Forehead Lift / Brow Lift Benefits
A brow lift will rejuvenate your appearance by smoothing lines and wrinkles across the forehead, elevating drooping brow lines, and refreshing the eye area in general and minimizing frown lines that come with aging. The procedure will leave you looking happier, younger, and rested. Known for her natural looking results, Dr. Margoles’ patients never have that frozen or surprised look we’ve all come to identify with too much surgery. Instead you’ll have a natural, youthful, and refreshed look.
Brow Lifts Correct:
- Furrowed lines above the nose
- Frown lines
- A low, heavy brow
- Best Candidates for Brow Lift Surgery are:
- Men and women who:
- Show signs of aging around the eyes
- Have furrowed lines above the nose
- Have obvious frown lines
- Have a low, heavy brow
Dr. Margoles will discuss your procedure in detail, including cost, recovery time, follow up appointments and medications during your consultation. She will also be happy to show you before and after pictures to give you a better idea of what to expect from your procdure. She and her staff are always available to answer any questions you may have.
Brow Lift Surgery Details
Brow lift surgery with Dr. Margoles will last 1-2 hours. You will be in the recovery room for approximately 1 hour after which you will be sent home. You must be sent home with a responsible adult and should also plan to have a responsible adult stay the night with you.
Using an endoscope, correction of a low-positioned or sagging brow may be made through incisions at the temples and in the scalp.
Brow Lift Aftercare & Recovery
Recovery times vary. You can expect some initial swelling, bruising and discomfort. Dr. Margoles will prescribe medication to minimize any discomfort.
Most patients are up and about within two days and look and feel much better within the first three weeks and many return to work within a week to 10 days following surgery but will need to refrain from bending, lifting, straining or other vigorous exercise until Dr. Margoles gives you the go-ahead. The result of an endoscopic brow lift is a younger, more rested look.
Brow Lift FAQ
Why do patients choose brow lift?
When brows sag with age, your expression may seem less joyful, even sad or angry. Lines and wrinkles also begin to form on the forehead and around the eyes. Brow lift surgery is a solution to both issues, restoring an alert, engaged appearance to your expression and smoothing out frown lines, creases and wrinkles. Brow lifts are often done in conjunction with hair transplants, facial fat transfers, eyelid surgery or facelift.
How can I avoid a “surprised” look?
Brow lift performed by an experienced plastic surgeon should leave you looking younger and refreshed, not perpetually surprised. With a brow lift procedure, it is important for the surgeon to pay attention to symmetry in the brow area. If the inner brow is raised more than the outer brow, the look will be unnatural.
The key to attaining the precise elevation and symmetry of the brow is the skill, artistry and judgment of your plastic surgeon. Always look for a surgeon who has performed a procedure many times, and keeps abreast of the latest techniques and medical best practices. An experienced plastic surgeon will take a comprehensive approach; not simply stretching the skin, but also paying attention to the muscles and ligaments under the skin, and how each surgical change affects overall balance and proportion.
Will brow lift erase all signs of aging?
Brow lift will improve the appearance of sagging skin, crow’s feet, frown lines and deep lines on the forehead, but not completely eliminate them. With your brow newly elevated and the skin tightened, you will find yourself raising your brows less often, which is what causes forehead lines. If “hooding” of your upper eyelids was caused by loose skin in this area, brow lift will also improve the appearance of skin around the eyes.
Brow lift is not permanent, but you should expect to enjoy your relaxed and refreshed appearance for many years. The procedure is ideal for restoring a youthful look, but it will not eliminate every line or imperfection.
Will I have scarring?
During an endoscopic brow lift procedure, three to five incisions are made beyond your hairline. These half-inch incisions will heal as scar tissue, and hair will not regrow in this type of scar. If your hair is thin, Dr. Margoles can often place incisions farther from the hairline so that these small patches are not noticeable.
Can I achieve the same results with Botox?
Botox is a controlled toxin that is injected into facial tissue to relax muscles that are forming or sustaining wrinkles. It is quick, convenient and avoids the potential complications of a surgical procedure; however, it must be repeated on a regular basis to keep facial muscles relaxed and prevent lines and furrows from returning.
When Botox is used as an alternative to brow lift, it is injected by the surgeon into the muscles that are pulling down on the brow area. As these muscles relax, they no longer have the strength to continue their tug of war with forehead muscles; this allows the brow to return to a more youthful, natural-looking position for the next three to six months.
Some patients use Botox or dermal fillers to further soften lines even after brow lift surgery, but many find brow lift has given them a youthful, revitalized look that is more natural than that achieved with routine injections.
Contact Us To Learn More About Brow Lift Surgery & Schedule A Consultation
If you are interested in learning more about brow lift or would like to schedule your consultation with Dr. Margoles, call us (203) 869-2939. Our Greenwich office is located minutes from I-95 and the Merritt Parkway, easily accessible for those traveling from Fairfield County, CT and Westchester County, NY.