WHAT IS Brow Lift Surgery?
Brow lift surgery (also known as a forehead lift or browplasty) is a popular aesthetic procedure that helps to create a lifted brow appearance, which provides a refreshed look to the top portion of the face. A drooping brow can lead patients to appear angry or tired, even if they're feeling just fine. To address this, a brow lift surgically improves a drooping brow to produce a refreshed face by removing excess skin and raising the eyebrows higher along the forehead. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Tamburrino has performed brow lifts on both men and women in Doylestown, PA, Bucks County, Montgomery County, and the surrounding Philadelphia areas to help them achieve a more youthful appearance. Wrinkle fillers and relaxers can be offered in conjunction with brow lift surgery at Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa for ideal results since they help to further smoothen the skin on the forehead.
"Dr. Tamburrino is a master at his craft. He is a doctor that knows his branch of medicine very well. After doing a google search I called the office and spoke with Andrea, she was so understanding and comforting to me that it just made me want to spend the 100 dollars for a consultation. That was the best 100 dollars I have ever spent. From that point Dr. Tamburrino took time not only understanding my issue but understanding how I felt about it. He answered ever question I had and provide the reassurance I needed. What made me make a decision to have the surgery was what he said it is "life changing". I thought how many things in life can you do that actually well change it. He did a excellent job and his staff was very support as well as his wife Anna. Definitely without a doubt use him again getting any procedure that I might need. Thank you Andrea and all the staff and you Dr. Tamburrino."- T.N. / Google / Mar 08, 2023
"Words cannot express how highly my family and I recommend Dr. Tamburrino from Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa! For us, it’s all about the experience, from booking the consultation to post-surgery care. My experience at Dr. Tamburrino’s office has been nothing less than stellar. Honestly speaking, I don’t think the staff would have it any other way. This team operates from a foundation of being a family-oriented office first. The team treats you like a human vs. a client. They get to know you and your family and wow you at every touch point you encounter on this journey. If you are searching for an experienced and brilliant plastic surgeon, look no further, you must have a conversation with Dr. Joe! I went in for a brachioplasty consultation and ended up getting lipo. The results (only two months later) are phenomenal and life-changing. It was the trust that was built during a transparent consultative conversation that gave me the confidence to choose Dr. Tamburrino. He has talked me through the expectations of every step leading into surgery and post-surgery, maintaining my confidence in the process. The after-care has been nothing less than exceptional. The reviews say it all. What else can I say? I am a customer for life! I will, without a doubt, consult with him anytime for any future services. Thank you - Dr. Joe, Andrea, Anna, Alexis, & Susan!"- J.C. / Google / Mar 02, 2023
"I cannot speak highly enough about the incredible work of Dr. Tamburrino! I have been coming to this office for several months now, and each experience has exceeded my expectations. Dr. Tamburrino possesses an unmatched level of skill and expertise in his field. From the initial consultation to the post-operative care, every step was handled with utmost professionalism and care from him and his incredible staff. His attention to detail and commitment to understanding my desires ensured that the outcome was not only aesthetically pleasing but also aligned perfectly with my expectations. Impressed by his initial work, I have continued to come here for additional services have received outstanding results. Furthermore, the entire staff at Dr. Tamburrino's office, including Anna, Andrea, Alexis, and Susan, contributed to making every visit a comfortable and reassuring experience. They maintain a welcoming atmosphere, and provide exceptional support throughout the entire process. His dedication to patient care is evident in every interaction, and I wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone considering cosmetic procedures."- H.F. / Google / Nov 30, 2023
"About 5 years ago I was looking for a new doctor for my Botox injections. Before this, I had tried at least 5 different med spas but none had given me the results I strived for. I came upon Dr. Tamburrino in an internet search and decided to go in for a consultation. From the moment that stepped into the office I was highly impressed with the front desk staff. They were all so friendly and accommodating. When I met with Dr. Tamburrino he took his time with me and was so knowledgeable. His practice made me feel like I wasn't just a number and truly had my best needs in mind. Since then, Dr. Tamburrino has been giving my injections seamlessly and I will not go anywhere else. Then, about 3 months ago I decided to have the Dr. Tamburrino do a breast reduction, lift and mini tummy tuck. After years of breast feeding my breasts had become saggy and lifeless and having c-sections left extra skin and scar tissue. The procedure went so well. The recovery was easier than I could have ever imagined. The doctor and Anna made themselves available 24/7 if I had any issues. After just a few weeks, I finally feel like I have my pre-pregnancy body back!!! I will continue to recommend Tamburrino Medical Spa for anyone's aesthetic needs. You will not be dissappointed."- A.B. / Google / Nov 30, 2023
"The first time I walked into the office I was greeted by Dr. Tamburrino with a smile and a morning chat while I was in the waiting room. He instantly made me feel comfortable and at ease before I even got into my appointment! This reassured me even more that I was in the right place and knew I was making the right choice over all the other doctors out there. Andrea at the front desk always greeted me with a smile and was a joy to work with and always answered any questions I had promptly. Anna also was so great to work with! She instantly made me feel welcome and listened to my concerns and made sure she was doing everything to make me happy and comfortable. She is so down to earth and truly makes you feel as if you're part of the family. Susan was also amazing! She answered all my questions and gave me great information and products to help me treat my facial concerns.Trusting in Dr. Tamburrino and his staff was one of the best decisions I made for myself. They have all helped me gain my confidence back and made me feel like myself again. I cannot thank them enough for helping change my life. I would highly recommend their office to anyone looking for the best care out there and even better results!!"- K.E. / Google / Nov 30, 2023
WHO SHOULD GET A BROW LIFT?
