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Patient Notice Regarding COVID-19

Our patients, visitors, employees and family are our top priority at The Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery Center Inc. At this time we are taking extra precautions to maintain the highest possible standards of safety and cleanliness consistent with the advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) while continuing to provide the highest level of medical care.

  1. We always maintain the highest standards of cleanliness.
  2. Hand washing is strictly followed and sanitizer is available to all staff and patients.
  3. If you have traveled in the past 14 days to countries with widespread transmission or if you have been in close contact with anyone who has traveled to any of these countries in the past 14 days, please notify the front desk and we will reschedule your appointment for a later date.
  4. If you are sick or exhibiting symptoms of illness, please notify the front desk and we will reschedule your appointment for a later date.
  5. If we notice that you are sick or exhibiting symptoms of illness, we will reschedule your appointment.
  6. If your appointment is rescheduled for the above reasons and you are in need of immediate treatment, please call your family physician for advice and instructions.
  7. We request that you refrain from bringing visitors to your appointment unless they are needed to assist you.
  8. Nonessential visitors will be asked to wait in their car or outside of the office.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your cooperation

- Your team at The Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery Center Inc.

What Is A Brow Lift?

Signs of aging can be troubling and make us feel less than our best. These can include sagging in the eyebrows and frown lines across the forehead, which make us appear tired, sad, or upset when we don’t feel that way at all. Beyond that, a heavy, sagging brow hangs over the eyes and makes them less visible.

A brow lift procedure is able to reverse sagging in the eyebrow and forehead regions, smoothing out fine lines and forehead creases. This surgical procedure lifts a drooping brow that may cause the patient to look older, angry, tired, or preoccupied.

Brow lift surgery, known by some as a forehead lift, can take years off of a person’s face, giving their eyes a more open, awake, and alert aesthetic. Dr. Pontell provides patients with a variety of brow lift methods to choose from, each allowing patients to achieve their individual aesthetic goals. Dr. Pontell possesses the experience and skills required to help make his patients’ cosmetic dreams a reality, with beautiful results that are natural and long-lasting. While most brow lift procedures are surgical in nature, Dr. Pontell also provides patients with non-surgical options such as Ultherapy and BOTOX.

What are the Benefits of a Brow Lift?

Signs of aging are reduced

Patients often find that fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging are seldom responsive to a healthy skin care regimen alone. Brow lift surgery works by lifting the eyebrows and forehead, giving the patient a smoother aesthetic and less visible wrinkles. With this procedure, sagging, fine lines, and wrinkles in the upper face region can be dramatically reduced.

Improved facial harmony

If even one region of the face is out of proportion with the rest, it can have a dramatic effect on the face’s perceived harmony. Upon undergoing a brow lift in Philadelphia, patients come to understand how important the placement of the eyebrows and forehead is for overall facial harmony. Patients walk away looking like a younger, more revitalized version of themselves rather than appearing overdone or obviously worked on.

Increased Self-confidence

Signs of aging in the face can cause some individuals to feel less reluctant to be social. Once fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, and other signs of aging have been properly addressed, patients feel more confident smiling in photos and letting the world see their new, rejuvenated facial appearance.

Who is an ideal candidate for a brow lift?

Patients who are of sound body and mind and have realistic expectations for the outcomes of the procedure are considered to be ideal candidates for a brow lift in Philadelphia. Overall, patients who do not smoke typically see the most benefit from brow lift surgery in Philadelphia. Patients who are smokers are asked to stop smoking for at least one month prior to and following the surgery, as smoking can increase the likelihood of complications during the surgery and healing process. Patients should disclose any major health concerns during their private consultation with Dr. Pontell.

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What Does The Brow Lift Procedure Entail?

There are several brow lift techniques that Dr. Pontell offers at his practice. Overall, the method chosen will depend on the patient’s facial anatomy and aesthetic goals.

The options for brow lift surgery include:

  • Traditional brow lift surgery: A traditional brow lift can be performed in two different ways. With one method, the practitioner makes an incision in the fine hair across the front portion of the hairline and then cuts back into the covered portion of the temples. This is known as a pretrichial procedure. The other method, known as the coronal procedure, involves hiding the entire incision in the hair-bearing scalp. These incisions are used as an access point through which excess skin and muscle can be removed. The forehead is then elevated to a position that leaves the patient looking younger and rejuvenated.
  • Male brow lift surgery: It’s no secret that men and women have vastly different facial structures. Male brow lift surgery performs basically the same function as a traditional brow lift, but it is specifically designed to accentuate the natural features of the male anatomy. With this approach, incisions are made along the creases of the forehead, keeping them hidden. This method allows for the eyebrows to be elevated without having any effect on a receding hairline, which is a common occurrence for many men.

What is the recovery process like?

Following the treatment, the patient’s head is wrapped in gauze dressings in order to mitigate bruising and swelling. The head must be kept elevated for the first few days. Most patients are able to get back to work after about one to two weeks. Exercise can be resumed after two weeks.

It’s important to bear in mind that the healing process can last several weeks. Most patients will require several months of recovery before the final results are visible. Patients are provided with a set of instructions to help them guarantee a successful recovery process.



Complementary procedures

Patients who are seeking a brow lift procedure may also benefit from receiving BOTOX injections or dermal fillers at the same time. These non-surgical treatments can further improve the results of the brow lift by smoothing out wrinkles, adding volume to the face, and filling in areas that have become hollow.

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Brow Lift FAQ's

Will I Have Scars?

Every technique is different in terms of where the incisions are made. Incisions are small and usually hidden in the hairline, making them virtually invisible to onlookers. Scarring will fade away over time.

Is it painful?

Patients are likely to feel some pain and discomfort for the first few days following the procedure. Patients will be prescribed oral pain medication to help mitigate these effects.

Should I get a revision brow lift?

In some cases, patients may decide to undergo a revision brow lift because the results of a previous brow lift procedure were not to their liking. It is a good idea to wait until at least six months after the healing process has finished before considering a revision procedure. Dr. Pontell can perform an assessment to determine if a patient is a good candidate for a brow lift revision.

Why Choose Dr. Pontell?

Dr. Pontell is a cosmetic surgeon renowned for his attention to detail and precision. Board-certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, he has been proudly providing the Delaware Valley metropolitan area with the most innovative treatments available. His famous work is informed by his lengthy educational and training background, which includes Jefferson Medical College, the State University of New York, and The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.

Dr. Pontell has made a name for himself as a dedicated artist in the field of cosmetic surgery. His practice focuses purely on performing facial plastic surgery procedures, which is what has made him one of the most well-renowned facial surgeons in the state of Pennsylvania.

At his practice, The Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. Jonathan Pontell provides patients with a cosmetic haven where they can achieve natural-looking enhancements of the face. His practice is a luxurious, spa-like environment that is designed with his patients’ comfort and ease in mind. Dr. Pontell works tirelessly to make sure that each and every one of his patients leaves his office looking and feeling like the best version of themselves. Call us to schedule a consultation today.


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