A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, reduces the wrinkles across the forehead, on the bridge of the nose and between your eyes. Many of our browlift patients who had sagging brows that drooped over the upper eyelids came from all over Connecticut, including Hartford, New Haven, Norwalk, Greenwich, and Avon. Usually a brow lift is performed in combination with an upper eyelid tuck and a facelift.
Am I a good candidate for a brow lift?
As we age, it is not uncommon for wrinkles to appear on your forehead. These frown lines can make you look angry, or relaxed skin can cause eyebrows to hood your upper eyelids making you look tired. If you are suffering from these frown lines or relaxed skin around the eyes, you can consider a brow lift.
What is the brow lift procedure?
A brow lift is performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia depending on Dr. Stanislaw’s recommendation. There are three types of incisions for a brow lift:
- An endoscopic incision, where the surgeon uses an endoscope through small incisions within your hairline. The forehead and eyebrows are then restored into a more youthful position, decreasing the appearance of the furrows and creases.
- A pretrechial incision, which is placed at the hairline where the excess skin is excised and the eyebrow is lifted into a more youthful position. This procedure is usually used in women.
- A mid-forehead brow lift where the incision is placed in the wrinkles of the forehead. By placing the incision in the forehead wrinkles, the scars hide very well. This procedure is performed mostly in men.
What is the recovery time from a brow lift?
Recovery time from a brow lift varies from patient to patient, with most returning to normal activities in a week. Your stitches are removed 7 days following the surgery and most of the bruising usually has resolved by that time.
You can resume driving in one to three days, depending on the type of browlift performed.
How long do my results last?
You will be able to see your results for several years, but it depends on your genetics, how well you are aging, and how well you take care of your skin. To maintain your youthful appearance you should keep a healthy lifestyle, use sun protection, topical retinoids, topical vitamin C and topical vitamin E.