Ear, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology) – Head and Neck Surgery

Forehead Lift/Brow Lift

As facial aging progresses many patients notice a downward drift of their eye brows, deepening of the horizontal creases in the forehead deepen giving them a tired or aged look. Forehead and brow lift surgery can help reverse these changes, elevating the brow and repositioning forehead skin so that it appears smoother, with the creases and deep grooves eliminated. Brow lift surgery is often performed in conjunction with eye lift/blepharoplasty, as these two areas are intimately related and sometimes need to be addressed together.

At Mount Sinai, our expert facial plastic surgeons employ a number techniques to address the effect of aging on the mid-face, including the minimally invasive endoscopic brow lift. The goal is to ensure a long lasting, natural-looking and rejuvenated appearance. Adjunctive procedures may be employed in addition to Neck Lift surgery in order to achieve an optimal outcome including face lifting, mid face lifting, eye lifting/blepharoplasty, and chin and cheek augmentation.

At Mount Sinai, Mid Face Lift surgery is usually done on an outpatient basis at our private, Ambulatory Surgery Center. Mid Face Lifting can be performed under local anesthesia, general anesthesia or a combination of local anesthesia and sedation. Prior to surgery patients are given instructions regarding medications and how to prepare for their recovery. After surgery, patients are usually given a short course of antibiotics and mild pain medication as some mild discomfort may persist for the first few days. Patients should expect to return to work or social activities within one to two weeks after surgery. We do ask that patients avoid strenuous activities for two weeks after surgery.

While cost is always a concern, insurance generally does not cover surgery or treatment that is done purely for cosmetic reasons. We provide patients with expected costs prior to any intervention.