Mr Omar Tillo
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
A brow lift, also referred to as a forehead lift, works to give your face a more youthful appearance. A brow lift will tighten the skin and reposition the eyebrows, removing frown lines and wrinkles in the process. This is generally a sought after procedure if you have tried anti-ageing injectables and they have not achieved the desired results, or you are looking for a more long-term solution.
You will be a suitable candidate for a brow lift if you:
This is a procedure that is suitable for both genders. There is no upper age limit for a brow lift.
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There are numerous different methods for performing browlift. Prior to your surgery, you will have a consultation with your surgeon who will be able to assess your eyebrows and forehead and determine the best surgical method. The method used will vary depending on the appearance of your brow, your facial shape, your tissue thickness and your age.
The various methods for a brow lift include:
Any brow lift method will be done under a local anaesthetic, so you will be awake throughout the procedure but unable to feel any discomfort.
You will be able to leave the clinic on the same day as your brow lift once the effects of the anaesthetic have worn off.
You will have dressings applied, and may have drains which will help to remove any excess fluid. These will be able to be removed after the first few days. It is important that you do not get the dressing wet in order to avoid infections. Any stitches that are not dissolvable will be removed after four to seven days.
You will notice some bruising and swelling which will last a few days. You will need to make sure you sleep on your back in a propped up position with several pillows, which will help to minimise swelling.
You will have to wear a compression garment which will help to reduce swelling.
Ensure that you avoid any strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for three weeks following the brow lift.
You may need to take up to one week off work, however, this will vary from person to person.
A brow lift, otherwise known as a forehead lift, is a surgical procedure which lifts the brows, removing wrinkles and frown lines and tightening the skin on the forehead.
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your forehead and brows, want to remove wrinkles and frown lines or want to correct brow asymmetry, you may be a suitable candidate for this procedure. This procedure is suitable for both men and women of any age above 18 years old.
A brow lift will be performed under a local anaesthetic, so you will be awake throughout the procedure but unable to feel anything in the treatment area.
A brow lift will take one to two hours to complete.
You will be able to return home on the same day as your procedure once the effects of the ClearSleep™ anaesthetic has worn off.
After a brow lift, it is normal to experience bruising and swelling.
You will have a dressing applied, and may have drains left in to help drain any fluid. The drains will be removed after the first few days.
It is recommended that you sleep on your back in order to avoid damaging the incision site. You may also wish to sleep with multiple pillows so your head is more elevated; this will help to reduce swelling.
This will vary from person to person, but you may need to take up to one week off work.
You will need to avoid strenuous exercise, including heavy lifting, for three weeks.
As the procedure involves incisions, you will have scars. However, these scars will be within your hairline, in the eyebrows or within fold lines in the forehead, and as such will not be visible.