Brow Lift near Philadelphia, PA
Centrally located in Southampton and serving Philadelphia, Bucks, and Montgomery Counties, the Kole Plastic Surgery Center performs brow lifts for patients desiring plastic surgery.
If there is one fundamental limitation to conventional facelifts, it would be that they only alter the appearance of the lower portion and mid portions of the face. Once the folds are diminished from the side of the nose to the corners of the mouth and the neck and jawline contours are restored, there can be an obvious contrast with how the upper face appears compared to the rejuvenated lower and mid face. For that reason, many of Dr. Kole’s facial cosmetic surgery patients elect to have a forehead lift or eyelid surgery in Pennsylvania.
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What Is a Brow Lift?
A brow lift—sometimes called a forehead lift—is a surgical procedure that restores a more youthful, refreshed look to the area of the forehead and the eyebrows. This procedure corrects drooping or poorly positioned brows and improves and minimizes the horizontal lines and furrows that can make a person appear sad, angry, or tired. In the forehead lift, the muscles and soft tissues that cause the drooping or furrows are weakened, removed, or altered to smooth the forehead and raise the eyebrows to a more pleasing position and minimize transverse frown lines.
Dr. Kole uses both the conventional and the endoscopic methods. The conventional surgical method uses an incision hidden just behind the hairline. The endoscopic brow lift method uses an endoscope, a surgical camera viewing system that allows the procedure to be performed with minimal incisions, all located within the hair of the scalp. Both techniques yield similar results which include minimizing forehead wrinkles and better overall brow position.
A forehead lift or brow lift is commonly performed in patients who range from 40 to 75 years old, to minimize the visible effects of aging and wrinkling. However, it can also help younger people or older people who have developed furrows or frown lines due to excessive stress or muscle activity. Individuals who have inherited low, heavy brows, furrow lines, or lines across the base of the nose can also achieve a more relaxed, refreshed, and alert look with this procedure.
For a better understanding of how a forehead or brow lift may change your appearance, look horizontally into a mirror. Place the palm of your hands in the outer edges of your eyes above your eyebrows and gently draw up the forehead skin to raise your brow and forehead without giving you a surprised look. This is approximately what a forehead lift would be able to accomplish surgically.
Forehead lifts or brow lifts are often performed in conjunction with facelift surgery to provide the upper one-third of facial rejuvenation that a facelift typically does not provide. This results in a rejuvenated appearance to the entire face.
Choosing Pennsylvania and Bucks County Brow Lifts
Patients who have similar appearance concerns can often benefit from different treatments. Patients who complain of sagging skin in the upper eyelid frequently can get greater cosmetic benefit from forehead lifts rather than upper lid surgery, especially when the underlying cause of their cosmetic issue is low-set brows rather than excessive skin of the upper eyelids. Male patients who are older or have a receding hairline—and those who have had previous upper eyelid surgery—may be good candidates for forehead or brow lifts. Dr. Kole will simply alter the incision location or perform a more conservative operation depending on the hair line.
If you decide to consult Dr. Kole, he will evaluate your face—including the skin and underlying bone structure, as well as the musculature and fat. During your consultation, Dr. Kole will discuss your goals for surgery and asked you about certain medical conditions that could cause problems during or after your procedure such as uncontrolled high blood pressure, blood clotting problems, aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory use and previous surgical procedures. Be sure to tell Dr. Kole if you smoke, take herbal supplements, or take medicines that may affect your clotting.
In the immediate period after your surgery, most patients experience some mild numbness and temporary discomfort around the incision area. This is controlled with prescription medications. Dr. Kole routinely uses long-acting local anesthesia to allow a smooth early postoperative period. Patients are typically told to sleep on two pillows to keep their head elevated for several days after surgery to minimize swelling. Swelling in the forehead may travel around the eyes and into the cheeks; however, swelling typically disappears in seven to ten days.
Several small nerves are cut in your scalp and the local area of numbness immediately adjacent to the incision will start to heal and may be replaced by minor itching. These nerve sensations may take as long as six months to fully resolve. The incisions are placed in a beveled-type fashion to minimize the hair loss that would be caused by damaging the hair follicles. Ideally, a scar in the hair-bearing area of the scalp will be camouflaged as new hair growth develops around and through the scar.
Both forehead lifts and eyelid surgery are types of facial cosmetic surgery that can significantly rejuvenate your appearance and refresh your conception of your identity. Dr. Edward S. Kole and his well-trained, experienced staff are committed to helping patients obtain the realistic improvements they desire.
What Is the Cost of a Brow Lift in Philadelphia and Bucks County?
The price of a brow lift varies for each person. The cost depends on the extent of surgery necessary to achieve your individual appearance goal.
The Kole Plastic Surgery Center accepts cash, check, and credit card (MasterCard®, Visa®, American Express®, Discover®) as acceptable forms of payment.
Financing is also available through CareCredit®, United Medical Credit and Advanced Care.
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Dr. Edward Kole believes that informed patients make the best decisions regarding their procedures. He listens carefully and provides clear and concise information so that his patients are fully informed about their options before they decide to undergo surgery. Dr. Kole is committed to providing a personable and professional service while building lifelong relationships with his patients. His warmth and concern for his patients is clearly evident throughout his career.
Dr. Kole has been in private practice since 1998 and specializes in all aspects of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery with a special interest in cosmetic surgery. With the opening of our new Plastic Surgery office and Ambulatory Surgery Center on Street Road in Southampton, we are now centrally located to Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties. We are pleased to announce that we are licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health as an Ambulatory Surgery Center. Now, Dr. Kole can provide an atmosphere for high quality, safe and completely private facility to have your plastic surgery procedures performed, all without the need for an overnight stay.
Our office and private, state-licensed ambulatory surgical center is conveniently located at 1003 Street Road, Southampton, PA 18966. Please call today to schedule an appointment!