Brow Lift New Jersey
Brow position plays an important role when discussing rejuvenation of the face, particularly of the region around the eyes. The descent of the brows may not be as obvious as that of other regions of the face, but it does occur and can result in significant aesthetic changes. A low brow can sometimes be mistaken for eyelid aging as it obscures this area, contributing to that tired appearance. When performed properly in selected patients, browlifts can lead to very nice and natural results.
|PATIENT GOALS:||Rejuvenation of the upper face and eyes|
|SURGICAL GOALS:||Elevates the brows to their NATURAL, youthful position|
|ANESTHESIA / SURGICAL LOCATION OPTIONS||General (Hospital or Surgery Center) Local with IV Sedation (Hospital or Surgery Center) Local (In Office)|
|PROCEDURE LENGTH||1-3 hours|
|RECOVERY TIME||1-2 weeks|
|PAIN LEVEL||Mild to moderate|
Browlift Frequently Asked Questions
How Is a Browlift Performed?
There are many different approaches to the browlift and they vary with the surgeon, as well as what is required by the patient. A lift can be done for the entire brow, or for the outer portion only (lateral brow lift). The core concept for most brow lifts is the same as that for facelift surgery, we elevate the deeper tissues in order to achieve improvement in the superficial structures.
Although variations of brow lifts exist, the general approach is to make an incision that is hidden in or behind the hairline. The key is then to elevate the skin and muscle layers down to the brows, where they can be released and elevated. For patients that only require the outer brow to be addressed, this can be limited only to the outer portions know as the lateral or temporal brows. Once elevated, the skin and tissues are supported in position in a variety of ways that differ by surgeon preference.
When Is a Browlift Perfomed?
This is often performed in combination with other procedures such as facelift or blepharoplasty. In cases where a descended brow is contributing to the aging of the eyes, it is performed just prior to blepharoplasty. A browlift is an important part of these cases as a blepharoplasty can fall short on results if the brow is involved. In other cases it is performed along with a facelift to achieve full facial rejuvenation.
A browlift is performed as a stand-alone procedure when the brow is either the only / biggest concern of the patient, or if all other have already been addressed but the brow remains an issue.
What Are Alternatives to Browlift? What Is a Chemical Browlift?
Chemical browlift refers to the use of botulinum toxin products (Botox, Xeomin, Jeuveau) to elevate the brow. The forehead muscle (frontalis) is located above the eye brows and pulls them upward. The muscles around the eyes are located below the eyebrows and exert a pull in the downward direction.
These forces are balanced against each other. By injecting botulinum toxin products, we can weaken the muscles pulling downward, allowing the brows to elevate. This allows us to achieve 1-3mm of lift, however the results are temporary (avg. 3 months). This is a nice option for those that only need a small amount of lift.
What Is the Recovery Process After a Brow Lift?
This is dependent on the extent of surgery but generally the bulk of the recovery is during the first 7 days as swelling and bruising subside. Patients with a full browlift incision note numbness behind the incision. Sutures are removed after 7 days.