BROW & FOREHEAD LIFT

What is a Brow & Forehead Lift?

One of the first signs of aging is in the upper third of the face. At the same time, the height and shape of the eyebrows are essential in facial aesthetics. The eyebrow and the upper eyelids are a unit and should be analyzed together when considering rejuvenation, as a modification of one of its components affects the other. Gender-related and interpersonal differences of the shape and position of the eyebrows should be taken into careful consideration as well.

With age, the forehead and eyebrows may droop. This may involve the entire eyebrow, its head (inner portion), or its tail (outer partion) resulting in loss of the youthful eyebrow contour or asymmetry where one brow is lower than the other. As the brows descend, the eyelid skin, which may already be droopy, sags further, causing more hooding. These changes contribute to a tired or aged appearance that may not reflect the way you feel.
To correct these changes, a brow lift may be indicated.

Endoscopic (Small Incision) Brow Lift Procedure

Various surgical techniques exist to perform the brow lift, with the endoscopic approach being most aesthetically acceptable. During an endoscopic brow lift, five relatively small incisions are placed in the hairline and thin lighted telescopes are used for visualization. This allows the surgeon to safely release all the ligamentous attachments around the brows to allow the necessary tissue elevation. When the inner part of the brow needs to be lifted, small self-dissolving implants called endotines are placed at the upper part of the forehead to lift and secure the eyebrow position. Using these techniques, the eyebrow can be lifted and re-contoured. The results are natural and long-lasting.

This procedure is usually combined with upper blepharoplasty for the best results. The procedure is done in an outpatient setting under sedation or general anesthesia.

What is the Recovery Time?

Recovery time is 1-2 weeks, with most patients able to start driving and resuming normal daily activities in 3-4 days.


Dr. Flora Levin proudly provides Westport, Norwalk, Fairfield CT and surrounding areas with advanced brow & forehead lift procedures. Call today for your consultation at 203-557-6464 or complete a Contact Form here!

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