What Is a Brow Lift?
A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, is a cosmetic procedure that improves the appearance of the forehead and upper eyelids. This procedure typically involves removing or altering excess skin in the brow region to create a smoother, more balanced facial profile. It can also help to reduce wrinkles, sagging brows or hooding of the eyes.Download Surgical Forehead Lift and Brow Lift Booklet Dr. Rizk’s Chapter on Brow Lift Surgery – Portuguese Handbook for Physicians
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A Quick Guide to Brow Lift Surgery
Brow Lift Surgery Explained
Brow lift surgery is an outpatient procedure that is performed under general anesthesia or sedation. Using either a traditional2 or endoscopic3 method, the muscles above the eye are altered to smooth lines and raise the eyebrows for a more youthful appearance.
The duration of brow lift surgery varies from patient to patient depending on the type of forehead lift and whether another procedure such as blepharoplasty or facelift is being done at the same time. The incisions made during the procedure are usually closed with sutures or staples, which will typically be removed about one week after the completion of the surgery.
Dr. Rizk’s advanced minimally-invasive endoscopic brow lift surgery technique4 is a modern alternative to traditional brow lift methods, which involve larger incisions and require more time for recovery. The endoscopic approach uses three to five small incisions and an endoscope (a slim instrument with a camera) to visualize the forehead, rather than relying on stitches or other methods. This technique offers a more comprehensive solution as it lifts the entire brow region at once, rather than just one area, meaning it will last longer and require fewer adjustments over time. Additionally, tissue glue helps promote faster recovery times after the procedure.
Other traditional brow lift techniques include the coronal brow lift, which involves making an incision across the top of the scalp from ear to ear. This method allows for greater manipulation of underlying tissue and muscle but also takes longer to recover from due to its invasive nature. With this method, underlying structures are adjusted to better address issues such as wrinkles at the forehead or sagging eyebrows.
What to Expect During Brow Lift Recovery
After a forehead lift, most patients experience only minor sensation of discomfort and tightness. While some swelling and bruising is expected in the initial days post-op, they’ll begin to fade away after a couple weeks – leaving you feeling, and looking, better than ever!
During this period of recovery, it is also important to take certain precautionary measures such as avoiding strenuous activities and refraining from wearing hats or headbands that may cause skin irritation. Additionally, it is important to follow your surgeon’s post-operative instructions carefully in order to ensure good healing and the best possible outcome from the procedure.
Are You a Candidate for Brow Lift NYC?
Generally, ideal candidates are those who are looking to correct drooping eyebrows that cause excess upper eyelid skin and contribute to an aged appearance. Other potential candidates include those looking to soften deep frown lines and furrows between their eyebrows and those who simply want to give their face a refreshed look by restoring balance between the forehead and lower face area.
Contact Dr. Rizk’s office for a forehead lift consultation if you are in good health, have realistic expectations and want the brow lift before and after results.
Forehead Lift Risks and Side Effects
The most common risks associated with any surgical procedure include:
- Allergic reaction to anesthesia
- In rare cases, nerve damage which may result in temporary drooping of facial muscles
As with any other type of plastic surgery, it’s important that you discuss all potential risks with your surgeon prior to undergoing treatment.
Why Choose Dr. Rizk for Forehead Lift or Brow Lift Surgery?
Ready to put your trust in an award-winning facial plastic surgeon? Dr. Rizk has been treating NY locals and out of towners for years, delivering amazing results with his signature surgical technique – all while keeping patient comfort a priority! His brow lift before & after gallery is proof that he’s the real deal. His technique guarantees minimal recovery time so you can get back to your life more quickly while still achieving beautiful results without excess scarring.
Contact his office to book your forehead lift consultation and take the first step towards a more youthful-looking you.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much will a forehead lift cost?
Brow lift surgery cost is discussed during consultation since each treatment plan is tailored to each individual patient. The cost of the procedure may also include facility fees, additional professional services such as anesthesiologist, follow-up treatment and more.
What is an endoscopic brow lift?
An endoscopic brow lift is a minimally invasive technique that uses small incisions and a tiny camera to access the underlying facial muscles and tissues.
What is the difference between endoscopic, traditional and coronal brow lifts?
Endoscopic brow lifts are a minimally invasive procedure that uses tiny instruments and small incisions, while coronal brow lifts involve one long incision from ear to ear and traditional brow lifts involve small incisions in the hairline. Endoscopic is less invasive and therefore has shorter recovery times, fewer complications, and more precise results. Coronal has a longer recovery time, more scarring, but can create the most dramatic lift. Traditional can be used if there is minimal sagging or asymmetry, as it has longer-lasting results with less scarring than coronal.
Are forehead lift results permanent?
The results of a forehead lift are generally long-lasting but can be affected by factors such as age, skin laxity, lifestyle habits, and sun exposure.
Do I need to take time off work for brow lift surgery?
Expect to take one to two weeks off work for recovery from brow lift surgery. There may also be some initial swelling and discomfort that could affect daily activities for the first few days after surgery.
What is the difference between brow lift and eyelid surgery?
A brow or forehead lift is a procedure that repositions the eyebrows and lifts the forehead, while eyelid surgery is designed to improve the appearance of the upper and/or lower eyelids by removing excess fat and skin.
Written Patient Testimonials
Dr. Rizk and his staff were absolutely incredible! They made me feel so comfortable throughout this entire process and I am so grateful for everyone (especially Dr. Rizk) for helping me look the best version of myself. My nose looks natural and perfect and I am in love with the results!!! If you are on the fence, I definitely encourage you to come to this office because Dr. Rizk gave me the confidence and grace to present myself to the world!
Words cannot express how tremendously grateful and impressed I am for his services. The process was painless and he produced beautiful results that I’m so happy with. Dr. Rizk is extremely precise, patient and detail orientated. He narrowed my nose 1mm at a time! I’m already looking forward to my next small tweek with him.
Fixed my nose that was extremely crooked from a car accident. Also did my brother’s nose which case out beautifully
1 American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Brow Lift. Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/brow-lift.
2 Blake S. Raggio; Ryan Winters. Endoscopic Brow Lift. Available: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK545220/.
3 American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Brow Lift Procedure Steps. Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/brow-lift/procedure.
4 Nasser Karimi, MD, MPH;, Mohsen Bahmani Kashkouli, MD, Hamed Sianati, MD, and Behzad Khademi, MD. Techniques of Eyebrow Lifting: A Narrative Review. Available: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7151508/.
By Dr. Sam S. Rizk, M.D., FACS.
Dr. Rizk is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty surgery and a recognized expert on the latest advances in facial plastic surgery techniques. He performs a range of facial plastic surgeries at his New York practice.