SEE THE EXPERT FOR BROW LIFT
Deborah Sherman MD is Board-certified and fellowship trained in plastic surgery around the eyes. As an ophthalmologist, she takes great care to enhance and protect your eyes and vision. As a fellowship-trained eye plastic surgeon with specialty training for cosmetic procedures around the eyes, she knows what procedure will maximize your vision with the least risks. With over twenty years of experience and the highest level of training for brow lift, why trust your eyes to anyone else?
AGING CHANGES TO THE BROW
The earliest signs of aging emerge in the upper face. With time, one can develop heavy or low brows that can create excess skin above the eyes, which can block peripheral vision, or make the eyes and face look tired. Horizontal lines and furrows (frown lines) form over the brow, and the eyebrows descend, which de-emphasizes and even shrinks the appearance of the eyes. These changes can significantly affect your peripheral vision, which can also affect your ability to drive and perform normal daily activities.
During your consultation for a brow lift, Dr. Sherman will advise you if your symptoms and findings meet the functional insurance guidelines. If the procedure is cosmetic, she will provide a written estimate.
The oldest and simplest surgical approach to correct your brow is a less invasive eyebrow lift or a direct brow lift.
With the use of the most current, cutting-edge techniques and instruments, combined with Dr. Deborah Sherman’s surgical expertise, specialized skill, and vast experience, you can achieve wonderful brow lift results.
Gravity, age, and genetic inclination are the most common causes of ptosis or droopy eyebrows. A direct brow lift is a safe and effective surgical approach to correct this problem. Dr. Sherman can perform this on any patient, but a brow lift is ideally suited for those with healthy, heavy brows. You can have a direct brow lift performed either on both brows or on just one side.
Direct Brow Lift Procedure
The procedure is painless, thanks to customized anesthesia.
- Incision placement is immediately above the brows, following the natural curve of the eyebrow or a pre-existing horizontal forehead wrinkle.
- The doctor will incise the area above the brow with an ellipse of tissue removed, and raise the brows to their new position.
- Once corrected, the doctor will close the incisions with dissolvable sutures.
- The procedure will take approximately 1 hour or less, depending on the patient.
- In most cases, Dr. Sherman can perform direct brow lift surgery along with other surgeries, like eyelid lifts or blepharoplasty.
How do I maximize success with my brow lift surgery?
- Eat a nutrient-rich diet to help your body heal and recover faster
- If you smoke, it’s advisable to stop two weeks before and several weeks after surgery
- Avoid taking products that thin your blood, such as those that contain aspirin or ibuprofen.
- Discuss all medications, vitamins, and herbs with your surgeon prior to surgery
- Do not eat or drink after midnight the night before surgery
- Be sure you do not have sunburn the day of your surgery
- Do not wear makeup or contact lenses to your surgery
- Have someone drive you the day of surgery and plan to stay with you for a day or two while you recover
- The direct brow lift procedure has the advantage of reducing the heavy eyelid fold caused by droopy brows, opening the eyes, and enhancing peripheral vision.
- Dr. Sherman can perform dire brow lift alone or in combination with an eyelid lift or blepharoplasty.
- Although patients will probably feel ready to return to work within seven to ten days following the procedure, they should plan to take it easy and limit rigorous activities for several weeks.
- Prolonged heat and sun exposure should be limited for several months.