Frown lines and forehead wrinkles are some of the first signs of aging to appear on the face. Fortunately, these lines and wrinkles can be reduced or eliminated with a brow lift performed by board-certified New Jersey plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Mohit Sood of Haddonfield and Linwood.
What Is a Brow Lift?
Sometimes referred to as a forehead lift, a brow lift is a procedure that raises the skin above the eyebrows to present a smoother, more youthful appearance. It is often performed to help New Jersey and Greater Philadelphia patients reduce frown lines and forehead wrinkles and make the skin around the eyes appear firmer and tighter. A brow lift may be performed in conjunction with a facelift or eyelid surgery for maximum results.
Benefits of a Brow Lift
A brow lift is a procedure that benefits multiple areas of the face. It is effective at tightening forehead skin, lifting sagging eyebrows and eliminating frown lines above the nose. Brow lifts provide immediate results with minimal scarring typically disguised by the hairline. This procedure is very safe and can easily be performed at the same time as other cosmetic surgeries.
How Is a Brow Lift Performed?
Patients undergoing a brow lift in our Haddonfield, NJ or Linwood, NJ office will first receive local anesthesia to numb the area. Once the anesthesia takes effect, Dr. Sood will perform either a classic or an endoscopic lift. In a classic lift, the procedure is as follows:
- One very long incision is made, beginning at your ears and extending upward into your hairline
- Excess tissue and skin will be removed to tighten the forehead area
- Wounds are closed with surgical tape or stitches
In an endoscopic procedure, several shorter incisions are made instead. A tiny scope will then be inserted into these openings to guide Dr. Sood in tightening tissues. Rather than cutting tissue away, tiny anchors are used to hold excess skin and muscle back to create a tightened appearance.
The type of surgery chosen will depend on the degree of wrinkling and amount of excess skin you have. Dr. Sood will make this determination after examining you during your initial consultation.
Preparing for a Brow Lift
Prior to having brow lift surgery, you should do the following:
- Avoid alcohol
- Refrain from smoking
- Abstain from taking certain medications, especially blood thinners
- Avoid sun exposure, to include tanning booths
The day of your appointment, you should wash your face with a mild antibiotic soap and rinse thoroughly. Do not apply any cosmetics or lotions to your face. Remove hair ornaments, facial piercings, and contact lenses just before receiving anesthesia.
Recovery from a Brow Lift
You’ll need to keep several things in mind during your recovery period from a brow lift, a few of which are the following:
- Following the instructions for wound care
- Changing bandages as needed
- Applying an antibacterial ointment to help reduce the odds of an infection
- Keeping your head elevated
- Applying ice to help reduce swelling
How Much Does a Brow Lift Cost?
Cost mostly depends on the type of surgery Dr. Sood recommends, which is why your cost can only be discussed after undergoing a consultation. For your convenience, we accept the following payment methods:
- Personal checks
- Major credit cards
- CareCredit® financing
Is a Brow Lift Right for Me?
Patients from New Jersey and the greater Philadelphia area who are bothered by drooping brows or forehead wrinkles may want to consider this surgery, particularly if they also plan to have eyelid surgery or a facelift.
Why Choose Dr. Mohit Sood for a Brow Lift?
The results of a brow lift are highly visible, which means you want the best results possible. As a board-certified cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Sood will use his skill to sculpt a forehead and eyebrow area you’ll be proud of.
What to Expect During Your Brow Lift Consultation
A consultation begins with an evaluation of your health history to determine if any underlying conditions might cause complications. After that, Dr. Sood will talk with you about your reasons for wanting a brow lift, including your personal goals. Your forehead and eyelids will then be examined to determine which procedure would be ideal. Dr. Sood will advise you on how and why he arrived at his decision and give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
Frown lines or sagging eyebrows don’t have to prematurely age you. A brow lift can make you look and feel younger and can be performed on an outpatient basis by Dr. Mohit Sood. To schedule a consultation, contact his Haddonfield office at (856) 403-9686 or his Linwood office at (609) 904-5390.