The Brow lift is a surgical procedure designed to lift and smooth the tissues of the forehead and brow. Sometimes known as a Forehead Lift, the invasive technique will remove excess tissue and weight from the upper eyelids. The procedure can restore a youthful, refreshed look; taking years off of the appearance.
The tissues of the face can begin to loose elasticity as we age. Eventually, this will cause sagging skin, especially along the forehead and eyebrow area. Deep creases may occur, and the eyebrows may push downward, loosing their natural contours. As the skin begins to droop, the excess weight may cause a hooding (sinking) of the eyelids. These changes can make the appearance take on a tired, unhappy, and even unhealthy look.
Performed alone, the Forehead Lift can provide excellent results. Patients may see optimal facial rejuvenation by combing the Brow lift with other procedures, such as the Eyelid Surgery and Facelift. Noninvasive treatments, such as the use of Botox Cosmetic or facial fillers, can also expand and maintain the Brow lift’s exceptional results.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Brow lift?
Anyone experiencing a loss of tissue elasticity throughout the upper face and eyebrows may benefit from the Forehead Lift Procedure. While both men and women of any age may make a great candidate, the average Brow lift patient will be between 40 and 65. Potential candidates should be in overall good health, and fully understand the Brow lift procedure. They should also have realistic expectations for their results.
Before & After Brow lift Patients:
Scheduling a Brow lift Consultation:
Before a Brow lift is scheduled, potential patients will see Dr. Schoenfeld for a private consultation. This initial appointment is key to a successful procedure. This provides a valuable time to get to know the surgeon and develop a trusting relationship. At the visit, Dr. Schoenfeld will perform a physical evaluation of the facial anatomy and tissues; he will also go over the past medical history and current medications. Dr. Schoenfeld will discuss the patient’s aesthetic goals, presenting the surgical and noninvasive options that can be used to achieve the desired look. He will then use Before/After pictures and computer imaging to assist in a visualization of the potential results. Should a Brow lift be determined as the best choice, a personalized treatment plan will be created. The patient coordinator will also discuss the exact cost and payment options.
The Brow lift Surgery Procedure:
Dr. Schoenfeld’s Forehead Lift is performed in as an outpatient procedure, under IV or twilight anesthesia. The surgery will generally take between one and two hours, depending on the individual patient and the level of correction required. Several Forehead Lift techniques are available, all of which can be tailored to the patient’s unique needs. The most commonly performed include the Coronal Brow lift and the Endoscopic Brow lift.
The Coronal Brow lift is the traditional technique to smooth and raise the forehead. Dr. Schoenfeld will begin by making an incision within the hairline, from ear to ear along the scalp. Clearly visualizing the tissues, Dr. Schoenfeld will release the hold of the muscles, and eliminate excess skin. Remaining tissue is then anchored in place, and the incisions sutured.
The Endoscopic Brow lift is less invasive, utilizing a series of very small incisions within the scalp area. From here, Dr. Schoenfeld will insert a small pencil-like camera (Endoscope). He will then loosen the gripping muscles, remove excess tissue, and lift the remaining skin. An Endoscopic Brow lift results in a shorter, easier recovery period than the traditional surgery.
What Are the Risks of a Brow lift?
When performed by a qualified, experienced cosmetic surgeon, the Forehead Lift surgery is considered extremely safe. A small chance for complications to occur does exist however. These can include excessive bleeding, scarring, infection, and nerve damage around the eye.
Dr. Schoenfeld has been providing patients with the Forehead Lift procedure since 1995. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and is widely considered to be the top Cosmetic Surgeon the Washington D.C. area. By choosing a reputable surgeon like Dr. Schoenfeld, patients are guaranteed to review the most satisfactory Brow lift results available.
Recovering from a Brow lift:
Patients need to plan on a one to two week recovery period, after their Forehead Lift surgery. Bruising and swelling may be seen initially, although these will quickly fade over the first couple weeks. Keeping the head elevated, and utilizing cold compresses, will help keep the swelling to a minimum. Temporary tightness, itching, and mild pain are also common. Three days after surgery, the bandages can be removed. In seven to ten days, a follow-up appointment will be scheduled with Dr. Schoenfeld, at which time he will remove any sutures, and check on the progression of healing. Patients are normally feeling well enough to return to work or school in ten days or less. Strenuous activities should be postponed for three to four weeks. As the tissue will be delicate, patients should avoid sun exposure for at least two months.
For More Information on the Brow lift Procedure at Renu by Dr. Schoenfeld:
If you have questions about the Brow lift procedure, contact Renu at 301.652.7368. We will be happy to further explain the procedure and the financing options, as well assist in scheduling a consultation appointment. We will gladly provide assistance with transportation or lodging, for out of town patients who are traveling to our office in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Please let your Patient Coordinator what we can do to make your visit to Renu stress-free.
Both men and women can make an excelled candidate for a Brow lift. Dr. Schoenfeld looks for patients to be in overall good health and hold realistic expectations for their Forehead Lift results.
Dr. Schoenfeld will use general anesthesia during the Forehead Lift procedure.
While very small scars may result from the Forehead Lift’s incisions, these are well hidden by Dr. Schoenfeld within the natural facial creases and hairline.
Depending on the correction required, Dr. Schoenfeld’s Brow lift will take between one and three hours to complete.