A forehead lift (also known as a brow lift) can improve sagging brows, horizontal forehead lines or furrows, and #11 lines to restore a younger-looking facial profile. Over time, facial furrows and worry lines may form due to aging, stress, repeated facial expressions, or sun exposure. Together, these factors may contribute to a tired, angry appearance. Dr. Mokhtar Asaadi uses the latest surgical techniques to smooth wrinkles for a firmer look. Brow lift surgery can also be combined with other forms of facial rejuvenation, such as a facelift, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, or neck lift, to enhance the entire facial profile.
Forehead lift surgery is designed to smooth the forehead using the latest technology. During traditional brow lift surgery, facial tissues are carefully repositioned to raise the brows. Excess skin can be redraped and removed to minimize the appearance of frown lines. The classic, or open forehead lift utilizes an incision behind the hairline, while the endoscopic forehead lift is performed using a specialized endoscopic camera and minimal incisions. Dr. Asaadi performs a unique brow lift procedure, known as the short scar temporal lift. This procedure can smooth forehead wrinkles and achieve natural-looking results for patients. Dr. Asaadi will discuss this brow lift technique in more detail during your consultation at our office. Learn more about the different forehead lift approaches below.
As opposed to traditional brow lift techniques that focus on the removal of excess skin and fat, Dr. Asaadi’s short scar temporal forehead lift addresses the underlying causes of wrinkles by targeting the corrugator muscles. These muscles are located above the eyes and can be responsible for forehead furrows and #11 lines. During the short scar temporal brow lift, Dr. Asaadi will carefully make incisions in the upper eyelids and remove your corrugator muscles to ease forehead wrinkles. The short scar temporal lift can achieve smoother, natural-looking brows.
|Short Scar Temporal Brow Lift||Classic (Open) Brow Lift||Endoscopic Brow Lift|
|Can achieve smoother, natural-looking brows by removing the corrugator muscles responsible for wrinkles||Can lift the brows and trim excess skin to reduce worry lines and wrinkles||Performed using a small camera, or endoscope, which is inserted below the skin to allow for a closer view of the procedure|
|Requires small incisions made around the upper eyelids at the temporal regions||Requires a continuous incision made behind the hairline and across the entirety of the forehead||Requires minimal incisions made above your hairline|
|Can smooth forehead furrows and achieve youthful-looking results||Can produce long-lasting, natural-looking improvements to your facial profile||Can achieve natural-looking results with less healing time than a traditional brow lift|
During an open brow lift, a singular incision is made across the length of the head to carefully lift the brows. Either a coronal incision or mid-scalp incision will be used, depending on the patient. A coronal incision is made behind the hairline and across the forehead, while a mid-scalp incision is made to follow the skull’s natural pattern (this type of incision may be recommended for patients who are experiencing balding or thinning hair). Your plastic surgeon will lift and reposition forehead tissue, as well as the underlying muscles, to address wrinkles and furrows. Moreover, excess skin can be trimmed for a firmer-looking profile.
When performing an endoscopic brow lift, your plastic surgeon will place a series of small incisions around the hairline. A small endoscope, or camera, is then inserted into the incision to clearly monitor the procedure. Loose skin around the forehead is carefully lifted and trimmed, if necessary, while underlying tissue and muscle are repositioned. The endoscopic forehead lift technique requires minimal incisions, as opposed to the classic brow lift method.
During your initial brow lift consultation, Dr. Asaadi will discuss your procedure goals and evaluate your individual facial profile. He will explain the different surgical techniques available and which method may be right for you. Your medical history will also be evaluated when determining the best course of treatment. You may be an ideal candidate for a forehead lift if you are suffering from forehead lines, creases, or furrows, as well as sagging skin around the brows.
You will be provided with specific pre-surgery instructions before undergoing your brow lift procedure. Certain medications or supplements, as well as specific foods or beverages, may need to be avoided prior to your surgery. Forehead lift patients are encouraged to make appropriate aftercare plans for the first few days of recovery. Dr. Asaadi also recommends to have a friend or relative escort you to and from your surgery. More pre-procedure suggestions will be discussed during your consultation.
