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A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, can help you achieve a more youthful, energized appearance. One of the first signs of aging is the appearance of deep furrows on the forehead and frown lines between the eyebrows. The procedure will correct these lines and sagging eyebrows that can cause you to appear aged, tired, worried, or angry. Using state-of-the-art techniques, New Jersey plastic surgeon Dr. Zubowski will make a small incision, and remove excess skin and fat using an endoscope while you are sedated with local anesthesia. There are many forms of a brow lift, including a lateral lift, mini lift, a direct lift, and an Ultherapy lift.

A lateral lift, also known as a temporal lift is a procedure that aims to lift the lateral (outer) portion of the brow and restore arch aesthetics. It is a smaller procedure than a forehead lift and is not as comprehensive as a forehead lift for forehead rejuvenation. Instead, the lateral brow lift or temporal brow lift focuses on raising the lateral brow and temple region. It does not eliminate wrinkles between the eyes or central forehead. Since it is a lesser procedure, the recovery tends to be faster with less bruising and swelling.

Patients who do not require a full lift can opt for a mini brow lift, which can be performed under local anesthesia to patients who only wish to minimally lift the brows or wish to balance uneven brows. This is a great technique to improve the arch in patients with brow flattening. The mini brow lift is a quick, minimally invasive, non-endoscopic method of correcting the lax frontalis forehead muscles and overpull of the eyebrow depressors (“frown lines”). Elevation of the eyebrow along the bony arch and symmetry of the eyebrow position is achieved, often softening the “hooding” of the upper eyelid and eliminating the need for upper eyelid incisions.

The direct brow lift operation can be used to treat brow ptosis arising from either involutional changes or facial nerve palsy. A direct lift is performed by removing a segment of skin and muscle just above the eyebrows. The incision is hidden within the brow hair. A direct brow lift does not address wrinkles or lines within the forehead and surgical scars may be prominent. A direct brow lift is typically reserved for older patients or for men with thick eyebrow hair and male pattern baldness for whom other eyebrow lift techniques might result in unacceptable elevation of the hairline.

An Ultherapy lift can enhance eyebrow elevation and works well for those individuals who do not want a plastic surgery procedure. Ultherapy is the only FDA approved device for this purpose. It accomplishes the lift by stimulating the production of collagen to produce tightening and lifting. It can provide a natural lift to the brows that improves over several months. The peak effect will be seen between 3 and 6 months, when you will see a lifted brow and a refreshed look.

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