Aging affects all parts of the face. But sometimes the forehead appears to age more quickly thanks to such day-to-day experiences as frowning, smiling, laughing, and making other facial expressions. We often carry our emotions in the forehead, and this is readily evident in so-called frown lines and creases. But with a brow lift at our Manhattan cosmetic surgery practice, your forehead can be restored to a more youthful appearance.
Brow Lift Candidates
A brow lift revitalizes a forehead that droops or carries lines, helping the patient appear less angry, sad, or tired. In a brow lift, a cosmetic surgeon adjusts the muscles and skin above the eyes to smooth out frown lines and raise the eyebrows. By combining this procedure with other operations like blepharoplasty or a facelift, the appearance of the eyes and other facial areas can also be improved. Both traditional and minimally invasive (endoscopic) methods are available.
A brow lift is an option for people who want to rejuvenate and refresh their facial appearance. The best candidates for the procedure are those who:
- Are generally healthy
- Do not smoke
- Have realistic goals and expectations
The only way to know if you are a good candidate for a brow lift is to visit our experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Basil Pakeman for a consultation. After discussing your facial rejuvenation goals, you and he can determine whether this procedure can meet your expectations.
What are the Risks of a Brow Lift?
Brow lift patients are generally very happy with their results, but like any surgery, a brow lift carries certain risks that you should be aware of before you choose to have one. During your consultation, you and Dr. Pakeman will discuss both the risks and benefits of the procedure. The risk of complications is low, but you should discuss any concerns you may have with Dr. Pakeman.
At our practice, we want each of our patients to have the information they need to feel confident in the surgical choices they make. Dr. Pakeman will make sure you know all of your options for rejuvenating your forehead, and he will help you decide if a surgical procedure like a brow lift is the best option for you.