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Brow Lift

Eyebrow Lift

In women undergoing eyelid surgery, there are several options to elevate the sagging and forehead and eyebrows. These include fat grafting the eyebrows, which provides support and volume to sagging brows and is the most simple surgical approach. Another minimally invasive option, upper blepharoplasty internal brow lifting, is to elevate the eyebrows through the incision used to repair upper eyelid sagging and fat removal. The last approach, endoscopic brow lifting, not only elevates the eyebrows, but also removes forehead wrinkles with forehead surgery using a forehead lift. Endoscopic brow lifting uses 5 small incisions in the scalp behind the hairline.

Dr. Kronowitz performs expert brow lift surgery using endoscopic brow lift or minimally invasive techniques. He also performs through the upper eyelid when also performing blepharoplasty - eye lift surgery. Dr Kronowitz realizes the importance of a brow lift including an eyebrow lift and forehead lifts as important components of brow lift surgery and facial rejuvenation.

Dr. K's patient's rave about his brow lift results!

What is a Brow Lift?

As we age, unsightly wrinkle lines may appear on the forehead. Frown lines between the brows can make us look angry or "too serious". Skin relaxation may cause the eyebrows to drop, hooding our upper eyelids and making us look tired. If you are bothered by these signs of aging in the brow region, a brow lift may be right for you.

A brow lift:

  • Reduces the wrinkle lines that develop horizontally across the forehead, as well as those that occur on the bridge of the nose, between the eyes
  • Improves frown lines, the vertical creases that develop between the eyebrows
  • Raises sagging brows that are hooding the upper eyelids
  • Places the eyebrows in an alert and youthful position

Other cosmetic procedures that may be performed with a brow lift include:

You may be a candidate for brow lift surgery if you:

  • Are physically healthy
  • Don't smoke
  • Have a positive outlook and realistic goals

Consultation and Preparing for Surgery

During your consultation be prepared to discuss:

  • Your goals for your appearance
  • Your complete medical history
  • Your current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco, and drug use

Dr. Kronowitz will also:

  • Evaluate your general health status and any  risk factors
  • Discuss your options
  • Examine and measure different parts of your face
  • Take photographs
  • Recommend a course of treatment
  • Discuss likely outcomes of brow lift surgery and any potential complications


Be sure to ask Dr. Kronowitz questions. It's very important to understand all aspects of your procedure. It's natural to feel some anxiety, whether it's excitement for your anticipated new look or a bit of pre-treatment stress. Don't be shy about discussing these feelings with Dr. Kronowitz.

Prior to surgery, you may be asked to:

  • Get lab testing or a medical evaluation
  • Take certain medications or adjust your current medications
  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and other supplements as they can increase bleeding

Recovery After Surgery

When your procedure is completed, your forehead may be taped and your head may be loosely wrapped to minimize swelling and bruising. A thin tube may be present to drain any excess blood or fluid that may collect under the skin. You will be given specific instructions that may include how to care for the surgical site and drains, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection, specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health, and when to follow up with your plastic surgeon. You should keep your head elevated and perform no vigorous physical activity for as long as Dr. Kronowitz recommends. Do not use ice or heat on the operated area.

Be sure to ask Dr. Kronowitz specific questions about what you can expect during your individual recovery period.

  • What medication will I need after surgery?
  • Will I have dressings/bandages?
  • When will they be removed?
  • Are stitches removed? When?
  • When can I resume normal activity and exercise?
  • When do I return for follow-up care?

Initial wound healing may take 10 to 14 days. Sutures or clips will be removed when it is appropriate. You should be ready to return to work and normal activity after two weeks.

Cosmetics can help camouflage any bruising. Even though you will look presentable to the public, you will find that the healing will continue for several weeks, as the swelling dissipates and incision lines refine and fade. It may take several months for your complete recovery.

Following Dr. Kronowitz's instructions is essential to the success of your surgery. It's important that the surgical  incisions are not subjected to excessive force, swelling, abrasion, or motion during the time of healing. Dr. Kronowitz will give you specific instructions on how to care for yourself.

Results

The results of your brow lift surgery are immediately visible. Over time, post-surgical swelling will resolve and incision lines will fade.  Satisfaction with your new image should continue to grow as you recover from surgery. The final results of your surgery will appear over the next few months.

Although good results are expected from your procedure, there is no guarantee.

Life-long sun protection will help to maintain your rejuvenated appearance by minimizing sun damage. A healthy lifestyle will also help extend the results of your rejuvenated, more youthful appearance.