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With the brow lift procedure, Dr. Rotemberg can create a youthful, elevated brow line which leads to an overall refreshed and rejuvenated facial appearance.

What is a Brow Lift?

Heavy brows can make people appear angry, sad, or upset when they really aren’t. The brow lift procedure corrects heavy, low positioned eyebrows by removing loose skin and repositioning tissue and muscles. This, in turn, elevates the eyebrows and softens deep set lines on the forehead and between the brows, countering the aforementioned concerns. A brow lift can take years off of a person’s appearance and lead to a more youthful and invigorated look. Through concealed incisions along the hairline or the eyebrows depending on the technique, Dr. Rotemberg excises lax skin and repositions tissue to effectively raise the brow line. This can in some cases improve eyesight as well by lifting upper eyelid skin that may be covering the eyes. Contact our Miami location today if you are interested in a brow lift procedure.

Good Candidates

Brow lift candidates include men and women who are between 40 and 60 years old who have sagging eyebrows and wish to raise them to a more youthful position. Potential candidates may also want to reduce the appearance of forehead and frown lines. Most candidates are drawn to the brow lift procedure because they want longer lasting results than Botox would provide. Botox is however sometimes used in conjunction with the procedure for heightened results.

Some characteristics of the ideal candidate include:

  • Healthy
  • Non-smoker
  • Sagging eyebrows
  • Unhappy with their brow appearance
  • Have deep set lines and wrinkles above and between the eyebrows
  • Impaired vision from drooping eyebrows
  • Have realistic expectations

Men and women interested in learning more about the procedure and want to see if they are a good candidate are encouraged to schedule a consultation.

Benefits

There are many benefits to undergoing a brow lift procedure, including:

  • Younger appearance
  • Refreshed look
  • Reduced lines and wrinkles
  • More approachable appearance
  • Improved eyesight
  • Lasting results

Consultation

Patients interested in having a brow lift will first need to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rotemberg. Dr. Rotemberg begins the consultation by discussing the patient’s concerns and aesthetic goals as well as addressing any questions or concerns. She will then go over the procedure in detail because Dr. Rotemberg wants all of her patients to be as informed as possible before undergoing any surgical procedure. Before and after photos will be presented to the patient so they can gain a better understanding of potential results.

Since this is a very customized procedure, results will vary based on the patient’s degree of brow sagging and their aesthetic goals.

Dr. Rotemberg then performs a physical examination of the upper third of the face, establishing if the patient is a good candidate for a brow lift. Next, Dr. Rotemberg takes the information she has gathered and devises a personalized treatment plan. This will determine which technique she believes will provide the patient with the results they are looking for. After determining the best course of treatment for the patient, Dr. Rotemberg will provide customized preparatory and recovery instructions. A custom quote will be provided at the end of the consultation.

Procedure

Brow lift procedures are performed by Dr. Rotemberg on an outpatient basis with the patient’s choice of local or general anesthesia. If the patient is undergoing multiple facial surgeries, general anesthesia is recommended. The surgical team preps the patient for surgery by thoroughly cleaning the upper third of the face, and the anesthesiologist will then administer the chosen anesthesia.

Dr. Rotemberg performs the surgery using an open, endoscopic, or a limited brow lift technique. During the procedure, Dr. Rotemberg lifts the forehead skin, removes the excess, repositions tissue, and then pulls the skin tight to raise the eyebrows and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Once the eyebrows have been lifted to the desired height, Dr. Rotemberg closes the incisions. After the procedure, the incision sites are bandaged and the patient is transferred to the recovery room where they will slowly wake in the company of our skilled surgical staff.

Open Brow Lift

An Open Brow Lift, also known as a Coronal Brow Lift, is characterized by incisions made directly behind the patient’s hairline which decreases scar visibility. Once Dr. Rotemberg creates the appropriate incisions near the patient’s temple area, she removes excess skin and then adjusts the underlying forehead tissue and brow muscles to create a more youthful contour and better placement. This technique allows her the most access to the surgical site, providing youthful, elevated brows and dramatically smoother skin.

