About Brow Lift Surgery
Aging combined with gravity leads to a sagging brow with drooping eyebrows, horizontal creases across the forehead, frown lines (furrows) between the eyebrows, and excess forehead skin that hangs over the eyes. All of this can make a person look older as well as appearing unintentionally tired, sad, or angry. At Charles P. Virden, MD in Reno, Nevada, endoscopic brow lift surgery can restore the youthful position and appearance of the forehead by removing excess skin and tissue. Dr. Charles Virden, a board-certified plastic surgeon, carefully plans each brow lift surgery (also known as browplasty or a forehead lift) to rejuvenate the upper portion of the face and make his patients from the Reno area look more alert, youthful, and happy. Dr. Virden no longer uses the old-style coronal brow lift, which required an incision from ear to ear. The newest technique is called endoscopic brow lift and involves 4 small incisions in the scalp less than 1-inch in length. This technique is also notable in achieving a superior result with no hair loss or distortion of the hair line. A brow lift is an excellent complement to the facelift procedure to provide long-lasting renewal for the entire face.
The best candidates for brow lift surgery:
- Have excess skin creating folds and creases
- Droopy eyelids and eyebrows
- Dynamic wrinkles on their brow
- Want a long-lasting solution
- Do not need a full facelift
"I came in from out of state to have my procedures done with Dr. Virden. He is extremely personable, knowledgeable and confident in what he does. On the day of my pre-op, as I was flying into Reno, my flights were diverted and delayed and I didn't get in until late. Dr, Virden went above and beyond to meet with me outside of normal office hours to make sure I was ready and confident for surgery the next morning. He is caring and attentive and checked in on me over the weekend after the surgery. I'm extremely happy with my results. My breasts look amazing and my tummy flat! I have had minimal pain after surgery and I attribute that to having an extremely skilled surgeon. I highly recommend Dr. Virden!"- Google User / Google / Nov 22, 2016
"I went to see Dr Virden over work that needed to be redone by another surgeon and I was uncomfortable nervous scared because of the previous treatment. Dr virden explained to me exactly what needed to be done how it would be fixed,h was very knowledgeable, personable, and compassionate. He had a true concern for what was going on with me and how to fix it. I now feel very comfortable having the work fixed by Dr. Virden."- L.D. / Google / May 16, 2019
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"Coming here is like dealing with trusted familyReviews have always been very important to me when considering a new physician- especially a plastic surgeon. Let me just say I have only felt safe and overly please with Dr. Virden and his skill as a cosmetic surgeon since my first enhancement in 2006. You won’t find a doctor with a better bedside manner. Dr. Virden takes his time to engage his patients and carefully listens to what you want the end results to be and eases any concerns you might have. Last week I flew from Austin to Reno to solely have a new procedure done by Dr. Virden. This is the level of expertise and trust we’re dealing with. Description: Personable, kind, honest and incredibly talented. It takes an all star team to support a doctor to be an award-winning plastic surgeon. You’ll experience dealing with an efficient and very sweet, professional staff at Dr. Virden’s office who cares about you and about making your cosmetic surgery experience amazing- and even exciting! Calls and emails are immediately answered or promptly returned. The day prior to surgery, I was sent home with a beautifully bound pre and postoperative reference guide that was customized specifically for me and the procedures that were scheduled. This was incredibly helpful to refer back to whenever I forgot a detail that I was already told and had just forgotten. This team always go above and well beyond the standard of care. Dr. Virden’s office even arranged transportation for me to and from surgery! You will not find a better cosmetic surgeon and staff. A world-class experience, every time."- M.S. / Google / Apr 28, 2019
"Absolutely amazing! Thanks for your help; I feel amazing!"- M. . / Google / Apr 24, 2019
What To Expect
Most brow lift surgeries are performed with the patient under general anesthesia as an outpatient surgery at an accredited hospital or surgical center. For brow surgery, small incisions are placed in low visibility areas, such as behind the hairline or in the eyebrows. The most common brow lift techniques are the open brow lift, limited incision brow lift, and endoscopic brow lift, which will be chosen based on the patient's goals and their individual features. Once the incisions are made, the surgeon will remove any excess skin, then smooth and re-position the muscles and soft tissue to smooth wrinkles and lines while elevating the eyebrows to an appropriate level.
Brow lift surgery usually takes about 2 hours and once the patient has been cleared by the doctor, they may be taken home by a responsible adult to recover at home. Most patients take 1 – 3 weeks to recover after a brow lift, but they are generally able to drive and return to work in 2 weeks. For the first days after the surgery, patients should expect some temporary bruising, discomfort, tightness, and numbness. The doctor will talk to each patient about what they need to do during their recovery and provide tips for an easier recovery. Patients will need to return for a follow-up appointment in 1 week to have their sutures removed and so their healing progress can be checked. While visible improvements can be seen immediately, the final results of the brow lift are usually seen about 4 – 6 months after the surgery.
Plan Your Procedure
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Awake, Alert, Ageless
Many patients fear that a brow lift will leave them looking permanently surprised, unnaturally wide eyed, or like they have obviously had plastic surgery. A plastic surgeon with experience in brow lift surgery will focus on creating a younger, natural-looking appearance that refreshes the face. Using simulation software, the surgeon and patient can decide how dramatic or how subtle they want the results to be. After brow lift surgery, patients will look more awake, more alert, and more like the age they feel.