Over time, frequent facial movements related to facial expressions can lead to a variety of lines and wrinkles in the skin. This is particularly true in the brow area where frown lines and forehead furrows may develop above the nose and across the middle of the forehead. These lines often make an individual appear tired, angry or sad. These lines can be further exacerbated by sun exposure and hereditary conditions.
The brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, is a surgical procedure which can eliminate lines and furrows in the brow and forehead area. At the same time, the eyebrows may be restored to a more elevated and youthful position and excess skin of the upper eyelids can be eliminated. The result is a smoother forehead, more uplifted eyebrows, and an overall more youthful and refreshed appearance to the brow area. This procedure is often performed using a minimally invasive endoscopic technique which allows for smaller incisions and a quicker healing time.
Dr. Roland may perform the browlift at his 52 East 72nd office address in New York City or at one of Manhattan's desirable hospitals or surgicenters. Local anesthesia and sedation or general anesthesia is commonly used and surgical times average one to two hours. Dr. Roland is able to completely hide the incisions, and thus the resultant scars, within the hairline. A traditional browlift typically involves a longer incision made across the top of the head within the hairline, while the endoscopic technique involves several very short incisions within the hairline.
Once the incisions have been made, Dr. Roland will remove excess tissue, alter the underlying muscles and tighten the skin of the forehead. If he is performing an endoscopic browlift, he will conduct the surgery with the assistance of an endoscope, or small camera device, which enables much smaller incisions to be made.
Some swelling, bruising, numbness and discomfort may result following the browlift. Discomfort can be alleviated with medication, and most swelling and bruising will fade within two to three weeks. Stitches are usually removed after one to two weeks. Recovery following an endoscopic browlift is generally less extensive than after a traditional browlift or a facelift in New York. Most patients find that they can return to work within seven to ten days, and sometimes sooner for endoscopic patients.
Browlifts, also known as forehead lifts, rejuvenate the brow area, creating a smoother, more youthful appearance in the forehead and more uplifted eyebrows. The surgery can improve a tired, angry or sad appearance that is often associated with an aged forehead. Specifically, the browlift can correct the following:
The best candidates for a browlift are looking to improve aging in the brow and forehead area, are in generally good health, and have realistic expectations that they have discussed with their plastic surgeon.
During your consultation Dr. Roland will assess your condition and discuss your expectations in order to evaluate your eligibility for this procedure.
Browlifts are typically outpatient procedures and may be performed in a surgery center or hospital in the New York City area. General anesthesia or local anesthesia and sedation may be used. Dr. Roland often performs the browlift through smaller incisions using minimally invasive endoscopic techniques. For this technique, several very short incisions are made within the hairline and a special camera device, or endoscope, is used to guide the doctor as he removes excess tissue, alters the underlying muscles, and tightens the forehead skin. For a traditional browlift, a longer incision is made within the hairline across the top of the head.
After your browlift, bandages may be applied to the forehead area. Sutures will be removed after one to two weeks. You may experience swelling, bruising, numbness and discomfort. The swelling and bruising usually fade after two to three weeks, and medication can ease your discomfort. Many patients return to work within seven to ten days postoperatively, and often sooner for endoscopic patients.
Possible complications of a browlift may include bleeding, bruising, infection, allergic reaction to the anesthesia, numbness, itching, hair loss at the incisions, and poor healing.During the consultation at his Manhattan office, Dr. Roland will discuss all risks and benefits associated with the browlift.
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