Brow Lift in Staten Island, NY

Dr. Decorato offers forehead lifts (brow lifts) to patients throughout New York and New Jersey, including Staten Island, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Elizabeth, Newark, Jersey City, and Perth Amboy.

The forehead lift is a cosmetic procedure targeting facial wrinkles and the visible signs of aging. Also known as a brow lift, forehead lifts focus on improving the appearance of deep lines in the forehead. Often known as “worry lines,” many patients feel that these lines make them look tired, frustrated, or older than they feel. Worry lines appear because the muscles underneath this area lose their strength as part of the natural aging process. In a similar manner as a facelift, the forehead lift is able to lift and smooth this problem area, raising the eyebrows to a more elevated position while reducing the appearance of worry lines. 

Is a Forehead Lift Right for Me?

Forehead lifts are most often performed to lift the eyebrows while reducing forehead wrinkles. Forehead lifts are also performed to elevate drooping eyebrows that are interfering with vision. You may be a good candidate for a brow lift if you feel that your facial appearance causes you to look angry, hostile, or fatigued, even when you are well-rested. Although most patients undergoing forehead lifts are between 40 and 60 years old and are starting to notice the visible signs of aging, younger patients can also benefit from the smoothing of frown lines caused by muscle activity or heredity. 

If you are considering undergoing a forehead lift, ask your surgeon for forehead lift before and after photos. Plastic surgery is both an art and a science; you must be able to trust your chosen surgeon to sculpt your face in an aesthetically pleasing manner. 

Procedure Details

Forehead lifts are typically performed with general anesthesia, although it is also possible to perform this procedure with twilight sedation. Most brow lifts take about two hours. There are several potential incision patterns that can be used to provide the surgeon with access to underlying tissues. This decision depends on the degree of change desired and the area of the forehead requiring the most surgical work. 

The two main types of forehead lifts are endoscopic and open. During endoscopic surgery, the excess tissue is removed through a thin tube with a camera attachment. Otherwise, the procedure is known as an open forehead lift, a technique requiring a slightly larger incision. During this procedure, the incision typically runs from one ear to the other behind the hairline. Endoscopic surgery requires incisions that are usually placed either within the forehead wrinkles or behind the hairline. 

The surgeon’s work includes the gentle removal of excess fat, muscle, and skin. The muscles causing frown lines can be loosened, causing these wrinkles to relax. The remaining tissues can be recontoured to provide a smoother forehead appearance, and the eyebrows may be repositioned to an elevated forehead position. The final step is closing the incisions using sutures. 

Recovery After a Brow Lift

After forehead lift procedures, patients can expect some degree of swelling, bruising, discomfort or soreness, numbness or tightness near the incision locations, and sun sensitivity in treated areas of skin. These side effects are temporary and will gradually subside over the next several weeks. Camouflage makeup can be worn to disguise residual bruising. Most patients return to normal activity levels, including work or school, in two weeks or less, although direct sun exposure and vigorous activities should be avoided for at least six weeks.

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Dr. John W. Decorato offers plastic and reconstructive surgery to patients across New York & New Jersey including: Staten Island & Brooklyn New York. Elizabeth, Newark, Jersey City, Perth Amboy New Jersey. Contact Dr. John W. Decorato’s office today to schedule your FREE Forehead Lift Consultation!

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Meet Dr. Decorato

One of Staten Island’s top cosmetic surgeons, John W. Decorato, M.D., believes that your choice of plastic surgeon is essential to the success of any procedure. Before selecting either a procedure or a surgeon, learn everything you can about the procedures available and about the doctor. Well-informed patients are able to forge a comfortable professional relationship with their surgeon and actively participate in discussions about the desired procedure.

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