This surgical procedure can be performed in people who naturally have them and also in those who develop them as a result of stress or ageing. Other procedures like facelift and eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) are often performed with a brow lift to harmonise facial rejuvenation.
The surgery is done under general anaesthesia. Loose forehead skin is removed and the underlying brow muscles are removed and/or tightened so that the frown lines and wrinkles on the forehead will be reduced. Surgical brow lift can be performed by three different techniques:
- Coronal brow lift: Here the incision is made above the hairline on the head from one ear to the other ear and the skin from scalp will be removed.
- Hairline brow lift: It is recommended in individuals with high receding hairline. During the procedure an incision will be made between the forehead and beginning of hairline. This procedure shortens the forehead apart and gives better results in those with more horizontal creases.
- Endoscopic brow lift: The procedure is performed using endoscope, a tiny instrument that has a camera at its tip and is connected to an external display. This is a minimal scar technique but is not suited to all patients. The extra skin and muscle are then removed and the elevated position of the brow is fixed permanently by surgical stitches, small screws or absorbable fixation devices and the incisions are closed. Youthful, relaxed and pleasant face with smooth skin.
Brow lift procedure softens facial lines, elevates droopy eyebrows and helps you to regain the softer, younger and gives you more aesthetic appearance.
No. In some cases brow lift may be covered by your health fund if it is due to partial facial paralysis.
Why can’t you use an endoscopic technique every time?
In endoscopic brow lift the incisions are small and thus recovery is much faster as compared to the other two procedures. The procedure has its own advantages and disadvantages and is not suitable for all patients. Your plastic surgeon will decide the appropriate procedure for you depending on your specific facial bone structure, position of the brows, skin texture, elasticity and the desired results.
What are the risks and complications of eyelid lift surgery?
Complication are rare and may include infection, scarring, blood below the skin (hematoma), hair loss at the place of incision, numbness on certain areas of face, facial weakness due to nerve damage.