Brow Lift

Brow Lift

Sagging eyebrows and loose forehead skin are two early signs of facial aging that can make you appear chronically tired or angry; they can also affect your field of vision by hanging over or around the corners of the eyes. A brow lift raises descending eyebrows and tightens the forehead skin for a refreshed, youthful appearance.

A brow lift may be performed as an individual procedure or in conjunction with a blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery). A brow lift is also frequently conducted as part of a face lift. If you’re bothered by drooping eyebrows or forehead skin, The plastic surgeons at Precision Medical Arts will work with you to create a custom treatment plan that addresses your unique features and cosmetic goals.

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.