Excellence in Orange County Brow Lift and Temple Lift
Dr. Joseph T. Cruise is a face lift and facial rejuvenation specialist in Newport Beach, CA who understands everything that goes into changing the shape and proportions of a face. When many people are thinking of getting a face lift, they are often surprised to find out how a brow lift and/or temple lift can enhance the shape of the eye and hairline.
The professional staff at Cruise Plastic Surgery has assembled these pages as the ultimate resource for anyone considering how a brow and/or temple lift might enhance the look they want to achieve with cosmetic surgery. Enjoy reading testimonials from Dr. Cruise’s past brow lift patients and browsing numerous before and after pictures to see what kind of real-life results people achieve.
Please see below topics related to brow lift surgery:
- Brow Lift Overview
- Are You a Good Candidate for Brow Lift?
- What Do You Want to Change?
- Brow Lift Procedures
- Benefits of Brow Lift
- Dr. Cruise’s Brow Lift Philosophy
- Brow Lift Consultation and Physical Exam
- Prior to Brow Lift
- Brow Lift Anesthesia
- After Brow Lift
- Recovery from Brow Lift
- Possible Complications
- Brow Lift Cost and Financing
- Brow Lift Before and After Pictures
Brow Lift and Temple Lift Overview
Dr. Cruise believes it is critical to distinguish the difference between a brow lift and a temple lift so patients are clear on the difference:
a brow lift elevates the portion of the brow directly over the pupil. In comparison, the temple lift elevates the outer portion of the brow over the crow’s feet area.
This woman shows the dramatic difference between a temple lift and a brow lift. On her left side, the temple is sagging, but on her right side both the temple and the brow sag. To correct this Dr. Cruise performed only a temple lift on her left and both a temple lift and brow lift on her right. This not only rejuvenated her face, but it also was a customized correction to the asymmetrical appearance of these two areas.
Temple sag is far more common than a person’s brow sagging, therefore Dr. Cruise routinely performs temple lifts on facial rejuvenation patients instead of brow lifts. The temple lift does a remarkable job of brightening the eyes and giving a youthful, elegant shape to the brow.
When a person’s brow sags over the crow’s feet area, the person’s face can look tired or sad. The elevation of the temple, brow, and eye area that results from a temple lift can immediately take years off a person’s face.
Some surgeons perform a brow lift when a temple lift would have better addressed the patient’s concerns. When this happens, some patients have a wide-eyed, unnatural expression. However, because Dr. Cruise is highly experienced in how to best address patients’ facial rejuvenation concerns, his patients have the natural, youthful-looking results.
Aging affects the entire face, but some areas show signs of aging more than others. At the individual consultation in his Newport Beach office, patients often tell Dr. Cruise that they are concerned with wrinkles or droopiness around their eyes. Descending eyebrows, temple drooping, and “hoods” on the eyelids make people think they need a face lift or eyelid surgery in order to correct their concerns.
A youthful face, especially in women, has an eyebrow above the bony rim of the eye socket. However with time, the eyebrow can fall to the rim of the eye socket, or even below it, and this creates an aged look. You can check the level of this droopiness by using your fingers to elevate the outer part of your eyebrow. If you feel this creates an elegant, youthful look, you may want to speak with Dr. Cruise about how a brow lift will affect your face.
From his office in Orange County, Dr. Cruise has done research and training in order to specialize in facial rejuvenation including brow lift, upper eyelid surgery, and fat transfer, which can all dramatically affect the eye area. He has found that many people cannot achieve all the results they want in one procedure because of the inter-connected effects of aging.
Types of Brow and Temple Lift
There are four types of temple lift that physicians perform:
- The Minimal Incision Brow Lift
- The Endoscopic Brow Lift
- The Brow Lift Through an Upper Eyelid Incision
- The Open Brow Lift
Although Dr. Cruise is experienced in all the techniques of brow and temple lift procedures, he performs the Open Brow Lift only occasionally, when a patient has a significant amount of loose skin on the upper forehead. Dr. Cruise believes that because each face is different, it is important that he consult with every patient so that together they can discuss and agree on the best procedures for the patient’s facial rejuvenation.
1) Minimal Incision Brow Lift
An effective way to obtain an elevation of the lateral brow and crow’s feet area, this technique uses only a small incision in or just above the hairline.
2) Endoscopic Brow Lift
Very similar to the minimal incision brow lift, this technique uses an endoscope inserted through a small incision in the scalp to help Dr. Cruise visualize the surgery.
3) Brow Lift Through Upper Eyelid
While having an upper blespharoplasty (eyelid surgery), many patients also have this type of temple lift performed in order to elevate the brow, the fat, and the muscles all at the same time. Dr. Cruise’s unique technique allows him to effectively elevate the brow without having to make an additional incision.
4) Open Brow Lift
Although this is an effective way to perform a brow lift, it requires a long incision along the hairline within the scalp. When there is a significant amount of loose skin on the forehead this technique can be useful, but Dr. Cruise can normally achieve the same results using smaller incisions.
Achieving Youthful Facial Rejuvenation
One of the most important things that Newport Beach facial rejuvenation plastic surgeon, Dr. Joseph T. Cruise, has learned from his patients is: Everyone wants to look as young as they feel. He has performed a number of facial rejuvenation procedures on patients of all ages, who come to him with many different concerns and goals.
It is important to Dr. Cruise that patients have all the information they need to make decisions about their cosmetic surgery, and he consults with each patient in his Orange County office to figure out which procedures will best address a patient’s concerns. Sometimes, in order to achieve youthful facial features, patients may need to have more than one procedure – such as a brow lift and an upper eyelid surgery – performed together, but Dr. Cruise’s practiced surgical experience means patients have minimal incisions, recovery time, and scarring.
Joseph T. Cruise M.D. has earned the reputation as one of the top Newport Beach plastic surgeons specializing in cosmetic surgery. Cruise Plastic Surgery provides procedures such as breast augmentation, facelift, gynecomastia, tummy tuck and other cosmetic surgeries. Patients often begin with a search for ‘Orange County Facelift’ or ‘Breast Augmentation Newport Beach’, then come to our office for a consultation, and ultimately benefit from one of Orange County’s best plastic surgeon specialists. Dr. Cruise’s patients come from Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Irvine, California, as well as around the world to our top plastic surgery center for breast implants as well as rhinoplasty (nose surgery), liposuction, or neck lift surgery. Our goal is to offer the best quality plastic surgery in Orange County with affordable cost options.