Brow Lift

Brow Lift with Dr. Walter Erhardt in Albany, Georgia

Genetics, natural aging and environmental factors can all contribute to undesirable wrinkles in the forehead region. A brow lift is a subtle and effective way to diminish drooping eyebrows, forehead wrinkles and furrows between the eyes.

Also called a forehead lift, this procedure can be tailored to meet your facial rejuvenation goals. Dr. Walter Efhardt is a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience performing brow lift surgery. He routinely performs brow lift surgery in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures such as a face lift to enhance final results.

Benefits of Brow Lift Surgery

  • Brow lift surgery can rejuvenate the brow and forehead by minimizing the appearance of undesirable fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Most patients are 40-70 years of age and seeking a more permanent solution facial than injectable treatments can provide.
  • A brow lift can be performed alongside rejuvenation procedures such a face lift for a total anti-aging transformation.

If you have frown lines between your eyebrows, deep forehead wrinkles or drooping eyebrows, you may be a potential candidate for a brow lift. Additionally, the best candidates are non-smokers who are in good health and possess realistic expectations.

How Brow Lift Surgery Works

Your consultation: During your consultation, it's important to be honest and upfront about your medical history, cosmetic expectations and recovery goals. Your consultation will begin with a physical exam, followed by an in-depth discussion of brow lift surgery. You will also have the opportunity to view Dr. Erhardt's gallery of before and after patient photos.

Surgery: Brow lift surgery can be performed in one of two ways – using a traditional coronal incision or through endoscopic technology. A traditional brow lift requires an incision that runs along the scalp within the hairline, while an endoscopic brow lift only requires 4-5 short scalp incisions. In both techniques, the underlying tissue of your forehead will be readjusted and your skin will be tightly lifted to smooth out deep forehead wrinkles. Once the procedure is complete, incisions will be secured with fine sutures.

Healing time: Ensuring that you have a safe and smooth recovery is one of Dr. Erhardt's primary goals. When you wake up from surgery, it is likely that you will experience some discomfort, swelling and bruising. A combination of elevation, cold compresses and pain medication will be available to help you manage these temporary side effects. Normal recovery time is about 7-10 days, but you should avoid more strenuous activities for 3-6 weeks. 

Expected Results: The final results of your surgery will become gradually apparent as bruising and swelling resolve over the course of a few weeks. You can anticipate an all around smoother, more youthful appearance. Implementing a healthy diet and exercise routine, as well as avoiding prolonged sun exposure will increase the probability of long-lasting results.

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Erhardt

If you're ready to learn more about brow lift surgery, call 229-432-9325 to inquire about a consultation with Dr. Erhardt. Our plastic surgery practice is located at 506 Fourth Avenue, Albany, GA 31701.