & Hand Surgery in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, cosmetic surgeries are elective procedures. Therefore, the patient must be in overall good health before the surgery can be performed. If there are questions regarding your health, medical clearance from your family doctor may be required.
On average, how many brow lift surgeries does Heartland Plastic & Hand Surgery perform in a year?
Heartland Plastic & Hand Surgery averages 10 to 15 brow lifts a year.
Is it possible to go blind?
Risks are associated with brow lift surgery, and one of them is blindness. Heartland Plastic & Hand Surgery in Cape Girardeau has never had a patient with this complication and is not personally aware of anyone who had this side effect. Although this complication is extremely rare, your brow lift surgeon will address the issue at the time of your consultation.
Is there a better time of year to have the surgery performed?
You should make sure you schedule your surgery at a time that will allow you to heal. After brow lift surgery, you will have a 10-15 pound lifting restriction (that will include lifting children) for at least two weeks following surgery. You also have to make adjustments at work due to swelling, bruising, and being on pain medication. On average, patients take a week to ten days off work. Patients with physically demanding jobs, or those who are in the public eye because of their job requirements, may need to take more time off to heal. Brow lift patients at Heartland Plastic & Hand Surgery in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, on average, had bruising for 1-2 weeks.
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I would like to consider a brow lift. What should I do next?
At Heartland Plastic & Hand Surgery in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, David Deisher, MD and J. Stewart Humphrey, MD are board certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery. They offer plastic and hand surgery to patients across Missouri including Cape Girardeau, Jackson, and Sikeston. Your next step is to contact our office in Cape Girardeau today to schedule your initial brow lift consultation. Before your visit, write down all your questions and concerns and bring them with you so your surgeon can address them. Call us now at (573) 837-1610. Do not put this off any longer!
David Deisher, MD and J. Stewart Humphrey, MD offer plastic and reconstructive surgery to patients across Missouri including Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Sikeston, Cape Girardeau County, Bollinger County, Perryville, and Dexter. Contact the Heartland Plastic & Hand Surgery office today at (573) 837-1610 to schedule your brow lift consultation!