Brow Lift in Albany, NY
Also Serving Patients in Saratoga, Schenectady, & Troy, NY
As you age, gravity causes the skin of your eyebrows and forehead to droop, giving your eyes a more tired and aged appearance and creating a furrowed brow. A brow lift is an effective way to reverse the signs of aging in this region, giving you a more refreshed and rejuvenated appearance.
Am I a Candidate for a Brow Lift?
The majority of brow lift candidates are in their 40s or 50s and experience the following issues:
- Drooping eyebrows
- Winkles and creases in the forehead
- Deep furrows between the brows
- Heavy upper eyelids
- Excess skin or fatty tissue drooping over eyes
- Desire a refreshed and younger look
Your Brow Lift Procedure
There are two brow lift procedures Dr. Barach performs:
- Traditional or coronal brow lift
- Suprabrow (supraciliary) brow lift
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Bruce Barach will recommend the ideal method for your procedure based on your unique physical attributes and aesthetic goals.
In a traditional brow lift procedure, Dr. Barach will make an incision across the top of your forehead behind your hair line. Muscles are altered to eliminate forehead creases and excess skin is removed to lift the forehead skin and reposition the eyebrows.
Supraciliary brow lift is usually reserved for older patients with visible forehead creases present. It can be done with local anesthesia and involves direct excision of excess skin from just above the eyebrows. The scar that results is just above the eyebrows. This is probably not a good choice for individuals with sparse eyebrows.
Another method that exists is the endoscopic brow lift. It is less invasive, but is only good for situations where very minor brow elevation is desired. Dr. Barach believes that so little change is accomplished by this procedure that in most cases, it is really not worth doing.
Patients undergoing a traditional brow lift should expect a recovery period of about ten days with some swelling and bruising. Dr. Barach will prescribe pain medication to eliminate any discomfort you may experience. You should be able to return to work within ten days of your procedure, although it is important to avoid heavy lifting and strenuous exercise for two weeks after surgery.
Brow Lift FAQS
About how long does a brow lift procedure take?
Typically, a brow lift procedure will take two to three hours to complete.
What should I expect post-brow lift?
A tender, swollen and possibly bruised forehead is completely normal after your brow lift surgery. Swelling and bruising can begin to subside in about 10 days.
When should I expect to be able to see results from my brown lift procedure?
The results from your brow lift will begin to be apparent to you as the swelling goes down. Full brow lift results should be visible within a few months after your procedure.
Will my brow lift give me a surprised look?
Dr. Barach is one of the best brow lift surgeons in Albany, NY and has the experience necessary to deliver superb results. Following brow lift you will look younger and more relaxed, not surprised.
Are brow lift results permanent?
Brow lift surgery results should be semi-permanent. Once the swelling has gone down from your brow lift procedure you will be able to enjoy a younger- and more relaxed-looking appearance for many years. Though you will continue to age and your brows may continue to slowly droop, you will continue to have options; a second brow lift procedure can be performed in the future, if necessary.
Please contact our experienced plastic surgeon today to schedule your initial brow lift consultation.