Reaching the big 3-0 makes a lot of women nervous, particularly because many signs of aging start to make themselves known around this time. Perhaps you’ve noticed a few faint creases in your forehead in your late 20s. As you enter your 30s, though, this frustrating feature becomes all the more prominent.
Due to the long-term effects of gravity, the eyebrows may start to droop, giving you a heaviness around the eyes that can make you appear tired or sad. In addition, wrinkles or deep furrows may develop running horizontally along the forehead as your muscle go into overtime to counteract the natural sagging that occurs along the brow. Combine this with the frown lines that can appear between your brows and it’s easy to see why anyone would consult a Long Island plastic surgeon.
If you’re experiencing these frustrating signs of aging, you are not alone. Countless women in Long Island are struggling with the same insecurities, and many have found relief at Marotta Facial Plastic Surgery in Long Island.
How can a Long Island plastic surgeon help?
There are a number of ways to turn back the clock and rejuvenate an aging forehead. One of the most well-known options we offer at Marotta Facial Plastic Surgery is Botox®, which can treat horizontal lines, frown lines and even slightly raise the drooping eyebrow. A Long Island cosmetic surgeon can also provide a more permanent solution to treat these problems in the form of a forehead lift. A procedure can restore the brows to a more youthful position, decrease excess upper eyelid skin and soften forehead furrows or wrinkles for a gentler and more youthful look.
Dual-board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Marotta uses the most advanced techniques to achieve this result: the Endoscopic Browlift. This approach involves minimal incisions hidden in the hair and a small camera to guide your Long Island plastic surgeon as he works. This ensures that you can reap the benefits of your Long Island plastic surgery without unsightly scarring.
What are the benefits of a browlift?
At Marotta Facial Plastic Surgery in Long Island, we offer the Endoscopic Browlift to address the following:
- A heavy, tired or sad appearance around the eyes due to drooping eyebrows
- Deep wrinkles between the eyebrows that make people say you look “angry”
- Severe drooping of the brows and excess eyelid skin blocking your vision.*
What to expect during your Endoscopic Browlift
At our Long Island facility, the anesthesia for a Browlift is deep sedation. A Browlift may take several hours or longer depending on whether your Long Island plastic surgeon performs other cosmetic procedures at the same time. If performed by itself, this form of plastic surgery takes about one hour and a half. Dr. Marotta most frequently combines an Endoscopic Browlift with an upper blepharoplasty (eyelid lift), or it may be included in a mid-face or temporal lift. This endoscopic procedure entails using incisions hidden in the hairline and a small camera to guide the process. In doing so, Dr. Marotta restores the brows to their natural position and weakens the frowning muscles with minimal scarring.
Immediately after your plastic surgery in Long Island, your face may be fitted with bandages, tapes and surgical drains to keep swelling down. These will be removed during your first postoperative visit with Dr. Marotta. During your recovery time, which usually spans a week for a browlift alone but may be longer if other procedures are performed, we recommend head-of-bed elevation and minimal physical activity. Our Long Island patients generally report little pain after this surgery, but may have some mild discomfort that can be easily treated with oral medication. Over the course of your recovery, you will have regular postoperative visits with Dr. Marotta to ensure that you are healing properly.
Why choose Marotta Facial Plastic Surgery for your Long Island plastic surgery?
Dr. Marotta is a dual-certified facial plastic surgeon who has published scientific papers and given lectures on the Endoscopic Browlift. In addition to his medical expertise, he is also dedicated to the safety and satisfaction of each and every patient. You can read more about his extensive credentials on his biography page.
*Note: If the reason you are having your procedure is to correct blocked vision, it may be covered by your insurance.