The effect of facial aging on the upper third of the face often results in a look that is angry, tired or sad. Brow lifts can counteract this look by revitalizing this area. By removing excess skin and weakening hyperactive muscles, a brow lift can smooth wrinkled foreheads. In addition, the procedure results in the elevation of abnormally low eyebrows. The result is a happier, more youthful and more awake appearance. Either a traditional (open) or a minimally invasive (endoscopic) technique can be used. Brow lifts are usually combined with other procedures such as blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) and facelift to improve the look of the entire face.
In order to achieve the best results for the facelift procedure, or any plastic surgery for that matter, it is imperative that the surgeon performing the technique has extensive experience. Dr. Robert Morin is a board certified plastic surgeon with expertise in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the head and face. As a highly trained plastic surgeon with years of experience, Dr. Morin understands how the forehead lift procedure can not only enhance a person’s appearance but it can also change their life in numerous positive ways. Based in New York, Dr. Morin is the best choice when considering this procedure because he combines his extensive knowledge of plastic surgery with his unique ability to listen to his patients’ personal goals and needs in order to achieve top results.
Forehead Lift Techniques
The forehead lift or brow-lift can be performed using several techniques such as the open brow lift and the endoscopic brow lift. In most cases a brow lift is done with an incision in the hair-bearing scalp, though in some cases an incision in the forehead or upper eyelids is necessary. Following is an explanation of the difference between both techniques:
Open Brow Lift
In the open brow lift procedure, also known as a classic, coronal or trichophytic brow lift, a long incision is made across the forehead, typically around the hairline. Sometimes the incision is done in one of the creases of the forehead. The skin is then lifted from the underlying tissue. After, your surgeon will then loosen the muscles, while removing fat from the area. The excess skin is then eliminated and the remaining skin is pulled down. This pulled down skin is stitched into its firmer new position, leaving the skin and face looking smoother and years younger.
Contrary to the open forehead lift, in the endoscopic brow lift the surgeon makes a series of very small incisions in the scalp. After, an endoscope, which is a camera that is attached to a thin tube, is placed through the small incisions. The endoscopic approach allows the surgeon to work on the structures of the forehead without making one large incision, which makes this approach less invasive. Although this technique requires less cutting, it may not be ideal for everyone.
The ideal candidate for a forehead lift depends on the technique used but it also depends on the attitude, health and expectations of the patient. Generally, if the patient is in good health and has a realistic idea of the outcome of the surgery, along with a positive attitude during recovery, then he or she is probably a good candidate for the procedure. It is important to consult with an expert surgeon, such as Dr. Morin to confirm that the brow lift is the right procedure for you.
Dr. Morin is committed to ensuring each patient achieves the best results possible, no matter what type of procedure they are receiving. Dr. Morin’s extensive experience allows him to help patient’s aesthetic concerns, while also making sure the results look natural. With offices in the NYC area, Dr. Morin is proud to offer his skills and expertise to a wide range of clients. Dr. Morin’s experience in the field of plastic surgery, along with his dedication to his patients makes him a top choice for anyone looking to enhance and refresh their appearance.