If you desire a more youthful appearance, you may want to consider a brow lift or forehead lift. Jeffrey Schiller, MD, is one of the foremost facial plastic surgeons in the New York City metro area and specializes in procedures that affect the cheek and eye areas. He strives to reduce the appearance of aging for both men and women, in this case by eliminating the look of heaviness that may be created by wrinkles and sagging skin. Here’s what to expect if you opt for one or both of these cosmetic surgeries.
Brow Lift and Forehead Lift: What’s the Difference?
A forehead and brow lift creates a more youthful appearance by correcting sagging skin and wrinkles in this area of the face. This is helpful in patients whose eyebrows have descended, creating the appearance of extra skin in the upper eyelids. Brow and forehead lifts are often conducted in conjunction with eyelid surgery or other cosmetic surgeries.
How Are These Procedures Performed?
Dr. Schiller offers a minimally-invasive, endoscopic forehead and brow lift procedure. Through small incisions, the brow and eyelid areas and forehead tissues are lifted to lift the brows and reduce horizontal wrinkles and frown lines. This results in minimal scars and bruising and takes about an hour. The procedure is conducted in an outpatient operating room setting under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation.
What Can I Expect During Recovery?
After the procedure, you may experience swelling and bruising for several days. Most patients can resume normal activities within 5-10 days of having this endoscopic procedure. After healing is complete, you’ll enjoy a natural but noticeable difference that lasts many years.
While most people who opt for a forehead and/or brow lift are in their 50s or older, it can also be effective for younger patients who are troubled by the appearance of chronic frown lines or drooping brows. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Schiller to find out if a forehead and brow lift is right for you.