As a person grows older, their body begins to age and one of the first places where the signs of aging begin to show is on the face. With the usage of the muscles on the upper region of the face over time, deep lines and wrinkles can appear on the forehead. These wrinkles can be horizontal or vertical and, as a result of them, a person might appear to be frowning or worried while in reality that is not the case.
Many people opt for a brow lift to have those frown lines removed as well as to get rid of any sagginess that may be caused by excess skin on the forehead. Moreover, droopy eyebrows which may cause the eyes to look tired can also be corrected with a brow lift. Overall, the new look after the procedure will make one appear more relaxed and youthful.
There are two distinct methods of brow lift surgery offered at New York’s Madison Avenue Plastic Surgery. They are the endoscopic brow lift and coronal brow lift.
The endoscopic brow lift is a newer, more popular method that is preferred by most plastic surgeons due to its minimally invasive nature. It begins by making a few small incisions behind the hairline which are each less than an inch wide. Then, an endoscopic device with a miniature camera is inserted into the incisions allowing the surgeon to see the insides. Afterwards, the muscles are repositioned and, if required, extra fatty deposits and tissue are removed along with excess skin.
The coronal brow lift used to be the main method of performing a brow lift, but it is not as popular now when there are less invasive methods. Unlike the newer endoscopic brow lift technique, the incision made in a coronal brow lift is much longer. The incision stretches from the top of one ear and across the hairline to the top of the other ear. Once the incision is made, the surgeon will gain full entry to the forehead which will allow him/her greater control and much easier access to the surgical area. Afterwards, the excess fat and tissue are removed, excess skin is trimmed off, the muscles are repositioned, and the incision is finally stitched up.
In both the endoscopic and the coronal brow lift, the patient will be placed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. The surgery time largely depends on the technique being used, but expect the procedure to last one to three hours.
An ideal candidate for a brow lift surgery is someone who holds realistic expectation as to the outcomes of the procedure, is in good health, and understands the nature of the scars which may be left behind after the procedure, especially the longer scar that comes with coronal brow lift. Of course, the surgeons at Madison Avenue Plastic Surgery will take great care to hide the scars beneath the hair so that they are not noticeable.
If you have forehead lines or wrinkles, saggy skin, or droopy eyebrows and you want to opt for something permanent rather than the temporary effects offered by dermal fillers, then a brow lift surgery may be the optimal choice for you.
The recovery time required for a brow lift is not very lengthy. After ten days, you can return to work as well as resume daily activities. But, bear in mind that every individual is different and some unique challenges can prolong the recovery process. It is natural and expected that after surgery you will suffer from at least a few of the following: bruising, swelling, numbness, itching, and/or pain. However, with correct aftercare you will be able to eventually overcome these conditions.
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Additional instructions suggested by your doctor should be taken into consideration such as taking selected painkillers or applying certain ointments to minimize scarring. After a few weeks of following the above instructions, you will be able to visibly see a decrease in swelling, bruising, and any other aftereffects which may have occurred as a result of the surgery.
Book your consultation today with New York’s Madison Avenue Plastic Surgery to determine whether you qualify for a brow lift surgery. The surgeons here will offer you their years of experience in this field and help you select the method that is most suited for your needs.
You can schedule your consultation directly on our website’s contact page using the online form. Alternatively, you can give us a call at 516-965-3800 and book your appointment with us over the phone.