The Browlift procedure, also known as a forehead lift, is essentially a facelift to the upper one third of the face (a traditional facelift typically addresses the lower region of the face). Many surgeons use this procedure to address wrinking and sagging in the upper eyelid region as well as deeper wrinkles and fine lines on the forehead.
Browlift | Forehead Lift Candidate
For patients with a low or heavy brow, a Browlift can be an excellent way to rejuvenate the eyes and forehead. Often surgeons will perform a Browlift in conjunction to a facelift. It is important to note that Dr. Yang does not recommend a Browlift for many patients because the outcome of a heightened brow does not provide the patient with a more natural, youthful look. However, Dr. Yang does perform this procedure on patients who are unhappy with their brow position (i.e. desire higher brows in general) or if they request the “refreshed” look of a brow lift.
About the Procedure
The most common browlift technique used by Dr. Yang is the Endoscopic Browlift. This technique uses an endoscope (a pencil-thin camera) that is fitted through a small incision through which Dr. Yang can observe the procedure on a video monitor. Compared to a traditional Browlift, the Endoscopic Browlift is less invasive, requires smaller incisions, and has a shorter recovery time. In additional to the Endoscopic Browlift and the Traditional Browlift, there are several other techniques Dr. Yang uses for his Browlift surgeries, including the Coronal Browlift, the Trichophytic Browlift, the Direct Browlift, and the Midforehead lift.
Dr. Yang performs Browlift procedures under IV sedation in the surgical suite at his office or under general anesthesia at Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital (part of Lenox Hill Hospital on the Upper East Side). Sutures are generally removed within ten days and most patients may return to normal activities within two weeks. However, the total recovery time depends on the technique used by Dr. Yang and whether or not additional procedures were performed in conjunction with the Browlift.
Before and After Photos