Brow Lift: An Upper Facelift to elevate sagging brows.
One of the earliest signs of ageing is the drooping of the eyebrows. This causes the eyes to appear smaller or deeper set and accentuates crow’s feet (the wrinkles often found at the outer corners of the eyes). A brow lift, or "forehead lift", is a procedure that restores a more youthful, refreshed look to the area above the eyes. The procedure corrects drooping brows and improves the furrows that can make a person appear angry, sad or tired. During a brow lift, the muscles and tissues that cause the furrowing or drooping are weakened or altered to smooth the forehead, raise the eyebrows and minimise frown lines. We often will recommend this in conjunction with or in place of a facelift or blepharoplasty to help in facial rejuvenation.
In appropriate candidates, this procedure can be performed using the endoscopic brow lift technique or mini-temporal lifting. These are minimal access, minimally invasive approaches. The incisions are made in such a way so that they are hidden in the hairline thereby reducing scarring and significantly speeding up the recovery process. The skin of the forehead is separated and tightened. Some of the smaller muscles in the forehead that cause deep furrowing may be weakened to reduce the severity of the frown lines. The procedure is often combined with a blepharoplasty in opening up and rejuvenating the eyes. In other candidates with less brow droopiness, internal brow lifting is more suitable. This procedure is performed through the upper eyelid whilst performing an upper eyelid lift or blepharoplasty.
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Who would benefit from a brow lift?
People rarely request an eyebrow or forehead lift. This is because when the eyebrows droop they cause excess skin to appear in the upper eyelids. This is why patients who need an eyebrow lift or forehead lift surgery nearly always present requesting upper eyelid lifting or blepharoplasty surgery instead. These people usually benefit from both brow lift and eyelid lift performed at the same time.
Are there risks involved?
Yes. There are risks involved in all medical procedures. Dr Imani will gladly discuss and disclose all possible risks, benefits and alternatives involved at the time of consultation. Our practice staff will provide you with procedure specific information sheets after your consultation.
Local anaesthetic with sedation, or general anaesthesia.
Inpatient short stay or outpatient/same day.
Length of Surgery:
Minimal pain, relieved with simple pain killer.
A light forehead cotton dressing is applied for 24 hours. You may have small, skin coloured tapes placed on your forehead. You will need to apply cool packs to the eyelids regularly for the first 48 hours if you have had a concurrent eyelid lift performed.
Recovery and getting back to work:
For the first week after outpatient surgery you may engage in relaxed activities, and then begin to resume normal activities the following week. Final healing may take several weeks.
Back to work: 5 days to 1 week.
Normal social, recreational, travel activities: 1-2 weeks.
More strenuous activities: 3-4 weeks.
Avoid more strenuous impact exercises or activities and direct sun exposure: 6-8 weeks.
Duration of Results:
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified surgeon.