As a person ages, time takes its toll on the face causing drooping, which can often occur in the forehead and brow. If you struggle with the obvious aging in the upper-face you can turn to Dr. Neal Goldberg for a variety of brow lift techniques. Brow Lift surgery can help to:
- Lift drooping/sagging brows
- Correct an asymmetric brow
- Correct crow’s feet
Is a brow lift right for me?
3698 View Gallery While a brow lift is most often performed to correct a drooping brow, it may also be used to correct asymmetric brow, glabellar creases, excess upper eyelid skin, crow’s feet, horizontal lines and furrows and a distorted brow shape. Dr. Goldberg may combine this with other surgical procedures such as a facelift, neck lift or eyelid surgery. The procedure is always individualized to the patient for a natural result.
Our board-certified plastic surgeon offers two types of brow lift procedures:
- Traditional brow lifts – corrects the tissues that cause furrowing or drooping and are removed or altered.
- Endoscopic brow lifts – procedures are less invasive than the traditional brow lift. A pencil-like instrument is used to view the underlying tissues. The benefits of an endoscopic procedure are the use of small incisions and a shorter recovery time.
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What can I expect from the procedure?
A traditional brow lift takes 1-2 hours to perform. Dr. Goldberg will first make an incision across the top of the head, behind the hairline. The forehead skin is then lifted and the underlying muscles and tissues are removed or altered to create a smooth appearance. The brows are elevated and secured with sutures under the skin or with titanium screws behind the hairline. Smaller incisions are closed with stitches or clips.
An endoscopic brow lift also takes 1-2 hours to perform and is done with local anesthesia in conjunction with intravenous sedation. Dr. Goldberg will make four to five small incisions behind the hairline. Using the endoscope, the surgeon will see the skin’s underlying structures during the procedure. The forehead skin is then lifted and the underlying muscles are removed or altered to create a smooth appearance. The brows are elevated and secured with sutures under the skin or titanium screws behind the hairline. Dr. Goldberg will then use stitches or clips to close smaller incisions.
What will my life be like after a brow lift?
Following this procedure, you should allow about one week to return to normal activities. You should be able to shower and shampoo within three days. Some numbness, nausea, discomfort and swelling are possible. Stitches may be removed after one week and fixation screws may be removed in 2-3 weeks. After three weeks, most signs of the surgery will be gone. You should limit rigorous activity and sun exposure following the procedure. The results may last five to ten years.
Like with any surgical procedure, some complications are possible and may include nerve damage, scarring, hair loss along scar edges, loss of sensation, infection and bleeding.
For more information about brow lifts, call our office for a consultation at 914-840-5999.
*Individual Results May Vary