Under the supervision of an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon, brow lifts can improve the appearance of both your forehead and chin while making you appear more youthful and awake.
Before opting for a brow lift procedure, be sure to discuss your medical history and inquire about your surgeon’s experience with it. They should be able to give an estimated projection of what results might look like as well as information regarding recovery and risks.
Everything you need to know about brow lift procedures can be found in this text.
What is a brow lift?
Under a classic brow lift procedure, your doctor makes an incision across the top of your forehead in the hair-bearing skin and beneath any eyebrows. Depending on the type of surgery being conducted, either local anesthesia or general anesthesia will likely be administered for this surgery.
An endoscopic brow lift involves small incisions and an instrument equipped with a thin tube equipped with a camera for visual inspection of your tissues and muscles underneath your skin. Your surgeon then uses this knowledge to adjust these structures to reduce wrinkles on your forehead while lifting up the outer one-third of your brow for a more youthful facial expression.
Dr Nina employs dissolvable PDO threads to temporarily lift drooping outer portions of your eyebrow. This technique helps reduce wrinkles and tighten skin without scarring, and won’t alter natural facial expression or leave marks. These safe materials completely metabolise into the body with time.
How is a brow lift performed?
As people age, their skin becomes less elastic and their facial muscles weaken, leading to lines and wrinkles across their forehead and between their eyebrows (commonly referred to as frown lines). An endoscopic brow lift is intended to minimize these lines and wrinkles so patients look more alert and refreshed.
Under anesthesia, brow lift procedures typically take one or two hours and must be done under strict medical supervision. After the procedure, rest is required after which strenuous activity should be avoided for at least 24 hours; swelling, bruising and drainage may occur after which it will quickly go away.
Your surgeon can utilize various techniques for performing a brow lift. An endoscopic technique involves inserting a thin tube with a tiny camera attached at its tip into small incisions behind your hairline and viewing underlying tissues through tiny incisions made through them. Other approaches may involve direct or coronal lifts involving removal of skin above your forehead or using incisions from ear to ear across the top of your head as incision points.
What are the risks of a brow lift?
Under the direction of an experienced healthcare practitioner, brow lift surgery is typically safe and effective. However, as with any surgical procedure there are inherent risks.
Following any surgery, there is always the potential risk of infection; this is especially important for smokers or those with certain medical conditions that increase complications. There may also be temporary hair loss around incision sites; this will usually resolve once healing has taken place.
Additional risks associated with brow lift surgery may include injury to deeper structures like blood vessels, nerves and muscles; although this risk is less common depending on the type of lift performed. There is also the rare risk of facial paralysis caused by damaged nerves controlling your brow movement – however this condition is treatable with medication. Swelling and bruising are also likely after any surgery but should subside over time as your surgery site heals.
What are the benefits of a brow lift?
A brow lift can reduce lines and wrinkles on the forehead to give an instantaneous rejuvenation effect, as well as open up eyes so they appear more alert and awake. These improvements can help restore positive image and boost self-esteem; though this won’t stop natural aging from progressing further. To maintain the results of your brow lift it is important to practice healthy lifestyle habits such as wearing sunscreen daily and eating a diet filled with whole foods rich in essential vitamins.
Before any surgery, your surgeon will review your medical history and ask about any medications or supplements that you regularly take, such as aspirin and any others that increase bleeding. It is wise to arrange for someone else to drive you home from hospital after your procedure and stay with you during recovery time; although recovery times may be long.