A brow lift is a cosmetic procedure used to reduce wrinkles, lines, and sagging skin around the forehead and eyebrows. Men who are seeking a more youthful appearance may be interested in the benefits of a brow lift; this type of surgery is designed to improve the upper portion of the face, resulting in a smoother, more youthful-looking appearance. A brow lift can effectively improve the appearance of men who have seen the effects of sun exposure and time on their forehead and brow.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joshua Korman has over two decades of experience that directly benefits his male patients who are looking for cosmetic improvement. Dr. Korman’s patients have come to associate him with quality results and a commitment to providing state-of-the-art care in a comfortable atmosphere. To experience this advanced level of care and find out what a brow lift can do for your face, schedule a personal consultation! You can reach our Mountain View location by calling (650) 671-2034, our offices in Carmel at (831) 244-8681, or our San Jose location by calling (669) 666-9161.
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- 1 More About Brow Lifts for Men
- 2 Benefits of Brow Lift Surgery
- 3 Candidates for Brow Lift Surgery
- 4 Personal Consultation
- 5 Preparation
- 6 The Surgery
- 7 Recovery After the Procedure
- 8 What are the Results of a Brow Lift?
- 9 Corresponding & Complementary Procedures
- 10 What is the Cost of a Male Brow Lift in San Jose, CA?
- 11 References
More About Brow Lifts for Men
A brow lift procedure, specifically customized for male patients, is an important part of Dr. Korman’s practice. A properly performed brow lift can restore a natural, more youthful contour to the upper portion of a man’s face and create a fresh, handsome appearance. During this outpatient procedure, Dr. Korman will address wrinkles that form on the forehead and between the brows, sagging eyebrows, and deep creases in the forehead. A brow lift can help men look less tired and more alert by creating a smoother, firmer contour to the upper face.
It is important that the surgeon performing the brow lift surgery on their male patients has experience with the delicate anatomy of the upper forehead and brows. Otherwise, men can end up with overly arched eyebrows or a lift that creates a “surprised” look. What men want is to look younger and refreshed, not surprised or feminine. Dr. Korman has ample experience and knows exactly how to achieve a natural look that can create a distinguished brow that looks like you, only better.
Benefits of Brow Lift Surgery
The most common benefits of a brow lift include:
- Reduction of forehead wrinkles and creases
- Rejuvenation of the upper portion of the face
- Lift drooping eyebrows
- Elimination of excess skin on the upper forehead
- Tightening loose skin on the upper areas of the face
- Opening up the eyes
- Creating a refreshed, youthful-looking appearance
Aging can take its toll on the face, but Dr. Korman and his staff are here to help men achieve a more youthful look. Turn back the clock – send us a message via our online contact form to learn how.
Candidates for Brow Lift Surgery
Men who find themselves bothered by wrinkles and sagging skin around the forehead and eyebrows are likely to be good candidates for a brow lift. Ideal candidates are men who are:
- In good physical health
- Have realistic expectations
- Do not smoke
- Have not experienced any major weight fluctuations
Some people are not good candidates for surgery, either because they have unrealistic expectations or because they are not healthy enough to undergo surgery. People who smoke or who have certain underlying health conditions are not good candidates for surgery. It’s also important to determine that it is in fact the tissue of the brow that is causing the aesthetic concern, since many patients benefit from a blepharoplasty, or upper eyelid lift, instead or, or in combination with a brow lift.
Dr. Korman is committed to his patient’s safety and comfort during all stages of treatment. He takes the time to answer questions and address all concerns prior to any procedure in order for his male patients to feel confident about their decisions and for Dr. Korman to ensure the best outcome for each patient.
During your initial consultation with Dr. Korman, you can discuss your desired outcomes and determine if a brow lift is the best choice for you. Dr. Korman will listen carefully to your goals, assess the condition of your skin, and explain how he can help create a more youthful look with this cosmetic procedure. Dr. Korman considers various factors such as bone structure, facial anatomy, and skin type to determine the best approach for achieving your best appearance.
He will provide you with an honest evaluation and make sure that you understand the possibilities of this procedure. He will also advise on the best treatment options for your particular situation and explain what you can expect during each step of the process.
If you are interested in learning more about brow lift surgery, contact Dr. Korman today for a consultation and let him help you achieve the look that you want.
Prior to your brow lift procedure, Dr. Korman may also ask you to discontinue any medications or supplements, if necessary. It is important that you follow all of his instructions carefully in order for the procedure to be successful and for your recovery to go smoothly.
