Dr. Shapiro has been performing brow lifts and other aesthetic surgeries in Scottsdale, Arizona since 1992. A seasoned plastic surgeon with an eye for detail, he is known for delivering the precise cosmetic results his patients desire.
The upper part of the face consists of the eyebrows and forehead, where the skin tends to lose elasticity. As we age, the upper facial skin often develops permanent lines that can make the face seem tired or worn.
Because there are no other features on the upper third of the face except a large expanse of skin, these lines are very apparent. In Scottsdale, Arizona, women and men over 35 typically begin requesting this particular procedure.
Your face should reflect your youthful spirit. If it doesn’t, a brow lift can reduce forehead creases and restore a smooth appearance.
Wrinkles are the result of many factors that wreak havoc on the skin, including decreased collagen production and years of sun exposure.
A brow lift relaxes these wrinkles to give your face a gentle and rested appearance, rather than an angry or exhausted look.
A handsome man has a strong, smooth forehead that does not look angry due to deep wrinkles or sagging eyelids. The eyebrows should run straight across the brow bone. If the eyebrows descend any farther, the eyelids are impeded and he looks tired.
Dr. Shapiro offers a customized brow lift for men to address telltale signs of aging. The forehead lift will return the eyebrows to their higher position on the brow bone, but not so high that they appear feminine, while allowing the muscles of the forehead to relax for smoother skin.
Women experience significant pressure to appear young and beautiful. A woman’s face should be gentle and smooth, with eyebrows that arch above the brow bone.
If the eyebrows are too low, she appears concerned, while eyebrows that are too high make her seem abnormally alarmed or excited. A brow lift, or browplasty, can relax the wrinkles on a woman’s forehead and restore her youthful beauty.
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Depending on your aesthetic goals and signs of aging, Dr. Shapiro may recommend an endoscopic, open, or lateral temporal approach. Here’s what you need to know about your options:
This brow lift is Dr. Shapiro’s go-to technique for many of our Scottsdale clients. An endoscopic lift is designed for patients with a minimal to moderate quantity and depth of wrinkles. This is a very reliable and time-tested procedure with predictable results.
An endoscopic forehead lift is a minimally-invasive procedure that results in very little swelling or bruising. Inconspicuous incisions will be made in the scalp and hidden along the hairline. This means very few scars will remain and it will be difficult for even the patient to notice them.
Endoscopic procedures offer a very fast recovery time. Surgical sutures are typically removed within ten days. At this point, most patients feel comfortable socializing and returning to work and normal activities.
An open or coronal browplasty is a specialized procedure designed for patients with heavy skin and/or deep wrinkles, which are common among men. Deep wrinkles between the eyebrows and in the mid-forehead region may be lifted using this technique.
As with the endoscopic procedure, the open forehead lift requires incisions placed on the top of the scalp, which means minimal, discreet scarring. With a larger incision, Dr. Shapiro can directly correct muscles that are responsible for the wrinkles. This procedure is more powerful and delivers more dramatic results than the endoscopic approach.
While it is slightly more invasive, patients are typically discharged to return home after the procedure. The recovery time is about ten days, and most patients experience very little swelling or bruising.
This minimally-invasive procedure is designed to lift the corners of the eyes. Through discreet incisions placed along the temporal hair line, Dr. Shapiro will tighten the skin and smooth away crow’s feet and other lines in the delicate eye area.
While some patients benefit most from the standard surgery, many can achieve their aesthetic goals with a non-surgical approach. Rather than manipulating and trimming away excess skin, this non-invasive procedure uses fillers to smooth the forehead.
A non-surgical brow lift is designed to temporarily:
Results are typically noticeable within a few days and can last six to nine months, though they can be maintained with follow-up injections. This quick procedure is ideal for patients with early signs of facial aging.
The non-surgical brow lift procedure is done in the comfort of our Skin Klinic and requires no downtime. Depending on your needs, we may use several dermal fillers to achieve your desired results.
Traditionally, Botox or Dysport injections are used to prevent the underlying muscles from performing key movements that create lines. Some patients may also benefit from long-lasting fillers like Radiesse or Sculptra. These injections fill in sunken areas to create a smooth surface texture while stimulating collagen production beneath the surface.
Dr. Shapiro is an award-winning, board-certified plastic surgeon with over 26 years of experience in his field. With impressive technical skill and a talent for creating natural-looking results, his practice has become a leading destination for discerning patients throughout the country.
Known for his compassion and honesty, Dr. Shapiro strives to educate his patients so that they are empowered about their care. He carefully explains the procedures, expected results, and techniques in a way that anyone can understand. Additionally, he personally guides his clients every step of the way – from the initial consultation to their post-operative care – to ensure an enjoyable experience and the best possible results.