When considering rejuvenation, the eyebrow and the upper eyelids are a unit and should be analyzed together as a modification of one of its components affects the other. Gender-related and interpersonal differences in the shape and position of the eyebrows should be taken into careful consideration as well.

Men have relatively lower-set and flatter eyebrows, whereas women’s brows are higher and more arched. Those differences must be respected to achieve natural results. 

As we age, the tail of the brow tends to drop, both in men and women. This contributes to hooded skin in the outer portion of the eyelid, which can be noticed as early as the late 30’s and 40’s. In women, brow descent can lead to loss of the natural arch. Unfortunately, this also happens asymmetrically, with one side worse than the other. In someone with naturally low-set eyebrows, only mild descent can lead to sensation and appearance of heavy eyelids, forcing them to seek an evaluation at an earlier age 

What Is a Brow & Forehead Lift?

As the brows descend, the eyelid skin, which may already be droopy, sags further, causing more hooding. To correct this, a brow lift may be indicated. The procedure may lift the entire brow and forehead or just the tail of the brow. The goal is to lift the brows just a few millimeters and contour them, restoring natural youthfulness. A brow lift is often combined with upper blepharoplasty surgery, but in some instances, it can be done alone. 

Endoscopic (Small Incision) Brow Lift Procedure

Various surgical techniques exist to perform the brow lift, with the endoscopic approach being most aesthetically acceptable. Five relatively small incisions are placed in the hairline during an endoscopic brow lift, and thin, lighted telescopes are used for visualization. This allows the surgeon to safely release all the ligamentous attachments around the brows to allow the necessary tissue elevation.

When the inner part of the brow needs to be lifted, small self-dissolving implants called endotines are placed at the upper part of the forehead to lift and secure the eyebrow position. Using this technique, the eyebrow can be lifted and re-contoured. The results are natural and long-lasting. When only the tail of the brow needs to be addressed, the incisions are hidden behind the hairline in the temples.

The ligaments holding the brow down are gently released, and the outer portion of the brow is lifted, improving the contour and the eyelid hooding. This procedure is usually combined with upper blepharoplasty for the best results. The procedure is done in an outpatient setting under sedation or general anesthesia.

Everyone Will Be Asking... 

After your surgery with Dr. Levin, everyone will be asking what your secret is. Her results are natural and help turn back the clock on aging. Friends, colleagues, and co-workers will all notice the new enhanced version of you.

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FAQ

What Is the Recovery Time?

Are the Results Permanent?

How Long Do Non-Surgical Brow Lifts Last?

What is the cost for an endoscopic brow lift with Dr. Levin?

What Is the Recovery Time?

The length of recovery will vary for each patient. Recovery time is typically 1-2 weeks, with most patients can start driving and resuming normal daily activities in 3-4 days. While in recovery, there may be some bruising, redness, swelling, or discomfort. You will receive careful recovery instructions from Dr. Levin before your surgery so that you plan. If you have any concerns during the recovery process, Dr. Levin and her staff will be happy to assist you.

Are the Results Permanent?

Your results will be permanent in the sense that the changes made will not be reversed. But, as you continue to age, you may see the brows begin to sag again. Most patients feel that the results last over a decade, or longer.

How Long Do Non-Surgical Brow Lifts Last?

Because this is not a surgical procedure, the results will be temporary. The amount of time Botox lasts can vary between each patient but can always be reinjected when results begin to fade. Most people see their results last for several months.

What is the cost for an endoscopic brow lift with Dr. Levin?

The cost for an endoscopic brow lift is $5000.

Non-Surgical Brow Lift

A non-surgical brow lift involves injecting Botox into the forehead and eyebrows in a precise manner. Because some muscles function to lift, whereas others to depress the eyebrows, Botox can be used to target those muscles to create an overall lifted look. This type of treatment works best for those who do not have significant sagging of the eyebrow. It is important to keep your expectations realistic, as this is not a surgical procedure. 

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Meet Dr. Flora Levin

Dr. Flora Levin is a board-certified oculofacial plastic surgeon with over 10 years of experience in cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid and eyebrow surgery.  Her philosophy is results that are natural and individual to each patient’s features. During your consultation, she will assess the area and help tailor a treatment plan to meet your goals. You’ll be able to discuss any concerns you may have, as well as the procedure’s steps. Contact us to schedule your consultation. We look forward to meeting you!

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