An eyebrow lift is a surgical procedure that provides you with a more youthful look in the upper portion of the face with fewer lines and wrinkles and less drooping skin (eyebrow ptosis) above the eyes. Drs. Perrotta and Pellegrino have performed countless successful brow lifts on both men and women, and they utilize advanced techniques that bring excellent results with minimal scarring and discomfort.
GOALS OF A BROW LIFT
A more youthful eyebrow shape and location
A forehead with fewer or no wrinkles
CANDIDATES FOR A BROW LIFT
Someone with sagging eyebrows
Someone who appears fatigued because of droopy eyebrows
Someone with significant wrinkling on the forehead
What to Expect at your Consultation
Dr. Perrotta or Dr. Pellegrino will devote as much time as necessary to discuss your individual goals and needs with you. After a focused physical examination, your surgeon will provide preliminary recommendations and explain what you can expect from surgery.
Once your surgeon determines his surgical plan, our aesthetic coordinator will produce a written quote, which lists all costs of your proposed surgery so that there are no surprises. At that time, an appointment is set for your pre-op visit.
Much is covered during your pre-op visit. First, one of our highly trained medical assistants will take pre-op photos. Next, your surgeon will explain the surgical technique to you and thoroughly inform you as to what you can expect, including any potential complications. Note that all procedures involve some risk, but major complications are rare. Dr. Perrotta or Dr. Pellegrino will then obtain a more complete medical history from you and perform a final pre-op physical examination, including a check of your vital functions to ensure that you are physically fit for surgery. All informed consents for surgery will be filled out at this appointment and final payments are due at this time. You will be notified 24 hours prior to your surgery with your arrival time.
The Brow Lift Surgery
Most patients require only local anesthesia and IV sedation, but some request general anesthesia. Dr. Perrotta or Pellegrino places the incisions behind, at, or below the hairline, depending on the specific goals of your surgery and the location of your hairline prior to the procedure.
There are different types of brow lifts, but essentially, Dr. Perrotta or Dr. Pellegrino will surgically release the entire eyebrow or only its outer half from the underlying bony structures, which will enable the eyebrow or its outer half to migrate upward. He will then secure the forehead and eyebrow to their new locations with sutures. Lastly, the incisions are closed and covered with soft, comfortable dressings.
You can go home the same day with your head wrapped in dressings, which are usually removed several days after surgery during your post-operative visit. In most cases, drains are not necessary. Any initial discomfort is controlled with oral pain medication. Sutures at or in front of the hairline are removed in 3-6 days. Sutures or staples behind the hairline are removed in approximately 1-3 weeks. Most swelling and bruising is gone in 7-10 days. After your procedure, you will follow up with us several times so that we can monitor your healing.