Brow lift and forehead lift are surgical procedures that improve the appearance of the forehead, the brow and the area around the eyes. During the procedure, the brow and the soft tissue and skin of forehead are raised. Forehead lift reduces the wrinkle lines that develop horizontally across the forehead.
Browlift is often combined with other surgeries such as blepharoplasty or facelift.
Who is a candidate?
The procedure is usually performed in patients between 40 and 70 years old, who have experienced sagging brows that are hooding the upper eyelids.
Before the surgery
The plastic surgeon will thoroughly analyze your medical history as well as the condition of your general health.
You will also receive detailed information that will help you to properly prepare for the procedure. It includes:
- quitting smoking,
- list of contraindicated drugs,
- proper wound care technique,
- eating and drinking restrictions day before the surgery.
In some cases, additional treatments are recommended to complement the surgery, but your plastic surgeon will let you know in advance.
The course of the surgery
There are several methods of performing browlift that differ in the course of skin incisions. The type of the surgery is selected individually based on your expectations and anatomical conditions. Your plastic surgeon will discuss the type of surgery during the preoperative consultation.
Browlift is usually an outpatient operation. After the surgery you will not be able to drive a car, therefore someone should accompany you to and from the surgery.
Type of the anesthesia
Type of anesthesia depends on the operating method and the extent of the surgery. The procedure may be performed under local anesthesia, local with additional analgosedation or general anesthesia.
After the surgery
Most of the patients will experience mild pain and discomfort in the operated region that is usually well controlled with prescribed painkillers. Swelling and bruising of the forehead, the brow and sometimes cheeks are typical symptoms and usually subside within a week.
Patients are usually able to return to work after 10-14 days. Intense physical activity is contradicted for about 6 weeks.
Browlift usually improves the appearance of the area around the eyes and brows. Before the surgery, carefully consider your expectations regarding the results of the procedure and discuss them with your plastic surgeon.
Browlift complications are usually rare, however an asymmetry may be observed after the surgery. Possible complications include also: loss of sensation, temporary hair loss at the operated area and complications related to anesthesia.
Not every patient qualifies for a browlift, and your possible complications may differ from other patients. Your plastic surgeon will explain the possible risks and complications of the surgery before the operation.
Browlift will help you get younger and more refreshed appearance of the area around your brows.