There isn’t an area of our bodies that is immune to the sagging that comes with weakening tissues, a decline in collagen production, and the effects of gravity and sun damage. But our forehead and brows are on display at all times, and this sagging can give people you interact with the idea that you’re either tired, sad, or even angry. If the sagging becomes extreme, it can even affect your vision.
What Is a Brow Lift (Forehead Lift)?
As the name implies, a brow lift targets the brows and the forehead. The procedure repositions or adjusts the muscles above the eyes and across the forehead to smooth lines and raise the eyebrows. It also relieves the muscles that create the vertical lines, colloquially known as the 11s, between your eyebrows. Dr. Richard D’Amico & Dr. Julie Ferrauiola perform brow lift surgery in Englewood, NJ to restore brightness and a well-rested look to a person’s face.
How Is a Brow Lift Different Than a Facelift?
A facelift rejuvenates the area between the eyes and the jawline. The Brow lift rejuvenates the forehead area above the eyebrows and very importantly improves crow’s feet. This is something not generally appreciated.
Brow Lift Before and After
Would I Be a Good Candidate for a Brow Lift?
You know if you have sagging on your brows and across your forehead. You’ve probably had people ask if you’re tired when you’re fully engaged and awake. This procedure with Dr. D’Amico & Dr. Ferrauiola is generally for patients over 40.
There is one way to have a demo of sorts for a brow lift, stand in front of a mirror and take the thumb and forefinger of your hand and place it on the inner end of your eyebrow, placing it where you like it. Then take the outer end of the eyebrow and place it just slightly higher than the inner end. If that looks better and looks good to you, this is a good simulator of a brow lift.
How Are Brow Lifts Done?
Dr. D’ Amico & Dr. Ferrauiola use the coronal brow lift technique in most cases.
- Coronal brow lift — This involves a single coronal (think of it as the shape of a pair of headphones) incision. It is generally hidden within the hair bearing area. The forehead tissues are elevated from this approach, and the frown muscles can be deleted and the redundant extra tissue removed, restoring the natural shape and position to the forehead and eyebrows, giving a FRESH, RESTED LOOK.
What Is Recovery like After Brow Lift Surgery?
Recovery is relatively easy. There is very little discomfort, if any, and there is a modest amount of swelling. Bruising is unusual. There is numbness in the forehead and frontal scalp, which can last for several weeks, and sometimes a few months.
During the four to five day recovery period, patients are recommended to keep their head elevated, relax at home, and avoid any strenuous activity. From brow lift alone, most patients are back at work in five to seven days, and back in the gym by two weeks.
How Long Do the Results of a Brow Lift Last?*
Brow lifts are the longest lasting aesthetic procedure in the face when done with the coronal approach, used by Dr. D’ Amico & Dr. Ferrauiola. Most patients are benefited for fifteen to twenty years, and some considerably longer.
What Are the Risks Involved with a Brow Lift?
Brow lifts are extremely safe procedures. There can be some temporary numbness, and even hair loss around the incision line, which usually gets better in three to four months, and is generally minor. The nerves affecting the forehead muscles can also be bruised, but this is extremely rare.
Are There Alternative Treatments to a Surgical Brow Lift?
It is almost impossible to lift the brows in any significant period of time without the surgical procedure. Temporary improvement in the frown lines can be achieved with Botox or other neuromodulators, and a slight elevation of the lateral brow can also be achieved. Dermal fillers can sometimes be useful for very deep lines.
Can I Combine a Brow Lift with Another Procedure?
Yes, and in fact, it is very common to combine a brow lift with other procedures. The most common accompanying procedure is eyelid rejuvenation, or blepharoplasty, where the brow position is re-established with the brow lift and then a more accurate decision is made about extra skin in the upper eyelids. This yields the most NATURAL, clean, youthful, and RESTED appearance.
Schedule a Consultation
Dr. D’Amico & Dr. Ferrauiola will discuss the best solution for you at your consultation. Brow lift surgery is performed in their AAAASF nationally accredited onsite surgical suite under general anesthesia.
The first step in achieving your cosmetic goals is to request a consultation with Dr. D’Amico & Dr. Ferrauiola, serving the New York metro area. He enjoys spending time with you one-on-one to understand your objectives and give his professional opinion about the procedures that are best for you. You will never feel pressured to choose surgery and you will even have a second consultation visit (included with your fee) to bring along family or loved ones and ask follow-up questions. The consultation fee is applied toward any surgical procedure you choose. We are also happy to schedule appointments over the phone by calling (201) 567-9595.
* = Results may vary