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A $30 Browlift

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

One of the fun things about my job is that I try to think of creative ways to save my patients money yet still get them the changes they’re looking for.  As many of you know, from 2003-4 I lived in Beverly Hills and worked with a top name plastic surgeon (Dr. E) to learn the “tricks of the trade.”  I entered the office a skinny, pale young doctor with no experience and left, one year later, a tanned, grizzled veteran plastic surgeon with a virtual utility belt full of plastic surgery tools.  Granted, the way we do things has changed in the past 7 years, but I was very fortunate to learn some cool little tricks that still work to this day.  One of these tricks is the $30 Browlift.

I often have patients come in for consultation with concerns about their eyebrows.  I hear the phrase “Everyone asks me why I’m so grumpy” all the time.  For some of these patients, Botox or a browlift are their only option.  But for others there is the $30 browlift.

Take this patient, who asked about a browlift:

Sure, her brows look a tad low, but is plastic surgery really her only option?  I asked my aesthetician to perform strategic brow waxing, a.k.a. a $30 browlift.  And voila!  This is her 20 minutes later, with a wallet still full.

The moral of the story: There is more than one way to skin a cat… or perform a browlift.  Thanks Dr. E!