What is a Brow Lift?
Brow lift surgery (sometimes known as a forehead lift or browplasty) is a popular plastic procedure that creates a lifted brow and makes the top portion of your face look younger. Sometimes, a sagging brow can cause a tired or angry appearance. To rejuvenate your face, brow lifts treat a drooping brow by removing excess skin from the forehead and lifting the eyebrows. Dr. Jerry Chidester, or Dr. Chiddy, is an experienced plastic surgeon in Draper, UT who has performed browplasties to help patients turn back the hands of time. To produce a smoother and softer complexion, Dr. Chiddy often combines dermal fillers, wrinkle relaxers, and brow lift surgery to enhance patients' results.
"Did you know Dr. Chisester is also a reconstructive hand surgeon and hand specialist? My father was having major trouble with his hands for over a year. I direct messaged Dr. Chisester on Instagram and not only did HE respond, he took time to explain things my dad could do until he was able to get an appointment. My dad expressed how much he loved Dr. C during his appointments. He has amazing bed aide manner, an amazing staff, and truly cares about his patients, their happiness and really makes sure he provides stellar service! My dad was so happy with with him that I know for a fact if I ever chose plastic surgery or need a hand specialist he’s the only doctor I would contact and the only doctor I will recommend! Do yourself a favor and get on his books ASAP!!! Thank you Dr. Chidester and staff!!"- C.S. / Google / Jun 24, 2020
"I had heard of Dr. Chidester through so many people that I knew exactly who I wanted to do my surgery when I finally took the plunge. He’s incredibly professional, kind, knowledgeable and fun. His staff is the same way. I was comfortable going under the knife and knowing that the results would be amazing. The entire process was easy and simple. He even responded to my crazy drug fueled rage after the surgery. You won’t be disappointed! That is if you can nab an appointment. 10/10"- T.L. / Google / Nov 13, 2020
"Dr. Chidester is amazing! He was very attentive to all of the many questions and concerns I had. The cost of the procedures I had done were reasonably priced and I definitely feel like I got the results I paid for. He has a fantastic office staff and nurses who answer emails on the weekends! They truly care about their patients and are willing to help as soon as they can. 100% recommended!!! I am so happy I chose him for my plastic surgery."- A.M. / Google / Nov 12, 2020
"Dr chidester is amazing! He pays great attention to detail and made sure I felt taken care of and all my questions were answered. He did my breast reconstruction case which has always made me feel self conscious. I had been to other consultations with plastic surgeons. He is the only one I felt so comfortable with. Also, he had other options that no one had offered me. He is a really popular and great plastic surgeon and think it’s great he said yes to my case! He never promises perfection but comes pretty close to it! I feel pretty great and my confidence has gone up so much! Safe to say he will always be an important part of my journey through life and his knowledge and expertise will always have a positive impact on my life and others. His office staff as well always had time to answer all my questions along the way and were very kind."- N.I. / Google / Nov 09, 2020
"Nothing but positive things to say about Dr. Chidester and his amazing staff! I have never had a doctors office be so accommodating and quick at responding to my needs and questions. Dr. Chidester did everything he could to make sure I ended up getting exactly what I had in mind and I am thrilled with my results!"- M.P. / Google / Nov 06, 2020
Is A Brow Lift For You?
As we begin to age, skin elasticity starts to decrease and causes various portions of the face to sag and develop wrinkles or lines. These cosmetic concerns may also happen to patients who feel stressed or because of facial muscle tension. Good candidates for brow lift surgery may have certain signs, including
- Forehead lines
- Heavy brow(s)
- Frown lines in between the eyebrows
- Deep folds near your nose
In the expert hands of Dr. Chiddy, brow lift surgery can provide effective results and address your cosmetic concerns.
Before your surgery, Dr. Chiddy will use anesthesia to ensure you remain comfortable. We may use general anesthesia or IV sedation, depending on the nature of your procedure and the techniques we use. Dr. Chiddy will consider several factors when selecting the best type of incision. He will assess the severity of your sagging skin, determine if the forehead is affected, and review the position of your hairline. Based on your needs, we will consider many incision types:
- Traditional Incision
Also called the open browplasty incision, this puts the incision behind the hairline at the top of the head. This incision not only conceals scarring, but it also provides a certain degree of controlled lifting during the procedure. This type of incision works well for those with both a sagging brow and frown lines. The traditional brow lift is the preferred method for patients who are at risk of having a receding hairline.
- Trichophytic Incision
This incision is made right against the patient's hairline. It permits significant lift in the brow for men and women who have a low risk for hairline recession.
- Lateral Brow Lift
Also called a temporal browplasty, the lateral technique starts the incision in the hairline just over the temples. A temporal incision allows the outer sections of the brow to be raised and is best for sagging that appears in the outer brows. It also helps to smooth Crow’s feet.
- Endoscopic Forehead Lift
The endoscopic lift is a more modern technique used in a brow lift. This method makes multiple small incisions beyond the hairline and inserts a tool known as an endoscope, which moves to the eyebrow to release its attached tools. Through the camera of the endoscope, the brow tissue is suspended using stitches to lift the brow in its higher position.
What to Expect
The recovery period after brow lift surgery can vary. When compared to the endoscopic or temporal techniques, patients may experience the most discomfort and swelling after a traditional incision technique. For all incision types, patients will experience swelling and bruising in the upper part of the face, near the brows, and sometimes around the eyes. After their surgery and for 3 – 4 nights, Dr. Chiddy recommends using cold compresses to reduce inflammation and sleeping with propped up pillows underneath the head. To ensure the treatment area heals properly, we highly recommend avoiding any activities or movements that can place pressure on your face. Typically, it takes about 2 – 3 weeks to recover from a brow lift. Once the brow has completely healed, your complexion should look softer, more alert, and rejuvenated.
Rejuvenate Your Appearance
Don't let your sagging brow make you feel embarrassed or hinder you from doing what you love. Schedule an appointment to receive additional information about a brow lift with Dr. Chiddy at his office in Draper, UT. By treating your forehead wrinkles or sagging skin, you can revitalize your entire appearance and look more youthful and refreshed. When it comes to our Greater Salt Lake City patients, Dr. Chiddy and his staff strive to provide natural-looking results that help your complexion appear younger-looking. For each patient, Dr. Chiddy will create a tailored treatment plan, and his billing staff can provide information about cost or financing through Prosper, CareCredit, and Mountain America Credit Union. Throughout your appointments, please let us know if you have any questions.