Robert M. Schwarcz, MD
Cosmetic Surgery & Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon located in Upper East Side, New York, NY & Scarsdale, NY
As the aging process kicks in, your eyebrows can begin to droop. This can create an unwanted, tired appearance that can be corrected through a surgical procedure. A brow lift can restore your youthful look and additionally reduce the existence of creases between your brows and lines on your forehead.
A brow lift generally results in significant improvements in opening the eyes and relieving the weight of the brows on the eyelids. The result should be a subtle well-rested look, not surprised, or like a deer in headlights! The brow lift can be done in conjunction with eyelid blepharoplasty surgery and/or a facelift. A brow lift, like all facial surgery, must be tailored for a man or woman to fit the other dimensions and characteristics of the face.
HOW IS THE BROWLIFT PERFORMED
A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, is a cosmetic procedure most commonly performed endoscopically through small scalp incisions. It is a surgical procedure often done under a local anesthesia with sedation. A few incisions are made either under or behind the hairline. An endoscope is utilized via a camera to observe the muscles and tissues beneath the skin. Next, the forehead skin is lifted and the underlying tissues are either lifted or removed to create desired results. In the process, the eyebrows may be raised to a higher position by sutures or temporary screws.
A brow lift corrects the problem of drooping eyebrows and improves one's overall appearance by creating a natural, yet refreshed look.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THE RECOVERY PROCESS
After the procedure, it usually takes about ten days for initial recovery to begin which consists of the removal of sutures. Temporary bruising and swelling may result. You may cover the affected areas with makeup to mask the temporary bruising. Side effects may also include headaches or numbness.
Dr. Schwarcz is a board-certified cosmetic surgeon who can create the youthful appearance of a refreshed face with natural results that defy the aging process. To learn more about the brow lift procedure, please contact our office today to schedule a consultation to determine if you are good candidate. As an alternative to the brow lift procedure, Dr. Schwarcz also offers a variety of non-surgical procedures like Botox that reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines in your forehead.