Serving New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut (the mid Atlantic states)
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon Sheila A. Bond, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Deep furrows on the forehead, frown lines over the eyes, drooping eyebrows and hood-like skin over the eyes are all conditions that can make you look older than you are or feel. Whether age or heredity causes these conditions, a forehead lift (or brow lift) can give you a more youthful, animated and alert appearance.
Slight changes in the height of your eyebrows can increase your apparent age. A high arched eyebrow is a sign of youth and can highlight your eyes and draw attention to them. Many women pluck or wax their eyebrows in order to change the height of their brow. A droopy brow can hood your eyelids and draw attention away from your eyes. The forehead and eyebrows make up the upper one-third of the face. A standard face and neck lift is really a lift of the lower two-thirds of the face and neck. A forehead lift is a facelift of the upper one-third of the face. It may be combined with a standard face and neck lift or an eyelid lift.
A forehead lift is recommended for people whose eyebrows have fallen with time and whose forehead has deep wrinkles. It is a permanent way to improve the deep horizontal and vertical grooves on the forehead that develop after years of facial expression.
The standard forehead lift, recommended for severe age-related forehead and eyebrow problems, is performed through an incision in the hairline of the forehead. The operation takes about two hours, and will be performed in a hospital under general anesthesia. At the end of the surgery, small dissolvable sutures are placed to close the incision. You will be able to go home the same day as the surgery.
If your eyebrow or forehead problem is not too severe, then perhaps you would be a good candidate for endoscopic surgery of the forehead. Through five or six small incisions in the scalp, the deep grooves can be improved and the eyebrows raised. Dr. Sheila Bond will be happy to discuss this procedure in detail during your initial consultation.
You will be able to return to work in about ten days and will be able to resume your routine activities and exercise at about four weeks. There is very little swelling or bruising, but you may notice some numbness in the forehead and scalp for several months. Most of our patients do not find this a major concern. Your improved look will be subtle to everyone but you. Many people say how well rested you look, or ask if you’ve changed your hairstyle.
If your forehead grooves are not too deep, then perhaps Botox® Cosmetic (or Dysport) injections, which will relax soften the look of forehead lines and wrinkles, might work for you. These are further discussed under (Non-Surgical Procedures).
The most effective treatment to insure your desired results is best left to Dr. Sheila Bond; she will be certain to provide the most effective answer for you. Call our office today to schedule a convenient consultation appointment: (973) 509-0007
Visit our plastic / cosmetic surgery office located in Montclair, New Jersey (NJ). We serve patients from the following area, such as Essex, Hudson, Passaic and Sussex counties, as well as Jersey City, Newark, NJ and all surrounding areas including New York (NY).
We look forward to meeting you in person.