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Take Years Off of Your Appearance With A Brow Lift

Take Years Off of Your Appearance With A Brow Lift


Many people turn to brow and forehead lifts to reduce the appearance of frown lines, forehead creases, and eyebrows that droop with age. If you're considering these procedures, read on to learn the answers to the most frequently asked questions about brow and forehead lifts.

Q: What can a brow lift/forehead lift do for me?

A: A brow or forehead lift can take years off of your appearance. Skin will be stretched to appear more taut and toned, smoothing out creases and lifting the eyebrows to a younger, more refreshed position. The procedures will not radically change your looks, but they can help you look your best.

Q: Am I a good candidate for the procedure?

A: A good brow or forehead lift candidate is someone who wants to look a little younger; who has horizontal forehead creases, frown lines, or brows that have sagged over time; who enjoys good overall health; who still has some natural elasticity in the skin; and who has realistic expectations about the end result.

Q: What should I look for in a brow lift surgeon?

A: Always choose a board-certified plastic surgeon, preferably one with plenty of experience in brow and forehead lifts. Ask to see before-and-after photos of former patients. A good plastic surgeon will be honest about their level of experience and the results they can deliver.

Q: Will I be in pain during or after the surgery?

A: A general anesthetic is typically used for brow lift surgery. If you have an endoscopic procedure, your doctor might use a local anesthetic. Either way, you won't feel a thing during the procedure. Afterward, most patients experience mild to moderate pain which is easily controlled with medication.

Q: What can I expect during recovery, and when can I resume my normal activities?

A: While you recover from your surgery, you'll need to take it easy and keep your sutures clean and dry. You may experience swelling and bruising; these are common symptoms that will go away within a few days. Your doctor will give you the go-ahead to resume your normal activities within one to two weeks. Always follow your doctor's instructions to avoid injury or infection.

Westchester abdominoplasty and brow/forehead lift surgeon Robert W. Bernard, MD, FACS, can answer any additional questions you may have about plastic surgery in Westchester.



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