Dr. Edmund Kwan of Flushing, New Jersey, and NYC
offers brow lift procedures for men and women
For many years, the eyes have been described as the windows to the soul. It is through facial expression using the eyes that we communicate without words. The use of the same muscles repeatedly, in time, leads to dynamic wrinkles. When the skin is young, supplied with vital nutrients naturally produced in the body, dynamic wrinkles disappear when we relax the face. In older skin, active lines always tend to remain visible due to changes in body chemistry affecting the skin.
What is a brow lift?
Drooping or sagging eyebrows can spoil the beauty of your eyes and bring an aged look to your face. With a New York City Brow Lift, Dr. Edmund Kwan can help you bring back the impact of those beautiful eyes, irrespective of your ethnicity or age.
Dr. Kwan’s New York City brow lift procedure focuses on correcting drooping brows. In the process, Dr. Kwan will also improve and fix any creases and lines which have crept into the forehead. Patients are often unsure of whether they need eyelid surgery or brow lift surgery. Therefore Dr. Kwan places special emphasis on hearing the patient’s expectations and goals before recommending the needed procedure.
A brow lift can address a wide range of concerns, including:
- The development of horizontal wrinkles across the patient’s forehead
- Reduce frown lines that develop in between the eyebrows
- Raise brows that may be sagging or hooding the patient’s upper eyelids
- Raise brows to give an alert, youthful appearance
How is a brow lift completed?
Prior to the procedure being performed at the surgical center, the patient will receive sedation and anesthetic, so they are comfortable during the surgery. This may be done with either general anesthetics or intravenous sedation. The brow lift may be performed in different ways, depending on the needs of the patient. Some surgeons use an endoscope and specialized instruments to adjust the tissue and muscle underneath the skin with less scarring. This is best performed for patients who are undergoing treatment to reduce the appearance of furrows, creases, and folds in the forehead area. A coronal incision may be completed, where a cut is made from ear to ear along the skin underneath the hair, which allows scarring to be well-concealed by the natural hairline. This is best for patients who need extensive lifting of the forehead and brow area that may not be effectively achieved with smaller incisions. Once the procedure is completed, the incisions may be closed using clips, skin adhesives, or sutures that are removed or absorbed.
What are the possible side effects and complications of a brow lift?
After the procedure, most patients will need to take some time off work, school, or social activities to allow themselves to heal properly. There may be bruising, swelling, and discomfort in the area where the incision has been made. Patients are given prescription pain medications to use as needed and will also leave the practice with post-operative instructions to reduce the risk of infection at the incision site. When patients decide to have surgical treatments performed on their face or body, there is always the chance of side effects or complications. This may include infection, numbness, scarring, facial asymmetry, loss of hair along the incision line, or facial nerve injury. During the consultation appointment with Dr. Edmund Kwan, patients are encouraged to ask questions about the risks and complications that may occur after treatment, so they are knowledgeable about what to expect.
Brow Lift Surgery Before and After
Done By Dr. Kwan
Who is a candidate for a brow lift procedure?
In his eighteen years of experience, Dr. Kwan has seen many patients who request eyelid surgery but are likely to benefit more from a New York City Brow Lift procedure. Sagging eyebrows tend to crowd the area around the upper eyelid, causing patients to think that they need eyelid surgery. As a part of the brow lift procedure, Dr. Kwan nimbly removes the excess tissue and then re-drapes it to form a forehead that has a smooth and flawless finish. Dr. Kwan also pays special attention to minimizing frown lines and lifting the upper eyelids.
Different types of Brow lift procedures explained by Dr. Edmund Kwan
Dr. Edmund Kwan likes to do Coronal Brow lift procedure which is done within the scalp. With this procedure, the scars will be hidden in the scalp. Call Dr. Edmund Kwan at Edmund Kwan, M.D. Manhattan to get an appointment to learn more about a brow lift procedure today.
What is a brow lift procedure?
This is a procedure done to lift the brow. Many surgeons and patients don’t recognize this problem and they feel that the brow is not sagging.
What causes the brow to sag?
As we age as with everything in the face everything falls. This is a combination of skin sagging, gravitational pull and muscle-loosening. What happens in the brow area is that when the brow falls patients cannot see well because the extra skin is crowding their upper eyelid.
In order to compensate this, patients naturally sort of raising their eyebrows and keep it in that position. They don’t even know that they are doing this, but they so that they can see better.
What does the brow lift do?
The brow lift is done to rejuvenate that area and put the brow back in a position it was when the patient was younger. It can be done in different procedures. I like to do what is called a coronal brow lift which is done within the scalp, so the scars are all hidden in the scalp.
Are there other procedures for this?
– Endoscopic brow lift – the problem with this is that it won’t last that long and it gives the patients an artificial look – Another is the brow lift can be done with an incision right around the eyebrow itself, this lifts very little and you see the visible scar.
How is the coronal brow lift procedure done?
I have been doing this for over 25 years, it is done through an incision in the scalp, and the surgery is done by going all the way down to the brow area, I remove the frown muscle, and I also loosen the tissues around to lift it and excess scalp a small amount is removed and tightened inside the hair.
Patients usually recover within a week . It’s a very quick recovery some swell up a little more than others there is some bruising involved, however, patients can get back to work within a week. And they can look really good in two weeks
Make an appointment today with Edmund Kwan, M.D. today to find out more about Browlift procedure.
Why consider the practice of Dr. Edmund Kwan?
Manhattan, NY area patients who are considering plastic surgery with a professional such as Dr. Edmund Kwan, are encouraged to schedule a consultation appointment at his practice. He has experience in providing both facial and body plastic surgery solutions for men and women and continues to educate himself on advanced solutions for addressing aesthetic concerns. He uses digital equipment and 3D imaging to show patients what they will look like after their surgical procedure to help them determine if the procedure will provide the results they desire. This 3D imaging can help patients plan their procedures with the doctor and ensure their concerns are improved with surgical treatments. He is fully trained in plastic surgery and reconstructive care. He has a board certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He also has been a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and has over two decades of experience. He offers a wide selection of services for the face and body, focusing primarily on cosmetic procedures for ethnic patients in the area of Manhattan, NY.
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If your eyes are telling the world something you wish not to communicate – age – brow lift surgery with a highly experienced cosmetic surgeon is the best way to regain satisfaction in your skin. Contact Dr. Edmund Kwan in Manhattan, NY today by calling (212) 734-4488. He also has locations in New Jersey and Flushing for patients in those communities seeking cosmetic procedures as well and accepts new patients into any of his conveniently located facilities. Patients who have been considering a brow lift or other plastic surgery to enhance their face or body are encouraged to consult with our providers. They can discuss how they can improve the way they look and feel with improved self-confidence!