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Brow Lift

Brow Lift in Vancouver with Dr. Jeannie MacDonald

With age, skin starts to droop, wrinkles form, and natural folds deepen. On the forehead, this can be particularly noticeable. The loss of underlying support to the skin can result in your eyebrows falling below their normal position, increasing the drooping of upper eyelids and giving you an angry or tired expression. A brow lift (also known as a forehead lift) can help restore you to a more youthful and refreshed appearance.

You deserve a provider with unparalleled skills and an artistic eye who takes the time to understand your needs and aesthetic aims. Dr. Jeannie MacDonald understands beauty from the inside out and uses her unique artistic skills to develop a distinct treatment plan to reveal your most radiant, natural-looking appearance, making her one of the most sought-after brow lift surgeons in Vancouver.

Contact MacDonald Plastic Surgery at (604) 288-8517 or complete our online form to schedule your consultation today! We are located in New Westminster and are dedicated to serving plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgery patients in the Lower Mainland and Greater Vancouver area.

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What is a Brow Lift?

A brow lift is a surgical procedure that involves removing excess forehead skin and repositioning your eyebrows through incisions in either the hairline or just at the eyebrow, creating a younger, smoother look.

You will have a faint scar line from the incision that will be, in most cases, concealed by your hair or eyebrows.

Depending upon your unique goals, a brow lift surgery can place the eyebrows in a more elevated and youthful position and improve the appearance of:

  • Eyebrows that have lost their arch
  • Vertical frown lines between the eyebrows
  • Horizontal creases on the forehead, the bridge of the nose, and between the eyes
  • Drooping or uneven eyebrows
  • Furrows on the bridge of the nose
  • Sagging brows that hood the upper eyelids

Blepharoplasties, or eyelid lifts, are often done in conjunction with a brow lift to rejuvenate the upper facial region

What Are the Benefits of Brow Lift?

As we age, wrinkles can appear on the forehead. Deep forehead creases and drooping eyelids can make you appear much older and more tired than you feel. Frown lines make us look angry or irritated. If you are bothered by these signs of aging, a brow lift can help restore a more youthful and refreshed appearance.

You may benefit from a brow lift if you have:

  • Sagging eyebrows that give you an angry, sad, or tired appearance
  • Deep forehead wrinkles
  • Furrows between your eyebrows

Am I A Good Candidate for Brow Lift?

If you are concerned about a wrinkled brow that makes you appear tired or older than you are, brow lift surgery can enhance your appearance by smoothing your forehead and leaving you looking more refreshed and youthful.

Overall, healthy women and men are good candidates for brow lift. Dr. MacDonald recommends that candidates for brow lift should:

  • Be non-smokers
  • Have no medical conditions that impair healing
  • Have realistic expectations and a positive outlook
  • Be prepared to closely follow pre- and post-procedure instructions
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Choosing Dr. MacDonald as Your Brow Lift Provider in Vancouver

As a Royal College certified plastic surgeon, and the only female fellowship trained craniofacial surgeon in the Fraser Valley, Dr. Jeannie MacDonald understands beauty from the inside out. With specialized experience in facial implant remodeling and reconstruction, Dr. MacDonald’s extensive medical expertise and artistic touch help her formulate individualized treatment plans for each patient. Her approach to brow lifts will help to reveal the most refreshed, natural-looking you.

With a unique education that helps her combine her loves of aesthetics and surgery, Dr.  MacDonald helps her patients improve and enrich their lives. Above all, Dr. MacDonald strives to embody the values of honesty, thoughtfulness, and openness with each person who walks through MacDonald Plastic Surgery’s doors.

Your Brow Lift Consultation

Prior to your consultation, Dr. MacDonald suggests you read about brow lift surgery to better understand the basic steps of the process before learning more during your consultation.

During your consultation, Dr. MacDonald will listen to your goals and concerns, conduct a thorough examination, review your medical history, and consider all facial rejuvenation options before determining if you are a candidate. Often, pre-surgery botox is recommended in heavy brow or overly active foreheads to soften and aid in maintaining the lift post-operatively.

