Brow Lift

Browlift ( Forehead Lift ) Information, Before and After Photos, Surgery

Forehead lifts are used when there is a sagging eyebrow or deep furrows between the eyes. A forehead or brow lift tightens loose skin and in some cases, removes the excess, and forehead wrinkling and drooping brows can be modified. When necessary, part of the muscle that causes vertical frown lines between the brows is also removed.

There are two basic techniques that we use in brow-lifting; the trans-palpebral (upper eyelid) forehead lift or the endoscopic forehead lift.

Since most people undergoing a brow lift also have upper eyelid surgery, the most direct and simplest approach to the eyebrow is through the upper eyelid incision. After undermining of the eyebrows and forehead have been performed, the eyebrows are sutured to their new position with several sutures. Following this, the upper eyelid procedure is completed as usual. While the eyebrow looks “cinched higher” for a couple of weeks, the results are excellent and are not associated with the complications that occur with other common forms of brow lifts.

The endoscopic forehead lift offers the advantages of minimal incisions within the scalp, and a potentially shorter recovery period. We use two scalp incisions of approximately one inch in length. An endoscope, a small wand with a camera on the end connected to a monitor, is inserted to allow the surgeon to have a clear view of the muscles and tissues beneath the skin. Another instrument is then inserted through a different incision, the forehead skin is lifted and the muscles and underlying tissues are removed or released. The eyebrows may also be lifted and secured into their higher position by sutures beneath the surface of the skin or by temporary fixation screws and other methods placed behind the hairline. Finally, the incisions are closed with stitches or staples.

The overall result of eyelid rejuvenation is a subtle but remarkable change that produces a more youthful and less tired appearance.

New York plastic surgeon Eric Sadeh offers browlifts, facelift surgery, rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty and other facial plastic surgery procedures. Located in New York City serving Manhattan, Queens and Forest Hills.