The eyes are the focal point of facial expression. They are also one of the first areas that may show signs of early aging. Drooping eyebrows, sagging or hooding of the skin of the outer upper eyelids or horizontal forehead wrinkles or frown lines on the bridge of the nose can give the face a tired, sad or stern expression. Signs of early aging can have a pronounced effect on the well-being of a vibrant, active person and a blepharoplasty or brow lift can improve many of these conditions and restore a more rested, alert, youthful appearance.
Forehead Lift / Brow Lift Consultation
At the initial consultation, your goals and expectations about the surgery will be discussed and an explanation of the different effects of blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) versus brow lift will be reviewed. We will discuss the advantages of each technique and make a decision as to the most appropriate technique to be used. Alternative facial rejuvenation procedures such as a facelift, blepharoplasty or skin resurfacing as well as skin rejuvenation programs may be recommended as an alternative or supplement, if appropriate, to enhance the effect of the surgical procedure.
Forehead Lift / Brow Lift Procedure
The procedure is usually performed in our accredited in-office surgery facility on an outpatient basis. A brow lift may be performed at the same time as other facial rejuvenation procedures such as a facelift or skin resurfacing depending upon the individual patient. The procedure is usually performed via the "minimal incision technique" which involves placing several strategic, small incisions in the hair-bearing scalp and upper eyelids. The muscles and skin are altered or removed to smooth the forehead and soften frown lines and the eyebrows are elevated to a more appropriate and pleasing position.
"Within a few minutes into my consultation I knew dr Greenberg was the one I wanted to do my surgery. He went over and discussed so much information that I barely had any questions! He was so thorough that I trusted him 100%."
"After the consultation with Dr. Greenberg I knew I was where I should be. The office staff made me feel comfortable and welcome – that made a tremendous difference from other offices I had visited. The other doctor I saw was qualified but the staff seemed stressed and like they were going through the motions of going to work. After the visit to Dr. Greenberg’s office I canceled my third appointment with another surgeon. I knew Dr. Greenberg and his staff would be the right place for me."
After Your Forehead Lift / Brow Lift Surgery
You will remain in the recovery area for approximately 1 to 2 hours after surgery. An overnight stay may be recommended if additional procedures are performed. The eyes and eyelids become swollen for several days and can be discolored for up to 2 weeks. In some patients, swelling and discoloration may last longer. You may shower the day after surgery and return to work in approximately 7 to 10 days.
To learn more about forehead, brow lift, or blepharoplasty surgery in Orlando and Winter Park, Florida or to schedule your initial brow lift or blepharoplasty consultation, please call or e-mail Dr. Greenberg today.