Dr. Carol Wray is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been performing brow lifts and other facial surgery procedures on patients in the Roanoke Valley and surrounding areas including Salem, Blacksburg, Lynchburg and West Virginia, who want a younger looking appearance.
What is a Brow Lift (Forehead Lift)?
A brow lift is a surgical procedure where a surgeon lifts the skin above the forehead to get rid of worry lines, improve frown lines, and lift the brows to create a more youthful and pleasant appearance.
Benefits of a Brow Lift
A permanently furrowed forehead with deep lines and sagging brow line are usually the results of over-exposure to the sun, stress, repetitive facial expressions, and genetics. Those who choose to have a brow lift may receive the following benefits:
- A brighter appearance
- Diminishes a deeply furrowed brow and forehead
- Significantly reduced frown lines
- Less heavy or drooping eyebrows
Types of Brow Lifts
There are different approaches to a brow lift and which approach is used will depend on the hairline and forehead. Patients with a low hairline may qualify for an endoscopic approach, which uses four small incisions hidden in the hair. Patients with a high forehead may need an incision around the edge of the hair, so as not to elevate the hairline further.
Preparing for a Brow Lift
As with other procedures, it is important to prepare for a brow lift. Prior to the procedure, Dr. Wray evaluates patients including their hairline and overall health, and discusses the procedure to ensure everyone has a good understanding of what takes place. If you are scheduled for a brow lift:
- Be in good health or have medical clearance for your procedure.
- Stop smoking and all nicotine products at least two weeks prior to surgery
- Discontinue vitamins, supplements and any over the counter medications at least two weeks prior to surgery
- Arrange for someone to take you home and stay with you overnight after your surgery.
Brow Lift Recovery
For most patients, they are able to begin light everyday activities within a few days of the procedure but usually stay away from work for about ten days mainly due to some swelling and bruising. Camouflage makeup can help with this. Additionally, we recommend no vigorous activity or exercise for two weeks.
Brow Lift Results
Patients see noticeable results from brow lifts almost immediately although there is some bruising and swelling around the eyes for several weeks. Your eyes will appear brighter and your brows less heavy once everything settles down.
How Much Does a Brow Lift Cost?
Just as each patient has different issues and degrees of wrinkles and frown lines, so does the cost of brow lift procedures. During your consultation, we are happy to discuss the cost as well as financing options through CareCredit®. We require full payment prior to the procedure via cash, check, VISA®, MasterCard® and Discover®.
“Very thorough…. Even as to repeat if needed and patient enough that I asked questions she probably addressed months earlier.” Submitted 2/17/2013
Why Choose Dr. Wray?
Dr. Wray is well versed in the latest technological advances, ensuring that patients get the quality and personalized care they deserve.
- Over 25 years of experience performing plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures
- The only female board-certified plastic surgeon in the Roanoke Valley area
- Thoroughly answers questions & designs personalized treatment plans
- Experienced and caring staff makes patients feel welcome and comfortable
What Should I Expect from My Consultation?
Following an evaluation of your medical history, health and physical exam, Dr. Wray will address your concerns and goals and answer all your questions. Your satisfaction is a top priority and her goal is to make sure you are educated about options and possible procedures.
Dr.Carol Wray is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and offers aesthetic plastic surgery and other in-office nonsurgical cosmetic procedures for the residents in the Roanoke Valley and surrounding areas including Salem, Blacksburg, Lynchburg and West Virginia. Please contact us to schedule your consultation.