Brian D. Cohen, MD is an outstanding plastic surgeon who has been successfully performing browlifts on patients throughout the New York metropolitan area for nearly a decade. Well-respected for his genuine personal concern as well as his surgical prowess, Dr. Cohen works out of offices in Great Neck and Manhattan. Although “browlift” is a less familiar term to most of us than “nose job,” the procedure can make a tremendous difference in your facial appearance.
Not only does a successful browlift make you appear younger and more vital, it helps you to radiate a sense of alertness and accessibility. A browlift, perhaps more than any other facial surgery, can make your facial expression more appealing. The fine lines or drooping that may have given you an aura of fatigue, sadness, worry, or even anger will disappear, allowing you to appear more approachable and pleasant, even to yourself in the mirror.
Why People Seek Browlifts
In general, browlifts are performed to counteract the effects of aging and so are performed on patients between the ages of 40 and 60. Nonetheless, some individuals may seek browlifts at a younger age if, due to genetic predisposition or particular muscle activity, their skin is prematurely inelastic or lined. Browlifts provide the following benefits:
- Smooth out frown lines and crow’s feet
- Eliminate eyebrow sagging by removing excess skin
- Remove excess fatty tissue above or below the eyes
- Restore eyebrows to their best position on the face
- Remove horizontal wrinkles
- Open up the eyes so that the patient looks more awake
If you are troubled by your facial expression or if people tend to perceive you as less energetic, happy or relaxed than you really are, you may be a good candidate for a browlift.
Why Dr. Cohen Is the Right Choice as a Browlift Surgeon
Though there are many fine plastic surgeons in the New York metropolitan area, Dr. Cohen has unique credentials. For the 7th consecutive year, Dr. Brian D. Cohen was chosen by his peers in 2019 as one of Super Doctors, New York 2019, as well as by the prestigious Newsday Top Doctors 2019 by Castle Connolly.
One of Dr. Cohen’s defining achievements, however, occurred much earlier, during his 6-year combined residency position at New York-Presbyterian Hospital when he received the Housestaff of the Year Award for providing “exemplary and compassionate care.” This award is particularly meaningful to him because he continues to pride himself on providing empathy along with excellence in his craft.
Moreover, Dr. Cohen has extensive experience in the field. You can be sure that Dr. Cohen will tailor his approach to your unique needs relative to your age, skin type, ethnicity, height of your hairline and forehead, and personal wishes. He will answer all of your questions, address all of your concerns, and discuss your best options. He will also advise you if he believes there is an advantage to having another procedure, such as a blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) performed in conjunction with your browlift.
How Browlifts Are Performed
There are a few different ways in which a browlift can be performed. In all cases, however, a browlift involves lifting tissues of the outer brow area and altering muscles above the eyes to smooth lines and raise the eyebrows. Depending on the type of browlift Dr. Cohen determines is best for you, you will be under either general anesthesia or under local anesthesia and sedation. Either way, your browlift will be an outpatient procedure.
Classic or Coronal Browlift
A classic browlift involves an incision that starts just above the ear level and follows the hairline up the forehead to the next ear. Using this incision, Dr. Cohen will carefully lift the skin of the forehead to adjust the fat, tissues and facial muscles as necessary. Once he trims any excess skin, he will close the incision and apply dressings and bandages to protect the area during healing.
An endoscopic browlift is often preferable to the classic procedure since it is minimally invasive, resulting in shorter healing time and less bruising than the classic approach.
Through small incisions hidden in the hair, the Dr. Cohen uses equipment designed for the purpose to gently elevate the brow tissue, rejuvenating the face.
A temporal lift offers the advantage of being an in-office procedure. Though a scaled- down version of the browlift, it can produce remarkably positive results. Also, temporal lifts require minimal downtime.
In most cases, Dr. Cohen will insert a drainage tube to remove excess fluid; this tube will be removed a day or two after your brow lift.
Recovery from Browlifts
Though little pain is reported by patients who have undergone browlifts, it is common to experience slight discomfort and a sense of tightness in the forehead until healing is complete.
Most patients are completely recovered from browlifts within 10 days to 2 weeks, by which time they should be able to return to their regular activities, though some patients may still show some swelling and bruising into the third week after the procedure.
During the recovery period, Dr. Cohen recommends that you:
- Take prescribed pain medication
- Use cold compresses to minimize swelling
- Elevate your head during sleep
- Avoiding strenuous activity
Depending on the browlift method used, and certain other variables, the positive effects of a browlift may endure for 5 to 10 years or even longer.
Be Proactive About Self-Improvement — Contact Brian D. Cohen, MD
If you are considering making a positive change to your facial appearance by having a browlift, get in touch with Brian D. Cohen, MD. A browlift is a minor procedure that can have a major positive impact on your quality of life.