During the aging process, patients often notice a heavier appearance of their brows and forehead. Loss of elasticity in the skin of the forehead and a lowering brow can cause a sleepy, aged look. A brow lift restores a more enlivened and youthful look to the face.
At the StarkMD Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Center in the Philadelphia area, Dr. Stark regularly performs successful brow lifts to improve both the appearance and the outlook of his patients.
What is a brow lift?
Also known as a forehead rejuvenation or a forehead lift, a brow lift is a facial rejuvenation surgery targeting the brow line. During a brow lift, the temple and outer third of the brow are surgically lifted. A brow lift allows Dr. Stark to correct sagging, remove excess skin, and improve the placement of the brow line. In addition to a more open, rested look, you can achieve better facial proportion and harmony of the features.
A brow lift can be performed on its own or along with other facial rejuvenation surgeries, including eyelid surgery, a facelift, or a neck lift. During your private, comprehensive consultation, Dr. Stark will review your needs and goals in order to help you select the procedure or procedures that may best attain your objectives.
A brow lift is performed under general anesthesia and typically lasts about two hours. Side effects can include swelling, numbness, and temporary hair loss.
Your patient experience
Dr. Stark will ensure you feel comfortable the minute you walk into StarkMD Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Center. His friendly staff, comfortable exam rooms and warm bedside manner will immediately put you at ease. We understand surgery can be emotionally difficult and ultimately the key to a successful surgery is alignment of your goals with those of your doctor. Your brow lift consultation at StarkMD Plastic & Aesthetic Surgery will always allow you the time and comfort you deserve to discuss your desired outcome. As with any surgery, health is of the utmost importance and Dr. Stark will ensure you are taking any necessary supplementation and stop any medications that may interfere with surgery. In addition, Dr. Stark’s considerable skill and finesse come through to minimize scarring with every closing suture.
Types of brow lifts:
As a double board-certified plastic surgeon serving the Philadelphia area, Dr. Stark always devotes the full weight of his training and expertise to provide you with the safest and most effective possible surgical plan.
You and Dr. Stark may choose one of several brow lifting surgical techniques, including:
Direct brow lift:
This is the least invasive of all brow lifts, yet very powerful! Using an incision hidden within the brow line excess skin is removed to position the brow exactly as desired.
Temporal brow lift:
This technique entails two small incisions on either side of the temporal region along the hair line. This technique is ideal for the patient that wants the tail of their brows slightly lifted.
Endoscopic brow lift:
To perform an endoscopic brow lift, Dr. Stark utilizes a tiny camera and extraordinarily thin tools. These specialized tools allow Dr. Stark to lift and smooth the brow area through a series of very small incisions. Dr. Stark can achieve the objectives of many patients with less scarring and a shorter recovery time using the endoscopic brow lift technique.
Coronal brow lift:
During a coronal brow lift, one long incision is made just behind the hairline. Dr. Stark removes excess skin, fat, and tissues through the incision. This technique is not recommended for those with a higher hairline, as the forehead area will be larger after surgery. Using the coronal brow lift method, Dr. Stark can attain a more dramatic lifting of the brow than is possible with other methods.
Hairline brow lift:
To complete a hairline brow lift, Dr. Stark makes a long incision along the hairline. As in the other brow lift methods, he lifts the area and removes excess tissues through this incision. During a hairline brow lift, the forehead is shortened somewhat, making this a better choice for those with a naturally longer forehead.
Schedule a consultation
To learn more about your brow lift options, or perhaps a separate procedure, the next step is a private consultation with Dr. Stark. Please call our office to schedule an appointment.