Look Alert and Refreshed with a Brow Lift
Lines and wrinkles in the forehead are an unavoidable part of aging. They develop because of constant muscle movement involved in creating facial expressions. Combined with the onset of reduced skin elasticity, this movement can also cause the brow to sag, making you appear angry, sad, or tired, in spite of a perfectly content mood. In some cases, a sagging brow can also contribute to obstructed vision. Fortunately, there is an effective treatment that can eliminate lines and create a smooth, youthful appearance. A brow lift performed by Pittsburgh plastic surgeon Dennis Hurwitz can help you take years off of your appearance. To learn more, please contact our office today and schedule a consultation.
Types of Brow Lift Procedures
Dr. Hurwitz performs different kinds of brow lift treatments to meet patients' individual needs:
Traditional Brow Lift Surgery
In a traditional procedure, an incision will be made across the forehead along the hairline. The skin and underlying tissue will be lifted and tightened, and excess tissue will be removed. The incision will be closed with sutures, and the recovery time is typically about two weeks.
Endoscopic Brow Lift Surgery
In an endoscopic procedure, several small incisions will be made in the hairline, through which an endoscope and small surgical tools will be inserted. The endoscope will display the underlying structures of the forehead for the surgeon to see on a video screen. Dr. Hurwitz will lift the skin of the forehead and underlying tissue to smooth wrinkles and reposition the brows. Any excess skin will be trimmed away and the incisions will be closed with sutures. Recovery time is typically the same as traditional surgery: about two weeks.
Limited Lateral Brow Lift With Suture Suspension
Dr. Hurwitz may recommend a limited lateral brow lift with suture suspension because the incisions are less conspicuous and the recovery time is much quicker than other techniques. In this procedure, small incisions are made at the temples behind the hairline. The skin will be tightened to reduce wrinkles and folds in the forehead or areas above the cheeks. Dr. Hurwitz will use permanent sutures to hold tissue to muscle using his original Quill™ barbed suture suspension technique. This will result in an arched, slightly raised positioning of the eyebrows that looks natural. The small incisions will be closed with sutures, and the recovery time is generally about one week.
Candidates for Brow Lift Surgery
Non-smoking patients who are looking to rejuvenate their appearance by reducing signs of aging in the forehead and areas around their eyes often make great brow lift candidates. It is important to have realistic expectations in mind for the treatment; a brow lift is designed to achieve subtle, natural-looking enhancements. Some patients choose to combine their brow lift procedure with blepharoplasty or other procedures for more comprehensive results.
Contact Our Office
If you are ready to achieve a smooth brow and a refreshed overall appearance, Dr. Hurwitz provides innovative treatment and beautiful, natural-looking results. To learn more about how you can benefit from a brow lift, please contact our office and schedule a consultation.
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