BROW LIFT OVERVIEW
Over time the eyebrows descend to a slightly lower position over the eyes. Brow lift refers to any treatment that lifts the brow. Patients may also choose the procedure to correct drooping eyebrows, heavy eyelids and deep creases between the eyebrows. Some younger patients also choose the procedure to improve a permanently angry or sad look that can come from having low-set eyebrows and deep lines.
Botox is a temporary way of removing the vertical lines that appear across the forehead, and can be used to lift the brow, giving the patient a younger, more open-eyed look.
A long-term solution offering the most significant results is a surgical brow lift which is also known as a forehead lift.
WHAT TO EXPECT WITH A BROW LIFT
Brow lift is now most commonly done endoscopically. This means a number of small incisions are put in behind the hairline and the lift is done from the inside without needing to remove any hair. It is generally performed as a day patient in hospital and may be combined with other treatments such as blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) or a facelift.
Performed less commonly these days is a form of surgery where the surgeon makes a long incision across the top of the head, within the hairline, from ear to ear. Then the skin is lifted away from the underlying tissues; the muscles loosened; and fat removed along with any excess skin; and remaining skin pulled down, stitching the brow into its new position. This is also know as an open, classic, coronal or trichophytic brow lift. It is sometimes a suitable option for people with particularly foreheads.
It is surgery under general anaesthetic and the downtime reflects this. Fat and muscle are removed from above the eyebrow and drawn up to an incision in the forehead.
BENEFITS OF A BROW LIFT
A younger, more open, aesthetically pleasing, facial expression.
Depending on the type of surgical procedure chosen, there may be a visible scar; the skin can look pulled; and the expression is not always what was desired.