What to Expect From a Surgical Brow Lift

What to Expect From a Surgical Brow Lift

Your eyebrows play a bigger role in your overall appearance than many people realize. At least, that’s the case until the years tick by. As you get older, you might notice your brows more and more — and not in a positive way.

Fortunately, if you have sagging eyebrows, Dr. Norman J. Pastorek can correct them with a surgical brow lift. This specialized type of eye surgery allows you to directly address the droop in your brows, opening your eyes back up and taking years off your face.

If you’re interested in this cosmetically rejuvenating procedure, talk with us at one of our offices on Manhattan’s Upper East Side in New York City or in Madison, Connecticut. 

If your brows bother you, you can also explore this guide to get a better idea of what to expect from this procedure.

How a brow lift works

During this procedure, Dr. Pastorek lifts and anchors your eyebrows into their ideal positions. He has over three decades of experience, during which he’s performed thousands of eye surgeries. He has the expertise to help you achieve your ideal results from your eyebrow lift, ensuring you look rejuvenated but avoid that fake, surprised look that can come with an overdone lift. 

Not only does the brow lift give you a way to defy the downward pull of gravity, but it also enables Dr. Pastorek to address any asymmetry that’s developed in your brows. 

When you and Dr. Pastorek discuss your lift, you get to choose where he’ll place the incisions. He can put them at the back of your hairline or at your hairline, or he can place them internally. With internal incisions, Dr. Pastorek hides the incisions in the natural crease of your eyelid. This option allows him the most control because it ensures he can precisely position each eyebrow.

What to expect during and after your procedure

Dr. Pastorek performs brow lifts under local anesthesia combined with IV sedation. This keeps you relaxed and comfortable during the procedure, which usually takes an hour or two. Dr. Pastorek offers brow lifts as outpatient procedures, which means you should be able to return home the same day. 

Usually, you’ll go home with the area wrapped or taped. Our team will show you how to keep the area clean and drain any fluids that collect there, and we’ll explain how to address any discomfort you feel in the coming days. 

Most people take about two weeks off after a brow lift. After that point, you should be able to return to work or your other daily activities. You may still have some slight swelling or bruising, but it’s usually easy to conceal with makeup. 

Once you’re fully healed from your brow lift, you’ll get a younger-looking appearance and more open eyes. If you’re ready to explore this option to look refreshed and energized through the years, call one of our offices or schedule your appointment online today. 

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