Our eyes are the most telling of our facial features, so it's no wonder that wrinkles and sagging skin around the eyes, including near the brows, can have such a significant impact on our appearance. The forehead and brow line are especially vulnerable to such signs of aging as wrinkles, lines, and creases that can make a person look tired, angry, or stressed. At the Center for Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Jeffrey DeMercurio offer two types of brow lift surgery to minimize these effects and revive the facial features.
Brow lift surgery is similar to the face lift procedure, but requires fewer incisions. During surgery, Dr. DeMercurio creates an incision across the hairline to gain access to the tissue of the forehead. Any excess skin or muscle tissue is removed from between and around the brows. Our surgeon then tightens the muscle and pulls the skin taut, smoothing wrinkles and creases while lifting the brow line. The surgery is complete when the doctor closes the incisions and applies sutures to the area.
The endoscopic brow lift procedure is far less invasive than its traditional counterpart, but it achieves similarly excellent results, particularly for patients who require only subtle rejuvenation of the brow and forehead area. Our doctors use the endoscope, a small probe that is equipped with a small camera and light on one end, to sculpt the muscle and tissue beneath the skin. Once excess tissue has been removed, the skin is lifted and the area is secured with sutures. The endoscopic brow lift method allows Dr. DeMercurio to make fewer and smaller incisions, therefore reducing recovery time without sacrificing results.
Both the endoscopic and traditional forms of brow lift surgery are popular options among patients who wish to reduce the visible effects of aging and stress on their skin. By removing excess tissue and tightening the muscle and skin of the forehead and brow, Dr. DeMercurio can take years off of a patient’s appearance. Lifting the skin around the brow can refresh a patient’s features, making them look youthful and energized. At the Center for Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery, brow lift surgery can easily be combined with other cosmetic procedures, including rhinoplasty, for patients who are looking for a more inclusive transformation.
The brow lift procedure, like all other surgeries, does carry some potential risks and side effects. Some side effects that are specific to brow lift surgery include numbness, discomfort in the brow and forehead area, and hair loss at the incision site. Minor scars will most likely develop; however, these are usually hidden within the hair line. Fortunately, these negative outcomes are atypical, and most patients find that the rewards of brow lift surgery outweigh the risks.
Brow lift surgery is a safe, effective option for patients who want to achieve a younger, more refreshed look. To learn more about the brow lift procedure, including its risks and benefits, please contact the Center for Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery today.