The eye area is one of the most vulnerable to the effects of aging. With age, you may be dismayed to find that your brows droop and your forehead skin develops deep wrinkles and creases. The combination of a low brow position and wrinkly skin can give your face a perpetually sad, tired or angry expression.
If your goal is to achieve a more youthful, energetic and pleasant appearance, brow lift might be right for you. Read on as talented brow lift surgeon Rudy Coscia answers the most frequently asked questions about brow lift.
Who can benefit from brow lift?
Brow lift is intended to improve the look of low or droopy eyebrows, horizontal forehead wrinkles or creases in between the eyebrows.
What happens during brow lift?
During traditional brow lift, an incision is made in the scalp following the natural hairline. With access to the forehead and eyebrows, Dr. Coscia repositions the brows and smooths deep wrinkles across the forehead and between the eyebrows.
What is an endoscopic brow lift?
Endoscopic brow lift is a less-invasive variation of traditional brow lift. In an endoscopic brow lift, several small incisions are made above the hairline and small instruments are inserted through the openings in the skin. One of these instruments is an endoscope, or a lighted camera, which helps Dr. Coscia visualize the internal structures of the eyebrows and forehead on a screen in the operating room.
Why should I choose Dr. Coscia for my brow lift?
Dr. Coscia is a highly trained, board-certified plastic surgeon. He has years of experience using advanced techniques to lift and tighten the skin and tissues around the eyes and on the forehead to subtly rejuvenate the facial expression and boost self-confidence. When you meet with him, Dr. Coscia will take the time to listen to your goals and provide recommendations tailored to your specific expectations.
Is it possible to undergo brow lift and eyelid surgery at the same time?
Yes, brow lift and eyelid surgery can be performed together to rejuvenate the eyebrows and eyelids simultaneously.
What is the recovery like after brow lift?
Initially after brow lift, expect to have bruising, swelling and some tenderness or tightness around the eyebrow and forehead area. Any discomfort can be alleviated with over-the-counter or prescription pain medication. The majority of these aftereffects subside within two weeks, at which point most patients feel comfortable resuming work and other regular activities. Depending on your individual recovery, you may feel good enough to return to work even sooner than that.
When will I be able to enjoy my results of brow lift?
You should see improvements in the position of your eyebrows and texture of your forehead skin very soon after surgery. As post-operative swelling and bruising subside, the results of your brow lift should become more obvious. It can take up to a few months to enjoy your final results.
How can I learn more about brow lift?
If you are interested in learning more about brow lift and how it can rejuvenate your facial expression, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Coscia today.