The forehead and brow are susceptible to the effects of aging. The deep worry and frown lines appear, creating an older and grumpy appearance for the individual. The eyebrows can also droop, making the eyes look smaller and tired. A brow lift tightens the skin, eliminating lines and wrinkles, while elevating the eyebrows for a more youthful and alert appearance. Dr. Maurice Khosh in NYC offers three different options in brow lifts, but which one is right for you?
Brow Lift Procedures
The traditional open brow lift surgery requires a long incision across the forehead to remove excess skin and lift the eyebrows. While effective, there is more scarring and a longer recovery with this procedure, as well as numbness in the scalp. An endoscopic brow lift is less invasive with smaller incisions, which is the most popular brow lift Dr. Khosh performs. One other option is the temporal brow lift, which focuses on elevating the outer eyebrows, but does not address the upper forehead.
Each of these procedures can provide a rejuvenation for the eyebrows, but every patient has different expectations for their results. Here are some of the indications to determine which procedure is right for you.
- Open brow lift surgery. The long incision/scar, longer recovery and possible scalp numbness make the open brow lift less popular. However, for patients with longer foreheads who want a forehead reduction and lift, this can provide the facial balance desired.
- Endoscopic brow lift. For forehead and eyebrow rejuvenation, the endoscopic brow lift is the premium option. It uses smaller incisions that are hidden within the hairline with a quicker recovery and without the scalp numbness.
- Temporal brow lift. Patients who do not need a forehead lift, just the eyebrows, a temporal brow lift may be all that is needed.
Dr. Khosh also offers a non-surgical brow lift that can be achieved with cosmetic injectables like Botox®. This can be an option for those with minimal sagging of the eyebrows or forehead.
If you want to explore which brow lift procedure can rejuvenate your eyebrows and forehead, come see us at our office in New York City. Call Dr. Khosh’s office in Manhattan to schedule your brow lift consultation.