A brow lift can improve the appearance of the forehead, brow and eyelid area for a more youthful look.
What Is Brow Lift Surgery?
Ageing typically causes the brows to move down over time. Eyebrow lift surgery can lift the skin around the eyes, giving a rejuvenated, more youthful appearance for those who may experience sagging around the eyes. This can provide a different result to an upper blepharoplasty procedure.
What Does The Procedure Involve?
Eyebrow lift surgery is typically performed under general anaesthetic to render you unconscious. It generally takes between 1 and 2 hours and methods vary according to the patient’s desired results.
Three techniques commonly used are: endoscopic brow lift, hairline brow lift and coronal brow lift. All of them aim to reduce sagging around the eyes, leaving you with a refreshed, aesthetically pleasing result. With eyebrow lift surgery, even the smallest of adjustments can make a big difference. Sometimes, a lift of just 4-6mm is enough to open up the eyes and reposition the eyebrows. You will be able to discuss the methods in further detail with the surgeon in your consultation.
As with any cosmetic surgery, patients may experience bruising, swelling and general discomfort afterwards. You should bear in mind that you may need time off from work for at least a week.
Aftercare For Eyebrow Lift Surgery
It’s advised that you arrange for a friend or relative to collect you after the surgery as you may feel weak during recovery. Furthermore, as your stitches heal, it’s likely that they will feel dry or irritated. We recommend you:
- Keep the wounds as dry as possible
- Always rest with your head elevated, keeping it upright at all times
- Apply a cold compress to the area to reduce swelling
- Avoid vigorous exercise or activity
You will be due for a review a week to 10 days after surgery to check the wound is healing nicely and to remove any clips that were used to secure the stitches. You will start to see the results of your surgery in just a few months.
Brow Lift Scars
The surgery is performed aiming for as minimal scarring as possible. The incision lines from the procedure should fade over time.
Associated Risks And Complications
Every surgery has potential risks and complications. The great majority of procedures are performed without any complications whatsoever. Some risks associated with general aesthetic include issues such as cardiac arrest and respiratory problems, as well as deep vein thrombosis. Your surgeon will advise you on eyebrow lift surgery risks during your consultation.
Who Can Get A Brow Lift?
Those who experience droopy or sagging skin around the eyelid area, leading to a more aged appearance. The procedure is often combined with blepharoplasty.
Who Is It Not Suitable For?
Anyone with a significant medical history such as thyroid disease, glaucoma or previous eye surgery. Those with unrealistic surgery expectations.
How Long Will The Scars Take To Heal?
Once you stitches are removed, you should start to see the scars fade in the months following your surgery.
How Much Does A Brow Lift Cost?
The cost of eyebrow lift surgery entirely depends on the individual and what is required. This will be discussed in your initial consultation with the surgeon.
Is A Brow Lift Permanent?
The results of a brow lift are permanent, though your skin will continue to age as normal.