A direct incision brow lift might be just the right option for you if you want to address concerns with the upper third of your face and want to rejuvenate your appearance. By lifting the brow area, you can restore a brighter, revitalized look.
8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic is Vancouver’s top facial rejuvenation destination, for good reason—our superior patient care is unmatched, whether you visit us for a surgical procedure or a non-surgical treatment.
We deliver the gold standard in facial cosmetic surgery and value our patient’s care and satisfaction over everything else, giving you the confidence that you’re in the best hands when trusting us to achieve your facial rejuvenation goals.
Led by one of North America’s most skilled dual board-certified cosmetic surgeons, Dr. Thomas Buonassisi, we provide our patients a full 360° spectrum of surgical and non-surgical treatments to create your desired results. Dr. Buonassisi carefully assesses each patient’s unique anatomy and needs to create a surgical plan that’s as individual as you are—giving you the confidence that you’re in the most skilled hands for your direct incision brow lift surgery.
Entrusting your facial appearance results to someone means finding the right surgeon to perform your direct incision brow lift procedure. 8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic is proud to be home of one of the country’s most skilled cosmetic surgeons, Dr. Thomas Buonassisi. Get to know him by the numbers:
As a highly skilled master in the complex and specialized facial plastic surgery field, patients can confidently place their facial rejuvenation in Dr. Buonassisi’s expert hands.
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There are plenty of reasons why patients opt for a direct incision brow lift because there are so many stand-out benefits of this procedure:
Direct brow lift is a cosmetic surgery to elevate and reposition the brows to a natural-looking, higher position. Where are the incisions for a brow lift? While all brow lift procedures involve incisions and lifting the skin, the term “direct” refers to the way Dr. Buonassisi accesses the underlying brow structures and involves fine incisions made just above either eyebrow, in the forehead area. The incisions are carefully placed inside the patient’s natural facial creases and they fade over time. This procedure allows for a direct and significant lifting of the eyebrows.
By removing excess sagging skin around the forehead and repositioning the muscle and tissues that lie below the surface, a direct incision brow lift corrects a heavy or sagging down to rejuvenate and restore the upper third of the face.
People who desire a brow lift often feel like they have a grumpy, tired, or angry expression. It’s common to wonder, “will a brow lift open my eyes?” In the right candidates, this result is one of the main benefits of this procedure. Patients who make excellent candidates for direct incision brow lift are concerns with these conditions:
For the right patient, these concerns are all treatable with a direct incision brow lift.
To perform a direct incision brow lift, Dr. Buonassisi makes small incisions just above the lateral eyebrows. He carefully places incisions in the patient’s natural forehead creases to lift the brow area. The incisions are closed with very fine stitches that are removed one week later. Dr. Buonassisi hides the incisions in the natural forehead creases, and over time they are not noticeable at all.
Direct incision brow lift surgery takes 1 to 2 hours and is performed under general anesthetic, so you won’t feel anything during your procedure. Most patients take at least 1 week off work but it takes about 2 weeks for swelling to subside. Dr. Buonassisi removes your stitches about 7 days after your surgery.
You’ll see a change right away but it can take up to six months to see full results. How long does a direct incision brow lift last? You can enjoy the results for years to come, but the skin on the forehead will naturally sag with age.
Many patients choose a direct incision brow lift as part of a holistic facial rejuvenation plan. A brow lift is often combined with a blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) or a facelift. Laser skin treatments, or medical microneedling will boost collagen production and improve the tone and texture of your skin, and are a great complement to your more youthful appearance after your brow lift.
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