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“Hi I’m Dr. Corey Maas, a board certified facial plastic surgeon in San Francisco and an associate clinical professor at the University of California, San Francisco. As the founder and director of The Maas Clinic, we have a comprehensive center here that addresses all areas of the face and body as relates to cosmetic surgery.
My particular interest is in areas of the face and facial cosmetic surgery. One area of particular interest and an area that we particularly make significant advances is in the area of brow lifting or browplasty surgery, elevating the sagging brow. And I’d like to tell you a little bit about how we do it, some of the advances, and then show you some pictures of what people can look like before and after that type of surgery.
So first typically with aging and even in our mid 30's that brow with gravity effects begins to sag down and you see heavier brows, the eyelid skin begins to hood down over the eyes and people just get a sort of worried or tired look about them.
The older techniques of addressing this issue were called coronal brow lifting techniques, and they were quite extensive with an incision that really went across the entire head and the entire forehead was peeled down or incisions were made along the frontal hairline in a wavy fashion. In some cases those are important and may still be applicable if they have a high hairline but for the most part the newer techniques we have developed allow us to make tiny little incisions back behind the hairline and use what is called an endoscope, a lighted telescope.
Through those little incisions with the lighted telescope, I can place that down underneath the sagging tissues and elevate everything through that tiny little incision that's sagging down, I can identify the muscles that typically are injected with Botox that create the frown line and reduced their strength by simply doing a little bit of cutting of those muscles, we certainly don’t need them, that's an option for all the patients, and then we simply elevate or restore the brow to a more youthful positon with an upward and outward vector.
That upward and outward vector pull is maintained with a tiny little drop of biological glue, no drilling in the skull which is done by many centers, just a little drop of biological glue that goes away in a very short period of time and that pulls the brow in place until it’s totally healed.
That healing process really only takes about a week, there's swelling in the upper brow, there can a little bit of bruising around the eyelid itself, but typically people are back doing their normal social functioning things within a couple of weeks after this surgery. The incisions being so small, there's nothing really is seen in terms of the healing process and you can restore, a brighter, more youthful, more alert and awake look in a very short period of time with an outpatient procedure that doesn't take much longer than an hour.
If you're interested in talking about browplasty surgery or any of the other cosmetic facial procedures that we offer, please visit the website, there's a lot of information there or call our office and make an appointment I'm happy to do it computer consultation and show you how you'd look before and after the procedure.”