When looking at yourself in a mirror, do you seem angry or tired, or see deep lines between the eyebrows, or are bothered by your sagging brow? This phenomenon usually occurs because skin elasticity diminishes as we age, which causes various areas of the face to sag and hang. This is especially noticeable in the upper facial region and affects both women and men equally. If this describes your current situation, then getting a brow lift at Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa may be the ideal aesthetic treatment for you. To be a candidate for brow lift surgery, you must be in good overall health. Attending a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tamburrino will help you figure out if this cosmetic procedure is right for your needs, concerns, and goals.
What are the benefits of a brow lift?
Patients are drawn to brow lifts for a variety of reasons, including:
- A minimally-invasive way to combat signs of aging
- Seamless, natural-looking results
- Rejuvenated facial appearance without the use of fillers and injectables
- Ability to maintain movement for expression and motion of brows and forehead
- Quick recovery time, with swelling minimized around two weeks following the procedure
HOW IS BROW LIFT SURGERY DONE?
Before surgery, anesthesia will be given to the patient. This can be done using general anesthesia or IV sedation, depending on the extent of the procedure. The incision technique used during a brow lift is chosen based on the severity of skin sag present, whether or not the forehead will be addressed, and the appearance of the patient's hairline. Some of the techniques Dr. Tamburrino may utilize during your procedure include:
- Traditional Incision
Also known as the open lift incision, this surgical technique places the incision behind the hairline at the top of the head. The open incision not only conceals scarring, but it also provides a certain degree of controlled lifting throughout the procedure. The traditional incision works well for those with both frown lines and a sagging brow. The traditional brow lift is the preferred incision for patients who are at risk of developing a receding hairline.
- Trichophytic Incision
The trichophytic incision is made directly against the patient's hairline. A trichophytic incision allows significant lift in the brow for patients who have a low risk for hairline recession.
- Lateral Brow Lift
Also called a temporal browplasty, the lateral method places the incision inside the hairline slightly above the temples. A temporal incision allows the outer parts of the brow to be raised and works well for sagging that's present on the outer brow. It also helps to address Crow’s feet.
- Endoscopic Forehead Lift
This is a more modern technique used in a brow lift. This method requires the creation of several small incisions in the hairline. From there, an endoscope is inserted, which will be maneuvered down to the area of the eyebrow to release its attachments. Using the camera of the endoscope, the brow tissue is repositioned using stitches to place the brow in its better position.
What to Expect
Recovery following brow lift surgery varies with the most swelling and discomfort occurring with the open method versus the temporal (lateral) or endoscopic methods. In general, there will be slight bruising and swelling in the upper face near the brows and sometimes near the eyes; however, cold compresses may help to reduce this swelling. Dr. Tamburrino often advises patients to sleep upright for 3 – 4 nights following their surgery. It is critical to avoid any movement or activities that may put pressure on your face.
The typical recovery period from this procedure is about 2 – 3 weeks. Your surgical outcomes can usually be seen immediately, resulting in a rejuvenated appearance that appears more alert, softer, and with a noticeable reduction in sagging skin and fine lines in the upper portion of the face.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a brow lift or facelift?
Whether you should get a brow lift or full facelift will depend on your goals and where you have excess skin. You should candidly talk about your concerns with Dr. Tamburrino so he can help you choose which treatment is best for your goals. Many patients come in thinking they want a facelift only to discover that they require a brow lift or vice versa. Using his years of experience, Dr. Tamburrino will confidently help you formulate a treatment plan to give you the results you want.
What about nonsurgical treatments?
If you're nervous about getting surgery, you may be considering one of our many nonsurgical options, including laser skin tightening and injectables (like Juvéderm and BOTOX), to provide mild improvements. However, brow lift surgery is better for longer-lasting results and significant cosmetic enhancements. During your consultation, Dr. Tamburrino will go over both your surgical and nonsurgical options to help you decide which is better for your needs.
What technique should I choose?
Dr. Tamburrino will go over surgical techniques during your consultation and inform you of the advantages of each. He will then help you select the best technique for your needs and goals. Some of the factors that might influence the technique used are your hairline (taking into account both your current hairline, as well as your risk of developing a receding hairline), the amount of loose skin present, and how much time you can devote to recovery.
Will my results look natural?
If you go to a skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Tamburrino, your brow lift results will be natural-looking and seamless. He will create a treatment plan to suit your needs and goals and help you appear refreshed rather than frozen or tight. When performing your brow lift, Dr. Tamburrino will focus on removing loose skin. The remaining skin and tissue will be smoothed so your results don't lift your eyebrows too high or limit your facial expressions.
Rejuvenate Your Appearance
You no longer have to let your sagging forehead make people wonder if you're sad, mad, tired, or angry. To learn about your options to address facial sagging, schedule an appointment with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Tamburrino at Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Doylestown, PA. By correcting your sagging brow, you can rejuvenate your entire appearance and look more youthful and refreshed. Dr. Tamburrino strives to produce results that look natural. Your brow lift outcomes will have your friends and family commenting on your refreshed, glowing appearance!