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Dr. Laurie A. Casas is considered by the media and her peers as one of the top surgeons for brow lifts. Dr. Laurie A. Casas will take the time to understand your specific and unique needs and discuss a number of different surgical and non surgical options with you.

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Dr. Laurie A. Casas is considered by the media and her peers as one of the top surgeons for brow lifts. Dr. Laurie A. Casas will take the time to understand your specific and unique needs and discuss a number of different surgical and non-surgical options with you. 

What is a Brow Lift?

The cosmetic procedure is beneficial for a number of reasons. Not only can it offer a more youthful look to your face, but it can tackle specific areas that are showing signs of natural aging. A brow lift can raise eyebrows to a more youthful position, soften forehead creases, and even shorten your forehead by bringing your hairline forward.

Also known as a forehead lift, brow lifts are a relatively common cosmetic surgery. Designed to provide a more youthful look for your eyebrows, upper eyelids, and forehead skin, brow lifts continue to be the cosmetic procedure of choice for many people. Not only can it greatly improve the confidence you have in your appearance, but it can also be performed in conjunction with other plastic surgery procedures.

Types of Brow Lift Procedures

Depending on the outcome you’re looking for, there are multiple types of brow lift procedures you can choose from. Each comes with its own benefits and unique approach to delivering your desired results.

Common types of brow lift procedures include

  • Brow lift using Botox
  • Non-surgical brow lift procedure
  • Minimal incision brow lifts
  • Non-surgical skin tightening treatment called Ultherapy

Botox can be used for a wide range of aesthetic treatments, including the eyebrows. Non-surgical brow lift procedures entail a minimally invasive approach that can help reverse the signs of aging with daily skincare and laser treatments. 

Minimal incision brow lift’s include either a small incision hidden in the hairline or the use of an endoscope which is inserted through several tiny incisions in the scalp. Regarding Ultherapy, this is a great option as it’s a non-surgical option that lifts and rejuvenates skin with the help of ultrasound.

What Does a Brow Lift Do?

A brow lift delivers a younger-looking appearance, while making your face much friendlier and more approachable. Individuals who generally seek out this procedure generally have their own specific reasons for doing so, but everyone who gets a brow lift reaps all of the same benefits.

You’ll find that working with Dr. Casas guarantees the best brow lift Chicago offers, and she takes a meticulous approach to each patient’s needs. She has a thorough understanding of the requirements of the procedure, and each patient receives the benefit of her unwavering expertise.

How a Brow Lift Is Done

Considering the relatively invasive nature of the procedure, anesthesia will always be the first step of any brow lift surgery. In most cases, your surgeon should give you the option of general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. Once you’re comfortable and ready to go, Dr. Casas will move on to the next step, which is the incision.

There are a few different ways this could go. Your surgeon could use the endoscope method, which includes placing special instruments through minor incisions within the hairline. With this method, a surgeon has a decent amount of flexibility as they can adjust muscle and tissue beneath the skin and correct visible creases in the forehead. Another method is called coronal incision, which spans from ear to ear across the top of the head. 

This incision only passes through within hair-bearing skin, and then the forehead skin is lifted. Muscle adjustments can be made if needed, and the scar from this method will be hidden within the hairline. It’s possible that the scar could be more visible, but this is usually only the case with people who have higher foreheads.

Nearing the end of the procedure, Dr. Casas will start closing the incision, which can be accomplished with a few different methods. Skin adhesives, removable and absorbable sutures, and special medical clips are all an option. After the procedure, it generally takes patients between a few weeks and six months to properly heal. At this point, the results will really start to show themselves.

Your Brow Lift Results

When you take into account that your body will continue to age naturally, the results from a brow lift surgery are bound to vary. To give you a general idea, most results from a brow lift procedure can last upward of 10 years. Once again, your particular experience could last a shorter or longer period of time. Nevertheless, Dr. Casas applies her skillset and technique to ensure the longest-lasting results possible.

If you want to retain a certain appearance, it isn’t uncommon to have follow-up procedures many years down the road. Your skin will inevitably continue to age, which will change the cosmetics of how you look. Overall, you’ll have years to enjoy the results from your brow lift surgery, but by no means are these results permanent.

It’s also important to note that the quality of the surgeon you work with plays an integral role in the quality of your results. Nobody likes the idea of a botched cosmetic procedure, but it does happen, but you won’t have this issue under the supervision of Dr. Casas and her team. In reality, a brow lift is a relatively simple procedure, but there are more angles that need to be considered before diving into an appointment. It’s understandable to ask the question, how much does a brow lift cost?

The Cost of a Brow Lift

The cost of a brow lift surgery will vary depending on the specifics of the operation, but you can usually expect the procedure to cost between $2,500 and $4,000. This could be higher or lower depending on the needs of your particular operation, but this is a relatively normal standard at this point in time. You should also know that due to the cosmetic nature of this procedure, insurance more than likely won’t cover it.

