Brow Lift Philadelphia
The brow region, from the hairline to the eyebrows is important for the aesthetic appearance of the face. A brow lift surgery can not only help the appearance of the forehead and brow, but it can also help the to rejuvenate the eyes themselves. A brow lift can restore the eyebrow arch and open the eye area, as well as correct wrinkles, drooping skin, and furrows of the upper eyelids.
At Main Line Institute of Plastic Surgery Dr. Hoffman can perform your brow lift as a stand-alone treatment, or in conjunction with a face lift, neck lift, or eyelid surgery.
Choosing a Brow Lift: Who’s a Good Fit?
Most of the indications for a brow lift are also common signs of aging. Patient’s with changes in their eyebrows- drooping, descending, or asymmetry can be improved with a brow lift. Brow lifts may also improve wrinkles between the eyes, crow’s feet, or horizontal lines. Patients with these concerns are improved with a brow lift.
What Happens During Surgery?
Your brow lift surgery will last between one and two hours and will be conducted with local or general anesthesia depending on the extent of surgery and your personal needs.
After the face is cleansed thoroughly, and the hair is tied back securely. Dr. Hoffman will make one larger incision or in the endoscopic method, several very small incisions behind the hairline. The forehead skin will then be lifted. The muscles and tissues will then be affected to create a smoother more youthful appearance. The brows are elevated and secured with sutures placed under the skin, or absorbable screws. Stitches or staples are then used to close the incisions.
Recovery and Results
Most patients are able to return to their normal routines between seven to ten days after surgery. Bruising and scabs will be mostly gone after three weeks. The results of your brow lift can last between five to ten years.
During your consultation, Dr. Hoffman can explain the details of recovery and what you can expect. It is normal for brow lift patients to experience numbness, nausea, incision discomfort and mild swelling. You should limit rigorous activity for several weeks and sun exposure for several months. During follow-up appointments, removable stitches and staples will be removed.
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Suture Suspension Brow Lift
A suture suspension browlift is a great way to raise the lateral brow with a quick, painless, in office surgical procedure. It addresses the aged appearance that can happen from sagging eyebrows. The procedure is done under local with some Valium if needed. It takes about 20 minutes.
The results last anywhere from 1.5-2 years.
There is some minor swelling and bruising that usually resolves in 2-3 days.