Brow Lift

Brow Lift Beverly Hills | Los Angeles

BACKGROUND

As skin begins to lose elasticity with age and the effects of the sun, time and gravity all begin to take their toll, the brow begins to descend and horizontal forehead creasing begins to appear.
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As the brow descends further it can begin to create a sad, angry or tired expression which likely does not reflect how a person truly feels.  An aging brow can also produce deep transverse forehead lines, vertical glabellar frown lines (the “11’s) and transverse wrinkles at the top of the nose. As the brow begins to descend even further, patients often complain of heaviness of their brow and “hooding” of their upper eyelids. At this point in time, a browlift is the best way to reverse these changes and restore a drooping brow to its natural height as well as make you look more refreshed, rested and youthful. A browlift also diminishes horizontal forehead creases and removes vertical furrows of the brow which without surgery could continue to make someone look tired and older.

Just like a facelift is designed to rejuvenate the lower part of the face, an aging forehead is designed to rejuvenate the brow. However, there is more involved in a browlift than just simply lifting the brow. During the surgery, the brow needs to be repositioned and reshaped in an aesthetically pleasing manner which includes raising the tail of the brow more than the central portion in order to avoid creating an unnatural “angry” slant that is not attractive for anyone. After surgery, the brow needs to have a rested, youthful shape rather than a pulled expressionless “surprised look.” Although popular eyebrow shape over time has been dictated by fashion trends and culture, there are some standards of beauty that your surgeon needs to understand in order to create a natural, beautiful result after surgery.

Dr Motykie utilizes the most modern and time tested browlift techniques that are uniquely tailored to your individual anatomy and goals in order to create a natural and beautiful result. Dr Motykie is meticulous in planning every step of your surgery in order to create a technique specifically for you. He will discuss the state of the art in browlift techniques and discuss the pros and cons of the endoscopic brow lift, pre-hairline brow lift, lateral browlift and coronal browlift and help you determine which one will help you best accomplish your own unique goals. Of the various browlift techniques, the main difference is the placement of the incision. The coronal browlift technique and the lateral browlift technique utilize an incision that is located behind the natural hairline in the scalp. The endoscopic technique involves placing several small, one-half-inch to one-inch incisions just behind the hairline.  Lastly, the pre-hairline technique places the incision immediately in front of the hairline and is ideal for patients with “long” foreheads and/or receded hairlines. In this way, the hairline is not elevated any further and the forehead may be shortened during surgery. In general, all properly performed browlifts raise the forehead and weaken the brow muscles responsible for frown lines which results in a rested and relaxed appearing forehead after surgery.

 


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CONSULTATION

During your consultation, Dr Motykie will address your desires from browlift surgery and he will give you a clearer understanding of how the surgery may best be able to meet your own needs and expectations. Dr Motykie will evaluate your forehead, eyelids and hairline in order to customize your browlift surgery to meet your desires and expectations. Dr Motykie performs all of the currently available browlift surgeries which include the coronal lift, the temporal lift, the pre-hairline lift and the endoscopic lift. The only difference between the various available techniques is the location and extent of the incisions used to lift the brow which can vary from an incision made across the top of the head to several small incisions in your hairline. Each of the techniques has its own unique advantages and disadvantages which Dr Motykie will discuss with you in detail during your consultation. Overall, every technique is focused on softening forehead muscles as well as raising the brow in order to improve droopy, tired eyes and create a more rested, pleasant facial expression.

Dr Motykie will also give you an opportunity to ask him any question you may have about browlift surgery as well as its possible benefits in your particular case. When going into your consultation, it is wise to come with questions written down and have a general understanding of the overall procedure so you can be prepared to learn as much as possible during your visit with Dr Motykie. Sometime during your consultation Dr Motykie may have you look through a “before & after surgery book” that contains numerous photographs of different results from surgery in order to help you determine what type of facial features you personally find attractive as well as which browlift technique may best help you to achieve your desired outcome from surgery. You are also encouraged to bring in photographs you may have obtained on your own from magazines or various internet websites which show the desired “look” you would like to achieve from surgery. Dr Motykie has found that looking through these types of photographs as well as reviewing his personal surgery portfolio.

You should leave your consultation with a preliminary game plan for your surgery.  Cost is always a consideration in elective surgery. At the conclusion of your consultation you will have the opportunity to meet with Dr Motykie’s surgical consultant who will be able to explain to you the possible cost and timing of your breast lift procedure. Cost may include surgeon’s fee, surgical facility costs, anesthesia fees, prescription medications, post-surgery garments, and medical screening tests. Dr Motykie’s consultant will also be able to explain to you all of your possible financing options. Remember, a surgeon’s price for surgery will vary based on their experience, the type of procedure being performed as well as the geographic location of their office. Please do not bargain shop for your plastic surgery but also make sure that you are not overpaying for your procedure by doing your homework, online research and obtaining several opinions from different board certified plastic surgeons before making your final decision about having your own breast lift procedure.

For your own personal and confidential consultation, contact Dr. Motykie’s office today. Dr Motykie will answer all of your questions and together you can determine which procedure best fits your desires and needs. Remember, it is impossible for a surgeon to tell you the best approach for you without first listening to your desires and concerns and then performing a physical examination of your breasts and surrounding tissue. Out of town patients may send photographs in order to have a virtual consultation performed by Dr Motykie.

To find out more about Brow Lifts please contact us at 310-246-2355

Dr. Gary Motykie
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