Brow Lift

Many active, health‐conscious women and men are bothered by droopy eyebrows and horizontal forehead creases that make them look tired, angry, or sad no matter how happy and rested they really might feel. Dr. Kailash Narasimhan offers one of the most modern plastic surgery methods for achieving a rested and refreshed upper facial appearance, the minimally invasive endoscopic brow lift. Tampa / St. Petersburg plastic surgeon Dr. Narasimhan prefers this technique to the standard coronal brow lift surgery as he believes the endoscopic surgery will give better results with less down‐time and discomfort.

Dr. Narasimhan's natural‐looking results reflect his attention to aesthetics, as well as his extensive training and skill. He is certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolarygology (Head-Neck Surgery). He takes the time to give you the comfort and reassurance you need to make a well‐thought‐out decision about improving your facial appearance.

A brow lift can be combined with other cosmetic surgery procedures, including eyelid surgery and a facelift. To learn more about Dr. Narasimhan and the plastic surgery procedures he offers, request your consultation today.

Why Choose Dr. Narasimhan

Dr. Narasimhan is an excellent choice for your cosmetic procedure for many reasons, including:

  • Double board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology
  • Highly trained in procedures of face, breast, and body
  • Passion for cosmetic procedures and patient care
  • Compassionate care and attention to detail

Who Is a Candidate for a Brow Lift?

Brow lift surgery typically benefits both women and men in their 40s to 60s who are unhappy with a sagging eyebrow area, hooding of the upper eyelids, and horizontal forehead creases. If you are balding or have a receding hairline, Dr. Narasimhan can alter the procedure, for example by moving the incisions further up into the scalp, to accommodate your individual physical features. If you've already had upper eyelid surgery, the doctor may need to modify the procedure as well.

Narasimhan Plastic Surgery also offers BOTOX® Cosmetic as a temporary, non‐surgical alternative to brow lift surgery. This treatment is most effective when you're only concerned with forehead creases and lines, and not sagging eyebrows.

Advantages of Endoscopic Brow Lift Surgery

The conventional coronal brow lift involves an incision from ear to ear across the top of the forehead, Dr. Narasimhan offers the endoscopic brow lift, which involves only 3 to 5 tiny incisions within the hairline. This modern cosmetic surgery method, in which the doctor looks under the skin with a small camera, offers several advantages over the conventional brow lift, including:

  • Smaller incisions, resulting in less scarring
  • Reduced bruising, bleeding, swelling and risk of numbness
  • Shorter recovery period

Recovery From Brow Lift Surgery

The length of recovery following a brow lift will depend on whether you combine it with other facial sculpting procedures like eyelid surgery, short scar facelift, or traditional face lift and neck lift. You can usually resume normal activities, including returning to your job, between 7 to 10 days after surgery.

Patients who have an endoscopic brow lift usually enjoy a faster and more comfortable recovery. With either method, plan to rest for the first week after your surgery. Limit vigorous activity that can increase your blood pressure, such as jogging or heavy work around the house, for several weeks after surgery.

Common Questions

Is conventional or endoscopic surgery a better choice for me?

It depends on the severity of your symptoms, as well as your desired result. A conventional brow lift provides Dr. Narasimhan with greater control during surgery, allowing him to make more significant changes. An endoscopic brow lift can be a good option for you if you'd like a more moderate improvement with a reduced recuperation period. During your consultation, Dr. Narasimhan can help you decide which version of the surgery is the better fit for your needs.

How much discomfort can I expect?

Patients undergoing conventional brow lift surgery are often surprised that the recuperation period is easier and more comfortable than they anticipated, and recuperation from an endoscopic brow lift is even more so. You'll probably feel sore and groggy upon returning home from surgery, and you'll begin to feel more like "yourself" as the anesthesia wears off. Residual discomfort can be managed with prescribed medication and by following Dr. Narasimhan's instructions — such as keeping your head elevated to reduce swelling. Your incision and the area immediately around it may itch as it heals. Dr. Narasimhan can advise you on topical treatments to reduce itchiness. During your consultation and subsequent pre-op appointment, Dr. Narasimhan will give you a more specific timeline so that you may plan accordingly.

How long will my results last?

Like other plastic surgery procedures, brow lift surgery can't completely stop the aging process. However, it can "set back" the clock on aging by several years. By closely following Dr. Narasimhan's post‐surgical recommendations and practicing good lifestyle habits, you can enjoy the results of your brow lift for many years. For example, protecting your skin from the sun is an important way to minimize excessive scarring and preserve the integrity of your skin to avoid premature sagging and wrinkles. Some patients choose to prolong their results with non‐surgical treatments, such as BOTOX Cosmetic. In any case, Dr. Narasimhan can make the best recommendation for you.

The First Step

If you are considering brow lift surgery to achieve a younger and more rested look, take the next step and contact Dr. Narasimhan. Because he believes plastic surgery is an art, he focuses on the small details to make you feel more beautiful while looking natural. Request a consultation in his cosmetic surgery office or call him at (727) 289-7119.