Brow lift surgery is performed endoscopically, tightening sagging muscles and skin to lift a heavy, overhanging brow and smooth the forehead, creating a more open, refreshed, facial appearance. Technically termed a browplasty, this surgical procedure elevates a drooping brow that may cause you to appear older, angry, tired, or worried.
What Is A Brow Lift?
Aging indicators, specifically those on the face, can be annoying and frustrating. Sagging in the eyebrows and frown lines across the forehead are unwanted signs of aging that can make a person appear constantly tired, sad, or angry. Heavy, droopy brows cover the eyes and make them less visible.
The brow lift procedure is a surgical option that can reverse drooping in the eyebrows and forehead, reducing frown lines and forehead creases. Also referred to as a forehead lift, brow lift surgery can dramatically remove years of aging from a person’s facial appearance and make the eyes look more open, awake, and alert. Dr. Pontell offers a variety of brow lift techniques to provide patients with a personalized surgical experience. He has the experience, skills, and dedication to his work to provide his patients with beautiful results that look natural and last long. While typical brow lifts are surgical, Dr. Pontell also offers Ultherapy non-surgical brow lifts and BOTOX non-surgical brow lifts.
Why Choose Dr. Pontell For A Brow Lift?
Dr. Jonathan Pontell has created a cosmetic haven for those seeking natural appearing enhancements of the face. His practice, The Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery Center, is a boutique center that provides a high-touch, personalized experience for his patients. When it comes to a Philadelphia brow lift, there are few physicians in the area that have his level of experience and his consistency of results.
From the moment you walk in the door, you will be received by a luxurious, spa-like office that is 100% attentive to your needs and comfort. Every detail of your experience is met with professional expertise that only highlights the caliber of the cosmetic care delivered. Dr. Pontell performs all of these procedures himself—both surgical and non-surgical—leaving no room for compromise in your facial enhancement.
Benefits Of A Brow Lift
Reduced Signs Of Aging
Pesky aging indicators such as fine lines and wrinkles are often unresponsive to a healthy skin care regimen. Brow lift surgery will lift the eyebrows and forehead to provide a smoother appearance with fewer wrinkles. Patients can dramatically eliminate the presence of sagging, fine lines, wrinkles, and creases in the upper face.
Better Facial Harmony
When we have one area of the face we are unhappy with, it can affect the entire facial appearance. Once brow lift surgery is performed, patients will notice how the improvement in the eyebrows and forehead can create overall facial harmony. They will achieve a look that doesn’t appear fake or unnatural, but rather a look that presents a more refreshed and youthful version of themselves.
Many people might steer away from taking pictures or attending social events because of aging appearance in their face. Once signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin have been corrected, patients can feel confident smiling in photos and happy to show off their more rejuvenated facial appearance.
What Does A Brow Lift Entail?
There are many different techniques Dr. Pontell performs for brow lift surgery depending on a patient’s facial anatomy and goals.
You may undergo one of the following brow lift surgery options:
- Traditional brow lift surgery: There are two different ways a traditional brow lift can be performed. An incision is made in the fine hair across the frontal hairline and then into the hair-bearing scalp of the temples (pretrichial procedure), or the entire incision is hidden in the hair-bearing scalp (coronal procedure). Through the incisions, excess skin and muscle are removed, and the forehead is lifted to a youthful position.
- Male brow lift surgery: Men and women have unique facial structures. Male brow lift surgery is designed to suit the individual features of a man to create a natural, more youthful appearance. Incisions are hidden along the forehead creases. This technique allows the eyebrows to be raised and the forehead to be smoothed without affecting a receding hairline, which is typical in men.
The head will be wrapped with gauze dressings to minimize bruising and swelling, and it should be kept elevated. Most patients return to work in one to two weeks and normal activities such as exercise in two weeks. Healing can take several weeks, and residual swelling will slowly diminish. Most patients will take several months for full recovery. Dr. Pontell will provide you with specific instructions regarding how to properly care for surgical wounds.
The placement of the incisions will depend upon the technique employed. Typically, incisions will be hidden discreetly in the forehead within the hairline or along the frontal hairline. Scarring will fade and become less noticeable, if visible at all.
For the first few days after surgery, there will be some pain. Dr. Pontell will prescribe oral pain medication to alleviate any discomfort.
Brow Lift FAQ's
Who Is The Best Candidate For A Brow Lift?
Patients who are in good physical health and realistic in their expectations are ideal candidates for brow lift surgery. Those patients who do not smoke will benefit the most from brow lift surgery. Dr. Pontell insists that patients who do smoke stop at least one month before and one month after the procedure. It is important that patients discuss any serious medical conditions they have with Dr. Pontell.
How Long Will My Brow Lift Results Last?
Brow lift results are meant to be long lasting; unfortunately, it is impossible to halt the aging process. Patients who practice healthy habits and a regular skin care regimen can achieve a longer-lasting outcome.
What Type Of Anesthesia Is Used For A Brow Lift?
Local anesthesia, general anesthesia, or intravenous sedation can be used to provide patients with a comfortable surgical experience.
What Are The Risks And Complications Associated With A Brow Lift?
As with any surgical procedure, there are some risks of complications involved with brow lift surgery. However, the chance of any of these issues is very low.
- Anesthesia risks
- Poor wound healing
- Unfavorable scarring
- Nerve injury
Can Brow Lift Surgery Be Combined With Other Facial Plastic Surgery Procedures?
Brow lift surgery can be combined with other facial procedures, such as eyelid surgery, facelift surgery, chin augmentation, neck lift surgery, and/or lip augmentation.