New York Eye and Face Oculoplastic Surgery
Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon located in West Harrison, NY
Brow Lift Q&A
What is a brow lift?
A brow or forehead lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure that can reduce lines and wrinkles going across your forehead. Your provider can also address other issues during your brow lift, including:
- Wrinkles on the bridge of your nose
- Frown lines between your eyebrows
- Sagging brows that cover your upper eyelids
Your surgeon performs brow lift surgery using a minimally invasive endoscopic technique. What is an endoscopic brow lift?
An endoscope is a flexible tube along which your doctor can pass special surgical instruments. Your provider makes incisions under your hair to provide access to the endoscope, which means you don't have any large wounds on your face and virtually no scarring.
They use endoscopic instruments to lift your forehead's tissues and brow and secure them in a higher, more youthful position. A hidden fixating device that's invisible on the surface of your skin holds the repositioned tissues in place, creating a smooth, elevated forehead and eyebrow shape.
What does brow lift surgery involve?
Brow lift surgery is typically performed on an outpatient basis using light anesthesia and IV (intravenous) sedatives. The surgery takes from 60 to 90 minutes to complete, after which your head stays wrapped in a pressure bandage for 24 hours.
You can expect some bruising and swelling after an endoscopic brow lift that peaks in the first week following surgery. Your doctor will likely advise you to recover at home for at least a week after a brow lift.
During the recovery period, you need to avoid strenuous exertion and not wash or color your hair. After a brow lift, you should find you look less tired and feel more refreshed without losing any of your natural beauty.
A brow lift could rejuvenate your face and take years off your appearance. If you'd like to see whether you're a suitable candidate for brow lift surgery, call New York Eye and Face Oculoplastic Surgery and schedule a consultation or book an appointment online.