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Centrally located in Southampton, PA and serving Philadelphia, Bucks, and Montgomery Counties, the Kole Plastic Surgery Center Center performs brow lifts for patients desiring plastic surgery.

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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 Bucks County, PA.

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 Bucks County, PA 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.

After Surgery

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. Kole Plastic Surgery 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 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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The brow and forehead area are prone to sagging due to the aging process. Board certified plastic surgeon, Kole Plastic Surgery addresses this problem with brow lift surgery for men and women in Southampton, PA, Philadelphia County, Bucks County, Montgomery County and surrounding areas of Bucks County, PA. To learn how a brow lift will rejuvenate your appearance and help you look younger, contact us to schedule your personal consultation.

Centrally located in Southampton, PA and serving Philadelphia, Bucks, and Montgomery Counties, the Kole Plastic Surgery Center Center performs facelifts for patients desiring plastic surgery.

What to Expect from Your Facelift

A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure to improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck. It will reshape the lower two-thirds of the face. It can tighten the skin and the underlying slack muscles to improve cheek, jowl, and neck contour. It is one of the most popular forms of facial plastic surgery. It’s most often performed on a patient over age 40 to rejuvenate the appearance.

It’s important to approach your procedure with a realistic attitude. A facelift acts to restore your original youthful appearance. It does not stop the aging process. It is recommended for people who do not smoke.

Types of Facelift Operations

Three types of facelift procedures are in common use. Dr. Kole will recommend one of these after consulting with you about your goals for the operation.

Traditional facelifts. The traditional cosmetic operation uses incisions that begin within the hairline at the temple, extend downward at the base of the ear, come around the tragus in front of the ear canal, extend around the earlobe behind the ear, and then conclude at the hairline behind the ears. These incisions are well concealed within the hair and natural folds of the skin. Dr. Kole uses the tragus incision which minimizes scars that are visible in front of the ear. Through these incisions, the skin is elevated; the tissues are repositioned and sculpted; fat is repositioned, and the muscles are tightened back into their youthful anatomical position. Sometimes facial implants are used to add extra volume and recreate the youthful contour of the face, especially if bone loss over the years has caused weakening of the bony foundation. When the skin is re-draped, excess skin is removed, resulting in a more youthful appearance.

The short-scar facelift. This cosmetic procedure—also called a mini-facelift—repositions the skin, muscle, and soft tissues of the face that have been affected by gravity, the aging process, and loss of elastic and collagen fibers over the years. The major difference between a short-scar facelift and the traditional one is that a short-scar facelift uses a significantly smaller length of incisions. This incision uses the temple and tragus incision but stops at the earlobe. This results in eliminating the scar around the earlobe and behind the ear into the hairline. This procedure may be ideal for younger patients with early signs of aging, such as jowls or loss of volume in the cheeks, but who have not yet developed prominent wrinkles in the neck or “marionette lines” extending vertically from the corners of the mouth. Our professional, experienced plastic surgeons also perform skin tightening and facial rejuvenation procedures as well.

The mid-facelift. A mid-facelift cosmetic surgery repositions and rejuvenates the portion of the facial anatomy extending from the eyelid to the upper lip. This procedure addresses aging signs or imbalances in this area that are not readily corrected by other techniques. The mid-facelift is a new addition to the traditional one and is designed to elevate and reposition the cheek fat and restore the cheeks’ natural fullness, as well as to correct imbalances and loss of volume in the lower eyelids. This procedure produces an anti-aging effect due to the repositioning of the cheek fat. This mid-facelift will not address the jowls or the neck region.

General Guidelines for Your Bucks County, PA Facelift

Although facelifts may take years off your appearance, it is important to understand what can be achieved with a resulting natural look and what professional facelift procedures cannot do. It primarily affects the lower half of the face, tightening and elevating loose and lax musculature, as well as repositioning fat and elevating skin of the folds between the nose and the mouth, the marionette lines vertically from the corners of the mouth, the jaw, and the neck. A mid-facelift also lifts the cheeks and lower eyelids. No facelift procedure corrects the signs of aging in the upper face, such as crows’ feet or forehead wrinkles. It is for this reason that a facelift is often combined with other procedures from a doctor with experience—such as a forehead lift or Botox® cosmetic injections—for total facial rejuvenation.

It’s not possible to stop or reverse aging with cosmetic procedures. What can be done is to repair some of the damage to your appearance caused by the aging process.

What Is the Cost of a Facelift in Southampton and Bucks County?

The cost for a one varies depending on the extent of operation necessary to achieve optimum results.

The Kole Plastic Surgery Center 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.

Additional Facial Surgery Options

 

Contact Us Today for a Consultation

A lot can be done with non-surgical treatments for lines and wrinkles, but sometimes the effects of aging require more extensive techniques. Men and women who have folds, creases and other severe signs of aging benefit from surgery. Kole Plastic Surgery, a board certified plastic surgeon who serves men and women in Southampton, PA, Philadelphia County, Bucks County, Montgomery County and surrounding areas of Bucks County, PA, recommends facelifts in these cases. To learn more about how it may help you, contact us to schedule a consultation.

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