One of the most universally recognized signs of aging is the distortion of the brow. As the face ages, the brows can often descend, causing the eyes to appear tired or depressed. Patients often complain that it’s more difficult to express their emotions or look energized. As performed by Dr. Ogilvie in Chicago, brow lift surgery is intended to address these concerns by making the brow appear significantly more youthful.
Michael Ogilvie, MD, FACS
At OPS, we use state-of-the-art techniques to restore the position and shape of the brow to restore a more natural and youthful appearance. If your brow has become your face’s center of attention, contact our staff at OPS to set up an initial consultation with Dr. Ogilvie.
We will be able to discuss your individual needs and desires in detail, answer all the questions you might have, and get started on your brow transformation.
The benefits of any brow lift procedure will vary depending on the patient. However, in general, brow lift benefits often include:
Many patients report feeling younger in addition to looking younger after a brow lift procedure. If you want to talk to Dr. Ogilvie about what benefits might be in store for you, contact us to set up an appointment and get started on your transformation.
When the signs of aging begin to show, which facial rejuvenation procedure would work best for you may not always be clear cut. A brow lift might be the best possible option for you if:
Brow lifts are sometimes performed in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation procedures, such as facelift or blepharoplasty, depending on your desires and treatable areas.
If you think you might be a good candidate for a brow lift, or if you have questions about how a brow lift could help you look more youthful, contact our offices to set up a consultation with Dr. Ogilvie.
As the brows become heavier with aging, they often drop to or below the upper rim of the eye, causing a tired or angry appearance. To reposition the brow, there are five possible primary techniques used at OPS:
At OPS, we tailor the procedure to the specific needs of the patient to give the most effective but natural appearing results.
Anesthesia – The brow lift can be performed with either oral, IV, or general anesthesia to keep you the most comfortable during the procedure. In cases when local anesthesia is appropriate, a sedative may sometimes be used as well.
Incision – As stated earlier, five possible incisions may be used, the eyelid or brow incision, the temporal incision, the direct brow incision, the anterior hairline incision or the traditional posterior hairline incision.
Closure – All incisions are typically closed with sutures or surgical clips which are typically removed after one week of recovery.
Results – visible results are evident once residual bruising and swelling subside, which may take up to 6-8 weeks. Healing is very dependent on the type or combination of procedures performed as well as your personal ability to heal.
Every plastic surgery procedure, brow lift included, begins with a consultation. During your consultation with Dr. Ogilvie, you will discuss the best ways to achieve your overall final look.
Once the initial consultation is complete, you can begin discussing the next steps with Dr. Ogilvie. To get started on your brow lift transformation, contact us to set up your consultation.
Dr. Ogilvie is very professional and compassionate. I trusted and felt comfortable with him from our first consultation. He took the time to explain the process and what I should expect (from facial fillers). I appreciated the fact that he did not try to recommend any procedures I did not need or want. Dr. Ogilvie thoroughly and patiently answered my questions. I always felt as if I was his only patient. I am so happy with my results. He placed the filler perfectly and my results were exactly what I wanted. What a great experience!
Dr. Ogilvie has amazing people skills. He is a professional, genuine and caring and makes you feel comfortable. I was very impressed as to how he explained the type of procedures that were available and which options were best for me. He answered all my questions thoroughly and his patience is remarkable. Excellent experience.