What is a Brow Lift?
A brow lift is a surgical procedure that is done to raise the eyebrows and reduce ridges and furrows on the forehead. This creates a smoother, more youthful and rested appearance. This procedure is typically done in conjunction with other facial surgeries, like facelift or eyelid surgery. It can also be performed alone.
Who is a Candidate for Brow Lift?
Candidates for the brow lift are those who experience signs of aging of the forehead with drooping eyebrows and excess tissue in the eye area. Patients who are already undergoing another procedure like the facelift or eyelid surgery can benefit from adding the brow lift for full facial rejuvenation. Successful candidates must be prepared for the recovery and downtime required for this procedure. The results of this procedure are long-lasting.
What Happens During the Brow Lift?
The originally described brow lift involved an incision in the hairline extending from one ear to the other. More typically today, it is performed using a camera through 3-5 smaller incisions in the scalp. Specialized instruments are used to elevate the skin and muscles of the forehead and re-suspend them to a more youthful position. A brow lift is done under general anesthesia and takes 1-1.5 hours to complete.
What will my Recovery be Like?
After the brow lift procedure, patients can expect some discomfort, facial swelling, and bruising for the first few weeks of recovery. The upper eyelids can also become bruised and swollen for 1-2 weeks following surgery. Patients can expect to take a week off work or longer if the procedure was combined with a facelift. Patients should avoid overly strenuous activity and exercise for several weeks after their procedure.
Once swelling and bruising have diminished, patients can experience results that are long-lasting for a younger, refreshed appearance. A brow lift is typically a one-time procedure, and patients might opt for future treatments like Botox or fillers to address future signs of aging.
To learn more about the brow lift and other facial rejuvenation options at K Plastic Surgery, contact our office. We can schedule your consultation with Dr. Kayastha to get started on your custom treatment plan.