Brow Lift Conveniently located to serve Newtown & Philadelphia
Now seeing patients in Wayne and the surrounding Main Line area and Center City Philadelphia
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What is Brow Lift?Brow lift is a surgical procedure designed to elevate the position of the eyebrows. The eyes are the first features of the face to demonstrate signs of aging. With aging, the forces of gravity bring about downward descent of the eyebrows (brow ptosis), which in turn may contribute to a heavy appearance of the upper eyelids as well. While non-surgical treatment options such as neurotoxin can help create a temporary brow elevation effect, only brow lift surgery offers a more permanent and definitive solution to brow ptosis. Dr. Ho specializes in brow lift and performs each surgery according to the anatomic issues and surgical goals of the individual patient.
What are the different surgical approaches to Brow Lift?There are several different techniques in brow lift surgery, and the most ideal approach may vary by patient. The most commonly performed approach is the endoscopic brow lift, which utilizes minimal incisions in the hair-bearing scalp and releases suspending tissues and ligaments to mobilize and elevate the brows. The ideal candidate for this approach possesses a flat forehead with a normal or low hairline. If a patient demonstrates a high hairline, they may be more suited for a trichophytic or pretrichial brow lift approach where the incision is placed within or in front of the anterior hairline, respectively. The coronal brow lift is an older surgical technique that involves a longer incision in the hair-bearing scalp but is associated with higher risk of paraesthesia and is not indicated for patient with high hairlines or male pattern baldness. A temporal brow lift addresses the lateral component of the brows only and is performed through incisions made in the temple portion of the hair-bearing scalp. A mid forehead brow lift is performed via incisions made along forehead wrinkle lines, whereas direct brow lift is done through incisions made directly above the brows. These two approaches are typically pursued in bald male patients with prominent forehead wrinkles and/or asymmetric brows.
What is Dr. Ho’s approach to Brow Lift?As a facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Ho is a distinguished expert of the face and is experienced in various surgical techniques for brow lift. Patients from all across Philadelphia and Newtown as well as from further out in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York seek out Dr. Ho for brow lift surgery. Dr. Ho dedicates extensive time and effort with every patient to determine which surgical approach best meets their goals and expectations. Dr. Ho pursues a conservative approach to brow lift: she avoids removing excessive skin or placing tissues into excessive suspension that may put a patient at risk of an overcorrected and unnatural result. Her surgical technique focuses on creating a natural, refreshed result that is catered to the individual patient’s anatomy. In addition, Dr. Ho often performs upper eyelid surgery in conjunction with brow lift to further enhance a patient’s rejuvenated eye appearance. Her goal is to create a more youthful and aesthetically balanced look for every brow lift patient.
What should patients expect after Brow Lift?Each brow lift procedure is different and catered to the individual patient. Therefore, the types of incisions utilized as well as extent of swelling, bruising, and tenderness that occur after surgery will vary by patient. Every brow lift patient will follow-up with Dr. Ho one week after surgery for suture removal. Each patient will then follow-up again at weeks to months out at regular intervals for re-evaluation. The down time for brow lift is usually minimal; most patients can return to normal daily activities apart from heavy lifting, straining, and strenuous activity the day after surgery. Patients should expect immediate bruising and swelling after surgery that typically resolve by one to two weeks out from surgery. Post-operative pain is usually mild and managed well with prescribed pain medication. Improvement in the appearance of the eyebrows is typically observed immediately or after most of the bruising and swelling has subsided. Dr. Ho seeks regular follow-up with her patients to ensure that every patient heals well and is satisfied with their surgical outcome.
“Dr. Ho (Tina) is a Rockstar!”
From my very first consultation with her, she took the time to thoroughly explain my options, and what each procedure would entail with regard to what she would do, what I could expect in terms of results, and recovery. Because I did multiple procedures in the same surgery, I worked with Nadine at RMA to come up with a price we could all agree on that was very fair. I had eyelid surgery (upper and lower), fat transfer to cheeks/under eyes/temples, endoscopic brow lift, and Co2 Laser over face and neck. Fast forward to six months into recovery and I could not be happier. I am about to turn 55 this year and I feel and look refreshed and vibrant-looking again! Thank you Dr. Ho!!!