Brow Lift Overview
Brow lift surgery, also known as browplasty, corrects the loose skin and soft tissue that builds on the forehead with aging and makes the face look old and tired. A brow lift is best for patients who feel their sagging eyebrows made them look tired, sad, or angry; patients with deep lines or creases along their forehead and between the eyebrows; also patients who have excess skin, fat, and tissue on their forehead. Dr. James Gordon, an oculofacial plastic surgeon serving patients in Westchester County and New York City, has years of experience in performing brow lifts that rejuvenate the entire face without looking tight or unnatural.
Brow Lift Reviews
"Dr. James' Browlift - Westchester, NY - All around great experience"- B. / RealSelf / Apr 06, 2016
"Whenever I do anything serious, such as consider an operation like this, I do a ton of research. I spent days reviewing all the different plastic surgeons in Manhattan to figure out who would be best to do a potential blepharoplasty on my lower lids. I wanted someone with a ton of experience, recognized for excellence in their field, honest, and also someone young enough such that they still had great motor skills and a very precise hand. That search led me to Dr. James Gordon. I live in Brooklyn, but I went all the way out to Marmaroneck in Westchester to see him (not too bad actually, just take the train to Grand Central, then a 1 hour MTA train to Mamaroneck). Out of all the doctors, he was the only one that far, but I decided he was worth it, I honestly could not find one person who wasn't singing his praises. Here's what happened when I got there for the free consultation. He told me he wasn't going to do a blepharoplasty on me. And that was a pretty incredible thing to hear. Many doctors, just like other professions, have people who will try to upsell you, convince you that you need something more, or even make you feel bad about yourself so you consider something you don't need. Dr. Gordon was the opposite. I've always been self-conscious about dark circles under my eyes and wrinkles under them when I smile. He talked to me about this, told me surgery wasn't the way, suggested some other alternatives if I really wanted them, but even said "Hey, you don't even need "- Anonymous / RateMDs / Apr 29, 2015
"I am a Greenwich resident... born & raised here so I'm pretty stuck in this area from groceries, hair salons, stores and physicians. My first time "venture" out of Greenwich was my consultation with Dr. James Gordon from Westchester / New York. His credentials impressed me so much that I took the first leap out of my comfort zone. I am not the least disappointed but full of gratitude to this superb doctor who fixed me with beautiful eyelids and glowing skin. I highly recommend Dr. Gordon to all my friends in Greenwich!"- M. / Wellness / Jun 21, 2015
Brow Lift Surgical Technique
Dr. Gordon uses different techniques to perform a brow lift depending on the individual needs of the patient. Common techniques include an open brow lift, an endoscopic brow lift, and a limited incision technique, but most brow lifts will be completed in 1 – 2 hours. During the initial consultation, Dr. Gordon will choose the best technique for the patient’s unique treatment plan based on their needs, concerns, and goals. While the incisions made in each technique differ, all techniques will remove the excess skin from the forehead and reposition the underlying muscles and tissues as needed.
Brow Lift During/After Surgery
Most patients are able to leave the same day as their brow lift surgery after a brief recovery and observation period. Dr. Gordon will give each patient aftercare instructions that will help to minimize their discomfort and speed their healing process. Patients should rest and avoid moderate to strenuous activities for at least 1 – 2 weeks after their brow lift. Patients should schedule a follow up appointment for 1 – 2 weeks after the procedure so Dr. Gordon can monitor and examine the patient’s results.
Brow Lift Expected Cost
A brow lift by Dr. Gordon can cost between $5,000 and $10,000 depending on the extent of the surgery. During the initial consultation, Dr. Gordon will be able to discuss the treatment options and his surgical coordinator will review pricing.
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- Average Cost
- $5,000 - $10,000
- Recovery Time
- 1 - 2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 - 2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 - 2 Weeks
Brow Lift FAQs
While the forehead will show improvement immediately after surgery, patient generally see their final results 6 months after their surgery. The results of the brow lift are permanent, but natural aging will continue to alter the face. Patients may consider returning for touch-up treatments as needed.
Lift Vs. Injectables?
Injectable wrinkle fillers, like Juvéderm, Radiesse, and Sculptra, provide temporary relief from lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. Injectable wrinkle relaxers, like BOTOX and Dysport, can soften the dynamic wrinkles in the forehead, but again, the results are only temporary. Patients may consider starting with injectable treatments to decide how they feel about the results before getting brow lift surgery.
The location of the incisions will depend on the brow lift technique that is used, but Dr. Gordon keeps incisions small and clean for less visible scarring. Dr. Gordon also takes care to make the incisions in the hairline or other locations that will mask the scars. Patient should speak to Dr. Gordon about proper scar care and what they can do to ensure their incisions heal as well as possible.