Brow Lift



Brow Lift

A brow lift – also referred to as browplasty – is a cosmetic surgery procedure that raises the brow position in order to create a more youthful facial appearance. The natural process of aging, daily lifestyle factors, as well as exposure to sunshine and other environmental factors, can result in a droopy brow – giving you a sad, tired, angry, and older look. Many patients who have this kind of unpleasant facial appearance may be negatively judged in social situations, resulting in diminished self-esteem. During brow lift surgery, plastic surgeons work on eliminating excess skin in order to restore a refreshed and youthful facial appearance, thus giving the patient an improved self-confidence and quality of life.

LA plastic surgeon Dr. Ruston Sanchez has helped numerous men and women from Baton Rouge and surrounding Louisiana areas of Lafayette, Hammond, and New Orleans achieve their goals with brow lift surgery. Dr. Ruston Sanchez works individually with each one of his patients to find a treatment plan that will produce the desired outcome.

Your Brow Lift Consultation with Dr. Ruston Sanchez

During a brow lift consultation, Dr. Ruston Sanchez will meet with you and discuss the goals of the procedure. The surgeon will ask questions to learn about your concerns and expectations. He will also assess your face and create an individualized treatment plan to achieve your desired cosmetic outcome. Dr. Ruston Sanchez provides his patients with the personal attention they need throughout the process as well as explains treatment modalities and expectations for recovery.

Am I a Candidate for This Procedure?

As one gets older, skin elasticity reduces and this is critical on the upper face. A brow lift is a plastic surgery procedure that restores a smoother forehead contour to give a more youthful facial appearance. Ideal candidates for this treatment are men or women who are in good health, do not smoke, and are looking to address any of the following aesthetic concerns:

  • Lift a sagging brow
  • Reduce wrinkles on the forehead
  • Get rid of frown lines
  • Address a drooping brow
  • Get rid of uneven lines between the eyebrows

During your initial brow lift consultation, the surgeon will listen to your concerns, ask questions, and let you know whether this treatment is for you. Dr. Ruston Sanchez is a committed professional who works diligently to create an individualized treatment plan to meet the needs and expectations of each patient. Dr. Ruston Sanchez may ask you to stop smoking, avoid some medications, and arrange for recovery before undergoing this procedure.

Surgical Technique

A brow lift is an outpatient procedure that is performed under general anesthesia and, in some cases, local anesthesia with sedation. The surgeon will create an incision in a strategic position depending on the degree of skin sag, the patient’s skin condition, and location of the hairline. Once this is done, the skin is tightened to achieve the desired smoothness and the incisions are closed using absorbable sutures, special clips, or skin adhesives. Dr. Ruston Sanchez employs his vast experience and modern surgical techniques to achieve the best possible outcome while minimizing the risk of scarring and other side effects.

Types of Brow Lift

Depending on the needs of the patient, Dr. Ruston has the following procedure options to choose from:

Endoscopic brow lift

The surgeon will place several incisions hidden within the hairline. An endoscope is used to view the underlying muscles and tissues. Forehead tissue is then lifted using fiber optic equipment inserted in one of the incisions. Finally, incisions are closed with small stitches. This is a less extensive brow lift surgery with minimal bruising and faster healing time compared to a coronal brow lift.

Coronal brow lift

The surgeon makes an incision at the top of the head from ear to ear, or at the hairline. The forehead skin is then lifted, excess tissue and fat removed and the muscles are realigned if necessary to give the desired outcome. The overlapping scalp is trimmed away and the remaining tissue is sewn back together. This technique is not recommended for patients with a high hairline, thin hair, or those likely to lose hair.

Temporal brow lift

This is a minimally invasive procedure where the surgeon makes an incision between your forehead and the beginning of your hairline. A small amount of skin and tissue is removed from the top of your forehead rather than the scalp making sure that the hairline is not pulled back. This treatment produces excellent results with minimal downtime.

After Brow Lift Surgery

Following the procedure, Dr. Ruston Sanchez will closely monitor his patients before releasing them to go home. Many patients can expect to experience a degree of swelling and bruising on the upper portion of the face, around the eyebrows, and near the eyes. This is a normal part of the healing process and dissipates within days. If the discomfort is too much, the surgeon will prescribe appropriate pain medication. It is also not uncommon for some patients to feel like their face is not symmetrical. Dr. Ruston Sanchez recommends that patients sleep on their back with their head elevated for 4-7 days after surgery. A post-operative appointment will be scheduled so that Dr. Ruston Sanchez can assess your recovery progress. The typical recovery period for brow lift patients is 2-3 weeks, after which time most patients can resume routine daily tasks. However, the surgeon will ask that you desist from strenuous activities or exercise until after you get the go-ahead from him. The outcome of this treatment is evident immediately after recovery. Patients will discover a refreshed face that is soft, alert, and more youthful-looking.


Plan your Brow Lift in Baton Rouge

The cost of a brow lift in Louisiana can vary greatly from one patient to the other. On average, most of Dr. Ruston Sanchez’s patients can expect to pay anywhere between $4,000 and $6,000. Dr. Ruston Sanchez’s office will provide an initial cost estimate following your first appointment. Keep in mind that brow lift surgery is completed in 2 hours and patients can expect a full recovery within 2-3 weeks.

Dr. Ruston Sanchez performs brow lift in accredited health facilities or his in-office operating room, supported by a full-time anesthesiologist and highly qualified support staff. Because this is an outpatient procedure, the surgeon will require that you have someone to drive you home and help out with chores over the first 2-3 days.

Meet Your Surgeon

Dr. Ruston Sanchez takes each patient case as unique and works diligently to achieve the best procedure outcome with faster surgery time, smallest scar possible, and minimal risk of complications. Get in touch with Dr. Ruston Sanchez’s office today to schedule a consultation visit for your brow lift procedure.

Average Cost

$4,000 – $6,000

Average Recovery Time

2 – 3 weeks

Average Procedure Time

Approximately 2 hours


Brow Lift vs Facelift
Most patients who are looking to improve their facial appearance are torn between choosing a facelift or a brow lift. Dr. Ruston Sanchez works with each patient to give an individualized treatment that suits their precise needs. During your initial consultation, the surgeon will listen to your concerns and assess your face before recommending the way forward. Dr. Ruston Sanchez will take into account the severity of wrinkles and the extent of brow sagging. He will also examine facial areas like the cheeks and the chin before deciding how to move forward.
Is this a quick fix or lifetime solution?
Brow lift surgery is not a quick fix. Rather, it is an excellent procedure that gives results you can expect to enjoy for decades. Notably, though, Dr. Ruston Sanchez reminds his patients that this procedure does not stop the process of aging. Patients can expect to see a gradual deterioration of their facial appearance as they age. However, it is possible to have another surgery years in the future in order to maintain a pleasant facial appearance.
Can a brow lift be combined with other procedures?
Yes. Facial plastic surgery incorporates several procedures, many of which can be combined to achieve the desired aesthetic outcome. Some patients may choose to have a blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), facelift, or nonsurgical injectable fillers at the same time as the brow lift. Let Dr. Ruston Sanchez know what you are looking for during your initial consultation so that he can create a proper treatment regimen for you.

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