Brow Lift & Forehead Lift

What is a 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:

Classic Coronal Forehead Lift: In the classic coronal forehead lift, the forehead skin is removed to smooth wrinkles and furrows.

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:

Candidates for Brow and Forehead Lifts

You may be a candidate for a brow or forehead lift if you are between the ages of 40-60 and would like to:
  • 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)

Endotine Brow Lifts

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.

 

Post-Surgery Expectations

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. Use cold compresses to control the swelling. You may also experience mild and temporary discomfort at the surgical site, which can be controlled with prescribed oral medications.
Head dressings and drain tubes are removed a few days after surgery. 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.

 

Risks

You may experience infections, discomfort, wound-healing problems over the implant, and you may feel the Endotine device under your skin. Hair or skin can become thinner over the device, and you may experience scaring if there are wound-healing complications. Although the Endotine implant is bioabsorbable, you may experience longer than normal absorption time. If you cannot wait until the implant dissolves, you may decide to have the implant removed. This removal requires a minor surgical procedure.

FAQs

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. Use cold compresses and do not sleep on your forehead.

The surgery raises you eyebrows to a natural level and smooths and soften wrinkles and creases in your forehead.

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