Eyebrows form the frame of the face. Low, sagging brows often convey undesirable expressions such as unhappiness, fatigue, or depression. In such cases, plastic surgeons can perform a brow lift in Seattle to rejuvenate the face and erase horizontal lines and furrows.
Dr. Stella Desyatnikova performs brow lifts for people who want a youthful, rejuvenated appearance. She is board certified in both Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. With her extensive training and experience in facial plastic and cosmetic surgery, Dr. Stella knows precisely how to achieve a look that is both natural and beautiful.
To learn more about a brow lift or other procedures offered at the Stella Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, request a consultation or call our office at 206-682-3223. We look forward to answering your questions or concerns, and helping you look and feel your best!
Stella Desyatnikova, M.D.
Meet Dr. Stella, a board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon and Otolaryngologist who is committed to enhancing natural beauty and creating an appealing, harmonious look.
Who is a good candidate for this procedure?
Dr. Stella has achieved the desired results for her Seattle brow lift patients who want to reverse their signs of aging. Although most of these patients are between the ages of 40 to 60, younger patients with excessive horizontal lines or furrows on the forehead or heavy brows also can benefit from this procedure.
What is involved in this procedure?
Dr. Stella can perform a brow lift in her office using a local anesthetic combined with sedating medication or in the surgery center, depending on patient preference and health history. Dr. Stella will help you understand your options. She believes that the endoscopic approach is the most popular for achieving the desired results, but occasionally other types of brow lift may be preferable.
An endoscopic brow lift involves several small incisions in the forehead rather than one long incision. Dr. Stella inserts an endoscope (a thin, tiny camera) into the incisions to give her a clear view of the tissues underneath the skin. Through the small incisions, she removes and lifts any excess tissue before closing the incisions with sutures.
After your procedure, Dr. Stella will usually see you in her office the next day to remove your dressing and inspect your incisions and surgical area, making sure you are healing well. She removes the sutures in 7 days. Patients typically experience some swelling and bruising post-surgery, which they can minimize by keeping their heads elevated, using cold compresses, and following all post-operative instructions. The recovery takes about 2 weeks, and Dr. Stella recommends taking a break from work during this period.
Certain cosmetic procedures may enhance the rejuvenating effect of a brow lift, including:
Dr. Stella can help you decide the right additional procedures for your unique goals during your consultation.