Wrinkles aren’t the only sign of aging that can make you look older than you feel and affect your self-confidence. Gravity takes a toll along with the passage of time, pulling on the skin and creating laxity and droopiness that produces a chronically tired or worried appearance. This can be particularly problematic around the forehead, where sagging skin can result in a lower brow line along with deep creases. Fortunately, a brow lift is an efficient way to address both of these concerns, smoothing and lifting the forehead to create a more youthful facial profile.
How a Brow Lift can Help
A brow or forehead lift is a surgery Dr. Mordkovich performs to rejuvenate the upper portion of the face. During surgery, he repositions the underlying muscles and tissues to create a higher forehead contour. At the same time, he removes loose skin to smooth away those telltale wrinkles. Finally, the brow line is raised to open up the eyes and produce a refreshed appearance overall.
Is a brow lift right for me?
Dr. Mordkovich might recommend a brow lift to you if you are in relatively good health and have any of the following concerns:
- Loose skin on the forehead that has led to deep creases
- Frown lines, vertical lines that form between the eyebrows
- A brow line that drops over the eyes, making you look perpetually tired
- Hooding of the upper eyelid that interferes with your appearance
Dr. Mordkovich will assess your personal situation to determine whether a brow lift is the best way to help you reach your cosmetic goals. He may recommend the brow lift alone or in conjunction with other procedures like eyelid surgery or a facelift if your signs of aging are more extensive. No matter what is recommendations might be, you can rest assured Dr. Mordkovich will tailor your procedure to your precise needs to ensure your expectations are met.
What can I expect during my brow lift procedure?
There are two different techniques Dr. Mordkovich might use for your brow lift:
Endoscopic Brow Lift
This surgery uses special tools and smaller incisions to produce the necessary correction with less trauma to the body overall. A tiny camera is placed into the surgical area, which allows Dr. Mordkovich to see without opening up the entire forehead. Benefits of an endoscopic brow lift include a less invasive, more comfortable procedure with a faster recovery and less scarring afterward. However, this technique is not the best choice if a significant amount of loose skin needs to be removed.
Traditional Brow Lift
The coronal or traditional brow lift involves a longer incision, placed inside the hairline. This technique allows for more correction and removal of additional skin. Dr. Mordkovich typically recommends this method for patients with more advanced signs of aging to produce a natural, satisfying result.
Aftercare and Recovery for a Brow Lift
There is usually some bruising and swelling after a brow lift, but Dr. Mordkovich will provide instructions on what you can do to minimize these side effects once you get home. You will also have oral medication to take for any post-operative discomfort you experience. Patients typically feel like getting back to their regular schedule within a week or two, with endoscopic procedures taking less recovery time.
Don’t settle for signs of aging on the upper face that are giving you a worn and weary appearance. Contact Cross Hudson Plastic Surgery today at 201-751-9490 to schedule your private consultation with Dr. Mordkovich and discuss whether a brow lift is the right surgery for you.