Brow Lift – What To Expect
The approach taken towards surgery depends on your aesthetic goals and concerns and facial anatomy of which will be discussed with you during your consultation. In some cases, a combination of endoscopic and traditional techniques may be used. Both procedures can be performed under either general or local anaesthetic depending on your preferences and suitability.
Methods of Treatment
Endoscopic Forehead Lift
An Endoscopic forehead lift will adopt the use of a video camera and micro-instruments. This minimally invasive approach requires three or more small incisions concealed within the hairline. The endoscope helps guide the surgeon, allowing them to release the muscles that produce frown lines, simultaneously repositioning the eyebrows at a higher level.
The procedure can include some removal of underlying muscle and tissue. This gives a more youthful appearance to the upper part of the face.
Traditional Forehead Lift
A traditional forehead lift makes a longer incision either along the hairline, a few millimetres within the hairline, or behind the hairline. As a result, the surgeon may shave a small amount of hair around this area. This method of brow elevation gives the surgeon more control over the brow area and may be adopted if the lift requires more enhanced results, in which case the operation will be deemed more demanding.
A brow lift can also be performed in conjunction with an upper and/or lower blepharoplasty. This approach may be viable if the patient has excess skin that is affecting the youthful appearance of the patient or impairing their vision.
You may be required to wear bandages for the first 24 hours after surgery, and will need to have stitches removed two weeks post-op.
The Botox Brow Lift
A non-surgical approach such as Botox can also be considered for patients who aren’t quite ready for surgery. Botox is delicately administered to weaken specific parts of the brow to shape and elevate or lower them according to the patient’s desires.
This technique can be used to create a more youthful-looking eye area, or to redefine the arch of the brow. Due to the sensitive muscle function in this area, Botox Brow Lift requires a highly-skilled injector who understands the underlying facial anatomy and muscle movement. They should be able to determine a suitable Botox dosage and can identify the trigger points whereby some muscles can be relaxed, and others can be recruited whilst maintaining natural movement.