Brow Lift

Brow Lift Surgery in Riverton, UT, with Dr. Derrick Gale

Expressions are a very significant part of who we are as humans. When we communicate face to face, people generally focus on our eyes, brow line, and forehead, which we use to convey particular expressions. As we all age, our skin becomes naturally lax around our face, especially around our brow line. While there is no way to stop the hands of time, there are ways to slow them down potentially.

Fortunately, brow lift surgery is an excellent choice for patients who are looking to address the signs of aging on their brows, foreheads, and the upper part of their faces. Dr. Derrick Gale, an expertly trained and board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, is one of the leading cosmetic surgeons in the Riverton and Salt Lake City area. Many patients trust Dr. Gale to help them develop a customized plan of action aimed at recapturing their youthful countenance.

If you are interested in learning more about the transformative effects of brow lift surgery in the Riverton in Salt Lake City areas, call Dr. Gale’s office or schedule a meeting with his team.

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What is a Brow Lift?

Our aging bodies do not make as much collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid as they did when we were younger. As a result, sagging skin may begin to show up in certain places that are bothersome and hard to deal with. Since our eyes are the first thing that other people are likely to see, patients often notice skin laxity here first. Your brow line is a common place for drooping skin to show up. Fortunately, there is hope!

Brow lift surgery, also known as a forehead lift, looks to lift and tighten a patient’s forehead skin, forehead wrinkles, and sagging brows effectively. In doing this, the patient will have a smoother, more youthful-looking brow line and forehead.

Meet Dr. Derrick Gale, MD

Customized Consultations, Individualized Results

With a focus on improving both form and function, Dr. Gale applies experienced aesthetic judgment and surgical expertise to achieve each patient’s individual cosmetic and functional goals. While delivering the highest level of care and expertise, Dr. Gale and his team maintain a down-to-earth and comfortable atmosphere to put you at ease. 

What are the Benefits of a Brow Lift?

Brow lifts are specifically designed to lift and tighten the skin of your brow and forehead. Since much of our expressions come from our brow line and eyes, some worry that they may be misjudged in social situations because of something that is mostly out of their control. Many of our patients worry that people think they are sad, angry, or tired when it is really just the signs of aging showing in a less than ideal spot.

Salt Lake City brow lift surgery can:

  • Lift your brow line
  • Improve facial symmetry
  • Give you a more youthful appearance
  • Improve your facial expressions
  • Remove forehead lines and wrinkles
  • Help you regain self-confidence

What Will Brow Lift Surgery Entail?

Dr. Gale will schedule your brow lift surgery in the ENT center of Utah, one of the very best facilities in the region. Since this surgery is an invasive operation, you will be required to go under general anesthesia.

Once Dr. Gale begins the surgery, he will use one of the following brow lift techniques:

  • Endoscopic brow lift: In this method, Dr. Gale will insert a tiny camera and another specialized instrument into an incision behind your hairline. He will then lift your subdermal tissues and anchor them down.
  • Coronal brow lift: Dr. Gale will make a long, horizontal incision behind your hairline. He will then lift your forehead skin until it overlaps with the scalp behind it. After removing the overlapping tissue, he will sew your scalp down.
  • Hairline brow lift: For this option, Dr. Gale will make an incision across the top of your forehead, just before your hairline. He’ll then remove tissue from the top of your forehead to give you the perfect amount of lift.

After the procedure, Dr. Gale and his team will give you specific care instructions that will ensure that you have the best healing period possible. You can learn more about the procedure in the FAQ section below or reach out to Dr. Gale and his team at the ENT Center of Utah.

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Why Choose a Brow Lift Over Other Procedures?

While brow lifts are not as invasive as full facelifts, they are still very effective in treating the top part of one’s face. Also, since a brow lift is a surgical procedure, many patients opt to have one done instead of less permanent facial fillers and injections. Botox, Dysport, and other non-surgical injectables require ongoing sessions to maintain results properly.

Brow lifts can also be combined with other options to give you the best possible outcome. Many patients decide to couple their brow lift with non-surgical fillers, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), or other procedures. Dr. Gale will thoroughly discuss your options with you in consultation.

Your Consultation with Dr. Gale

During your brow lift consultation, Dr. Gale will listen to your needs, answer any questions that you may have, and fully explain the procedure. Because you are a unique individual, you will need to have a personalized plan.

You should be ready to discuss your medical history, realistic aesthetic goals, and other relevant information with Dr. Gale and his team.

There are plenty of fantastic treatment options for you to consider. If you would like to discuss brow lift surgery or any other cosmetic services, reach out to Dr. Derrick Gale’s facial plastic surgery team to schedule an appointment at the ENT Center online today.

Brow Lift - Dr. Gale, Salt Lake City, UT

Improving Form & Function

Trust Dr. Derrick Gale to help you achieve your goals, whether they are aesthetic, reconstructive or both. View our before and after gallery to see the surgical skill and technical mastery of one of Utah’s leading facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons.  

Brow Lift FAQ

Be sure to get plenty of rest. Keep your head elevated and use cold packs to reduce any swelling. Dr. Gale will also prescribe you pain medication to make sure that you are comfortable. You should also study and understand the post-op instructions that Dr. Gale will provide for you.

While browlifts may alter your hairline if performed a certain way, there are different techniques that will not. The hairline brow lift and endoscopic brow lift should not affect your hairline. Dr. Gale will make sure that you fully understand the scope of your procedure before your brow lift surgery.

It would be best if you stopped taking any drug or supplement that can increase bleeding. You will also need to stop smoking close to your surgery date and in your recovery phase as well.

While there is no way to stop the natural aging process altogether, brow lifts can generally last for a long time, as long as you properly maintain your skin.