A brow lift is cosmetic surgery designed to restore a more youthful appearance to the eyebrow and to the forehead area. Brow lift can surgically correct excess of skin, drooping upper eyelids, bulging fat and forehead wrinkles.
The procedure can rejuvenate facial appearance by opening the eyes and creating a youthful-looking forehead. The aesthetic result of brow lift is a more refreshed, relaxed and healthy appearance. In a forehead lift surgery, the muscles and tissues that cause the drooping of the skin are removed to give a smooth-looking forehead and to minimize frown lines.
What can brow lift do for your appearance?
A brow lift can help you lose that tired, heavy look that many people develop. The result of brow lift is a more relaxed and energised facial appearance.
What happens during brow lift surgery?
As an outpatient procedure, brow lift surgery is performed under local anesthesia with deep sedation, or sedation anesthesia. The surgery can last one to two hours. The eyebrow lift is a minimally invasive method that involves several small incisions in the scalp behind the hairline.
The eyebrow may also be raised by removing excess of skin at the incision and allowing a redraping of the forehead skin. Your plastic surgeon will help you decide which surgical approach will best fit your aesthetic needs: the classic, open method or the endoscopic forehead lift.
Who qualifies for brow lift?
A forehead lift is mostly performed on individuals aged between 40-60 and is aimed to reduce the visible effects of ageing around the forehead area. However, the procedure can also help people of any age who have developed furrows or frown lines due to stress. People with inherited conditions, such as low, heavy brow or furrowed lines existing above the nose can benefit from brow lift procedure.
Recovering from brow lift surgery
Your doctor will remove sutures a week after having brow lift surgery and you will be able to notice results gradually after swelling and bruising subside to reveal a more youthful and fresher appearance. Brow lift patients are able to return to work and to resume their normal activities one week after brow lift surgery.