- One of the effects of facial ageing is drooping of the brows, particularly in the lateral 2/3 often referred to as hooding, resulting in a heavy forehead with an older and tired look.
- A brow lift, also called a forehead lift, enables a person to eliminate sagging skin on the forehead. restores the youthful position of the brows and rejuvenates the upper face. This also helps to open up the eyes and restore a healthier, more alert and younger look.
BROW LIFT BENEFITS
- Treat brow hooding, open up the eyes giving a more alert look
- Restore the youthful eyebrow elevation and arch
- Correct the asymmetry of the forehead and eyebrows
- This surgery could be modified to lower or raise the hairline
- Treat the overactive muscles between the eyebrows and reduce wrinkles
- Smooth the forehead, remove excess skin and address horizontal forehead lines
- Restore a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance
- Increased overall self-confidence and self-esteem
THE PROCEDURE FOR BROW LIFT SURGERY
- There are different techniques for this surgery. Mr Mattine offers the full spectrum of brow lift techniques, depending on a patient’s unique needs and factors such as the severity of facial ageing changes, skin type and existing hairline.
- A full forehead lift is performed under general anaesthesia, although a limited brow lift which is often what most patients need, is a much simpler surgery and can be carried out under local anaesthesia.
OPEN CORONAL BROW LIFT
- Here a long incision is placed along the hairline or at the top of the scalp and the forehead skin elevated.
- This is preferable in older patients or those with significant signs of ageing in the forehead and can be combined to raise or lower the hairline in order to change the forehead height.
TRANSBLEPHROPLASTY BROW LIFT
- Here the incisions for upper blepharoplasty (surgery to remove excess skin from upper lids) are used to access the deep tissue under the brows and elevate the lateral aspects of the brows.
- This is ideal for patients undergoing upper blepharoplasty with little excess skin of the forehead and requiring mild elevation of the brows as well. One of the main advantages of this technique is avoiding additional scars.
DIRECT BROW LIFT
- Here incisions are made immediately above the brows. This is preferable in much older patients with prominent forehead skin crease, high anterior hairline and hair loss in the temporal area.
LIMITED INCISION BROWLIFT
- A temporal or limited incision brow lift involves short incisions along the hairline for targeted lifting of the lateral aspect of the eyebrows. These scars are often well hidden.
ENDOSCOPIC BROW LIFT
- This require three to five smaller incisions in the scalp through which through which instruments, and a camera for guidance, can be placed to release and reposition the muscles and lift the underlying tissues of the forehead.
- The eyebrows are lifted and held in place with stitches, or temporary screws behind the hairline and the incisions are either stitched or clipped.
- The technique is suitable for patients who require eyebrow elevation and have little wrinkles and excess skin. This can also improve the fine lines and wrinkles between the eyes, crow’s feet and the forehead.
Recovery after Brow Lift
- Recovery usually takes about seven to ten days with patients experiencing variable degree of bruising and swelling during this time. Head elevation and application of ice pack for first week often reduces these symptoms and enhances recovery.
How Long the results last?
- Depending on the technique used and degree of changes, most results are expected to last for years.