Whether you’re a man or a woman, many people suffer from muscles in the face relaxing as they get older. This can cause the brows to lower, leading to an ‘overhang’ on the face. There are some temporary options available to fix this – such as Botox – but Brow Lift surgery offers a much more permanent solution to the problem.
Whether you have deep lines on your forehead or a heavy, drooping brow (or both) a Brow Lift will help raise all this up and smooth out your forehead, for a more youthful appearance.
In the majority of cases, the procedure can be carried out through tiny incisions made behind the hairline. For some males undergoing the treatment, this can even be done in the brows themselves, to ensure visible scars are kept to a minimum.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE PROCEDURE?
During the procedure you will be placed under local anaesthetic. The surgeon will then make small cuts in your hairline (or as previously mentioned, in the brow itself) and use an incision in the scalp or endoscopic technology to tighten the skin and muscles across the forehead for a smoother appearance.
HOW LONG BEFORE THE SCARS HEAL?
This varies from person to person but in most cases the scars will disappear within a few weeks.
HOW MUCH BRUISING CAN BE EXPECTED?
There is often very little bruising to none at all. If you do suffer from some bruising, ice packs and painkillers will help minimise discomfort.
CAN THIS PROCEDURE BE COMBINED WITH A FULL FACE LIFT?
Yes. In fact, combining the two is a very popular option; it can be combined with both a Face Lift and Blepharoplasty (eye lid surgery) as they focus on the lower two-thirds of the face and eyes, whilst a Brow Lift focusses only on the top third (the forehead and temples).
HOW LONG AFTER SURGERY BEFORE I CAN WASH MY HAIR?
Usually only a couple of days.