Patient Care Coordinator
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Please contact our office at 256-571-VIPS (8477) and any of our team members will be happy to schedule an appointment at a time that is convenient for you.
Yes. There is a $100 consultation fee that will be applied to the cost of your brow lift procedure. During your consultation, you will receive Dr. Vinyard's undivided attention as he creates a plan of care specific to your needs and desires.
Dr. Vinyard values the time spent in consultation with each patient and the communication that occurs during your visit here. You can expect that he will spend quite a bit of time with you. Initially, you will be greeted with a smile by our receptionist who will offer you something to drink and provide you with the necessary paperwork to complete. You can now enter your own demographic information and medical health history at the convenience of your own home through our state-of-the-art SAFE internet-based Patient Portal on our website. Then, you will be escorted to your consultation room. Once there, you will be oriented about your visit with us and escorted to the professional photography suite. There, you will have 2-Demensional and 3-Demensional photos taken. Next, our nurse will review your detailed health history. Once she has conveyed this information to Dr. Vinyard, he will then begin the consultation which will consist of an analysis and conversation about your eyebrow position and facial structure, a physical exam, and commence with a detailed discussion of your options. During your conversation with Dr. Vinyard, you will be able to see your 3-D image and not only communicate with him about your desires, but also visualize your projected surgical outcome. Dr. Vinyard will explain his recommended treatment plan with you and answer all of your questions about the brow lift procedure. Lastly, you will meet with the patient care coordinator who will provide you with your quote for your brow lift and will assist you in obtaining financing if desired.
Please allow 1-1 ½ hours for your brow lift consultation. This is a vital part of your journey with us and can be considered time that you are dedicating to yourself.
Dr. Vinyard has a state of the art surgical suite in his Cosmetic Surgery Center in Guntersville, Alabama and also has hospital privileges at both Marshall Medical Center North and Marshall Medical Center South hospitals. You may choose the facility that is most comfortable and convenient for you.
Dr. Vinyard requires general anesthesia for a brow lift procedure.
If you are undergoing an endoscopic brow lift, the procedure will only take about 2 hours. Should you have a traditional brow lift, it will take closer to 2 ½- 3 hours. In addition, if you combine a brow lift with any other surgical procedures such as a lower eyelid lift or face lift, this will increase the total time for your procedure.
Yes. A brow lift is commonly combined with other procedures such as a mini-face lift, face lift, upper and/or lower blepharoplasty (eyelid lift).
Yes. You will go home the day of your brow lift unless you combine it with another procedure such as a face lift that requires an overnight stay in the hospital or overnight stay at a local hotel with our plastic surgery sitter.
You will go home the day of the procedure unless you combine your brow lift with another procedure such as a face lift that requires an overnight stay in the hospital or overnight stay at a local hotel with our plastic surgery sitter.
You will need to refrain from heavy lifting and activity for at least 4-6 weeks after your brow lift and you will want to avoid activities that increase your heart rate to prevent bleeding. You may resume light house work activities at 2- 3 weeks after your procedure. You may return to sedentary work at 7-10 days after your brow lift as long as you are no longer taking your prescription pain medicine. You may require concealer to cover any remaining bruising at this point. The time it takes you to return to the "public" following a brow lift depends upon your comfort level with others suspecting that you have undergone a cosmetic plastic surgery procedure.
Bruising is usually minimal and can occur in the forehead and around the eyes following a brow lift. It resolves within 3 weeks for the majority of patients. At approximately 1 week- 10 days concealer should be able to completely mask the remaining bruising. We can suggest some options of concealers that work well to mask post-operative bruising during your post operative visits to the office.
The majority of the swelling following a brow lift will be gone in 3 weeks. You may have persistent swelling in the tissues that you personally perceive for up to 6 weeks. This amount is minimal and usually not noticed by others. You may notice a difference simply because you are studying your reflection in the mirror closely.
Six weeks after your brow lift, you will be very close to your final result. Three months post- operatively, your final results will be seen, but you will discover that the result continues to look even better at six months and one year post surgery. You will be provided with "before and after" photos at these post-operative office visits to compare the changes.
Dr. Vinyard likes to keep a close watch on his patients. You will see Dr. Vinyard the following day after your brow lift, at 1 week, 2 weeks, 3 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months and 1 year post- operatively.
The total cost of your brow lift will be determined during your consultation with Dr. Vinyard. You may require either an endoscopic or traditional brow lift and it may be necessary to combine this with another procedure such as a lower or upper eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) or mini-face lift to achieve your desired result. Once you have finished your consultation with Dr. Vinyard, you will receive a detailed quote outlining the costs associated with the facial rejuvenation procedures.
The cost of your brow lift includes Dr. Vinyard's professional fee, anesthesia, facility fee and any facial garments. Dr. Vinyard's professional fee includes the initial consultation, pre-operative visit and all post-operative visits associated with the brow lift.
The total cost of your brow lift will be due 2 weeks prior to your brow lift and the first 50% will due 1 month in advance.
Correction of facial aging around the eyes using a brow lift is considered an elective cosmetic procedure, and therefore not covered by insurance carriers.
Yes. Our office participates with the CareCredit program. However, we do not finance procedures directly. In addition, seeking advice from your local bank may also be an option for you. We accept the following credit cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.