San Antonio plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael Decherd, offers brow lift surgery for patients desiring a more youthful appearance. This facial surgery focuses on correcting droopy eyelids that cause individuals to look tired or sad. During this procedure, the excess skin and tissue that causes drooping is removed and the eyebrow is lifted (with an incision along the browline) to create a more alert look. Brow lifts are often confused with a forehead lift. Both create similar results, but use different approaches. During a forehead lift, the incision is made endoscopically and the forehead will be pulled up, which lifts the brow at the same time.
Brow Lift Reviews
"After interviewing several plastic surgeons in San Antonio, TX I chose Dr. Michael Decherd. His whole staff made me feel special as soon as I walked in; professional, courteous, & totally knowledgeable. After my Upper Facial Rejuvenation & Blepharoplasty I finally looked like I felt...39yrs old & holding! In addition, the after care & followups truly astound & amaze me. I am completely grateful & couldn't be more satisfied. Check out my facebook photos....Sincerely, Monica Monocsek"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Aug 27, 2013
"Face and Brow Lift - San Antonio, TX - I looked in several doctors even look down in Mexico but once I talked to Dr. Decherd, I was sold. He seemed to really listen and spent a long time with me helping me chose the right surgery for me. His price was reasonable so I went for it. I am only on day 4, so still lots of swelling. Not much pain per se, but the discomfort is tiresome. The dr office has called me on 2 or 3 occasions just to see how I was. I am glad I chose the doctor I did."- D. / RealSelf / Oct 03, 2012
"Best Plastic Surgeon and Amazing Office Staff - San Antonio, TX - I was recommended Dr. Decherd from a friend of a friend in which she had a procedure done which she was pleased on how it turned out. I went into the office and was greeted with professionalism and compassion in my nervousness to have a breast lift, implants and a eye brow lift (due to nerve damage during a previous surgery years ago). Dr. Decherd, Monica and other members of his staff are AMAZING!! Dr. Decherd gets to the point in his suggestions and recommendations which made me feel confident and excited to have my procedures done!! Monica in his office, is such an AMAZING woman who knows how to make you feel "not guilty" in your decision to "invest" in yourself - I appreciated that!! I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Decherd for any procedure you are thinking about doing!!"- K. / RealSelf / Sep 20, 2016
Dr. Decherd utilizes several approaches for brow lift surgery. The incision point depends on the severity of sagging and the overall condition of the skin. Using an eyebrow incision approach, the incision is placed along the natural upper eyelid crease or the brow’s hairline. Once the incision is made, excess skin is trimmed away and the eyebrow and eyelid are pulled up to create an awakened look. Endoscopy is also very popular today for brow lift surgery. During an endoscopy procedure, several small incisions are made close to the hairline and a tiny camera is inserted so that the underlying tissue can be manipulated with precision. The healing from the endoscopic technique is quicker compared to the traditional brow lift approach.
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- Average Cost
- $4,000 - $7,000
- Recovery Time
- 1-2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1-2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Brow Lift FAQs
What's Surgery Like?
Dr. Decherd performs all brow lift surgeries in an accredited surgical facility. The average procedure time is between 1 and 2 hours. Patients will be placed under general anesthesia and will spend a couple of hours in recovery before being released home. There will be some bruising and swelling around the forehead and eyes, but this usually subsides within a week. Patients may feel as though the face is out of symmetry or that their eyebrows are high. As the eyebrows take on their new position, the results become more natural. It takes about 3-4 months for the final results to show themselves.
Facelift VS Brow Lift?
Sometimes, a brow lift is all a patient requires to attain a rejuvenated, awakened appearance. Patients that have sagging skin and drooping throughout the entire face may need a full facelift or a combination of facial procedures. Typically, a brow lift or forehead lift addresses the upper face, a cheek lift addresses the mid-face, and a facelift targets the entire face. Dr. Decherd will assess the facial laxity during the consultation and determine if a brow lift alone will garner the desired results and create a treatment plan accordingly.
Will I Look Fake?
The goal of a brow lift is to give the patient a look that no longer appears tired. The results should be subtle and natural. This can be achieved under the hands of an experienced facial surgeon. Pulling the brow too high or too tight can create undesirable results such as a “wide-eyed” appearance. Dr. Decherd, an experienced facial surgeon, will have a thorough understanding of the internal structure of the face and will create results that are natural and prevent a wide-eyed or hyper-alert look.
Can't I Just Get BOTOX®?
Countless patients come to our office for BOTOX and love the results this injectable treatment provides. It is a nonsurgical cosmetic treatment that targets forehead wrinkles. Dr. Decherd will oftentimes try a less aggressive approach first with a BOTOX injection. If the results are too subtle, a brow lift may be the right answer. While BOTOX does a great job of smoothing out lines and wrinkles on the forehead, it does not always correct drooping eyebrows. Many patients benefit from a combination approach using BOTOX and surgery to achieve the best outcome.
Does This Scar?
Scarring with a brow lift procedure is minimal. This is because the incisions are usually made along the natural hairline (either in the brow or along the forehead). In addition, Dr. Decherd strives to create incisions that are carefully placed to minimize the effects of scarring.
How Much Does This Cost?
A brow lift can range in cost as low as $4,000 on up to about $7,000. The cost will increase if another procedure, such as BOTOX, is combined with surgery.