Candidates For A Brow Lift
The Forehead Lift is particularly well suited for physically healthy patients who have sagging eyebrows, deep horizontal creases in the forehead or frown lines between the eyebrows.
*Individual Results May Vary
The forehead lift is a remarkable procedure that corrects each of these problems at once. With a forehead lift, many of the upper facial wrinkles are improved forever, compared to the temporary results of Botox injections. These include the frown lines (between the eyebrows), the crow’s feet wrinkles (in the temple area) and the horizontal forehead wrinkles.
Benefits of Brow Lift include:
- Improves brow position
- Reduces excess skin of upper eyelids
- Minimizes frown lines
- Improves crow’s feet wrinkles
- Reduces horizontal forehead wrinkles
- Creates a more youthful and refreshed appearance
At The Langdon Center the newest approach to the forehead lift, endoscopic surgery, is used. Endoscopic surgery is the least invasive technique in cosmetic surgery. The endoscope is a sophisticated miniature optical telescope that gives the surgeon a “beneath the skin” view on a video monitor. Small incisions are made in the scalp just above the hairline to allow placement of the endoscope and of surgical instruments. The brow depressor muscles are inactivated and the forehead tissue is loosened to enable lifting. In the forehead, the lifting occurs naturally through normal action of the frontalis (forehead) muscle and is facilitated by fixation with the Endotine bioabsorbable device. In the temple, as in a face-lift, the fascia is pulled to a higher level using sutures.
Although this technique may require more surgery time, it is less invasive and results in a smaller chance of temporary scalp numbness.
A more limited Temple Lift can be performed without the need for an endoscope. This procedure accomplishes the same lifting of the lateral brows and does not address frown muscle activity.
Treatment times vary from patient to patient but typically the Brow Lift is performed within a few hours.
After a Brow Lift surgery, patients will experience swelling and bruising lasting approximately 10 days following surgery. Swelling and bruising may be present in the cheek, eye and forehead area. Numbness and itching may be present at the incision sites as these areas begin to heal.
For most patients, recovery time will not exceed one week. Dr. Langdon will advise you on what to expect after surgery, post-operative care and when you can resume normal activities.
Every surgical procedure carries certain risks and the potential for complications. The potential complications associated with the Brow Lift procedure may include the following: bruising, swelling, sensitivity to anesthesia, infection, nerve injury, and poor healing.
To learn more about getting a Brow Lift or to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Langdon, please fill out the form on this page or call The Langdon Center at 203-453-8625 . We look forward to working with you! The Langdon Center serves patients in the Guilford & New Haven, CT areas.