Dr. Schneider performs brow and forehead lifts to raise eyebrows and reduce ridges and furrows on the forehead, creating a smoother, more youthful appearance. This procedure can be performed in conjunction with other surgeries.
Dr. Schneider performs the most state of the art technique for browlift surgery. The Trichophytic Browlift involves the least invasive dissection of all browlift procedures, including endoscopic browlifts. An angulated incision is generally made across the top of the forehead just inside the hair line. This incision preserves hair follicles allowing hair to re-grow through the surgical incision further camouflaging the thin scar. The forehead and brows are elevated and excess skin is removed. The flap is then sutured. This technique is the only browlift procedure which does not lengthen the forehead due to recession of the hairline.
Antibiotics may be prescribed for several days following surgery. Sutures are generally removed within one- two weeks. Swelling and some bruising may occur which should subside within a few weeks. We will prescribe ice compresses and eye exercises to reduce swelling and regain mobility. Women will be allowed to use eye cosmetics two weeks after surgery. You can proceed with your normal daily activities within one to two weeks. A final evaluation may occur within several months from the initial surgical procedure.
Your insurance company may pay for part of the cost of surgery if the procedure is performed as a result of visual impairment. Because every insurance carrier is different, it is recommended that you check with your own insurance company to determine the level of coverage.