A brow lift (commonly referred to as an eyebrow lift or forehead lift) is a procedure that essentially pulls your eyebrows back into a more youthful position. One of the effects aging has on our face involves a loss of facial volume, sagging skin, and a lowered brow. Repositioning the eyebrows upward to a natural position does much to correct and improve the appearance of the eyes. Some patients will only need minor treatment to the lateral brow, however, sometimes through the use of a Botox brow lift while others require more surgical intervention.
During your brow lift consultation, we will cover any questions you may have regarding what areas you’d like to see improvement in, as well as offer suggestions, provide an overview of what to expect, and which type of surgery is right for you. We will go over your medical history, as well, to ensure that you may be a good candidate for this procedure.
* Each patient is unique and individual results may vary.
Types Of Brow Lifts
In the case of brow lifts, one of the distinctions made during the consultation with your plastic surgeon will be which brow technique to utilize. There are two popular methods: the coronal brow lift and the lateral brow technique.
CORONAL BROW LIFT: A coronal brow lift (otherwise referred to as the traditional forehead lift), involves incisions being placed behind the ears (and further behind the hairline to prevent any visible scars) and pulling the skin back. This is the more direct and invasive method of the two and targets more areas of concern than the other.
LATERAL BROW LIFT: The lateral brow lift (often referred to as the temporal lift) targets the lower eyelids and crow’s feet and is ideal if the patient’s signs of aging are not as severe, or if a high hairline is the main concern. The incisions are made along the hairline, though are much closer to the line than the coronal brow lift technique.
ENDOSCOPIC BROW LIFT: An endoscopic brow lift is the preferred technique for providing patients with the best eyebrow lift results, which involves a far less-invasive approach due to the small incisions made. It allows us to perform the restoration through three to five minimal incisions of one-half inch to an inch made in the scalp above the hairline. A thin endoscope about the size of a pencil inserted through these incisions allows us to elevate the sagging brow. Relying upon this state-of-the-art technology, forehead tissues are lifted and repositioned, remaining in place for years to come.
All brow lift surgery is done with either general or local anesthesia, depending on severity.
Recovery periods will vary depending on which type of brow surgery you go with, per your surgeon’s recommendations. By far, the endoscopic brow lift is the option with the less downtime required, but the healing process varies in each case.
You may feel some numbness and discomfort around the incision area(s) following the operation, as well as bruising and slight swelling around the eyes and cheeks. Despite this, there is only minimal pain felt by most patients.
Side Effects And Risks
As far as risks go, there is always a chance of scars forming where the incisions are made, but they are strategically placed by brow experts to not be noticeable. There are rare instances where a patient may have trouble making certain facial expressions (eyebrow movement) and revision surgery may be needed to fix this. A loss of feeling around the target site may occur, but this is only a temporary effect. As stated before, all chances of these risks occurring are lessened when your surgery is done by an experienced doctor, such as Drs. Robert and Mark Glasgold.
Why Choose The Glasgold Group
The brow lift is a complex and custom procedure that requires a high level of skill and knowledge to perform properly. At Glasgold Group, our surgeons have decades of experience while patients and peers alike respect them for the beautiful, natural-looking results they produce consistently.
By choosing Glasgold Group in Princeton, New Jersey for your procedure, you can expect results of the highest caliber and the knowledge that your safety and satisfaction are top priorities.
- Dr. Robert Glasgold has an American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Certification.
- Dr. Robert Glasgold is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
- Dr. Robert Glasgold is a co-director of the Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship Program of AAFPRS.
- Dr. Robert Glasgold has an American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Certification.
- Dr. Mark Glasgold is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
- Dr. Mark Glasgold is a co-director of the Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship Program of AAFPRS.
- Dr. Mark Glasgold has an American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Certification.
- Dr. Mark Glasgold has an American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Certification.
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