Brow Lift procedure or Eyebrow Lifting is being performed to lift the skin of the forehead and brow area, makes it opening up the eyes and eliminating facial creases. Brow Lift can be performed with patients who have hooded eyes and low-positioned brows. Moreover, this treatment is often done with face or eye lift procedure.
Benefits of Brow Lift/Eyebrow Lift:
- Can make skin smoother
- Reduce lines and wrinkles
- Helps in raising droopy brow line
- Increase volume around eyes, cheeks and other areas of the face which are affected by ageing
- Helps remove skin lesions or hyperpigmentation
- Helps with renewal of cells and strengthen skin collagen
- Loose skin to be tightened around the area of jowls and neck
- Helps eyes to look younger and fresher
Types of Brow Lift
Lateral Temporal Lift
This surgery includes incisions that are made in the hairline with elimination of scarring after the procedure. Immediate results can be seen and the patient can already recover after dew days. This procedure is ideal to be done around the area of the brow around the eyes and temple for pulling up the skin for a more refreshed look.
Full Brow Lift
To minimize visibility of scarring after the procedure, incisions that are quite large are being placed inside the hairline. Full Brow Lift normally uses general anesthesia and the patient can recover between 2 and 4 weeks. This surgery is being performed by lifting and smoothing the upper portion of the skin’s face and adjustment of underlying skin structure which produces natural look.
Endoscopic Brow Lift
Endoscopic Brow Lift uses small incisions and special tools to rejuvenate the look on the forehead area. It also lifts and reshapes the brow. This surgery may be recommended for patients which has more signs of ageing, performed under general anesthesia and has a recovery period of two weeks or less.
The Success of Brow Lift Will Depend on:
- Improvement and results that a patient wants to attain
- Skin condition – laxity, strength of collagen and texture
- Previous procedures done in the past
- Overall facial profile
Best Candidate for Brow Lift:
- Sagging brow line that makes a patient look irritated or tired
- Frown lines between the eyebrows (vertical lines)
- Having excess skin and fats above the eye, blocking the line of vision
A patient should be healthy, has a resilient skin and good healing capacity to be able to get qualified with Brow Lift treatment.
How to Achieve Less Invasive Brow Lift
A patient can either have an anti wrinkle injections or dermal filler treatment.
Muscles around the eyes can create an overall lift in the eyebrows if a patient opted to have anti wrinkle injections. Orbicularis oculi, or muscles around the eyes, hold the eyebrows down. The eyebrows will be released from being pulled down and frontalis muscle or muscle in the forehead are left to make eyebrows lifted.
By having dermal filler injected underneath the eyebrows, the area can receive support and pull the eyebrows up. A patient usually needs 1 ml in this area. Fillers also help with more youthful and softer appearance by softening orbital rim around the eyes.
Dermal fillers can also help with sagging eyelids in the middle half of the upper eyelid. The appearance of the upper eyelid will be balanced and drooping eyelids by filling in dermal fillers in the area.
Patient should expect swelling and bruising after any of the procedure mentioned. The level and duration depend on the complexity of the procedure and the size of incisions. The cosmetic doctor can suggest medications to help the patient feel comfortable during the first few days after the surgery. The patient can also put ice packs for more relief.
We would like to post a reminder that any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. A patient should have an initial consultation first with the cosmetic doctor to be assessed and to discuss the entire treatment.
Below is a comparison of before and after treatment:
How long do I have to stay in the hospital/clinic after the treatment?
Brow lift surgery is often being done during the day; however, the patient also has the option to stay overnight. Consult your doctor about the entire process.
Can Brow Lift surgery be done on both men and women?
Yes, as long as you are qualified to receive the treatment.
What is/are the other procedure/s that can be performed apart from Brow Lift surgery?
Blepharoplasty can also be performed for sagging eyelids. It may also be a best procedure for eyelid concerns.
Do I still need surgery for eyelid lift after having a brow lift?
It will vary from patient to patient. A consultation with the doctor will be the best way to know the best suited treatment for you. You may stay in the hospital for a longer period of time especially if the treatments are combined. After a brow lift, a direct surgery on your eyelids might not be needed anymore; however, lifting of eyelids or receiving Blepharoplasty alongside with brow lift can also be a benefit for you.
What would I expect for recovery?
Recovery varies from patient to patient and the complexity of the procedure. You may have some tapes and dressings on your brow and face after surgery which can typically be removed in a few days. You may experience swelling around the area which normally subsides in a few days. You may return to work after three (3) weeks however this will vary.
How to take care of the area after treatment?
Sleeping with your head and shoulders in a propped up position in two (2) weeks can help reduce complications and may help with swelling. We will also send after care guide to follow through after the treatment.
How can I book for a consultation?
You may contact us at (03) 9999 7368 between 9a-9p or fill out the form by visiting our website at www.skinclub.comaustralia.au. You may also contact us via chat through the website and our patient coordinators will be ready to assist you.