What is a brow lift?
Brow lift , also known as a forehead lift is a type of plastic surgery procedure that can help you to get rid of wrinkles on the forehead, adjust the lines that have developed above the nose and between the eyebrows, and to improve the appearance of the upper eyelids.
Who is a candidate for brow lift?
Usually, people around 40 to 50 years old decide to have this surgical procedure to get rid of the sagging brows and their skin on the forehead that has begun to drop.
Types of brow lift:
Today, there are 2 possibilities for a brow lift : to opt for a traditional lifting or to choose the endoscopic lifting. The surgeon, after the consultation in his office will tell you which one is most appropriate for you.
The endoscopic brow lift is done by making small incisions behind the hairline and then using a camera inserted through one incision and after this the forehead is lifted. The incisions will be less visible because they are small.
This surgical procedure is many times used along with an eyelid lift because it can be corrected at the same time the eyebrow position or the loosing skin on the upper eyelid can be done. In this situation ,the brow lift is done first and after this the eye lid can be done.
Brow lift surgery:
For a brow lift surgery general anesthesia is administrated and the procedure takes approx 2-3 hours.
After surgery it will take a post-operative stay for 1-2 nights and the recovery lasts around 2 weeks. The swelling and bruising will also disappear in 2 weeks.
The final result should be evident after 4-6 weeks and it will last 5-7 years.
Eyebrow lift surgery techniques:
- Coronal brow lifting: it involves a lengthy ear to ear incision within the hair line and the forehead skin is lifted up, elevating at the same time the brows.
- Endoscopic brow lift: it involves a camera inserted through the incision ans this way the forehead is lifted.
- Bonpexy: it involves upper eyelid incisions to raise the brow above the bone and to attaché it into a higher position.
- Suture lifting techniques: they not involves a cut into tissue but they involves tiny scalp incisions to embed plastic sutures of the brow and then these sutures are lifted to give the brow a higher position.
Brow lift procedures can help you to look younger and more relaxed because they improve horizontal lines on your forehead that cause you to look so tired. They can also help you to boost your self esteem by giving you a refreshed and youthful appearance.
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