Next, Dr. MacDonald will be honest about how you can achieve your goals and explain the options that best address your specific concerns. During your consultation, Dr. MacDonald and her staff will:

  • Provide detailed information about what to expect before, during, and after the procedure
  • Discuss all concerns and questions that you have
  • Discuss potential risks of the procedure

Before you leave, Dr. MacDonald will ensure you feel comfortable with making informed decisions about your brow lift procedure. Dr. MacDonald’s compassion, honesty, and passion for her craft make her one of the top choices for a brow lift.

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Combining her unique surgical expertise with her artistic understanding of balance and proportion, Dr. Jeannie MacDonald brings out the most naturally beautiful you. Meet Dr. MacDonald today to learn more.

What Can I Expect During a Brow Lift Procedure?

Dr. MacDonald and her team carefully customize all brow lift procedures for the most favorable result for each patient. Some general steps you can expect are:

Prior to Your Procedure

As brow lift surgery requires a general anesthetic, you must complete a pre-operative questionnaire to ensure you are healthy enough for the procedure. You will be given instructions on what time to arrive and be reminded not to eat or drink anything the night before. You will need to arrange for someone to drive you home following your surgery and stay with you the first night following surgery.

Check-in and Anesthesia

You will be greeted by our team for check-in. Dr. MacDonald will ensure you are comfortable, answer any last questions, and evaluate the treatment area. After you are safely sedated, Dr. MacDonald will begin your brow lift.  

Brow Lift Procedure

According to your procedural plan, Dr. MacDonald will conceal incisions within the hair-bearing region of the head to remove excess skin and tighten the muscles.

Brow-lift surgery takes approximately 2 hours, then you will then spend around 3 hours in recovery.

Brow Lift Aftercare

Following your brow lift, bruising and swelling are normal and may spread down around eyes. These will gradually improve. Elevating your head and icing the surgical area will help minimize swelling and bruising.

For the first 2 weeks following your brow lift, it is imperative that you wear sunglasses when outside to avoid squinting.

Dr. MacDonald will meet with you 5-7 days following surgery to ensure that you are healing well. The stitches will dissolve on their own after a few weeks.

For patients who have very physical jobs, we recommend planning a minimum of 4 weeks recovery time before returning to work. For those with more sedentary jobs, it may be possible to return as early as 2 weeks following surgery.

For 4-6 weeks following surgery, you must avoid activities that may increase your blood pressure. However, you are encouraged to start slowly walking as soon after surgery as possible.

As with any procedure, following Dr. MacDonald’s instructions about limiting physical activity, cleansing, and avoiding sun exposure is fundamental to ensuring optimal results from a brow lift in Vancouver.

How Soon Will I See My Brow Lift Results?

While the results from your brow lift are visible immediately, swelling and bruising may spread down around your eyes and obscure your true results. Your results will continue to improve over the next few months as the site heals and incisions fade, leaving your forehead smoother and younger looking. Scars may take up to a year to completely heal.

Sun protection is important for at least the first 2 weeks following your brow lift surgery to help you avoid squinting. With proper skin care and sun protection, your brow lift results may last years.

Schedule Your Brow Lift Consultation Today!

Ready to enjoy the natural-looking, long-lasting results you will get at MacDonald Plastic Surgery? Contact MacDonald Plastic Surgery at (604) 288-8517 or complete our online form to schedule your brow lift consultation with an expert brow lift surgeon today.

Brow Lift FAQs

Your brow lift cost is determined by your individual needs and goals. Following your consultation, Dr. MacDonald’s assistant will provide a detailed breakdown of your brow lift cost in Vancouver.

You will be given general anesthesia during your brow lift procedure, so you should not feel discomfort. You may be prescribed pain medication to take following your procedure. However, during your consultation, be sure to discuss your pain concerns with Dr. MacDonald.

Typically, with proper skin care and sun protection following your brow lift procedure, your results can last for many years. However, each patient will experience varied results.

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