You may experience slight discomfort, numbness, swelling, or bruising after undergoing your forehead lift. Most of these side effects should begin to dissipate in the coming weeks, while slight numbness may persist for a few months post-surgery. Dr. Asaadi will prescribe appropriate pain medication to alleviate side effects and assist in your recovery. Patients who have underwent a brow lift may have bandages placed to aid in healing; these dressings will be removed within 1-2 days of your surgery. Stitches are usually removed within 1-2 weeks of your procedure. Healing will ultimately vary by patient and Dr. Asaadi can discuss the specifics of your recovery in more detail.
Forehead lift patients should avoid rigorous activities, exercise, housework, or bending over for the first few weeks of recovery. You can begin gently washing your hair within a few days. Most patients are able to return to work and most daily activities in 1-2 weeks. Dr. Asaadi and our staff are available to assist with any post-care questions you may have.
Brow lift surgery can yield natural-looking results and address sagging around the forehead. Many patients report that they look younger and more rested after undergoing a forehead lift. Brow lift surgery can achieve long-lasting improvements. All incisions are carefully placed to ensure that scarring remains virtually unnoticeable after your procedure.
It is important that you choose a skilled brow lift surgeon who understands your individual anatomy, as every patient’s facial structure is different. When the right plastic surgeon performs forehead lift surgery, there is usually no need for a revision. Dr. Asaadi stresses the importance of choosing a qualified, experienced, and board-certified plastic surgeon when considering a brow lift.
Dr. Mokhtar Asaadi and our staff will be happy to discuss a forehead lift with you. Please contact our New Jersey office at 973.731.7000 or our New York office at 212.938.0158 to schedule a private consultation. You may also request an appointment online to meet with our brow lift surgeon.
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
I have always had bags under my eyes, but as I became older, they seemed to get worse. Every time I looked in the mirror, all I saw were those bags. At least once a day at work, someone would ask me if I was tired. So, when my daughter announced her engagement, I thought it was time to do something. I made an appointment with Dr. Asaadi to see what my options were. My surgery was scheduled for August of 2012.
I was scared and apprehensive, but it was the right decision. I feel like a new person. No one asks me anymore if I am tired and I don’t shy away from having my picture taken. Dr. Asaadi and his staff have been terrific, so caring and professional. I only took one week off from work, and the bruising was minimal.
I probably would still have the bags if my daughter didn’t get married.
But, I am so thankful I had the surgery. And I was the proud mother of the bride. - M.W.
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
I have known Dr. Asaadi for fifteen years. I first met him in my fifties. I look tired and worn out and looking for a more youthful appearance. In meeting Dr. Asaadi he presented a picture of a very sincere and up standing person.
He took the time to go over my goals and together we outlined what was needed. I had rhinoplasty and eye corrective surgery. Down time was minimal and the results perfect.
Several years later I had a face lift and again was completely satisfied.
Presently I am 69 years old looking way better than when I first met with him. Let me add that since my surgery Dr. Asaadi has maintained my youthful appearance by using injectable fillers. He is a true genius and a very honest person whom I highly recommend.
Also his staff is the best - A.E.
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
Just a short note to tell you how happy I am and to thank you for your wonderful work. As soon as I walked out the door from our first consultation, I had this “feeling” and I knew you were the one I could put 100% trust in. Thank you for your attention to detail, the care you’ve shown me, and your warm personality. I count myself luck to know you.
Thanks and all the best to you!
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
“I am so very grateful for the tummy tuck that Dr. Asaadi performed on me. Dr. Asaadi has proven to me to be a meticulous artist of the body. I felt that the office and staff compares to no other. It has been 5 years since my surgery, I am 42 years old and I am feeling and looking just as good if not better since surgery. I am more confident putting on my clothing, especially bathing suits. Dr. Asaadi gave me my belly back from 20 years ago (pre-babies)."
