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What Is a Brow Lift?

Also known as a forehead lift, a brow lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure that raises the skin and soft tissue of the forehead and brow to rejuvenate the appearance of the upper face.

What to Expect with a Brow Lift?

A brow lift in Portland is performed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. Depending on your unique needs, Dr. Kim will use one of two possible brow lift surgical techniques:

Endoscopic Brow Lift

This technique uses small incisions within the hair-bearing scalp. An endoscope along with special instruments are placed through the incisions. The muscles and tissue beneath the skin are adjusted to correct furrows in the forehead and visible creases. This is followed by fixation of the brow in an elevated position.

Hairline Brow Lift

A hairline or “pretrichial” brow lift is often performed on individuals with a high or receding hairline. The surgeon removes an appropriate amount of tissue and skin from the forehead. Fixation of the brow is performed and the wound is meticulously closed to lie along the hairline for maximum camouflage.

Why is Brow Lift Surgery Performed?

The brows tend to descend due to aging. There is a shorter distance between the eyebrows and eyelashes when the skin and soft tissues begin to lose elasticity. Dr. Michael Kim's Portland brow lift is performed to raise the eyebrows and restore a more youthful, refreshed appearance to the area. It can also be performed in combination with other cosmetic facial procedures, such as a facelift or an eye lift.

How Soon Will I See Results?

Your results will appear within a few weeks after the procedure when swelling and bruising subside. You can expect to see smoother skin on your forehead, lifted brows, and a more youthful, rested look.

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We are excited to announce we are now treating patients for all procedures and surgeries. After a month of optimizing our Covid-19 protocols, we are confident in our ability to offer a safe clinic and operating room setting for our patients and staff. We have instituted disinfection methods, enhanced air purification, and the use of personal protective equipment. We will continue to offer in-office and virtual consultations.

As part of our commitment to the highest safety standards, the following modifications to the patient experience for the foreseeable future. We greatly appreciate your compliance and understanding.

  1. Online check-in must be completed through our online portal 48-hours prior to the appointment.
  2. We are instituting a curbside waiting room. Please text us at 503-575-1910 upon arrival and wait in your parked car until you are notified via text message that we are ready to begin your appointment. Complimentary patient parking is located below our building.
  3. Patients are required to bring and wear masks for the duration of their appointment. If you do not have one, one will be provided.
  4. Guests, children, or visitors other than the patient will not be permitted. In the case of patients who are minors, one accompanying parent or guardian is permissible.
  5. We will obtain credit card information over the phone prior to the appointment. Payment will be processed after the treatment is completed. No payment will be handled onsite.
  6. Patients will enter our main entrance and exit out of our back exit. This one-way patient flow will allow us to comprehensively disinfect our clinic to be ready for the next patient.
  7. Coronavirus testing will be instituted for all surgeries and select in-office procedures.

We appreciate your continued patience and flexibility. See you soon.

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