Brow lifts are most commonly performed on patients from the 40-60 year old age range and often in conjunction with a face lift or blepharoplasty in hopes of developing a more refreshed and brighter look and reduced signs of ageing.
Younger patients from 20 years old with frown lines or deep furrows as a result of muscle activity or stress are also good candidates for a brow lift. Those patients with inherited facial traits (heavy, low brows or furrowed lines above the nose) can also benefit significantly from this procedure.
During a forehead lift of ‘brow lift’ a surgeon alters or removes the tissues and muscles that caused the drooping or furrowing so that frown lines and eyebrows lifts are reduced. Your surgeon will perform diagnostic examinations and/or laboratory investigations prior to hospital admission and surgery. This is to ensure that you are fit for surgery. This is in line with standard hospital procedure
Time allocated: 1- 2 hours
Anesthesia: General anaesthesia or local with sedation.
After you have been sedated or anaesthetized, your surgeon will decide the area to excise and the most suitable incision points based on your individual needs. That particular skin will be dissected and your surgeon will move and stitch either your skin or muscle or it may be decided to ‘clip’ or excise your corrugator muscle to prevent future frowning. Once the internal work is finished, your incisions will be stitched and then a pressure dressing will be applied.
Every patient is different with risks for each person varying based on different factors. The below risks can occur with undergoing a brow lift:
- Excessive or broad scarring
- Hematoma (localized swelling as a result of the accumulation of blood. This requires removal).
- An asymmetrical look
- Extreme pulling of the skin which can result in a permanently ‘surprised’ look. This may be noticeable initially, but most patients notice that the skin relaxes soon after
- Injury/numbness to facial nerves
- Hyperpigmentation (permanent discolouration) as a result of bruising
- Loss of motion
- Necrosis of the tissues the incision lines, needing additional removal
Whilst the results will be immediate, you need to remember that you will be swollen so you need to be patient while you are healing. Within a few months, results will be visible. You may feel that your brows are too high. This is normal and they relax. Numbness along the areas of the incisions should fade within 6 months. However, for some patients this numbness can remain for an indefinite period of time. Be patient and kind to yourself during this healing and adjustment period
Returning to Work: Within 7-10 days
High Impact Activity: Rest for several weeks
Scars Will Fade: Within 3 weeks and avoid sun exposure for several months
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