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Dr. Michael Morrissette
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Brow Lift Surgery

Vanquish unwanted forehead lines

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As we age and facial skin and muscles lose elasticity, the brows can drop. Women, when young, generally have eyebrows that arch over the bony rim of the orbital bone (the part of the skull above the eyes). Should your brows drift down over time, and fall below this orbital bone, it can create a tired, weary, and less attractive facial appearance. Many patients believe they need an eyelift, when in fact, it is the brow that needs to be addressed with cosmetic surgery to resolve drooping eyelids, or both. Our Ventura brow lift surgery can smooth those worry lines you have developed on the forehead, and restore the brows to the right location - where they were before time and age took its toll.

As the look of your forehead and eyes create a visual impact, it may be important to you to rejuvenate your face, so it has more of the appeal of youth. A brow lift can make a significant difference in facial appearance, smoothing lines, and correcting droopy eyebrows. The first step is to find a cosmetic surgeon you can trust to create a natural look.

Is a Brow Lift Right for Me?

A brow lift can have a big impact on how your face appears to others - and to yourself. Various physical changes can make you a candidate for brow lift surgery:

  • Sagging brows
  • A grumpy, sad, or tired look to your face
  • Creases on forehead
  • Frown lines between brows or at top of nose
  • Excess skin that appears to "hang" over your eyes
  • Drooping eyelids

Two Types of Brow Lift: Temporal Brow Lift(temples) and Mini-Open Brow Lift

Dr. Morrissette performs several types of brow lift procedures. One is called a temporal brow lift, and is appropriate for patients with minimal wrinkles and creases on the brow, and who only need to raise the location of the brows. The mini-open brow lift addresses both drooping eyebrows as well as forehead wrinkles. Each procedure is performed under sedation, and takes about one hour to complete. The recovery time is about five to seven days.

Many people feel that they need eyelid surgery because they have droopy upper eyelids. In actuality, they may need their forehead and eyebrow "lifted" to a more youthful position. Since at times it is the drooping of the eyebrows that is the problem, it is important for the surgeon and the patient to fully realize the contribution of droopy eyebrows before removing eyelid skin. If you have droopy eyebrows and excess skin, then they can be addressed at the same surgery.

Elevating the eyebrows, or brow lift, can smooth horizontal forehead wrinkles and raise the eyebrows to a more youthful looking position.

In my office, I prefer to perform browlift surgery by either a mini open browlift technique, or temporal browlift technique. With the mini open browlift technique, the problem of forehead wrinkles is addressed as well as droopy eyebrows. The temporal browlift technique is used when patients have minimal forehead wrinkles and mainly require the eyebrows elevated.

Frown Lines, Wrinkles, and Sagging Brows

A brow lift can resolve the horizontal lines on your forehead, as well as those frown lines that appear between your brows, above the nose. Unfortunately, these lines give your face a tired, sad, expression when your face is at rest. A brow lift can be a wonderful rejuvenating procedure that restores a less worried, less tired, and more youthful look to your face - but it must be done with great care so that you get the most natural looking outcome, once you have completely healed.

Recovering from surgery involves rest - give your body the time it needs. The procedure will cause some swelling, which will diminish within a short period of time. You may experience an itchy sensation at the site of the incision - a normal symptom of healing, and a positive sign. The area around the incision may be slightly numb, which resolves over time.

Why Choose Dr. Morrissette?

The last thing you want to get after facial surgery is a permanently surprised expression due to a procedure performed by a surgeon who doesn't achieve facial balance. Dr. Morrissette has an impressive background, having served for 20 years as facial trauma surgeon in Ventura County. He is board certified by the American Board of Oral & Facial Surgery , and has a rare level of understanding about facial structure and how to create a natural appearance for his patients who are seeking to turn back time with a brow lift.

Your first step...

Your first step is to come to our office and meet with us about what you hope to achieve. Dr. Morrissette is involved in creating a natural looking result, and never recommends surgery when it isn't warranted, or won't benefit the patient. We proudly serve all of Ventura County, including Oxnard, Camarillo, Ojai and Santa Barbara. Call today to schedule a free consultation with us.

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