Brow lift or forehead lift surgery restores youthfulness to the area above the eyes. It corrects a range of age-induced irregularities by lifting droopy eyebrows and correcting forehead lines and wrinkles between the brows that can make you appear sad, tired or angry.
When performing the procedure, in addition to elevating and reshaping the eyebrows, Dr. Neena Will rearranges and manipulates certain muscles in the area to deliver long-lasting and natural-looking results.
Are You a Candidate for Brow Lift?
Brow lift surgery is a cosmetic procedure that is performed to reduce visible signs of aging, often in patients ages 40 to 60. However, individuals who have naturally low and/or heavy brows or furrow lines can also achieve a more alert, well rested and refreshed appearance with brow lift surgery. Just like with any surgical procedure, in order to receive this treatment, you must be in good health and have realistic expectations. Patients who experience more considerable signs of aging on their face may also consider facelift surgery.
Brow Lift Surgery
To perform brow lift surgery, Dr. Will will select an advanced surgical technique based on your unique anatomy, skin irregularities and aesthetic goals. In most cases, brow lift is completed using either the standard surgical method or the more recently developed endoscopic approach. During traditional brow lift surgery, the incisions are created behind the hairline, whereas endoscopic brow lift requires smaller incisions and the use of a surgical viewing instrument. Both procedures typically produce excellent aesthetic results with minimal scarring.
Brow lift surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis under a light general anesthetic. The operation may last anywhere from one to two hours.
What to Expect during Recovery
As you wake up from surgery, you will feel minimal pain. In the days following brow lift surgery, your head may feel sore, tight and hot. Any discomfort is alleviated with mild pain medication. Some bruising and swelling is normal and will subside gradually. You will be able to resume work and other daily activities within seven days or as recommended by Dr. Will.