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Forehead Lift Long Island

Stephen T. Greenberg, M.D., F.A.C.S performs forehead lift surgery at his offices serving Long IslandManhattan, and the greater New York City area.

Brow lifts and forehead lifts are popular procedures to give you a more youthful appearance. You can smooth your forehead, raise your eyebrows and minimize frown lines with a forehead lift. A forehead lift performed by Dr. Greenberg’s fine hands will enhance your appearance and make you look younger and more refreshed. To learn more about forehead lift surgery, contact our Long Island practice today.

What Is A Forehead Lift?

A forehead lift will remove or reduce horizontal creases across the forehead, furrows between the eyebrows and sagging eyebrows. Due to the aging process, genetics, stress or muscle activity, facial muscles and tissues can loose elasticity causing wrinkles and furrowed lines. Forehead lifts are commonly performed on people in their 40s – 60s, however they are also done on younger individuals who have sagging, droopy eyebrows often resulting in a sad facial expression.

Your Forehead Lift Consultation

Dr. Greenberg will meet with you for consultation regarding your forehead or brow lift in Manhattan or Long Island state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery offices. He will assess your health and medical history, discuss with you the forehead lift process in detail and answer all of your questions. Dr. Greenberg will show you “before and after photos” and tell you about what you can expect during and after the procedure. He will determine if you are a good candidate for a forehead lift.
Good candidates for a forehead lift have:

  • Furrows or frown lines between the eyebrows
  • Significant horizontal wrinkles across the forehead
  • Sagging eyebrows
  • Tissue that hangs on the outer edges of the eyelids

Surgery and Recovery Facts


Anesthesia: Sedation or general (Board Certified Anesthesiologist)
Length of Procedure: 1-3 hours
Length of Stay: Outpatient
Where performed: In Dr. Greenberg’s office ambulatory Surgery Center.
Discomfort: Mild to moderate discomfort for about 1-3 days
Return to work: 1-3 days, depending on your job
Swelling: Most swelling subsides within 1-2 weeks
Bruising: Minimal to moderate
Stitches: Dr. Greenberg will remove all stitches within 5-7 days
Exercise: 3-4 weeks to resume exercise
Results: Dr. Greenberg strives to obtain a natural look. The results will be noticed 1-4 months.

If you are interested in finding out more about how a forehead lift can benefit you, contact our Long Island practice today.

Your Forehead Lift Surgery

The forehead lift surgery is done one of two ways. The conventional method is through an incision behind the hairline. The newer forehead lift technique is done using an endoscope and requires minimal incisions. If the conventional method is used, an incision is made at the hairline from the ears across the top of the forehead. The forehead skin is pulled back and any excess skin, muscle and tissue is removed. The incision is stitched closed and wrapped with sterile bandages.

Forehead Lift Recovery

After your forehead lift, you will rest in our fully licensed and accredited, ambulatory center. You may experience some numbness or discomfort around the incisions and will be given medication to make your more comfortable. You will have bruising and swelling around the eyes and cheeks for seven to ten days. In order to minimize swelling, post-operative instructions will include elevating the head for two to three days after surgery. Once the nerves in your head heal, you may experience itching at the incision site. Bandages will be removed one or two days after your forehead lift surgery.