What issues can a brow lift correct?
When performed by an expert plastic surgeon like Dr. Schwartz, a brow lift is able to successfully:
- Elevate a sagging, aging brow to allow a more open upper part of the face.
- Smooth forehead wrinkles, frown lines and furrows.
- Restore a smoother and more youthful facial appearance.
- Ensure that your facial expression no longer appears permanently angry, worried or tired.
An overview of a brow lift
To prepare for a brow lift, Dr. Schwartz will thoroughly explain what you can expect from the procedure during your initial consultation. During that time, he will carefully evaluate your unique needs and make recommendations to ensure an optimal outcome.
To begin your surgery, one of our board certified anesthesiologists will administer general anesthesia to ensure your comfort and safety. Today, most brow lifts are done through a limited or temporal incision. These are small incisions near or in the hairline that are well hidden and allow excellent movement of the outer third of the eyebrow. This is the key area to create a more youthful, elegant appearance.
If the glabella or corrugator muscles need to be treated (the muscles treated by BOTOX), these can be done through a separate hidden incision in the upper eyelid crease. This more limited approach allows improvement without long scars or distortion of the hairline.
Some patients may still require a more traditional or endoscopic approach to get their brow where it needs to be. This approach entails a more extensive incision to lift the brow. Dr. Schwartz will work with you to decide which one is best for you.
Regardless of the surgical approach used, Dr. Schwartz will take special care to ensure that all of your incisions are placed in such a way so that the resulting scars are virtually imperceptible. Once your forehead has been elevated and your youthful new appearance achieved, he will expertly close the incisions to minimize any scarring and ensure an optimal healing process.
What to expect during recovery
As a brow lift is a significant procedure, you can expect a more substantial recovery period. During this time, it’s normal to experience swelling, pain and bruising in the area – all of which can be managed with the pain medication prescribed by Dr. Schwartz. As you heal, you’ll be advised to elevate your head at all times, ice the area to reduce swelling and avoid strenuous physical activity to ensure an optimal outcome. Most individuals are able to resume their normal daily activities within one to two weeks. Dr. Schwartz and his staff will offer personalized guidance on your recovery period during your post-operative appointments.
Is a brow lift right for you?
As Dr. Schwartz believes in truly personalized care, he determines candidacy for all of his procedures on an individual basis. However, in general, most men and women can be considered candidates for a brow lift if a sagging brow and deep forehead wrinkles are causing them to appear older before their time.
In addition, candidates for this procedure should be in good overall health and possess realistic expectations of what the procedure can accomplish. When performed by a highly skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Schwartz, a brow lift won’t significantly alter your facial appearance so that you look like someone else entirely. You’ll still look like you – just with a more refreshed and youthful overall look.
Dr. Schwartz’s talent and capabilities as a surgeon are beyond compare. Please take a moment to view our beautiful photo gallery, to see for yourself the exquisite results that are possible when you undergo a brow lift with Dr. Michael R. Schwartz.
Meet Dr. Michael R. Schwartz
Double board certified in both plastic surgery and general surgery, Dr. Michael R. Schwartz is the go-to plastic surgeon for face, breast and body procedures. With over 20 years of experience, his vast expertise, meticulous eye for detail and rare level of artistry allow him to achieve results that are both beautiful and extremely natural.
Sought after all over the world for his expertise in plastic surgery, Dr. Schwartz has authored and presented numerous papers and has been an invited speaker at several national plastic surgery meetings. With his wealth of expertise, artistic skill and national reputation, few surgeons are more qualified than Dr. Schwartz to enhance your appearance and deliver the exquisite cosmetic outcomes you desire.