Brow Lift in Middletown, NJ
One of the most noticeable signs of aging is the drooping skin around our eyes and forehead, causing us to look unhappy and tired all of the time. At Allure Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. John Taylor performs brow lifts on patients in Red Bank, NJ, who want to look rejuvenated and youthful.
What Is a Brow Lift?
A brow lift, also called a forehead lift, is a surgical procedure that improves low placement or sagging of the brows and minimizes the appearance of lines and creases in the forehead. Overactive muscles, heredity, and age are all factors that contribute to these bothersome expression lines and drooping that make one appear older, tired, sad, or even angry.
Benefits of a Brow Lift
Brow lifts offer patients the following benefits:
- Corrects the appearance of being old and tired
- Lifts drooping eyebrows
- Diminishes lines and wrinkles in the forehead
- Increases self-esteem
How Is a Brow Lift Performed?
Brow lift surgery can be performed endoscopically through small incisions hidden within the hairline. This allows the tissue and muscle beneath the skin to be repositioned, altered, or removed, correcting the source of visible creases and furrows. Dr. Taylor uses Endotine®, small dissolvable implants, to anchor and support the lifted brow. This technique may be done in conjunction with incisions hidden within the natural crease of the upper eyelids to correct frown lines between the brows. Skin resurfacing or chemical peels may further improve skin tone and appearance.
The brow lift procedure generally takes about two hours and is performed under general anesthesia in a fully accredited hospital or surgical facility. The forehead is taped and wrapped after the surgery to minimize swelling and bruising.
Preparing for a Brow Lift
In preparing for a brow lift, there are some necessary steps to take as this procedure is performed under general anesthesia:
- Get a health check-up
- Have blood work done
- Stop smoking at least two weeks prior to surgery
- Stop taking medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and certain vitamins and other supplements that may thin the blood
- Take certain medications necessary for the surgery to prevent infection
Recovery from a Brow Lift
Initial healing may also include some numbness and discomfort that can be controlled with prescribed oral medication. Antibiotics are also taken to prevent infection. An itchy scalp, particularly at the incision sites, is also common. Some facial movements may be restricted or temporarily impaired.
Dr. Taylor recommends that the head be kept elevated at all times until initial swelling has subsided. Light, normal activity may be resumed in about a week. In approximately two weeks, patients usually return to work and normal activities and may use cosmetics to camouflage any bruising that remains. Healing will continue for several weeks as swelling resolves and incision lines fade. Sunscreen should be used until the healing process is fully complete.
How Much Does a Brow Lift Cost?
The cost of a brow lift varies with each patient depending on the extent of the procedure as well as whether any other treatments are done in conjunction with this surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Taylor will discuss with you the costs as well as our payment options including financing through CareCredit®. We accept cash, checks, and most major credit cards. Because a brow lift is considered cosmetic in nature and not medically necessary, health insurance rarely covers this procedure. Additionally, we must ask that full payment be made at least two weeks in advance of the surgery.
Is a Brow Lift Right for Me?
If you’re bothered by the signs of aging in your forehead and brow region and are tired of looking tired, a brow lift may be right for you.
Why Choose Dr. Taylor for a Brow Lift?
Dr. Taylor is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is well trained in using the latest advances in performing brow lifts. His number one priority is giving you the results you want through this procedure or one that is less invasive if it is a better option. He takes great attention in providing his patients with the best care in a relaxing environment.
What to Expect at Your Brow Lift Consultation
Dr. Taylor will talk with you about your concerns and evaluate your eyes and forehead area to determine if a brow lift is the best option for you. He will also go over the procedures and answer any questions you may have.
At Allure Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. John Taylor offers plastic and reconstructive surgery procedures as well as non-invasive advanced skin care treatments to patients in Red Bank, NJ, and the surrounding areas. Contact us to set up your consultation today.