What is a Brow Lift?
A brow lift surgically raises the eyebrows to a more aesthetically pleasing position, providing a more youthful, fresh and attractive appearance.
A brow lift:
- Reduces the wrinkle lines that develop horizontally across the forehead because the muscles do not have to work as hard after the brow is raised
- Raises sagging brows that are hooding the upper eyelids
A subtle lifting of the brow is also possible without surgery, using threads of muscle-relaxing injections.
Am I an appropriate candidate?
This procedure is most often offered to people in their 40s onwards to slow the effects of aging. It may be suitable for younger patients who have inherited low-set brows that give a tired or sad appearance.
The procedure may be offered in combination with a blepharoplasty in people who have low brows and excessive skin hanging on their upper eyelashes.
How is the procedure performed?
The surgery may be done alone or with other procedures such as facelift or blepharoplasty.
You will be awake, but will be given local anesthesia so that you will not feel pain. You might also get medicine to relieve anxiety.
Small incisions are made behind the hairline where they are hidden. Sections of hair will be held away from the surgery area. Hair right in front of the cut line may need to be trimmed, but large areas of hair will not be shaved. The tissues around your brow are released, lifted, and tightened with sutures.
What is the recovery like?
You’ll keep your head raised for 2 3 days after surgery to prevent swelling. Bruising and swelling will occur around the eyes and cheeks, but should begin to disappear in a few days or a week. Full details of post-operative care is explained thoroughly during your initial consultation.
Within 10 days, you should be able to go back to work. Make-up can cover the minor bruising and help with swelling.
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