A brow lift surgery, commonly known as a forehead lift, is a plastic surgery procedure that lifts the face above the eyes to give a refreshed and young appearance. Soft tissues in the brow tends to deflate with age. This surgery removes the excess sagging and re-positions the underlying tissues and muscles.
Brow lift surgery involves a combination of upper lid blepharoplasty (Eye lid surgery), lower eye bag removal and brow re-positioning of tissues which are common cosmetic surgery methods to re-shape and rejuvenate the upper part of the face.
This procedure is less invasive than earlier techniques and can give the desired result. In this procedure, a series of short incisions are made behind the hairline, and then the underlying tissues and muscles are lifted and re-positioned using a special tiny camera, to create a more youthful appearance.
This procedure involves slightly longer incisions than in an Endoscopic Brow Lift surgery. Temporal or Limited Incision Brow Lift is mostly performed in conjunction with eyelid surgery. About one inch long incisions are made just above the temple and through these incisions, the tissues and muscles of the outer brow area are lifted and re-positioned.
This technique for brow lift is now out of fashion and almost obsolete as latest techniques help to get the desired result with less invasive methods. A long incision is made from ear to ear and excess skin, fat and tissues are removed and then the brow muscles and skin are re-positioned for a younger look.
As we all know, that eyes and forehead play a prominent role in our personality, therefore, impacting our confidence to a certain extent. If you are facing any of the above issues, then, Brow Lift Surgery is a long lasting solution for you. This surgery will give you a more youthful and confident appearance.
Minimal risk is involved in Brow lift surgery. Hematoma (an accumulation of blood under the skin), infection and reactions to the anesthetic used can be some of the potential complications that may occur (though very much unlikely).
The incisions made for the Forehead Lift are hidden from view.
Upper eyelid skin is usually tightened and lifted as an added benefit following brow lift surgery.
This surgery is performed under general anaesthesia.
Initial discomfort after the surgery can be easily controlled with oral medication. Swelling is seen commonly in the first 5 days of the surgery in the upper face area. However, it reduces gradually and completely disappears within 7-10 days. Sutures are removed within 7 days of the surgery.
Botox is another option to Brow Lift surgery, but, its results are mostly subtle and short term. They can result in slight elevation of the eyebrows and gives you brow lift effect but Botox injections have to be repeated at regular intervals. If you are looking for long lasting results, you need to go for brow lift surgery.
However, brow lift surgery offers a long lasting solution to give a younger look, still, there is no guarantee that your wrinkles will go away. Because the main benefit of brow lift surgery is to lift the brows with the secondary lifting of upper eyelid skin.