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browplasty surgery in santa rosa

All About the Brow Lift | Everything You Need to Know Before Your Browplasty Surgery in Santa Rosa

Plastic Surgery / March 2, 2022

There’s nothing worse than getting asked why you look so angry all the time, especially when you’re not angry in the slightest! As we get older, our skin elasticity goes down, which can cause our eyebrows to droop, making us look angry, tired, or just worn down. 

Luckily, Dr. Francisco Canales and Dr. Heather Furnas of Plastic Surgery Associates are two of the most skilled plastic surgeons in Northern California, and they take great pride in helping others reclaim their joy with browplasty surgery in Santa Rosa! 

What is browplasty surgery?

Also known as a brow lift, browplasty is a surgical procedure that refreshes the appearance of the face by correcting drooping brow lines. This can give the face a cheerful, more youthful appearance!

What does it treat?

Browplasty surgery in Santa Rosa can help reduce the appearance of:

  • Wrinkles between the brow
  • Fine lines between the brow
  • Sagging or drooping brow lines
  • Angry or tired appearance

If you’re interested in a more complete facial rejuvenation, a full facelift might be a good option. If you’re unsure which procedure is right for you, it’s always a good idea to consult with the experts!

Procedure Types

At Plastic Surgery Associates, we pride ourselves on our renowned surgical techniques. There are a few different directions your surgeon might take when deciding which technique to use. Here are the techniques we perform:

Traditional incision

For this technique, your surgeon makes an incision behind the hairline at the top of the head. This can help conceal any scarring and is ideal for patients with both frown lines and a sagging brow.

Trichophytic incision

This type of incision is made directly against the patient’s hairline, and is great for those with concerns about receding a hairline.

Lateral brow lift

Also called a temporal browplasty or temporal brow lift, this technique puts the incision within the hairline and slightly over the temples. The lateral method is best for those with sagging of the outer brow and crow’s feet. 

Endoscopic forehead lift

The endoscopic method makes multiple small incisions above the hairline, which then allow for the insertion of the endoscope, which is a surgical viewing device. Using the endoscope’s camera, your surgeon will reposition the brow tissue using stitches in order to lift the brow. 

Recovery & Results

Typical recovery from browplasty surgery in Santa Rosa is 2-3 weeks, depending on the technique used. Patients report slight swelling and bruising around the forehead and eyes. Cold compresses can help reduce any pain, and it’s important to sleep with pillows under your head to avoid pressure on the face. You should be able to see results right away, with a refreshed, more alert appearance!

Book an appointment for browplasty surgery in Santa Rosa

To learn more about browplasty surgery, and which surgical technique is right for you, schedule a consultation with Plastic Surgery Associates. We can’t wait to help you on your journey to a new you!