An eyebrow, or forehead lift can restore the eyebrows to the natural position and eliminate forehead wrinkles. We offer the most advanced techniques, including endoscopic brow and forehead lifting to achieve the best results.

The effects of aging are inevitable. Often the brow and forehead area show the first signs. The skin begins to lose its elasticity. Sun, wind and the pull of gravity all affect the face, resulting in frown lines, wrinkling across the forehead, and heaviness of the eyebrows. A brow and forehead lift restores the eyebrows to their natural position and eliminates forehead wrinkles. Michael Neimkin, M.D., at the Ophthalmic Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Center in Atlanta, GA, offers the most advanced techniques, including endoscopic brow and forehead lifting to achieve the best results.

About the Surgery

The main difference among the various options for the brow and forehead lift surgery consists of the placement of the incision. Traditional techniques use long incisions to lift the brow. Dr. Neimkin determines the locations of the incisions during the initial consultation. The most advanced technique is endoscopic surgery. Several small incisions are placed just behind the hairline and a scope assists during the surgery. This procedure results in less risk of numbness and a quicker recovery. A brow and forehead lift typically takes between one to two hours to perform. It is most commonly performed under IV sedation or twilight anesthesia. All the various procedures raise the brow and smooth the forehead. Some deliver a higher hairline and improve facial balance and harmony.

What to Expect After the Surgery

You can expect a certain amount of swelling and bruising in the 10-day period following brow and forehead surgery. In some patients, this condition may include the cheek and eye area as well as the forehead. Keep your head elevated in order to reduce swelling and apply cold compresses as needed to further reduce swelling. You may experience some numbness and itching, both of which will diminish over time. The sutures are usually removed within seven to 10 days following surgery. Any bandages are removed in one to three days. Dr. Neimkin will advise on the timing of resuming normal activities. For most patients, the recovery time will not exceed two weeks, but patients may still be advised to avoid strenuous activities for longer periods.

Each patient is unique; therefore, results will vary.

To learn more, complete our contact form or call (404) 946-8323 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Neimkin at the Ophthalmic Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Center in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Neimkin and the staff take pride in only offering patients the highest level of care in a family-like environment. Our office serves patients in the metro Atlanta, GA area including the surrounding communities of Sandy Springs, Buckhead, Dunwoody and Roswell. We look forward to seeing you soon.