Forehead and Brow Lifts are procedures used to alleviate drooping eyebrows and diminish forehead wrinkles and frown lines. In these techniques, incisions are hidden within or behind the hairline and the excess skin is removed, hiding the scar.
An assortment of techniques is available depending on the patient’s anatomy and the severity of the problem. Dr. Sidle can perform any of a wide range of procedures depending on your particular needs. He is skilled in performing each of the following:
The Endoscopic Brow Lift procedure, which uses small incisions behind the hairline, elevates the droopy skin and addresses the brow muscles that cause lines. Special biologic glues are often used in our practice to allow healing the correct brow position without scars. The Endoscopic Brow Lift is considered a “minimally invasive” approach to brow rejuvenation as it can result in less swelling and a speedier recovery.
The Mid-forehead Brow Lift removes skin just above the brows and elevates the muscles around the eyes. This is most appropriate for people, usually men, with high hairlines and numerous deep forehead wrinkles.
The Tricophytic Brow Lift is best suited for those who not only want to raise their drooping brows, but also to lower their high hairline. A high forehead or high hairline can easily be treated in combination with a brow lift by employing this approach.
Some swelling and bruising of the eyelids can be expected. The swelling usually subsides within a few days. Bruising subsides within a few weeks. There may be mild post-operative discomfort, easily controlled with medication. Sutures are removed in about a week or so for blepharoplasty, forehead or brows. Makeup can be applied shortly thereafter. All brow lift procedures carry some risk of temporary or permanent numbness of the forehead.
A Brow Lift is a nice adjunct to a Facelift or Blepharoplasty when rejuvenating the face. A consultation with the doctor regarding variations on these procedures to suit your particular needs is necessary.
Experience Matters. As a board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon at Northwestern with an expertise in the face and neck, Dr. Sidle can provide you with an individualized plan to achieve your goals of a more youthful face. Call our office for a one-on-one consultation.
All post-operative instructions can be found on the Patient Resources page.