Your eyebrows frame your eyes and thereby are central to your expression; a cornerstone for communicating with the world. So, when you have a sagging or droopy brow, it may cause others to perceive an incorrect mood; thinking perhaps you are angry or sad when you are not. At New You Plastic Surgery, a Brow Lift in Long Island and the greater New York metropolitan area from Dr. Jeremy Nikfarjam and Dr. Goulart can help give your face a more youthful appearance and even take a few years off! If you are intrigued by this procedure, please read the information we have provided below.
A Brow Lift, also referred to as an eyebrow lift or forehead lift, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that raises your eyebrows to reduce wrinkles and frown lines while lifting droopy skin.
The main target of this procedure is to correct certain cumulative effects on the facial anatomy that are associated with aging. This is achieved by either removing or changing the muscles and skin that create drooping eyebrows, forehead furrows, and frown lines in the upper facial area.
When performing a brow lift, Dr. Nikfarjam and Dr. Goulart will tighten up your facial skin, reposition your eyebrow arch to a more elevated and flattering position, and remove forehead lines.
A Brow Lift often includes one or more of these different techniques. Our surgeons will discuss the pros and cons of each technique so that you can determine which option is the best choice.
Also called a Pretrichial (hairline) incision, this classic lift makes an aesthetically “friendly” incision along the hairline to create a powerful and long-lasting look. This procedure is ideal for patients who want to lift their eyebrows while shortening the forehead by removing a strip of skin and underlying tissue along the incision.
By shortening the forehead, your hairline will be lowered – which is ideal for those with a high forehead. This procedure lifts everything upwards from your eyebrows, even addressing the shape and symmetry of your brow shape and symmetry.
A Coronal brow lift is similar to the classic lift, except the incision is made on the crown of your head, further back in the hairline. While this method will hide the incision well, it will increase the height of the forehead which may not be best for some patients.
Sometimes called a mid-forehead Lift or a “Gull Wing” Lift, a direct Brow Lift removes a section of skin and underlying tissue above the eyebrows or in the forehead. This procedure is best for a patient with a severely drooping brow droop and significant forehead wrinkles where Dr. Nikfarjam can naturally hide the incision. It is preferred for patients with an extremely thin or balding hairline.
This technique eloquently lifts a sagging brow through tightening and smoothing by pulling the skin and tissue of the forehead down rather than up – making this an ideal method of lowering a receding hairline and/ or high forehead. This procedure can also address eyebrow shape and asymmetry. Dr. Nikfarjam will take great care when positioning the scar and fully camouflaging it along your eyebrows.
The Endoscopic Lift is a very popular technique that only requires five small incisions that are hidden in the hairline, leaving no visible scar.
This procedure can lift everything from the hairline to the eyebrows. It tightens and smoothes the entire forehead while lifting the eyebrow area to “open up” your upper face. Eyebrow shape and asymmetry can also be addressed with this type of lift.
This type of lift may not be ideal for someone with severe brow descent or heavy skin, and may not be as long-lasting a lift as the Classic Lift.
Many of our patients who get a Brow Lift in New York City and Long Island have discovered the following benefits from their surgery:
Though anyone feeling the need to get a Brow Lift in Long Island or the NYC area, is welcome to the New You Plastic Surgery facility, we have some recommendations on who the best candidates are:
If you are looking into a Brow Lift in Long Island or NYC, your first step is to schedule your consultation with board-certified Dr. Nikfarjam. During the appointment, you can ask questions about the procedure, discuss your aesthetic goals, and have Dr. Jeremy Nikfarjam examine your face and forehead. He will also ask you some questions about your medical history to create a personalized treatment plan that integrates your aesthetic preferences, individual needs, and desired results.
Using the information he collects, Dr. Nikfarjam will then create your surgical plan, which will include the techniques he plans on using, the anesthesia, and every other aspect of the procedure. If you are satisfied with the plan, you will meet with our Patient Coordinator to schedule your surgery. You will also be provided with some instructions to promote a higher potential of having a smooth surgery and recovery.
On the day of your surgery at New You Plastic Surgery, after meeting with Dr. Nikfarjam and Dr. Goulart and going over your procedure one more time, you will be administered general anesthesia so your brow lift procedure is more tolerable. In certain cases and with prior discussion, this procedure can also be performed under local anesthesia.
Once you are sedated, our surgeons will begin your surgery using the techniques that were discussed during the consultation. Please review the different Brow Lift techniques mentioned above for more detailed information on what to expect from each procedure.
A Brow Lift will typically take a few hours to perform the procedure, depending on the techniques Dr. Nikfarjam uses and the extent of the outcome you are looking to achieve.
Your Brow Lift will be an outpatient procedure, which means most patients will be able to return home with the help of a family member or friend; if need be, we can help arrange for recovery at an aftercare facility. There will be some expected mild swelling and bruising, which should subside over the coming days. You will be provided post-operative instructions that will help make your recovery as easy and successful as possible.
Patients may shower and wash their hair on the first postoperative day after the drain has been removed. During the first five days after your procedure, you are encouraged to have minimal activity, routinely apply ice to your forehead, and keep your head elevated to reduce the amount of swelling.
You may go on some light walks, as well as up and down stairs, on the first day post-surgery. If you are feeling well enough, you could potentially return to work in about 10 days, but you should plan on taking a few weeks off and expect to return to full activity only starting three weeks from the procedure.
As with all surgical procedures, there is some scarring from a brow lift procedure. However, the area of the incisions is all designed such that the scars will be hidden within or at the hairline.
The cost of a Brow Lift in Long Island or New York City will vary depending on multiple factors, including the techniques used, anesthesia costs, and clinical fees. To get an accurate estimate of the price, you should schedule your consultation with Dr. Nikfarjam so that he can create the best surgical plan for you. Our Patient Coordinator will then be able to provide you with the cost after your plan is created.
The founder of New You, Dr. Nikfarjam is an American Board of Plastic Surgery Board Certified Plastic Surgeon based in Long Island and the New York Metropolitan area. Dr. Nikfarjam is well known for his expertise in emergency, cosmetic, and reconstructive plastic surgery and has many journal articles and textbook chapters published throughout the world. Blending both the functional and aesthetic components of the plastic surgery field allows patients to access life-changing procedures that may otherwise have been out of reach. Dr. Nikfarjam leads his team in supporting his vision that plastic surgery is holistic- allowing space for positive lifestyle changes that give patients a happier, healthier state of being and lifelong improvements in overall health. A vanguard of a new generation of plastic surgeons, Dr. Nikfarjam brings a refreshing perspective to a field that has once often been perceived as rigid and unapproachable.
From the moment you walk in the door, we strive to provide you with a comfortable and welcoming experience. We will help you understand all your treatment options and carefully listen to your concerns. Skilled NYC Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Nikfarjam can recommend a custom treatment plan that is perfect for you.
If you’d like to correct your forehead’s appearance from droopy and wrinkly to refreshed and smooth, a Brow Lift from Dr. Nikfarjam and Dr. Goulart at New You Plastic Surgery can produce stunning results!
To schedule your one-on-one consultation, please contact our office to request an appointment, and a helpful member of our team will reach out to you and help you take the first step toward a more youthful appearance!
We know that the decision to undergo plastic surgery can be a big one. There are many things to consider before your procedure, regardless of whether you live in the greater New York City area or are traveling from out of state. Our knowledgeable and friendly team wants to make your experience as seamless and effortless as possible, which is why we provide some informational resources to make your journey to a new you a little less stressful.