As we age, the brow and forehead begin an inevitable descent, creating a permanently angry, tired and weathered expression. When this occurs, an expertly performed Bellevue brow lift with Dr. James Ridgway can return your brow to its original elevated position, opening up your facial features and creating a more refreshed overall look.
What can a brow lift accomplish?
A highly sought-after procedure, a brow lift with one of the best plastic surgeons in Seattle can rejuvenate and revitalize your entire appearance by:
- Elevating a sagging brow.
- Eliminating forehead wrinkles and creases.
- Creating a firm and youthful facial appearance.
- Creating a relaxed and more pleasant expression.
Depending on the signs of aging that concern you most, Dr. Ridgway may also combine the brow lift with complementary surgical procedures, such as eyelid surgery or a facelift. Doing so allows you to completely refresh your look and achieve total facial rejuvenation. During your initial consultation, Dr. Ridgway will offer you personalized guidance on which blend of procedures will provide you with the more youthful overall appearance you are looking for.
An overview of the brow lift procedure
With all of his procedures, Dr. Ridgway is committed to achieving an optimal outcome in the gentlest way possible. As such, he is proud to offer his patients the most minimally-invasive brow lift available, the endoscopic brow lift. It is substantially less invasive than traditional approaches – yet it still enables him to accomplish the same youthful and exquisitely natural results.
To fully understand why an endoscopic brow lift is so appealing, it’s helpful to know more about the traditional approach. When performing a traditional brow lift, the surgeon needs to make one very long incision from ear to ear. Though it can be hidden within the hairline, it’s still a substantial cut that can contribute to a larger scar and a more intensive recovery period.
Conversely, the endoscopic brow lift is performed through a series of very small incisions, resulting in discreet scarring and a more natural result. Once he has made the incisions, Dr. Ridgway will insert a tiny camera connected to a monitor in the operating room, which will guide him through the procedure. From there, he will use tiny surgical tools to tighten the underlying muscles, remove excess tissue and restore your brow to its smooth and youthful appearance. Once your ideal look has been achieved, Dr. Ridgway will expertly close the incisions to ensure the resulting scars are virtually imperceptible.
What to expect during recovery
Immediately after your procedure, you can expect to experience some swelling, bruising and pain in the area, though it will subside on its own within several days. During this time, you should keep your head elevated, apply ice to minimize swelling and avoid strenuous activity. In most cases, you will be able to return to work and your normal daily routine within three weeks, though Dr. Ridgway will provide you with personalized guidance during your post-operative appointments.
Are you a candidate for a brow lift?
Dr. Ridgway is deeply committed to personalized patient care. As such, he determines candidacy for all of his patients on an individual basis, after carefully evaluating the cosmetic issues and signs of aging that concern the most. With that said, he most commonly performs brow lifts on men and women in their forties and beyond who suffer from:
- A drooping brow.
- Creases on the bridge of the nose.
- Sagging eyebrows.
- Deep forehead furrows, lines and wrinkles.
Though these guidelines should give you an idea of who can benefit from among the best brow lift Bellevue has to offer, the only way to know for sure if you are an ideal candidate is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ridgway today, so he can walk you through the procedure and determine if it is in your best interest.
Schedule a consultation
If a heavy brow and aging forehead are harming your confidence and causing you to look older before your time, we encourage you to schedule a consultation for among the best brow lift Bellevue has to offer with Dr. James M. Ridgway. During your private meeting, he will carefully evaluate the imperfections that concern you most, before composing a custom treatment plan designed to restore your smooth and youthful facial appearance.schedule a consultation