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Brow Lift

Browlift in general terms refers to the forehead. However from a cosmetic surgery perspective a browlift  includes a number of very important aesthetic zones:

  1. The skin and underlying muscle of the forehead
  2. Eyebrows
  3. The skin between the eyebrow and eyelid – the supra orbital bony prominence
  4. The crow’s feet area
  5. The frown area
  6. The hairline

The ageing process affects the above areas to varying degrees in different individuals. The following ageing features become apparent:

  1. Sagging is probably the most noticeable feature, causing lowering of the eyebrows, heaviness of the eye, loose skin and lines above the eye (forehead) and at the outer corner of the eye (lateral canthus).
  2. Over-activity of muscles causes frowning and ultimately the development of lines in the forehead, between the eyebrows and the outer corner of the eye (crows feet).
  3. A high hairline may develop with age in some women or one may have it from a young age. In either case it is an unattractive aesthetic feature.

All of the features described above can be successfully rejuvenated by a browlift.

Age Group:

Browlift is predominantly a procedure for the ageing woman (or man) and it is therefore uncommonly performed under the age of thirty with one exception – the young female with an unaesthetic, high hairline.

Anaesthetic:

Browlift is ideally performed under sedation and local anaesthesia. The procedure takes about two hours and most patients are suitably recovered and fit to go home that afternoon.

Browlift Procedure:

The surgery is carried out from within the scalp. Therefore there is no visible scarring. A number of small incisions are made in the scalp through which a telescope is inserted (endoscopic browlift) and the dissection is carried out through the telescope. When the tissues are freed up the forehead is lifted up and fixed to the bone under the scalp. The fixation is a very important step in preventing recurrence of the sagging. It is not necessary to excise any skin. This helps in minimising the scarring. The incisions are closed with sutures. Drains are not required.

Recovery and Aftercare:

You will be fit to go home that afternoon or evening. The only medication required will be mild to moderate pain relief such as Paracetamol. You will experience tightness in the forehead and perhaps a dull headache for a short period post operatively (pain is uncommon). It is better to sleep with your head raised as this will help to minimise swelling. The forehead will be slightly puffy for one week, obvious swelling is uncommon. Bruising is also uncommon but there may be bruising around the eyes. You will be free to shower and gently wash your hair the day after the procedure.

You should be able to go out during the second post operative week. The sutures will be removed around the seventh post operative day.

 Browlift Expectations and Outcome:

A browlift successfully lifts the heaviness of your eyes and forehead.   This is achieved by:

  1. Smoothing lines and wrinkles
  2. Raising and tightening sagging skin
  3. Raising the level of the eyebrow
  4. Defining the supra orbital bony prominence, a very important aesthetic feature

Risks and Complications:

As with all cosmetic procedures Browlift is an entirely safe procedure in experienced hands. Potential risks include:

  • Nerve injury
  • Scar alopecia
  • Failure to achieve cosmetic objectives

All potential risks will be discussed in detail during the course of the consultation process with your surgeon.

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