Brow Lift in Manhattan, NYC
If age and stress are starting to show their effects on your forehead and brow area, a brow lift can help take years off your face and make you look and feel younger! Performed by board-certified Manhattan plastic surgeon and general surgeon Richard W. Swift, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S., a brow lift is the smart, youthful gift you give yourself!
What Is a Brow Lift?
Over time, age lines, sun exposure, and stress can all take a toll on your face – and your forehead is one of the first areas to show it. A brow lift uses specially placed incisions to gently lift the skin and help erase years from your face while minimizing wrinkles in the process.
Benefits of a Brow Lift
Women who have undergone a brow lift find that it’s a wonderful investment in their health and well-being. They report the following benefits:
Brow Lift Before and After
We invite you to browse our extensive catalog of cosmetic surgeries and treatments to see the types of results Dr. Swift has obtained for his patients. Keep in mind that each individual is different and that you’ll learn more about the outcome you can expect from your specific surgery or treatment at your consultation with Dr. Swift.
How Is a Brow Lift Performed?
A forehead lift is an outpatient procedure performed under local anesthesia and sedation. During the procedure, different incisions are made based on your own unique brow shape and the degree of forehead laxity. Dr. Swift will adjust the location of the incision as needed if you have thinning hair or are bald.
Dr. Swift may use an endoscopic approach to your brow lift surgery. An endoscopic brow lift involves several short incisions behind the hairline. Through these incisions, Dr. Swift will insert a small camera called an endoscope to help guide him as he adjusts the muscles and underlying fat. Endoscopic surgery is less invasive than traditional open surgery and can cause less scarring.
He will then lift the forehead skin, remove excess tissue, and adjust the muscles in that area. He may also lift your eyebrows. After removing any excess skin, Dr. Swift will close the incisions with stitches or clips and bandage the area.
Preparing for a Brow Lift
You will likely have some swelling and discomfort, so it’s best to prepare your recovery area ahead of time. You may want to have ice packs on hand to minimize swelling. Stopping smoking at least two weeks before and a week after surgery will help promote healing. In addition, you may be advised to stop taking aspirin or any anti-inflammatory drugs that contain aspirin or related products as these can increase bleeding.
Brow Lift Recovery
Bruising and swelling in the affected area are very common and can last for several weeks. You’ll be able to wash your hair within a day or two after surgery and can return to work within 7-10 days. At your follow-up visits, Dr. Swift will evaluate your progress and optionally clear you for exercise and sports.
Is a Brow Lift Right for Me?
Brow lifts are mainly a cosmetic option for people ages 40-60. On occasion, Dr. Swift will perform the procedure on people in their 30s if severe wrinkling or loss of elasticity in the brow and forehead area is present. Patients who receive the best results from a brow lift are those who have realistic expectations about its outcome and do so for themselves, not to please anyone else.
How Much Does a Brow Lift Cost?
Costs for your brow lift will vary depending on the extent of surgery or the number of treatments needed to achieve your desired result. Most insurance plans do not cover plastic surgery or specific cosmetic treatments. Dr. Swift accepts payment via cash, check, or credit card, as well as Alphaeon Healthcare Lending as a financing option.
Why Choose Dr. Swift?
Board-certified plastic surgeon Richard W. Swift, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S. provides a variety of cosmetic surgeries and treatments to help improve and enhance your natural beauty. A graduate of Yale and Brown University, Dr. Swift has earned prestigious awards for his vast medical expertise and experience. In addition to offering a wide range of cosmetic surgery options, Dr. Swift can also provide detailed consultations on surgical techniques, alternative treatments, and pre- and post-operative care. Throughout the process, his number one goal is to deliver personalized, high-quality, one-on-one care to ensure your complete comfort and satisfaction.
What to Expect During Your Consultation?
Dr. Swift will take the time to carefully explain the brow lift procedure for your unique facial tone and structure. As each individual is different, he will create a customized plan of action that will ensure you get the best possible results. Because patient comfort and satisfaction are his number one goals, Dr. Swift is eager to answer all your questions and provide you with the support you’re looking for in choosing a Manhattan cosmetic surgeon.
If you’re looking for a way to decrease those tell-tale lines, wrinkles, and streaks on your forehead and brow, a brow lift may be the right procedure for you. Contact our Manhattan, NYC office to schedule your consultation today!