A brow lift helps to correct signs of aging on the forehead to restore a more youthful contour of the forehead skin, upper eyelids, and eyebrows. If you are experiencing a sagging brow that is causing you to look tired, sad, or angry, a brow lift is a great solution for rejuvenating the upper third of your face.
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If you are experiencing sagging brows, have frown lines between your eyes, or have brows that cause you to look sad all the time, a brow lift may be able to benefit you. Be sure to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Cusimano to determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure.
The brow lift procedure can be achieved through multiple techniques, including an open brow lift, an endoscopic brow lift, and a limited incision brow lift.
Open Brow Lift
During this technique, a long incision is created along the forehead, either around the hairline or in a crease on the forehead, and skin is lifted away from underlying tissues. Muscles are then loosened, and fat is removed. Excess skin is eliminated, remaining skin is pulled down, and the brow is stitched into its new position.
Endoscopic Brow Lift
This technique involves the use of an endoscope, or a long thin tube with light at the end attached to a video camera. The endoscope is inserted through several small incisions in the scalp, allowing Dr. Cusimano to work on various internal structures of the forehead.
Limited Incision Brow Lift
This technique involves limited incisions. It uses a small area of the ends of the coronal technique incision to elevate the outside part of the eyebrows. Scars are hidden in the temporal hairline. This technique can reduce wrinkles at the corners of the eyes, though it cannot address the center area of the brow.
What to Expect After a Brow Lift
After your brow lift, swelling, bruising is to be expected. Using cold packs around the eyes for 48-hours can help to reduce swelling. Any discomfort can be controlled with pain medication. It is recommended that you sleep on your back with your head elevated for 5-7 days to further help with swelling. You can feel free to resume driving when you are able to drive as well as you did before surgery. Most patients are able to return to work within a month, depending on the nature of the job.