Brow Lift Benefits
A brow lift, which is sometimes referred to as a forehead lift, can improve the appearance of aesthetic imperfections including:
- Loose, saggy forehead skin
- Drooping eyebrows
- Horizontal forehead wrinkles
- Creases, or so-called “frown lines,” between the eyebrows
Blepharoplasty is often a perfect complement to a brow lift. Blepharoplasty removes excess skin and fat from around the eyelids, and when combined with a brow lift it can refresh the region from the hairline to below the eyes.
Brow Lift Surgery
As with other plastic surgery procedures, there are different approaches to a brow lift. The two primary techniques for raising the brow are endoscopic and coronal. Both involve smoothing the forehead skin tone by lifting the forehead tissue and reshaping the muscles below.
An endoscopic brow lift uses a thin tube with a tiny camera to access a few small incision marks along the hairline. The camera allows your plastic surgeon precise control in manipulating the skin and muscle tissue to correct the winkles and loose skin.
A coronal brow lift employs a longer, single incision across the top of the head. This provides direct access to the underlying musculature.
Brow Lift Results and Recovery
The results of your brow lift will be immediately noticeable, although there will be some residual swelling and bruising, which will fade. The results will continue to refine themselves as your skin heals in the following weeks and months.
Most patients are able to resume routine activities within a couple weeks, and your plastic surgeon will monitor your recovery and gradually clear you for increased activity.
The results can last indefinitely with good skin care, including sun protection. However, a brow lift will not stop the aging process, and your skin will eventually begin to lose some of its tone and elasticity.
To learn more about the brow lift procedure or to schedule your individual consultation with a Long Island plastic surgeon, please contact us today at Precision Medical Arts.