A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, is a cosmetic procedure that can help to improve the appearance of the brow and forehead area. The brow lift can be used to correct drooping brows, deep furrows in the forehead, and hooding of the upper eyelids.
The brow lift is typically performed using one of two methods: an endoscopic brow lift or a traditional brow lift. During an endoscopic brow lift, small incisions are made in the hairline and special instruments are used to elevate the brow. During a traditional brow lift, an incision is made across the top of the head, from ear to ear. The skin is then lifted and excess tissue is removed.
Types of brow lifts
There are two types of brow lifts: endoscopic and traditional.
Endoscopic brow lift:
During an endoscopic brow lift, small incisions are made in the hairline and special instruments are used to elevate the brow. This type of brow lift is less invasive than a traditional brow lift and typically has a shorter recovery time.
Traditional brow lift:
During a traditional brow lift, an incision is made across the top of the head, from ear to ear. The skin is then lifted and excess tissue is removed. This type of brow lift is more invasive than an endoscopic brow lift and typically has a longer recovery time. Complications from a traditional brow lift may include temporary hair loss along the incision, nerve damage, and infection.
Things you should consider before getting a brow lift
Before getting a brow lift, you should consult with our surgeon to discuss your goals and expectations. You should also be aware of the risks and potential complications associated with the brow lift procedure.
Possible risks and complications
The risks and complications associated with a brow lift include, but are not limited to:
- Nerve damage
- Hair loss
- Skin numbness
- Skin death (necrosis)
Are there any age restrictions?
Brow lifts are typically recommended for patients between the ages of 35 and 60.
How long does the operation take?
Brow lift surgery usually takes between two and three hours to complete.
Is it painful?
Brow lift is typically performed under general anesthesia, which means you will be asleep during the procedure. You may experience some pain and discomfort when you wake up, but this can be controlled with medication.
Length of hospital stay
Most brow lifts are performed as outpatient procedures, which means you will be able to go home the same day.
After a brow lift, you will need to take it easy for the first few days. You may have some bruising and swelling, and you may feel tightness in your forehead. These side effects should resolve within a week or two. You will be able to return to your normal activities within four to six weeks.
A brow lift can help to improve the appearance of the brow and forehead area. The results of a brow lift are typically long-lasting, but they may not be permanent.
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If you are interested in learning more about brow lift surgery, please contact us to book a consultation. During your consultation, our surgeon will discuss your goals and expectations, and determine if brow lift surgery is right for you.
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