Many people start to notice at a certain age that their brow has fallen or slightly descended, causing distinct lines to form and even worse, causing their facial expression to appear angry. This condition in which the brow hangs over your eyes may also negatively impact your vision.
If this accurately describes you, a brow lift in Philadelphia may be the appropriate solution to renew your appearance.
What Can a Brow Lift in Philadelphia Accomplish?
The aesthetic goals of brow lift surgery include the following:
- Improved brow position
- Reduction of wrinkles/lines on forhead
- Reduction of wrinkles/lines between and around eyes
In order to undergo this procedure, you should be a nonsmoker as this will minimize both your healing time and the appearance of scars during and after your recovery.
Brow Lift Surgery: What’s Involved?
The brow lift can involve several different surgical techniques. One of the preferred methods performed by plastic surgeons today involves the use of a surgical endoscope. During this endoscopic brow lift, the small fiber optic camera is used to view underlying tissues during surgery. Four small incisions are made behind the hairline before the tissue is lifted, remodeled and sutured in a more appealing position.
While the endoscopic brow lift is effective and considered minimally invasive, it isn’t right for everyone. There are other techniques such as the coronal or internal brow lift that may be utilized.
In a more traditional brow lift, Dr. Genter would make larger incisions and not employ the use of an endoscope to see the underlying tissues. Like with the endoscopic technique, Dr. Genter takes care to hide these incisions behind your hairline and in the natural folds of your skin.
When he has completed surgery and ensured the brow is elevated to a more youthful and natural position, Dr. Genter will close the incisions with sutures and apply a surgical dressing.
After Your Brow Lift: What to Expect
Recovery times vary, but most patients should expect 1-2 weeks of downtime after brow lift surgery. If staples or removable sutures are used, they get removed after the first week. During this time, you may need to change out your surgical dressing and return to Dr. Genter for more than one follow-up appointment as he tracks your healing.
After recovery is complete, the upper portions of your face and forehead should be smoother and imperfections such as crow’s feet and forehead lines will be significantly reduced. Not only will you see the benefits of the surgery, but your friends and family will note how you appear more rested and vibrant, yet will not know you had surgery.
Contact Dr. Genter’s plastic surgery practice in Philadelphia to learn more about the risks, benefits, and cost of brow lift surgery in Philadelphia.