Brow Lift Procedure and Forehead Lift Surgery in NYC
A brow lift procedure is a plastic surgery procedure designed to enhance the appearance of the eyebrows by reversing and correcting unfavorable changes that occur with time. Dr. Halaas specializes in brow lift procedure and forehead lift surgery in NYC.
As a result of the normal aging process skin loses elasticity and when this loss affects the forehead area it in turn affects the eyebrows.
Droopy eyelids may be, in part, the result of eyebrows that are too low. A brow lift impacts your eyes by creating a more open, youthful and pleasant appearance and this openness oftentimes improves vision.
Surgical procedures to lift the eyebrow include:
Coronal forehead lift: An incision from ear to ear across the top of the head is made through which muscles are altered and a 1-2 cm strip of scalp is removed. The incision is closed.
- This technique raises your hairline and may not be appropriate for people with a high forehead who want to wear their hair back.
- This surgical approach results in numbness to the top of the head for approximately six months.
- The results are permanent with this technique.
- Scarring is not visible when healing is complete as the sutures are behind the hairline.
- This approach may not be best if you are a man with a receding hairline.
Endoscopic forehead lift: Behind your hairline 4-6 incisions approximately 1 inch each are made. A tiny camera called an endoscope is inserted into each incision enabling visualization of the muscles.
With this approach the scowl-causing muscles can be weakened lifting the eyebrow but muscles that cause horizontal forehead wrinkle lines cannot be altered with this method. No scalp is being removed; it is just lifted upward and backward and secured in this position.
When this approach is utilized it may have to be repeated with time, especially when a person originally had very droopy eyebrows and deep forehead wrinkles.
This surgical technique does not cause temporary numbness to the top of the head.
Subcutaneous forehead lift: Across the top of your forehead at the hairline, an incision is made through which muscle alterations are performed as well as excess skin removed.
- The incision is in front of the hairline, the hairline will not be altered.
- There is no top-of-the scalp numbness with this technique.
- There will, however, be a finely visible scar across the top of your forehead.
Direct Brow Lift Procedure: A variation of the subcutaneous forehead lift exists where the scar is performed in one of the horizontal wrinkles running naturally across the forehead.
This variation can be useful with men with receding hair lines or anyone with deep forehead lines.
Dr. Yael Halaas is a Facial Plastic Surgeon recognized by her peers as one of the top 10 Facial Plastic Surgeons in the New York City area. Dr. Halaas is often contacted by the media to share her expertise and experience.
If you are considering an enhancement to your eyebrows contact Dr. Halaas for a consultation. She will discuss what outcomes you wish to achieve, determine the best possible way to accomplish realistic outcomes and explain the surgical process, recovery period and follow up needed in detail.
Allow Dr. Halaas to create eyebrows that will enhance and revitalize your face.
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