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A brow lift provides similar effects as a facelift, only the procedure is focussed on the brows and forehead as opposed to the middle and lower part of the face. It is commonly chosen in combination with a facelift though, although it is no requirement to benefit from the aesthetic improvements a facelift can provide. Having a brow lift may correct asymmetry, skin elasticity loss, reverse the effects of sagging brows and make the underlying tissues of your forehead tighter. It could provide you with a more youthful position and upper face, although results may vary on the type of brow lift procedure you are having.
As stated earlier, only a board-certified cosmetic surgeon will be able to determine if a brow lift will improve the aesthetics of your face. Even though patients can decide to book an appointment for a brow lift if they struggle with sagging brows, the final decision to go ahead or not always lies with the surgeon.
The brow lift can be a good surgical option for patients suffering from a sagging or low eyebrow
position, which can create a sad or grumpy appearance. The patient could also be suffering from
deep horizontal lines in the forehead, crow’s feet, deep furrows, frown lines between the eyebrows
or excess tissue in the brow area hanging over the eyes. This procedure can result in a rejuvenation
effect for the face and upper eyelids.
By choosing this cosmetic procedure, it can reposition a low or sagging brow. The cosmetic surgery
will also lift the position of your eyebrows, giving you a more youthful appearance and counteracting
the so-called “sad” or “grumpy” look.
Please note that only experienced board-certified cosmetic surgeons can determine if a brow lift will
help you achieve your aesthetic goals. The surgeon in question must also be experienced in various techniques, as the technique used during the surgery can have a serious impact on the outcome of
Before we discuss the details of a brow lift, we need to mention that there are currently three techniques that could be used to execute a brow lift.
An open brow lift is executed by making a long incision across the length of the forehead; this is done around the hairline or in one of the forehead creases, so the incision remains somewhat hidden once the area has healed.
To get access to the treatment area, the surgeon will lift the skin and pull it away from the underlying tissues that need to be altered. Then, the surgeon can loosen the muscles and remove fat where necessary. He may also remove excess skin caused by the removal of the fat or loosening of the muscles. When the surgeon has loosened muscles and removed fat, the surgeon can pull the remaining skin down and fasten the brows in their new location with the help of stitches.
During an endoscopic brow lift, the surgeon will gain access to the treatment area by inserting a long thin tube through several small incisions in the scalp. The thin tube is characterised by a light source and a video camera at the end of the tube, which is needed for the surgeon to gain visual access underneath the skin of the forehead. There may be slight hair loss around where the incisions are located temporarily.
A limited incision brow lift could be described as a mixture of the endoscopic brow lift and the open brow lift. During a limited incision procedure, the surgeon makes a limited number of smaller incisions, since the coronal technique is used to lift the outer part of the eyebrows. However, the endoscope is not used during this procedure.
The incisions needed for a limited incision brow lift are usually made in the temporal hairline, so in most cases, scarring resulting from the procedure can remain hidden. Nevertheless, patients should still consider the risk of having a visible scar after any type of surgical procedure and sutures.
While some parts of the brows can be lifted with a limited incision brow lift, the technique does not provide access to the middle part of the eyebrow. Still, the technique can be used in patients who only require the reduction of wrinkles in the corner of the eyes.
An increasingly large amount of patients now opt for Brow Lift procedures. To ensure you are fully informed about the techniques your surgeon may use, we have included all three techniques in the overview below.
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The technique used during this procedure will depend on certain factors; this includes your dominant facial features and your aesthetic goals. Consequently, it is important to discuss your expectations and desired aesthetic goals with your surgeon before the procedure takes place.
Like all other surgical procedures, there are certain questions you must ask your surgeon before your procedure starts. For example, always ask your surgeon how complications are handled and what will happen if the aesthetic outcome of the procedure does not meet what was discussed during previous appointments. Other common topics that should be discussed before the brow lift surgery involves medical conditions, medical history, sedation, general anaesthesia and overall recovery time.
It is also important to ask the surgeon about your recovery process, since looking after the treatment area at home whilst delaying some normal activities may prevent certain complications. The timeframe and recovery steps may vary depending on the patient and individual factors. The surgeon may advise the use of ice packs post-surgery or intake of recommended supplements. This is a critical aspect to discuss prior to your surgery.
When you are considering getting this procedure, make sure you always do some research into the surgeon who will be executing the procedure and find some before and after photographs of such a procedure to determine the results you could expect. However, please note that results may vary from patient to patient, so the result you see on an after photograph is not necessarily the result you will obtain.
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Brow lift when the eyebrow droops down and causes the skin to sag over the eyelid. There are 2 types of brow lifts. One involves a cut high ups in the forehead possibly with an endoscope and the other is a direct brow lift with an incision directly above the brow.
One can also elevate the eye by using muscle relaxants. By relaxing the muscle that pulls the eyebrow done the eyebrow is elevated. Sometimes that is combined with a dermal filler under the eyebrow.
3 – 6 months.
With a direct brow lift healing occurs within a 7 – 14 day recovery period.
Surgical fees start at $3950 for a direct brow lift plus associated costs. This may include outpatient costs or the use of an anaesthetist.