Brow Lift: Techniques for Removing Forehead Furrows and Wrinkles By Oren Zvi Lerman, M.D. on July 07, 2014

A couple together outdoorsWhile eating right, exercising, hydrating, and being good to your skin can help you look great, sometimes that is not enough. Wrinkles, sagging, and other signs of age can creep up on you. That's where a full anti-aging makeover through facial plastic surgery may be ideal. Dr. Oren Lerman has helped countless patients throughout Manhattan and the greater NYC area with their wrinkle reduction needs.

One great option for removing those unsightly lines on the forehead is the brow lift. Let's look at the basics about brow lift surgery and the different kinds of brow lifts that can be performed.

What is a brow lift?

Also known as a forehead lift, a brow lift is a facial plastic surgery procedure that ireduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles along the brow. By doing this, patients look much younger, more refreshed, free from worry, and fully rejuvenated.

Who is an ideal candidate for brow lift surgery?

The best candidates for brow lift surgery are people who suffer from issues with brow furrows and deep lines. They should be in good overall health an not suffer from any medical conditions that would put them at risk for undergoing a surgical procedure.

Realistic expectations are crucial for brow lift candidates, so we will be sure to provide patients with ample information on the risks and benefits of surgery before we perform it.

Traditional Brow Lift Surgery - Coronal Incision

Though not performed as much today, a traditional brow lift involves a large incision made along the top portion of the head hidden in the hairline. This scalp incision spans from one end to the other like a hair band. Through this incision, excess skin is removed and the remaining skin is pulled tight in order to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

The extent of the incision is the main reason why most surgeons prefer not to perform this kind of brow lift. It's rather invasive and requires major healing on the part of the patient.

Endoscopic Brow Lift Surgery - Multiple Small Incisions

The endoscopic brow lift is much less invasive and preferable to the traditional brow lift. During an endoscopic brow lift, there are several small incisions that are created and hidden along the hairline. Through these incisions, a surgeon can adjust underlying structures of the forehead area and remove loose skin. The remaining skin is tightened in order to reduce the appearance of furrows.

Limited Incision Brow Lift Surgery - Temple Incisions

Another less invasive form of brow lift surgery is the limited incision brow lift. During this form of brow lift, incisions are made around the temples only. The adjustments to underlying structures and tightening of the skin is achieved through these incisions.

Because of the location of these incisions, not all of the furrows and issues with the upper portion of the face will be addressed. Other issues with facial contour will need to be treated through an upper eyelid surgery.

Which brow lift technique is best for me?

During your consultation at our practice, we will be sure to go over all of your options for brow lift surgery and enhancing your overall appearance. We will tailor the makeover to your needs so that you look your very best.

Speak with a Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon

If you would like to learn more about brow lift and your many other options available for advanced facial plastic surgery, make sure to contact our cosmetic plastic surgery center today. Dr. Oren Lerman is eager to meet you in person and help you look younger and more rejuvenated.

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Dr. Oren Lerman

Oren Z. Lerman, MD

Dr. Oren Lerman performs a variety of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures with a specialty in reconstructive breast surgery. In fact, he is the director of breast reconstruction at Lenox Hill Hospital's Institute for Comprehensive Breast Care as well as the Microvascular and Cosmetic Breast Fellowship. In addition to the hospital, Dr. Lerman is affiliated with:

  • The New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons (Past President)
  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery (Diplomate)
  • The American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery

You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Lerman by filling out our online form or calling (212) 434-6980.

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