Brow Lift Surgery in NYC
As time passes, a lifetime of expressions can become permanently etched in our skin. Rather than gracefully forgetting a furrowed brow, a temporary smile or raised eyebrows, our aging and less resilient skin begins to sag and retain these expression lines.
A sagging forehead, however, is not exclusively a problem of advanced age; lines in the forehead can appear early, making a younger face look older than it is. A worn forehead or glabella can also create a perpetual frown, which can contradict a calm or happy disposition. If you have issues with resting lines or tired looking eyes, you may want to consider a brow lift. A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, can address a sagging brow, frown lines and forehead creases, making the face look more youthful and alert. Although a brow lift can be performed as a stand alone procedure, it is usually done in conjunction with a blepharoplasty: a cosmetic surgery that removes excess eyelid skin and brightens drooping eyes.
The ideal candidate for a brow lift...
- Is around 35 to 65
- May be dealing with vision impairment due to sagging eyebrows
- Is looking to enhance results from a successful blepharoplasty
- Struggles with brow wrinkling, furrows, folds and creases that denote premature aging
- Has realistic expectations for their surgical outcome
- Is healthy, both mentally and physically, with no serious medical issues
The brow lift procedure with Dr. Westreich, New York
A brow lift can be performed using two basic techniques: the traditional lift and the endoscopic lift. The traditional lift requires an ear-to-ear incision to be made along the hairline, whereas the endoscopic lift involves 3-5 small incisions placed discreetly behind your hairline. Dr. Westreich prefers to use the endoscopic brow lift technique, which utilizes a small 4mm camera (the endoscope). Because the incisions are smaller, an endoscopic lift is less invasive than the traditional lift; thus, scarring is minimized and the recovery time is accelerated.
To perform a brow lift, Dr. Westreich will first administer general anesthesia and then make several tiny incisions strategically along the hairline. Next, he will insert the endoscope into one of the incisions; the small instrument provides Dr. Westreich with a detailed view so that he can gently lift, reposition and tighten the skin. The lifted skin is kept in place with dissolvable devices that hold the brow skin in an elevated position. Generally speaking, the procedure takes about 1-1½ hours to complete. However, if the work is extensive or if the brow lift is being done in combination with another surgical procedure, such as a blepharoplasty, it may take longer.
Depending on the patient, Dr. Westreich may opt to complement a brow lift with a non-invasive cosmetic procedure, such as Botox and Dysport (injectable neuromuscular blocking agents) or Juvederm, Restylane, and Radiesse (injectable dermal fillers).
Why choose Dr. Westreich for your brow lift?
Dr. Westreich, a double board certified surgeon in both facial plastic surgery and ear, nose and throat medicine, is known for a conservative approach that results in wonderfully natural outcomes. Most friends and family members will sense you look more rested and rejuvenated, but they will not be able to tell that you’ve had surgical work done. With the doctor’s nuanced, skillful touch, spontaneity in the expression is well-preserved, while flaws are expertly eradicated.
Dr. Westreich is also extremely conscious of instilling in his clients a sense of confidence that comes from knowledge. He is an advocate of patient education, and frequently contributes to peer-reviewed industry journals, helping to support advancements in his field. Additionally, he is sought out on a regular basis to appear in magazines, on talk shows and at lecture halls to offer guidance to members of the medical community.
Brow Lift Consultation with Dr. Westreich, NYC
A brow lift is an excellent way to refresh your appearance, but it demands a subtle and skillful surgical approach. Cosmetic procedures on the forehead and upper face– a region that exhibits a range of facial expressions–are, by nature, delicate ones. If not done with care, brow lifts can produce an overdone and unnatural effect. Dr. Westreich has honed his surgical technique on upper-face procedures, perfecting a balanced method that yields dramatic, yet natural-looking results. If you are considering cosmetic surgery and would like to know if a brow lift if the right procedure for you, contact Dr. Westreich for a consultation.
During this initial session, the doctor will examine your anatomy, take down your medical history, and work with you to formulate the ideal treatment plan for your needs and lifestyle. The doctor can provide you with a library of before and after photographs that will help you to better visualize your results.