A brow lift (commonly referred to as an eyebrow lift or forehead lift) is a plastic surgery procedure that essentially pulls your eyebrows back into a more youthful position. The sagging brow, another consequence of facial aging, substantially impacts eye appeal. A low brow tends to create upper eyelids that appear heavy and look overhung, but a forehead lift addresses such areas of concern. The Glasgold Group, a facial plastic surgery center practicing in Princeton, NJ, specializes in brow lift surgery with an extensive list of satisfied patients.
Brow Lift Before-and-After Photos
* Each patient is unique and individual results may vary.
What is a Brow Lift?
One of the effects aging has on our face involves a loss of facial volume, sagging skin, and a lowered brow. Though the term “eyebrow lift” describes the procedure perfectly, it is far from being an easy, simple surgery. Our New Jersey brow lift consists of many techniques and methods depending on the severity of each individual case. 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.
Wrinkles between the eyes and furrows on the forehead may be addressed through a Botox browlift, but results are longer-lasting and optimal with the endoscopic brow lift technique. When your entire eye area needs improvement, as in not just the brows but eyelids, too, this procedure can be done in combination with a blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery. Together, this often addresses serious aging signs in the upper third of the face.
Your Consultation with our New Jersey Surgeons
During your NJ brow lift consultation with either Dr. Robert or Mark Glasgold, your doctor 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. The doctor will go over your medical history, as well, to ensure that you may be a good candidate for this procedure.
Brow Lift Techniques
In the case of browlifts, 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.
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.
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.
Other methods, such as the aforementioned endoscopic brow lift, are 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.
Side Effects or Risks Associated
Some side effects and risks exist for brow surgery but such chances of occurrence are cut significantly smaller when under the care of a board-certified, qualified professional. Patients 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.
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 For Your Brow Lift
The brow lift is a complex and custom procedure that requires a high level of skill and knowledge to perform properly. At the 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 the Glasgold Group 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 and double board certified.
- Dr. Mark Glasgold is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and double board certified.
- 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.
Dr. Mark Glasgold has gone on to receive Castle Connolly’s Top Doctor Award in 2019, with Dr. Robert Glasgold being listed in NJ’s Monthly Magazine as one of the “Select Plastic Surgeons” for 2020. Prospective patients are encouraged to look through our brow lift before-and-after photo gallery to see past results from previous patients. You can also follow us on Instagram and look at other results there, as well.
Schedule Your Forehead Lift In New Jersey With Us Today
If you are interested in enhancing your eyebrows through a brow lift surgery, contact our experts today. You can call our office for more information regarding the procedure or for scheduling an appointment at 732-846-6540, or fill out our online contact form to schedule your NJ brow lift consultation.