Forehead Lift South Florida | Brow Lift South Florida
As early as in our 20’s and 30’s, the effects of age, gravity and sun begin to affect the upper portion of our face. Forehead wrinkles begin to form and our eyebrows sag. This portrays a tired and/or angry look to the face. Rejuvenation of the aging forehead aims to improve this look by elevating the eyebrows to re-define the eyes, improve hooding of the upper eyelids, smoothen out deep furrows between the eyes (frown lines), and improve forehead wrinkles. Forehead rejuvenation is an important aspect in the overall strategy of restoring a more youthful appearance.
Dr. Steiger utilizes several techniques towards achieving natural appearing forehead rejuvenation. Newer techniques utilize advanced medical technology of specialized cameras (endoscopes) and instruments in order to carry out the procedure through small incisions within the hairline. More traditional techniques involve the use of well-hidden incisions in order to achieve the goals of forehead rejuvenation. Each technique has its advantages. After, a thorough analysis of your specific aging pattern, Dr. Steiger will recommend the best procedure for you.
To restore the natural position of a sagging forehead and eyebrows and to eliminate the horizontal and vertical furrows (frown lines) of the forehead.
There are two methods in which forehead lifts are performed: endoscopic and open. In an endoscopic forehead lift, a specially designed camera (endoscope) is inserted through 4 small incisions made within the hairline. The camera allows the surgeon to visualize all of the important anatomy and safely perform the procedure. In the open approach, an incision is made along or behind the hairline in order to perform the procedure. The forehead is then repositioned and the muscles responsible for the vertical furrows (frown lines) are safely removed.
Deep sedation/twilight sleep is preferred, however some patients opt for a general anesthetic.
Length Of Time
A brow-lift takes between 1-2 hours to perform, depending upon the type of lift. It is performed in our fully accredited outpatient surgical facility or at the hospital. Other procedures are often combined with a brow-lift to provide a balanced rejuvenation of the face. This might be recommended after further discussion with your physician.
Most patients go home comfortably after the procedure. If you prefer, professional in-home nursing care or overnight hospital suites are available upon request. Our friendly staff can assist you in coordinating these services upon request.
Recovery time ranges between 1-2 weeks. Depending on your type of work, you may return as early as 1 week. Full, strenuous physical activity should be avoided for 2 weeks after the procedure. Bruising can occur after surgery, which may be camouflaged with makeup. This generally resolves after 2 weeks. Most patients do not experience significant pain after surgery, but describe a feeling of tightness. We will prescribe analgesics to help alleviate this.
Dr. Jacob D Steiger MD is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery. He practices in Boca Raton and Delray Beach, Florida treating patients from Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, as well as patients from all over the US and from around the world.