The brow is often the first area to show signs of age by descending and drooping before the rest of the face. This creates a tired or heavy appearance to the upper eyelids with what seems like an excess.
The Dr. Shuster Approach
Dr. Shuster’s method has evolved over his 20 years of surgical experience and working with women who are seeking natural and elegant results. He performs the endoscopic brow lift (or upper face lift), which raises the brow through two or three small incisions behind the hairline, inserting a small, thin camera, or endoscope so that Dr. Shuster can artistically and strategically lift and reposition the skin, muscles, and underlying tissues. This elevates the eyebrows and forehead leading to a more open, alert appearance to the eye. It restores a youthful, rested appearance by elevating the eyebrows, and highlighting the eyes by reducing sagging, excess skin. Dr. Shuster finds this to be one of the most rejuvenating procedures he performs.
Yesterday’s Brow Lift
In the past, the brow lift was traditionally performed by making an incision from ear to ear across the top of the head. The endoscopic brow lift, however, does away with this extensive approach and the problems that can go along with it.
“I researched many doctors for years before I actually decided to go ahead with my cosmetic surgery. Hands down, picking Dr. Shuster was the best decision I have ever made.”
The Dr. Shuster Difference
Dr. Shuster is a third-generation, board-certified plastic surgeon. His expertise, attention to detail, and patient-centered approach provide a highly personalized experience and unsurpassed results.
20 years of experience is evident in every brow lift. His degree of detail, subtlety, and naturalness makes the brow lift noticeable but never obvious.
Like all of the surgical procedures Dr. Shuster performs, it is beautiful results that have gained him a reputation for excellence throughout Florida. To see his results for yourself, please visit the gallery.
A Personalized Approach
During the consultation, Dr. Shuster takes into consideration the position of the brow, how it relates to the surrounding facial structures, and each patient’s personal goals so he can design an individualized plan to rejuvenate and revitalize the appearance.
Dr. Shuster is not only an exceptional surgeon, he is a photographer and artist.
Dr. Shuster performs his surgeries at Memorial Regional Hospital South. His team has been with him for over 14 years and he has chosen them based on their excellence and expertise.
What You Need to Know
What is a brow lift?
An endoscopic brow lift is a surgical procedure that elevates the forehead and eyebrows to relieve the heaviness of sagging eyebrows that cause a tired, heavy appearance to the upper eyelids.
Who is a good candidate for a brow lift?
Good candidates for an endoscopic brow are individuals who have heavy bows that are sagging to the level of the rim of the orbit and encroaching upon the upper eyelids. People with heavy brows often come in asking for an upper eyelid lift. However, with the proper analysis, Dr. Shuster can help determine if a low brow position is present. Dr. Shuster serves brow lift patients in Fort Lauderdale, Miami and throughout South Florida.
Where are the brow lift procedures done?
Dr. Shuster is on the medical staff of Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Florida and The Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach. With an emphasis on safety, Dr. Shuster performs all of his surgeries in the hospital. He has a consistent team of professionals, some have been with him for 14 years. Dr. Shuster feels that the hospital setting is the most appropriate setting for surgery.
Where do Dr. Shuster’s brow lift patients come from?
Dr. Shuster performs brow lifts on patients from all over the world. However, the vast majority of Dr. Shuster’s brow lift patients live in South Florida, including Fort Lauderdale and Miami.
How long does a brow lift take?
The endoscopic brow lift takes just one hour.
Do brow lifts require general anesthesia?
Yes, the endoscopic brow lift is performed under general anesthesia at a nearby accredited surgical center.
How is the brow lift procedure done?
Dr. Shuster performs an endoscopic brow lift by making three short incisions in the scalp behind the hairline. Through these incisions, he inserts a three millimeter camera to visualize the surgical field. It also allows him to insert the other fine instruments needed to elevate and reposition the skin of the forehead and eyebrows. The incisions are then closed in layers with sutures resulting in an incision that is near invisible and covered by hair.
Are brow lifts painful?
Because of the smaller incisions used in this procedure, Dr. Shuster’s brow lift patients tend to experience less discomfort and numbness usually associated with the traditional, more extensive technique.
What is the recovery time for a brow lift?
When a brow lift is done alone and not in conjunction with other facial procedures, patients can return to work in four days. Any swelling and bruising generally begins to subside within a week.
What is after care once a brow lift has been done?
For the first two to three days after surgery, Dr. Shuster prefers that patients sleep on their back with their head elevated and the cold wet compresses are applied to the eyelids most of the time. Prior to surgery Dr. Shuster and his team provides his patients with detailed instructions on how to prepare, and recover, from surgery.
Is brow lift surgery permanent?
While brow lift does not stop the aging process it does turn back the hands of time considerably. The results of brow lift surgery are long lasting and most patients will not have the need to repeat it.