Endoscopic Brow Lift

An Endoscopic Brow Lift utilizes an endoscopic instrument to guide the surgery. This is a long thin tube with a camera which allows the doctor to better see under the skin. Dr. Rotemberg will make small incisions along the eyebrow for the entrance of the instrument. It informs her of the best locations to reposition muscle or tissue to create better contour. Good candidates for this technique are patients who require only a small amount of skin or tissue removed for an ideal lift. This is a modern approach to brow lifts; the results tend not be as dramatic as the Open Brow Lift technique because the Endoscopic Brow Lift uses the smallest incisions of the three techniques, but results are still very noticeable.

Limited Incision Brow Lift

This hybrid technique involves a series of smaller incisions beginning near the temple on one side of patient’s head and continues along the hairline to the opposite temple. This technique can be combined with an upper blepharoplasty, also known as an upper eyelid lift, because of the placement of these incisions. The brow lift on its own does not address the appearance of “crow’s feet” or drooping eyelids. The incisions made can be used to soften lines around the eyes and eyebrows as well as diminish frown lines. These procedures are often combined to create the desired result.

Recovery

For the first 5-7 days after surgery, patients are asked to sleep on their back with their heads slightly elevated to reduce swelling and avoid disturbing the surgical site. Patients are also instructed to use ice packs near the surgical site to ease swelling and bruising. Normal activities can be resumed in about a week. Post-surgical brow lift patients are urged to not perform any heavy lifting for 4-6 weeks following the surgery. Sutures are usually removed a week after surgery. Scars are not discernible because the incisions are made behind the hairline

Results

Patients can begin to see results right after the procedure, but improved results can be enjoyed as soon as swelling subsides.

The brow lift will reduce the appearance of frown lines, sagging forehead skin, and deep-set furrowed brow lines, making patients look younger, more refreshed, and well-rested. To make sure results of a brow lift are long-lasting, patients are encouraged to maintain a healthy lifestyle and use proper sun protection. For enhanced results, Botox injections can be performed, which is explained in more detail below.

Complementing Procedures

Facelift

The brow lift procedure is commonly performed with a facelift because a facelift does not address the upper third of the face. A facelift is designed to remove loose skin and reposition tissue and muscle in the lower two-thirds of the face. This is done with discreet incisions along the hairline and ear so scars are undetectable. By combining a facelift with a brow lift, patients enjoy all-encompassing facial rejuvenation from top to bottom. For even more comprehensive results, patients may choose to get a neck lift as well.

Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery is also commonly performed with a brow lift for those who want additional rejuvenation of the upper third of the face. Eyelid surgery removes loose lower and upper eyelid skin and addresses under eye puffiness. Patients can choose to have upper eyelid surgery, lower eyelid surgery, or a combination of the two depending on their desired results. Patients choose to undergo eyelid surgery along with a brow lift because a brow lift may lift the upper eyelids ever so slightly, but not to the extent that upper eyelid surgery can. This is because a brow lift will simply lift the brow and the skin below, but eyelid surgery will excise loose upper eyelid skin. This creates rejuvenated and alert eyes.

Botox

A brow lift can reduce the appearance of forehead lines and lines in between the brows, but the addition of Botox skyrockets results. Botox is a non-surgical neurotoxin specifically designed to diminish forehead lines and wrinkles between the brows. Botox can also treat crow’s feet for a more youthful appearance.

Cost

Cost of a brow lift is determined by multiple factors. Dr. Rotemberg can discuss pricing during the consultation. Some factors include: the technique used, other treatments advised to use in combination to treat the issue, anesthesia, and hospital facility. During the consultation, Dr. Rotemberg will create a personalized treatment plan which can serve as the basis for a cost estimate.