Factors such as exhaustion, chronic stress, and simply the natural aging process can greatly affect the appearance of one’s upper facial region. Some of the most common aesthetic concerns that can manifest as a result of these elements include deep forehead creases, conspicuous lines and wrinkles, sagging brow skin, and furrows between the eyebrows. At 740 Park Plastic Surgery, Daniel Y. Maman, MD and Stafford R. Broumand, MD offer brow lift surgery for individuals seeking to rejuvenate their forehead and upper facial area. Also known as a forehead lift, this procedure can help significantly diminish – or even eliminate – various aging concerns with natural-looking, long-lasting results. In addition, a brow lift may also be able to help improve obstructed vision for individuals who have excessively heavy brow and upper eyelid skin.
What Can a Brow Lift Do for Me?*
Based on your particular needs and cosmetic goals, brow lift surgery can often help:
- Smooth deep lines, folds, creases, wrinkles, and crow’s feet
- Minimize furrows located between the eyebrows
- Raise the eyebrows to a more desirable position
- Alleviate muscle tension in the forehead
- Improve vision by elevating the upper eyelids
- Reduce a “tired” and/or angry facial appearance
*results may vary
The Brow Lift Procedure
At our practice, Dr. Broumand and Dr. Maman utilize an endoscopic technique performed through tiny incisions hidden in the hairline for all brow lift surgeries. During treatment, the skin is gently raised around the forehead, and muscles underneath the skin are carefully elevated and tightened. Once this is complete, the skin is redraped and pulled taut, and any extra tissues are excised. If needed and/or desired, the eyebrows can also be repositioned for an ideal outcome. On average, endoscopic brow lift surgery takes approximately one hour to complete, but this timeframe may vary depending on whether or not the treatment is combined with another facial rejuvenation procedure.
Brow Lift Recovery
Some minor bruising and/or swelling may be present immediately after brow lift surgery, but these side effects often resolve within a few days. Though rare, any pain and/or discomfort experienced during recovery can typically be managed with medication. The majority of individuals are able to return to normal, non-strenuous jobs and daily routines within about one to two weeks, but our doctors often recommend avoiding any heavy lifting or vigorous activity for a minimum of four weeks to help ensure proper healing. For patients whose brow lift was combined with a complementary facial procedure, recovery and downtime may be a bit longer.