Many men are unhappy with their sloping or heavy brow, as it makes them appear older due to hooding of the eyes and an overall “heaviness” of the area. Dr. Maercks can achieve a more youthful and pleasant appearance with a brow lift, which re-positions the brow to its more natural position.
Surgical details, recovery, and results
Because there are many different techniques for brow lift surgery (the direct lift, the endoscopic lift, the temporal lift, etc.), surgical details will be different for each patient. During your consultation, Dr. Maercks can determine which brow lift technique is best for your unique physical traits and aesthetic goals, and he will take you step-by-step through the procedure and recovery details. In general, recovery time for a brow lift is 10 to 14 days.
Directly after the surgery is complete, your head will be wrapped in dressing to help with swelling and healing. You will need to continue wearing the dressings for a few days. You may experience a tight feeling in the treated area for a couple of days, as well as swelling and discoloration around your eyes for about one week. Bruising, numbness, headache, and nausea are also common within the first week following surgery. Dr. Maercks can prescribe medication to help manage any discomfort. Results from a brow lift are typically finalized at four months.