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How does a brow lift help achieve a more youthful, alert look?

Aging brings about many advantages and benefits, but not when it comes to our skin. As we age, our faces show the effects of time as skin loses elasticity. Wrinkles form along the forehead and brows sag, making the upper eyelids appear saggy as well and contributing to an overall tired look. If you’re interested in achieving a more youthful, alert look to your face, then a brow lift may be right for you.

Also called a forehead lift, a brow lift removes or alters the muscles above the eyes to smooth lines and raise eyebrows for a more youthful appearance. Patients typically range between the ages of 40 and 60 as they start seeing the effects of time on their faces. Ideal candidates are in good health and have horizontal lines across their forehead, vertical “11” lines between the eyebrows, crow’s feet around the eyes and a general sagging of their brows, which makes them look tired or angry.

There are a couple ways to perform a brow lift, but Dr. Price most often performs an endoscopic brow lift rather than a coronal lift. A coronal brow lift is a traditional brow lift that consists of one long incision from ear to ear across the top of the head, hidden within the hairline. The forehead skin is lifted away from the head as underlying muscles are trimmed and repositioned as necessary. Eyebrows may be lifted as well, before excess skin is trimmed. The skin is re-draped and the long incision is then closed.

An endoscopic brow lift consists of making 3-5 short incisions within the hairline. An endoscope, which is a long, thin tube with a camera on the end, is inserted through one of the incisions to provide an excellent view of the areas that need to be addressed. Microsurgical tools are inserted through the other incisions to manipulate the skin and muscles to tighten and lift. The small incisions are then closed, resulting in minimal scarring and shorter recovery time than traditional coronal brow lift surgery.

What’s great about a brow lift is that it can be combined with a number of procedures, including a face lift, upper and lower eyelid surgery (called blepharoplasty) and skin rejuvenation to achieve the results you desire. To learn more about a brow lift and other ways to achieve a more youthful look, call (203) 453-6635 for a consultation today.

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How to Prepare for a Forehead Lift

Forehead Lift Guilford, CTIf you have noticed that you look sad and grumpy on the outside all of the time but you don’t feel that way on the inside, then it may be due to some sagging skin around your eyebrows. As you age, your skin starts to lose a lot of elasticity; especially around your eyes and forehead, which can make you look a lot more tired and less youthful. So, other than Botox, what are some other ways to help make you look more awake and alive? A forehead lift.

What Is a Forehead Lift?

Here at Dr. Gary J. Price’s office, we offer patients a variety of surgical procedures to help reverse signs of aging including a forehead lift. A forehead lift tightens the skin and soft tissues on the forehead to help counteract the effects of gravity and age; giving you a more youthful forehead, upper eyelids, and eyebrow line.

How to Prepare for a Forehead Lift

Just like with any sort of surgery that Dr. Price performs, we will send you home with everything that you need to know about preparing for your surgery. However, just to reiterate, let’s take a closer look at how you can prepare for your big surgery day.

  • Stop smoking at least six weeks before your surgery because it can increase your risk of surgical complications.
  • Avoid taking aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs, large doses of Vitamin C or Vitamin E, fish oil, and flaxseed oil. These types of medications can increase bleeding episodes during and after the procedure.
  • Arrange for someone to drive you to the clinic on the day of the surgery and to drive you home afterward. Additionally, someone should be with you during the first night following your procedure.
  • Prepare for your recovery by getting ice packs or frozen peas ready in the freezer to reduce swelling after surgery.

Schedule a Consultation

Preparing for a forehead lift doesn’t have to be hard and complicated but it can make your entire experience a lot more enjoyable. To learn more about surgery, preparation, or recovery, schedule an appointment at our Guilford office today and call us at (203) 453-6635.

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How to Get Rid of Forehead Wrinkles

Forehead Lift Surgery Guilford, CT | New HavenAs you age, your skin starts to lose elasticity and collagen— leaving you with fine lines and wrinkles that can make you feel a bit older than you are— or care to admit. Luckily, there are a variety of both non-invasive and surgical procedures that can be done to help you get rid of your forehead wrinkles and enjoy life more fully. From facial creams to a forehead lift, this article will list a few of your options. Read on to learn more.

Facial Creams

Facial creams have come a long way— not only are they good at trapping moisture in your skin, but they can also help with things like combatting fine lines and wrinkles. When shopping for a facial cream, look for one that contains ingredients like Retinol. Derived from Vitamin A, Retinol is known to help smooth out the skin and treat fine lines and wrinkles from the inside, out.

Botox

One of the most popular ways that our patients like to get rid of forehead wrinkles is by temporarily softening them with Botox injections. By softening the muscles in the forehead, Botox works to temporarily alleviate fine lines and wrinkles and leave you with a smoother looking complexion.

Forehead Lift

Similar to a facelift, a forehead (brow lift) is a surgical procedure that is used to lift and tighten the skin around the forehead and eyebrows. There are several different types of forehead lifts that Dr. Gary J. Price can perform— all of which have a different incision size and location. During your initial consultation with Dr. Price, you will go over your options.

Depending on the severity of your forehead wrinkles, one of the above three options may be more beneficial to you. If you would like to learn more about how we can help soften your forehead wrinkles, call Dr. Gary J. Price’s office today at (203) 453-6635!

 

 

 

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COVID-19 UPDATE

 

BREAKING NEWS!
We are beginning to plan for reopening of the office! We have begun to plan for a tentative reopening date of May 18th! We will be scheduling appointments beginning today, 4/27/2020, for in-office visits for that date and onward. Just leave a message for Kathleen at the office number, (203) 453-6635, and she will return your call to schedule!

 

Telemedicine available…
For several weeks now, we have been using a “virtual office visit “alternative which will remain available. This enables anyone with a cell phone to share a video of themselves as needed with Dr. Price and allows him to perform a consultation without you ever leaving home! These consultations are scheduled just like office visits and can be made simply by leaving a message on the office system for Kathleen…. (no new apps or changes to your phone needed!)

 

While you were gone…
Dr. Price has been quite busy as president of the Physicians Foundation as that organization tries to help doctors cope with the crisis. In addition, he is participating in daily remote teaching conferences organized by the Yale Plastic Surgery program. These conferences originate at Yale and other academic centers around the country and are viewed by surgeons around the world. Dr. Price is a member of the Northeast seven-state task force developing guidelines for the reopening of Plastic Surgical Ambulatory Surgery Centers as the stay at home orders and ban on elective surgery are lifted. We are hoping that elective surgery might resume as early as late May. This date is not certain yet, but we will keep you advised here.

 

Please stay safe and well! We are looking forward to seeing you as it becomes safe enough for you to see us!

 

WHY IS THE OFFICE CLOSED??

We have been asked to curtail any elective, non-urgent procedures or appointments for the following reasons.

1. To protect our patients.

2. To protect our staff.

3. To protect our community.

4. To avoid using precious supplies that might be needed to save the lives of others.

5. It’s the law!!!

 

Our entire staff is thinking of you during this difficult time. We appreciate your understanding and patience. We will resume in-person visits when reasonable and safe.

 

Stay tuned here for news and updates!!