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
"Dr Chidester and his staff are amazing. I was impressed from the moment I walked in the door. I highly recommend his office. They are attentive to detail, very thorough about details, and they care about their patients. Plus Dr Chidester is an amazing dancer, Haha! You need to follow him on IG @drchiddy if you already don’t and see his fun tiktok dances."- B.C. / Google / Feb 25, 2021
"Dr Chidester and his team are hands down the best. Worth the wait, get on a list. I am so happy with his work and expertise. He also found a hernia and repaired it while fixing my abdominal separation. I’m so grateful he would take the time to do that. I always felt I was in the best of hands. His PA Meg is so sweet and calming too."- M.K. / Google / Feb 25, 2021
"Dr. Chidester did a fantastic job on my mommy makeover. I had a breast augmentation (375 cc), lift, galaform, internal bra, liposuction on my flanks and back, and a tummy tuck. I drove from out of town and stayed in a nearby hotel for 5 days. I say him 24 hours after surgery and on day 5 to get my drains taken out. He has great bedside manner and his nurses are amazing. By day four, I was off all of the pain meds and only used Tylenol. By day 6, I felt good enough to go in a plane ride over the Grand Canyon. I am 8 weeks post op and am still in awe with the way my scars are healing. I am back to almost all of the activities I was prior to the surgery. No doubt.... the best experience you will have!!! I have no regrets and would do it all over again with Dr. Chiddy."- B.C. / Google / Feb 18, 2021
"Dr. Chidester removed a large bump that had been growing for the last six years on the back of my hand, directly beneath my pinky and ring fingers. If I hit that bump accidently on anything, I got a sharp pain that shot up from the bump up to my elbow, not a pleasant thing to go through. I had seen two doctors about the bump, and the only thing they offered up was to drain it, and warned me that it would start filling up with fluid again, especially "at my age"! This was not the case with Dr. Chidister, he examined the bump and said that he could remove it in just a few minutes, but it had to be done at Lone Peak Hospital because of Covid restrictions. The hospital and staff there are amazing! Well, the surgery was done, and I was out of there in just a few hours. On the third day after surgery I accidentally hit my hand on something, and I waited for the pain but there was none! I had not been in any pain, AT ALL my hand was tender where the bump used to be, but NO PAIN, I never even had to take as aspirin! I'm so blessed to have been guided to Dr. Chidester, he is an amazing doctor, he must have hand picked his staff because EVERY one I came in contact with, was friendly, outgoing, and professional. DR. CHIDESTER AND STAFF, YOU ARE THE BEST! Thank you all for taking care of me I'm thrilled to have had you all on my team! P.S. That bump turned out to be a tumor...no cancer!"- K.F. / Google / Feb 13, 2021
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.