Is a brow lift for me?
Over time, the effects of gravity, sun exposure, and heredity cause frown lines, wrinkles and droopy eyebrows to appear. This may prematurely age your forehead and brow area, making your appearance conflict with how you truly feel. A brow lift in New Jersey with Dr. Ganchi can lift and smooth your forehead and brows, restoring eyebrow shape and eliminating excess wrinkled skin – removing years from your face.
You are a candidate for forehead lift if you have:
- Low eyebrow position on your face
- Deep horizontal lines
- Sagging forehead skin
- Furrows between your eyebrows and across your nose
What other rejuvenating treatments can enhance a brow lift?
Frequently, our patients choose to have cosmetic eyelid surgery at the same time as the brow lift. This combination restores a youthful, harmonious appearance to your forehead and eyes in just one operation.
Enjoy the benefits of forehead and brow lift combined with upper eyelid surgery:
- Smooth away forehead lines and wrinkles
- Banish forehead frown lines
- Lift sagging brows
- Lift heavy, wrinkled eyelids
- Refresh facial expression
- Establish alert, well-rested eyes
- Improve vision
- Improve self-confidence and self-esteem
- Rapid recovery
How is forehead/brow lift surgery performed? Are there any risks?
During our initial consultation, we will take a complete medical history and examine the areas of concern. We will evaluate your forehead and eyes for areas needing improvement. Then, we will describe your treatment options and determine the best procedure for you, based on your facial structure and the condition of your skin and hairline.
The main difference between various techniques is the placement of the incision.
- A coronal incision is made just behind the natural hairline.
- A pretrichial incision is similar to a coronal incision with the middle part of the incision at the hairline, resulting in a lower hairline.
- A midforehead crease is the newest approach, in which several small incisions are placed within the forehead creases. This is the least invasive surgery with the fastest recovery time.
As with any surgery, there are associated risks. We are glad to guide you through this experience, with thorough planning and preparation, so we can achieve the best results for you with few unexpected problems.
Where is brow lift surgery performed?
Your eyebrow lift in New Jersey with Dr. Ganchi will be performed with sedation and local anesthesia. Under certain circumstances, especially if you are having other procedures at the same time, it may be best to place you under general anesthesia.
Your surgery is usually performed as an outpatient in a surgical center or hospital. You will need to have a close friend or family member drive you to and from your surgery and care for you for the first 24 to 48 hours after surgery.
What is brow lift recovery like?
You will experience some bruising and swelling for the first 7 to 10 days after surgery. Cold compresses and elevation of your head on two or three pillows will help minimize swelling. You may feel numbness and itching as part of the healing process, but this will soon resolve. Sutures are usually removed within 7 to 10 days. Normally, we remove your bandages in 1-3 days. Most patients recover very well within 2 weeks.
When can I return to work after forehead lift surgery?
While healing time varies, most people are comfortable returning to work within 7 to 10 days. We advise patients to avoid sun exposure and strenuous activities for several weeks. We will closely follow your progress to ensure that you are ready to resume normal activities.
How will I look after surgery?
You will have much smoother forehead skin and a refreshed, rejuvenated appearance. Your eyebrow shape and position will be restored, brightening your eyes and energizing your whole face. If you combine upper eyelid surgery with this procedure, your excess eyelid skin will be sculpted away revealing more youthful eyes. Puffy eyelids and wrinkled, sagging skin will be erased giving you a younger and brighter appearance.
How long will forehead lift results last?
The youthful results of a brow or forehead lift should last for many years. After time, some patients may repeat these procedures, and add other rejuvenating treatments to restore their youthful appearance.