I not only feel better in the way in which my body looks, but most important it changed the way I view myself inside and out.
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
My name is Paula and about a month ago you gave me some botox injections. I had recently finished nine months of very tough treatment for a stage III breast cancer and I was neither feeling nor looking my best. My hair had just begun to grow but I still was showing way too much forehead for my comfort zone so I thought perhaps a little botox would give me a "lift".
Well, I cannot say enough about my results. I feel fantastic about the way my skin looks. In fact, the other evening I bumped into some friends at a restaurant. The first thing they said to me was "your skin looks fabulous! Even better than before your diagnosis." Now that's amazing. Since seeing you, I have received numerous compliments about how alive I look. Well, I do have a great attitude but I have to say that your skillful work has really made me feel confident.
Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication. I wish all women who have been through treatment could feel as good as I feel. Thank you Dr. Asaadi.
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
“After 10 years of hearing comments about how tired I appeared, I decided that the time had come for me to take action which required more than just getting extra sleep!!!
I did my research and decided that Dr. Asaadi was the best choice upon seeing the results of past patients and the unique technique that he uses.
Now, close to two years later, I couldn't be happier! Not only do I look 10 years younger, but I now feel refreshed and vibrant. No more comments about how tired I appear.
This surgery not only restored my youth, but it greatly improved my confidence level. As a salesperson and a single girl, this is incredibly Important!!! Whereas prior to the surgery, I couldn't even think about walking out the door without makeup, now I am completely comfortable with it. No more trying to conceal or detract attention from the severe bags under my eyes!!! Friends and relatives, and even sometimes I, cannot believe the difference this surgery has made! One of the best parts is that it looks incredibly natural. No one would ever know I had anything done unless I had told them. A yearlong spa getaway would not have produced such results!"
It was hands down the best money I ever spent!!!!! I feel like I'm a walking billboard for Blepharoplasty.
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
“Once I decided to undergo a tummy tuck procedure, I knew my appearance would change for the better. What I did not anticipate is what a profound effect the results would have on my overall way of life. Along with giving me the body I wanted, the transformation gave me a great sense of confidence, reassurance, and security with myself. I now walk upright and confident, as opposed to slouched and submissive. I enjoy shopping for clothes and wearing two piece bathing suits on the beach.
If anyone is contemplating having this procedure done, I strongly encourage them to do so."
Thanks to Dr. Asaadi I have the perfect body and a better life. - CT
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
Thank you - the phrase is simple and the words are few, but behind them lies a world of appreciation. Special people like you make the world a brighter place.
Thank you for helping me get better. Also to improve day by day my special future. I pray God bless your hands to help the life of others.
On May 12, 2010 Dr. Asaadi performed a bilateral reduction mammoplasty, CORE AbdominoplastySM, repair of diastasis recti, VASER® LipoSelection of the back, flanks, upper inner thighs, pubic area, lateral chest walls, and a small area of the upper arms. I was very sore for the first week, but after that I could see improvement every couple of days. The more I walked the better and stronger I felt.
In exactly six weeks after the surgery I went with my daughter, son-in-law, and their 13 month old son to a destination wedding feeling great. My daughter was nervous that I wouldn’t be able to take care of the baby like I needed to ( her and her husband were in the wedding), but I had so much more energy and strength than I did in years. I felt so wonderful in my new clothes, and I can’t begin to express how many compliments I received.....especially in my “Tankini”!!!
I now look forward to getting up in the morning and picking out a nice fitting outfit for the day, and not some loose fitting shirt and baggy pants. Thank you, Dr. Asaadi....you gave me my self-confidence back!!!!”
Thank you, Dr. Asaadi....you gave me my self-confidence back!!!!”
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
Thank you for all your professionalism and time spent going over the procedure. I am pleased thus far; I can only imagine my gratitude in the months ahead, as I see my nose transforming. I put my face in the hands of a true sculptor and have nothing but praise and recommendation. Your staff are a wonderful representation of your reputation on being a true caring practice. Many Thanks.