Brow Lift / Forehead Lift
Many people are concerned about the appearance of aging and the effects of gravity on the face, especially in the forehead area, where wrinkle lines can become prominent over the years. A brow lift, sometimes called a forehead lift, is a plastic surgery procedure that can help you to reduce the appearance of aging and restore a rejuvenated look to your face. It can reduce frown lines and wrinkle lines while smoothing and raising heavy or sagging eyebrows. The natural, youthful look of your eyebrows can be restored with this procedure.
The age-related changes in facial appearance can lead to an angry or disgruntled look due to the sagging of the skin, as well as a general lack of confidence in one’s appearance. This procedure can help people to feel more confident when meeting new people or when dealing with a business or personal situation. The Long Island plastic surgeons at Cold Spring Plastic Surgery can work with you to help you achieve your goals in rejuvenating your facial appearance.
This procedure can help to minimize the creases between your eyebrows and the wrinkles in your forehead or between the eyes. By raising your sagging brows, you can appear more alert, with a naturally comfortable and confident look.
Am I a Good Candidate For a Brow Lift?
In general, a brow lift works to counter the effects of aging and gravity on the forehead and brow and restore a rejuvenated appearance. Therefore, this procedure is appropriate for adults who are uncomfortable with the wrinkle or frown lines that have appeared on the forehead or with the appearance of drooping or sagging eyebrows.
This procedure can work to restore a natural, youthful look to the area. A brow lift works best for physically healthy adults who do not smoke. It is important for patients to have a thorough understanding of the procedure and realistic, positive goals for the outcome. When you have a brow lift consultation at Cold Spring Plastic Surgery, your surgeon will present before-and-after pictures as well as computer models to help you envision the effects of your procedure.
During your brow lift consultation, your surgeon will discuss your goals for your appearance in order to develop a personalized plan to meet your needs. In addition, your Huntington plastic surgeon will go over your medical history and evaluate your current health. They will present options and make a recommendation about how best to proceed with your surgery in order to achieve your aesthetic vision.
How Does a Brow Lift Procedure Work?
Depending on your goals for the surgery and your general health, your Long Island plastic surgeon will advise the use of either intravenous sedation or twilight anesthesia. The procedure will take about two hours and your surgeon will advise the use of a procedure that best suits your needs.
here are several major types of brow lift procedures that are frequently used. An endoscopic brow lift uses tiny incisions along the hairline; your surgeon will insult an endoscope, a thin tube with a small camera, and instruments to adjust the muscle and tissue of the brow, correcting and eliminating creases and furrows under the skin. This procedure uses advanced technologies in order to achieve significant changes with limited impacts to the skin and its appearance. For patients for whom this procedure is appropriate, it can help to reduce recovery time and mitigate scarring and potential numbness.
A coronal incision can also be used, in which an incision is made underneath the hair from ear to ear. The forehead skin is lifted away for the surgeon to complete the procedure, and the scar would be concealed beneath the hair. This procedure can allow for more thorough and extensive changes to the appearance of the brow and forehead.
For people with a higher hairline, a hairline brow lift could also be recommended. In this case, an incision is made between the top of the forehead and the hairline, removing some tissue and skin from the forehead at the top. This can help to ensure that your hairline will not be further pulled back.
What is Recovery Like After a Brow Lift?
Immediately after your procedure, your forehead can be wrapped or taped in order to protect your results and minimize bruising and swelling following surgery. Your surgeon and the team at Cold Spring Plastic Surgery will provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for the area following your procedure. You will need to refrain from vigorous physical activity and keep your head elevated in order to protect your results. The initial bandages will be removed in one to three days and your sutures in seven to 10 days. After 10 days to two weeks, you should be fully able to resume your work and use cosmetics to cover any bruising or swelling. Even after returning to work, you can expect healing to continue for additional weeks as scarring fades and swelling reduces.
The results of your surgery will be visible immediately after the protective coverings are removed, and your final outcome will be apparent after incision lines fade and swelling fades. Several months after your procedure, you will see the permanent results of your brow lift. These results are long-lasting, and you can help to protect and maintain the results by using sunscreen and minimizing exposure to the sun. A brow lift can help to “turn back the clock,” giving you a rejuvenated, alert appearance that can boost your self-confidence and pride.
Make an Appointment for a Brow Lift Consultation
The experienced Long Island plastic surgeons at Cold Spring Plastic Surgery look forward to discussing the possibilities for brow lift surgery with you. They will have an in-depth discussion of your goals for your facial appearance and how best to make them a reality. Call our office or use our online form to make an appointment at our convenient Suffolk County location. We work with patients from across the United States and around the world, and we look forward to speaking with you about how our plastic surgeons can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.