Brow and Forehead Lift
A brow lift or forehead lift can address the appearance of droopy eyebrows, horizontal lines in the forehead, or a furrowed brow.
Grossman | Capraro Plastic Surgery offers several types of brow lifts:
Endoscopic Forehead Lift: The endoscopic forehead lift utilizes a microscopic camera to assist our surgeons in making the required alterations. Since the incisions are smaller, an endoscopic brow lift is less invasive, resulting in minimal scarring and a quicker recovery.
Roman Shade Brow Lift: The “Roman Shade” brow lift is a specialized procedure developed by Dr. Grossman. This procedure elevates the brow and eliminates excess upper brow lid skin caused by dropping.
Endotine Brow Lift: Endotine procedure allows surgeons to adjust forehead-skin position through a small incision behind the hair line. This surgery raises the brows naturally and softens the creases between the eyebrows and along the forehead.
The procedure takes about one to two hours and is performed in the surgeon’s clinic or an outpatient surgery center. Intravenous sedation or general anesthesia will be administered.
Candidates for Brow and Forehead Lifts
- Improve the appearance of sagging brow lines and eyelids
- Reduce wrinkles or creases along the forehead region
- Address a receding hairline or baldness (the location of the incision may be altered to reduce the visibility of the scar)
After the procedure, you will have some temporary swelling and bruising in the surgical area. This swelling may last for a few weeks. For one or two nights after surgery, it is recommended that you rest with your head elevated to reduce swelling. You may also experience mild and temporary discomfort at the surgical site, which can be controlled with prescribed oral medications.
You can take a shower and wash your hair a few days after this procedure. However, you may experience numbing or itching at the incision sites when healing starts.
Most patients recover from this surgery in about two weeks. Patients can return to work in about seven to ten days. Limit physical activities like bending over or exercising for the first week.
You may feel the Endotine implants under your skin, and there may be some increased sensitivity in the area until the body naturally absorbs the device.
The length of time your lift lasts varies due to your age, genetics, and lifestyle.
Problems are usually minor and rare, but you need to understand that there are risks inherent in Endotine procedures. Discuss these complications with your surgeon.
Surgery can last up to two hours.
You may experience some swelling and bruising. Do not sleep on your forehead.
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