A forehead lift, or as it's more commonly known, the brow lift, is a form of cosmetic surgery that lifts the skin around the eyes. By doing this, a person can look younger and rejuvenated. Browlifts correct any issues that may have been caused by aging or trauma, such as dropped eyebrows, lines and furrows.
Through this procedure, a person's facial features are restored by reducing the negative side-effects associated with aging, such as looking tired, stressed or angry.
Brow lifts reduce creasing and lines that naturally occur in the face over time. It is mainly used to treat areas like your forehead and between your eyebrows, as these areas see the most creases and lines.
The creases and lines are removed by repositioning a person’s eyebrow slightly. This results in a person looking more alert, rejuvenated and youthful.
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During a brow lift, the muscles and tissue in a person's face are altered or removed. These specific muscles and tissues are responsible for causing wrinkles, so altering them makes a person’s skin look smoother, especially around the forehead.
At the same time it can alter the appearance of a person’s eyebrows by elevating them and reducing any frown lines.
There are two techniques a doctor will use when performing a brow lift:
Prior to surgery, your doctor will discuss options with you. The end results, recovery time and levels of discomfort will be determined by a patient's age, medical history, health and preference.
Research the different types of brow lift and advocate for the one you think might suit you best, whilst taking your doctor's advice and recommendations into account. The procedure can be performed using local or general anesthesia (or sedation) and can take between 1 to 2 hours.
Prepare for a brow lift by:
Immediate recovery will take up to 7 to 10 days depending on the type of brow lift you have. You can go back to work but not do anything to strenuous.
Bruising and swelling will take 2 to 3 weeks to reduce and clear. Whilst you’re healing, and for a few months after, limit your sun exposure. Reducing your UV ray’s intake and avoiding tanning yields the best results.
On average the effects of a brow lift lasts anywhere between 5 to 10 years, depending on how well you take care of your skin.
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General risks of surgery
The general risks of surgery include:
Potential complications of a brow lift
Brow lifts don’t typically carry complications, but here are some to be aware of:
Who are the best candidates for Brow Lifts?
Brow lifts are typically performed between the ages of 40 and 60 to reduce signs of aging. Anybody in their 20’s and up can be eligible.
It depends on how prominent a person's furrows and frown lines are, which is determined by muscle use and stress levels. It is also suitable for candidates that deal with inherited conditions as it can make a face look more balanced and lifted.
Other reasons a person may want a brow lift:
How long will my results last?
Six months after surgery your results should be evident. You’ll have had plenty of time to heal and you should be enjoying your new look.
The aging process will continue though, so expect some slight regression as time goes along. Your wrinkles and frown lines should never get as deep again.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and using sensible levels of sun protection will ensure your brow lift keeps up appearances for as long as possible.
How visible will the incisions be?
During the procedure your incisions are tactfully placed, with the aim that they end up being naturally camouflaged. This is mostly achieved by hiding incisions in the hairline.
If a patient has no hair, or their hairline is receding, then the incisions are created in skin creases or in areas that are not at risk of further hair loss.