Brow Lift for Men in Wilmington and Dover, DE
Located in Elkton, MD and Dover, DE, and serving the residents of Maryland, and Wilmington and Newark, Delaware, Replenish Cosmetic Surgery Institute performs brow lifts for men who desire plastic surgery.
As men age, it is common for lines and wrinkles to form around the forehead, becoming a negative focal point that makes your face appear older and more weathered. The effects of the sun and time can take a big toll on any man’s image. If you feel that your personality and image are being overshadowed by unsightly lines above your brow, a brow lift for men may be the right procedure for you. Your eyes will stand out more as a focal point, and you can look years younger through a personalized brow lift procedure designed by Dr. Martini and shaped by your personal goals.
Brow Lift for Men Procedure
The mid-scalp, or hairline life technique, is commonly recommended for men with high hairlines or high foreheads. With this method, the incision is made at the junction of the forehead skin and the hairline and runs over the top of the head from side to side. In this way, raising the hairline any higher is avoided while still elevating the brow area.
The lateral brow lift focuses on improving the lack skin and crow’s feet around the outer sides of the eyebrows and eyes. The incisions are placed behind the hairline at the temples, and excess skin is trimmed. Upon completion of the procedure, the incisions are closed, your hair and forehead are washed, and in some cases, a bandage may be applied.
Brow Lift for Men Preparation and Consultation
You should be very open, providing us with your medical history, drug allergies, list of any previous surgeries or biopsies, medications, diet pills, vitamins, herbs, and supplements that you are taking. Even if you do not think it is important, your safety is our utmost concern, and we are here to get to know your body and your lifestyle so that we can improve your overall quality of life and meet your goals. Don’t be afraid to be frank with us about your habits including smoking, the strenuousness of work you perform, your exercise habits, and the importance of getting back to work in a timely manner.
There are a few things you can keep in mind in order to reduce scarring, shorten your recovery time, and decrease your chances of complications. Discontinue using aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, Saint John’s wort, and Vitamin E for one week before and a few days after your procedure. These act as blood thinners and could cause problems with clotting. Stop smoking and drinking alcohol in excess well in advance of your brow lift and for one week following surgery. Be sure to drink plenty of water in the days leading up to your procedure, as remaining well-hydrated will help you to recover more quickly.
To keep your recovery as easy and comfortable as possible, be sure to follow these guidelines:
- Arrange for someone to take you home and take care of you for at least the first 24 hours.
- Fill your prescriptions prior to surgery.
- Place prescriptions within easy reach of where you will be resting.
- Keep handy plenty of pillows or a bed wedge in a nearby location so that you can keep your head elevated.
Brow Lift for Men Recovery
While the recovery process varies from person to person, within a day of your surgery you should be able to be up and walking around. Keep your head elevated for several days following the procedure, and apply cold compresses or small ice packs to help reduce swelling and ease discomfort. If you wear contact lenses, you may want to hold off on wearing them until you feel comfortable.
Plan to be out of work for the first week and away from your usual activities. After this initial period, you can gradually return to activities such as exercise and sex. Avoid any high impact activities for about one month, and stay away from saunas as the steam can adversely affect healing. The appearance of bruising will fade gradually, although there may be some bruises that remain for as long as a month following your surgery. You can utilize special camouflage makeup as you heal to conceal the discoloration. The appearance of scars fades nicely over time and should markedly improve over a period of several months after surgery.
After consultation, should you decide to move forward with your brow lift, an appropriate surgery date will be scheduled. You will be given complete preparation and recovery instructions prior to your procedure so you can get ready and know what to expect afterwards. Keep in mind that it is important to attend all follow-up visits, as we are here to help and make this a positive life-changing experience for you.