Facial Plastic Surgery Questions and Answers: Part 8

Question: Is deep plane facelift includes temporal lift or it’s normally separate procedures with separate prices? 
Answer: A brow lift and a facelift are two completely separate operations that can be performed together, or separately depending upon the issues. A full set of facial and neck photographs are required to make a determination about being a candidate for two procedures.

Question: Which surgery method for brow lift? 
Answer: In our practice we use the coronal approach to accomplish lifting the entire forehead and eyebrows as a unit. The Incision is located back in the hairline Area. Eve if you lift your eyebrows, you may still require a conservative upper eyelid skin blepharoplasty, since you have very hooded eyelids in addition to low set eyebrows.

Question: What type of brow lift is best for a large forehead? 
Answer: When patients have a high hairline like you do, the incision is placed at the frontal forelock and the bald skin is removed so that hairline becomes lowered. From the photos presented, your eyebrow position is normal, and a brow lift is not necessary otherwise you’ll look too surprised.

Question: Better candidate for brow lift or upper blepharoplasty?
Answer: A full set of facial photographs are required to make a determination about two different surgical procedures. If you have low set brows, then a brow lift is necessary. If your brow position is adequate, and you have a hooded skin in the upper eyelids, then a blepharoplasty is indicated. An upper blepharoplasty can be performed under local anesthesia, while a brow lift is performed under general anesthesia.

Question: Do I need a brow lift, upper bleph or both? 
Answer: Your eyebrow position is acceptable, and a brow lift is not required. You have an upper blepharoplasty performed as the excess skin on the upper lids is bothering you. Ptosis correction will actually open up the aperture of the Eyelid so that your upper eyelid margin is not cutting across the black part of your pupil and improves vision.

Question: Brow lift versus upper lid excess skin removal, any suggestions? 
Answer: The height of your eyebrows from this one limited photograph are adequate, therefore brow lift is unnecessary. An upper blepharoplasty procedure can accomplish removal of excess skin on the upper lids and making them look more symmetrical. A lower blepharoplasty procedure can accomplish removal of the fat that is creating the puffy look on the lower lids.

Question: Crease across my forehead droops downward – would a temporal brow lift help? 
Answer: A full set of photographs of your eyes and forehead are required make make a determination about how best to proceed. The primary goal for upper blepharoplasty is to remove the excess skin resting on your eyelashes creating the tired look. A brow lift procedure can accomplish softening the vertical and horizontal lines of the forehead in addition to lifting low set eyebrows. You can also try Botox in your forehead first to see if that relieves both the vertical and horizontal lines before a surgical brow lift.

Question: How long after BBL/breast implants can I safely undergo mid-face lift and brow lift?
Answer: It’s probably best to separate out your body procedures and your facial procedures under two general anesthesias at least a month apart. Does not matter which one goes first.

Question: What is the difference between a surgical brow lift and a thread lift? 
Answer: A surgical brow lift accomplishes either raising the hairline or lowering it depending upon placement of the incision, in addition to raising the eyebrows themselves for low set eyebrows. This corrugator muscles and frontalis muscles can also be softened to help with the wrinkles in the forehead. This is a permanent solution to both vertical And horizontal wrinkles in the forehead and is performed when patients have low set eyebrows. Threadlifts are only temporary since this it’s nonsurgical and the threads dissolve within a couple months.

Question: Upper eye puffiness and asymmetry – am I candidate for a brow lift, blepharoplasty or something else? 
Answer: There’s always a symmetry in the upper eyelids, both before and after the procedure. Your eyebrow position is normal, therefore a brow lift is not necessary. A conservative upper blepharoplasty procedure can accomplish removal of some of the excess fat creating the puffy look, and a conservative amount of extra skin. In upper blepharoplasty procedure can be performed under local anesthesia As an outpatient procedure.

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