As we age, skin loses its elasticity, and gravity takes its toll on facial tissues. Muscles in the brow and forehead begin to reposition themselves, creating horizontal creases for some, and a heavy or drooping brow for others. In most cases, these changes create furrows between the eyebrows, weight in the upper eyelids, and increased wrinkling, making patients seem tired, agitated, or unapproachable. While some nonsurgical treatments, like Botox, can help soften the brow, a brow lift is a permanent solution resulting in a softer, more relaxed appearance.
In order to address signs of aging in other areas of the face, Dr. Madorsky can recommend combining a brow lift with additional procedures.
Frequent surgical combinations include:
As with any procedure, the end goal is to provide exceptional results that make the patient feel comfortable, confident, and refreshed.
There are several types of brow lift surgery. Patients will need to discuss their individual concerns with Dr. Madorsky before the appropriate procedure is selected. Most commonly, incisions will be made somewhere in the scalp or hairline, and the forehead and brow muscles will be repositioned accordingly.
Yes. Dr. Madorsky will select the procedure best suited for your anatomy and cosmetic goals.
ENDOSCOPIC BROW LIFT In this procedure the surgeon makes a few small incisions in the hairline to elevate the brow. When patients undergo an endoscopic brow lift, the muscle that once caused wrinkles between the eyebrows can be removed.
SHORT-SCAR BROW LIFT In this procedure two small incisions are made on both sides of the hairline or within the hair-bearing scalp.
CORONAL BROW LIFT A coronal brow lift incision extends across the entire scalp. This is highly effective in correcting severe brow drooping, particularly of the medial brow. One disadvantage of a coronal brow lift is the size of the incision, which requires a longer recovery period. A possible complication is the loss of sensation in the posterior scalp region.
TEMPORAL BROW LIFT A temporal brow lifts the outer corner of the eyes, and dramatically improves hooding of the upper eyelid, which makes patients look tired or sad. This is also an excellent way to remove crow's feet that are a direct result of excess skin.
Patients will experience mild to moderate bruising and swelling for 10 -14 days. They should not undergo heavy or rigorous activity during this time. Patients will be given specific aftercare instructions which will include information on bandaging, icing, and caring for sutures.
If you are experiencing one or more of there physical characteristics or sentiments, you are a candidate for a brow lift: