Repeated furrowing of the brows from stress and worry is not without its consequences. Fortunately, the brow lift, also known as the forehead lift, addresses exactly this problem area. During the procedure, Dr. Collins rejuvenates the area above the eyes so that wrinkles and drooping skin are corrected, and the eyebrow arch is restored. The brow lift can be done alone or with the face lift, neck lift or eyelid surgery.
Who Should Get a Brow Lift?
The symptoms that motivate individuals to get the brow lift are common signs of aging:
- Crow’s feet
- Glabellar creases
- Horizontal lines and furrows
However, the brow lift also addresses drooping or descended, asymmetric brows, or brows of generally distorted shape.
Before & After Brow Lift in Guilford, CT
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What Does the Brow Lift Do?
The brow lift, like other lift procedures, revives the problem area, resulting in a fresher, younger appearance. This rejuvenation is accomplished with tightening and elevation of the underlying brow tissues.
Techniques in brow lift surgery vary. The traditional method involves an incision across the top of the head, just behind the hairline. Dr. Collins will then lift the forehead skin in order to access the muscles and tissues below. After tightening these tissues, the overlying skin is re-draped so that the brows are elevated. The skin is then sutured behind the hairline. Stitches or clips are used to close the incisions.
An alternative technique known as the endoscopic brow lift uses four or five short incisions. Using a tiny viewing instrument, the doctor can see the underlying tissues and perform the brow lift.
In either technique, the operating time for the brow lift is between one to two hours. Local anesthesia with intravenous sedation is common, but general anesthesia is also an option.
After the Brow Lift: What Should I Expect?
If you follow your Dr. Collins aftercare instructions, you can expect to return to your normal routine within seven to ten days after surgery. Directly after surgery you may experience numbness, nausea, incision discomfort and mild swelling, symptoms that can be controlled with pain medication. Avoid rigorous activity for several weeks and limit sun exposure for several months. You can expect the results of the brow lift to last between five to ten years.
If you are tired of the wrinkles across your forehead, or the drooping of your eyebrows, give us a call at (203) 208-3275. Dr. Collins would be happy to answer your questions and concerns about the procedure. During consultation with Dr. Collins, you will receive procedural information tailored to your specific needs. We are located in Guilford, Connecticut, and serve residents in New Haven County and beyond.