It never hurts to give your insurance company a call for a clear answer, but most are only interested in supporting medical procedures that pertain to your health. However, Dr. Casas always works with her patient’s budgetary concerns in mind. Payment plans aren’t so uncommon when it comes to cosmetic procedures, and all of this will be discussed in detail during your initial consultation.

You’ll also want to consider that the cost of a brow lift surgery can vary based on the surgeon you work with and your location. However, Dr. Casas has built a reputation that shows she offers a brow lift surgery Chicago loves, and she always provides a fair cost estimate upfront. 

Potential Risks

Although Dr. Casas ensures her patients are safe every step of the way, there are a handful of known risks that could potentially arise from a brow lift procedure. These will also be covered in your initial consultation, but there’s a chance you could encounter some of the risks listed below.

  • Elevated hairline
  • Bleeding
  • Facial asymmetry
  • Infection
  • Skin loss
  • Scarring

These are just a handful of the associated risks, but they shouldn’t worry you, as Dr. Casas knows exactly how to avoid such health complications. However, if you do happen to encounter any of these risks, many of them can be easily resolved unless it’s an extreme case. Some risks are also more common than others. There’s a possibility of experiencing numbness from a brow lift which can either be temporary or permanent around the forehead or on top of the scalp.  

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Working with Casas Aesthetics will ensure you receive the top-notch care you deserve while avoiding potential health risks and providing the least amount of downtime possible. Every procedure is performed with years of experience, and we’re able to deliver substantial results for your brow lift operation. Don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment today by calling 847-657-6884 to schedule your initial consultation.


Frequently Asked Questions on Brow Lifts

Before you’re able to see the full glory of your brow lift results, your brow will need to fully heal. Once you’ve crossed that bridge, you’ll be happy to see a noticeable difference in your appearance. Although these results last quite a while, the lengths to which they’ll hold up are at the mercy of the natural aging process.   As you get older, some signs of aging are bound to return to your facial features, but these changes won’t be discernible overnight. You’ll be happy to know that wrinkle lines at the brow area won’t ever be as prominent as they once were, but the results of a brow lift procedure aren’t immune to the effects of natural aging over time. Nevertheless, you can expect your results to last quite a long time.
The recovery period for a brow lift procedure generally takes around two weeks. There are vital aftercare instructions that must be followed to ensure you end up with the intended results. Recovery goes through a number of stages. You may be able to return to your normal activities and lifestyle after a few weeks, but a full recovery could potentially take a few months. Prospective care will likely include the following
  • What symptoms you can expect
  • How to handle incision care over time
  • Any potential health complications you might encounter
  • Dos and don’ts for managing the healing process
It’s also important to note that recovery could look a bit different from person to person, as the current status of an individuals health also plays a part in it. The early stages of your recovery will include the use of cold packs to help reduce swelling and tightness around the forehead area and avoiding showers for at least two days after the operation.  From a few weeks to months down the line, bruising will start to fade, your sutures or staples will be removed, and hair loss may be present. However, you should be able to return to your daily activities at an incremental pace as you heal.
Both Botox and brow lift procedures come with their own pros and cons. A brow lift is known to be a more invasive procedure but is likely to produce much longer-lasting results. Follow-up procedures may be needed due to natural aging, but these won’t be needed for quite a long time. Botox, on the other hand, offers results that generally don’t last nearly as long, and it’s common for numerous follow-up treatments to be needed to maintain results. Each procedure has the ability to improve the appearance of facial features, but a brow lift provides more definitive results that tend to last much longer. It’s also more effective for older patients who are showing significant signs of aging, whereas Botox is catered toward more modest results. However, Botox is known to be a less invasive procedure, as it only includes a number of quick and rather painless injections. With the brow lift procedure, there’s much more recovery time involved, as it can take three to six months to fully heal. There are also more health risks related to brow lifts. Overall, it really depends on the results you’re looking for and what you’re willing to put up with regarding the procedure. Each has its place among aesthetic plastic surgery, but some people prefer one over the other for many of the reasons mentioned above.
This can be somewhat subjective as each person's situation is different, but many experts feel that those 40 and older are optimal candidates for a brow lift procedure. Although people's skin and face start to show signs of aging at different points in life, this is an age range where you'd start to see the most improvements from a brow lift operation.  This is primarily due to the fact that brow lift procedures are optimal for minimizing much more aggressive signs of aging, such as finer lines, deeper wrinkles, and more noticeable sagging of the skin. Considering the rather invasive nature of the procedure, your surgeon will also make sure that the current status of your health is up for the task. Of course, those who are under 40 are more than welcome to pursue the surgery, but the surgeon may advise against it unless you’re showing visible signs of wrinkles and sagging skin. Nevertheless, a brow lift is a viable cosmetic solution for men and women who are looking to improve the aesthetic of their faces and carry a more youthful appearance.

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Dr. Laurie Casas is quoted as an expert throughout the world, and can be found on television, online, and in national publications such as the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Cosmopolitan Magazine.

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