Patients often come to me complaining about their forehead furrows. If they are among my younger patients and those signs of getting older are just beginning I might suggest the temporary fix of Botox®. It does a really nice job in smoothing superficial furrows, and in the hands of an experienced board-certified doctor such as myself, provides a refreshed, but still natural appearance. However, when the furrows are more pronounced and people think you’re scowling when you’re actually in a good mood, it may be time to consider a brow lift, also called a forehead lift. This surgery, which we routinely perform in many forms at the Robert Zubowski MD Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, where I am Medical Director, is rather straightforward. In addition to smoothing your forehead lines, it also raises your descending eyebrows, a natural consequence of aging.
We customize the procedure depending on your particular brow problem. The surgery involves making a tiny incision to remove any excess skin and fat in the targeted area. At your initial one-on-one consultation, we will discuss the various options including a lateral brow lift; mini brow lift, direct brow lift and an Ultherapy® brow lift.
If you are timid about surgery or want to put off surgery for any reason, Ultherapy, the only FDA approved device to accomplish a brow lift, may be your answer. It works by stimulating the production of your natural collagen, which, in turn, tightens and lifts your brow, improving over the next several months post-surgery. At the Robert Zubowski MD Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, our experienced, certified aesthetician will perform your procedure under my guidance. Best results are typically seen three to six months after treatment. However, unlike surgery, the results are not permanent.
If you would like to explore your brow lift options, or have other cosmetic surgery concerns please contact our office manager who will schedule your consultation.
In the meantime, if you would like to learn more about a brow lift, check out this link from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, where I have been a member for years: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/brow-lift.