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As a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon in Zionsville and Carmel, Indiana, Dr. Emily Hrisomalos often encounters patients seeking rejuvenation and enhancement of their brow and forehead area. The desire to achieve a more youthful, vibrant appearance is common, and fortunately, there are several effective treatments available. Below, Dr. Hrisomalos compares two popular options: the surgical brow lift and the non-surgical BOTOX® Cosmetic brow lift.

Surgical Brow Lift: Precision and Longevity

A surgical brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, is a procedure designed to naturally and carefully reposition the brow into a higher position on the forehead. This method directly addresses the underlying structures that contribute to brow ptosis (drooping) and forehead wrinkles. Dr. Hrisomalos typically employs a minimally-invasive endoscopic brow lift technique, which entails discreet incisions carefully hidden behind the hairline. This procedure often makes patients look more awake and truly opens up the eyes whether combined with an upper eyelid surgery or not.
Benefits of a surgical brow lift include:

However, a surgical brow lift comes with considerations such as downtime for recovery which may not work for everyone, or may just not work at a certain interval in time.

Non-Surgical BOTOX® Cosmetic Brow Lift: Minimally Invasive and Quick

For those seeking a less invasive approach, the non-surgical BOTOX® Cosmetic brow lift offers a convenient alternative. By carefully injecting BOTOX® into specific muscles around the forehead and eyes, Dr. Hrisomalos can temporarily relax the muscles that pull the brow down. This allows the muscles that lift the brow to work more effectively, resulting in a subtle, natural-looking elevation of the brow position. The degree of lift that is able to be achieved is highly patient-specific.
Advantages of a BOTOX® Cosmetic brow lift include:

The effects of a BOTOX® Cosmetic brow lift typically last between 3 to 4 months, after which the treatment can be repeated to maintain the effect. While this option is excellent for subtle enhancements and addressing early signs of aging, it may not achieve the same level of correction as a surgical brow lift.

Making the Right Choice for You

Deciding between a surgical and non-surgical brow lift depends on several factors, including your aesthetic goals, the degree of correction needed, and your willingness and comfort-level with undergo surgery. During a consultation with Dr. Hrisomalos, she will review your concerns and objectives to determine the best approach for you.

Whether you choose a surgical brow lift for its lasting results and comprehensive correction or prefer the minimally invasive, temporary improvements of a BOTOX® Cosmetic brow lift, Dr. Hrisomalos and her team are committed to providing exceptional care. They aim to help you achieve a refreshed, more youthful appearance that reflects your inner vitality.

For more information or to schedule a consultation, please visit our website or contact our Zionsville facial plastic surgery practice directly.

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