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Brow Lift in London

A brow lift is a surgical procedure that aims to lift and reposition the eyebrows, restoring their youthful appearance. If you have sagging or droopy eyelids which may be affecting your eyesight, a brow lift can also help to resolve this issue by elevating and removing the excess skin.

The procedure can also enhance your appearance with its rejuvenating benefits, including smoothing out worry lines that are etched into the forehead, even at rest.

Whilst a brow lift can be particularly beneficial for ageing patients, it can also benefit younger patients too; those with hooded eyelids or excess skin under the brow that hasn’t been caused by ageing may find this procedure offers a solution to their aesthetic concerns. Additionally, genetic or asymmetry concerns can also be improved with a brow lift.

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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.

How Long Does the Procedure Take?

The procedure typically takes one to two hours depending on the extent of the operation.

When can results be seen and are they permanent?

The results will be visible immediately after the surgery, with the final shape showing at around the 7-month mark. A brow lift can improve the signs of ageing of the brows, but it cannot prevent it from happening. With natural ageing, your skin may continue to sag and become lax again over time.

What is the Recovery Period?

The rate of recovery differs from patient to patient. Healing is a gradual process and any stitches are usually removed within the first week to 14 days after surgery. You may require around 2 weeks off work.

Side effects and risks

All surgeries carry risk and every incision leaves a scar. With endoscopic surgery, we can minimise the amount of scarring. A traditional brow lift may leave more visible scarring due to the longer incision and placement. The traditional brow lift is more invasive and so the duration of the surgery will also be longer. There’s also a possibility of hair loss.

Common side effects of the operation include: itchy scalp, swelling, bruising and temporary numbness which should reside within two weeks. Numbness, however, can continue for up to a year.

Who is the procedure suitable for?

  • Those who have sagging or excess skin on their upper eyelids whose vision might be impaired.
  • Those who have brow ptosis.
  • Those who have deep ‘worry’ lines across forehead.
  • Those with asymmetry of the eyebrows.
  • Those looking to improve shape, symmetry and elevation of brows.

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.

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BEFORE & AFTER photos are NOT guarantees that your results will be the same or even similar: your results will likely vary significantly — because you are a unique person. Our Plastic Surgeons take great pride in their patient care ethics, precise surgical measurements, custom planning & their advanced surgical techniques.

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