Dr. Korman will perform a physical examination to evaluate the facial skin and underlying structure in order to determine what type of brow lift procedure would be best for you. During this time, Dr. Korman will also answer any questions or concerns that you may have about the surgery.
Please plan to have someone drive you home after your procedure and stay with you for one to two days to help you recover.
Arrive for your surgery in comfortable clothing you can change back into after surgery. You will be given a sedative to help you relax and make the procedure more comfortable. Local anesthesia is administered to numb the area, and any remaining discomfort is alleviated with light sedation.
Dr. Korman will draw from a variety of available techniques to lift and rejuvenate the brow.
Coronal Brow Lift
This technique uses either a pre-trichial or post-trichial incision; this has the advantage of allowing the correction of glabellar frown lines and forehead wrinkles while lifting the brow. The procedure is not appropriate for those patients who have a high hairline or those with thinning hair. 
The mid-forehead lift uses the forehead crease as the foundation of the incisions. Surgeons often recommend this technique instead of the direct brow lift because scars above the brow look bad and most men aren’t will to use makeup. This technique can be used effectively, especially for men who have deeper forehead creases and receding hairlines. 
Direct Brow Lift
Direct brow lifting is usually only done on patients who don’t want a coronal brow lift, or when the scars from a coronal lift would not be good—for example, when a person has male pattern baldness or a high hairline. The main advantage of this technique is that it removes less tissue and gives the surgeon more control over the brow position and contour. The main problem with this technique is that it can leave an unsightly scar, or one that becomes sunken or hypertrophic. 
Endoscopic Brow Lift
Endoscopic methods of brow lifting have been reported to be just as successful as open coronal lifting, but with a lot fewer complications and a shorter time to recover. 
Depending on the technique used, Dr. Korman will ensure that the end result is a forehead and brow that look as good as possible without obvious scarring or an “overdone” look.
After your procedure is complete, Dr. Korman will close the incisions with sutures and apply a bandage for protection. We will monitor your condition as you wake up from your procedure and, once you are ready to go, we will provide you with instructions on how to care for your brows post-operatively. You will be able to return home shortly after the procedure is completed.
Recovery After the Procedure
Patients should plan to rest and take it easy for a week or more while they allow their bodies to heal. Proper rest includes:
- Getting plenty of sleep
- Avoiding strenuous activities
- Abstaining from alcohol and smoking
Furthermore, a big part of recovery is what you put in your body. Eating a balanced diet and staying hydrated can help the healing process. In fact, drinking plenty of water is essential for keeping your skin hydrated and supple which will help your results last.
During your recovery, you may experience some redness and swelling of the area that usually subsides within a few weeks. Pain medications can be prescribed as needed. Normal activities such as exercise and work can usually resume after about a week of rest.
During your follow-up visits, Dr. Korman will monitor your progress and make sure that you are healing properly. He will provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for your skin and any follow-up treatments that may be necessary.
What are the Results of a Brow Lift?
The results of the brow lift procedure are often immediately visible, and improved facial contour continues to become clearer as healing progresses. The results of this surgery can last for many years. It is important to follow your surgeon’s post-operative instructions carefully to help protect your results and ensure your face continues to look incredible as you age.
Men will see:
- A smoother forehead and fewer wrinkles
- The reduced heaviness of the brows
- Improved definition in the brow area
- A more youthful appearance overall
- A more refreshed look
Overall, Dr. Korman’s brow lift technique is designed to create a natural-looking result that is tailored to each individual’s goals and expectations. With careful attention to detail and a commitment to safety, men can achieve the look they desire. Contact Dr. Korman’s office today for a consultation and to find out more about brow lift surgery.
Corresponding & Complementary Procedures
For men who are experiencing sagging eyelids or other issues related to aging, a brow lift can be combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures in order to achieve the most dramatic and satisfying results.
Dr. Korman offers a variety of other facial cosmetic surgeries which can be combined with brow lift surgery, including facelift procedures. This combination can help to create an even more youthful and refreshed look. The best part? In the hands of a skilled surgeon like Dr. Korman, you will only look like you’ve taken up a new exercise routine, or that you’ve just returned from vacation. Your co-workers and acquaintances won’t know that you’ve had a surgical procedure done. Consult with Dr. Korman today for more information on how he can help you to look your best!
What is the Cost of a Male Brow Lift in San Jose, CA?
We provide men with the highest level of care and strive to help them achieve their desired outcomes. Contact us today to learn more about brow lift surgery, including the costs associated with this popular procedure, and how it can help you look younger and refreshed!
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