Brow lift surgery (forehead lift) can revitalize drooping or lined foreheads, helping you to look less angry, sad or tired. Using either traditional or minimally invasive (endoscopic) methods, the muscles above the eyes are altered to smooth lines and the eyebrows are raised for a more youthful appearance. The procedure is often combined with other operations, such as blepharoplasty and face lift surgery, to improve the look of the eyes and other areas of the face.
While brow lift surgery is typically performed on patients aged 40 to 60 to counteract the effects of aging, anyone with lined or inelastic skin on the forehead – whether it’s caused by muscle activity or inherited conditions – is eligible. The procedure is usually performed in a surgery center under local anesthesia and sedation.
Who Is a Candidate for Brow Lift Surgery?
You may be a candidate for brow lift surgery if you are physically healthy, don’t smoke and have a positive outlook with realistic goals about the procedure. As we age, unsightly wrinkle lines may appear on the forehead. Frown lines between the brows can make us look stern or even angry. Skin relaxation may cause the eyebrows to droop, hooding our upper eyelids and making us look tired. If you are bothered by these signs of aging in the brow region, then a brow lift might be right for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I determine which brow lift technique is right for me?
During your consultation, you will meet with your surgeon for an evaluation and to discuss your goals. The amount of correction you require and a variety of other factors will be taken into consideration to help determine the right technique for your individual needs.
What procedures are commonly combined with brow lift surgery?
Facelift surgery, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), and injectable fillers are often combined with brow lift surgery to achieve complete facial rejuvenation.
How do I know if I need an eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) combined with my brow lift to rejuvenate my eyes?
Sagging brows as well as excess tissue in the eyelids can contribute to vision impairment and drooping in the upper eyelids. To determine if a brow lift alone will correct this condition, place your fingers just above your eyebrows and lift them into a more favorable position. If most of the skin in the upper eyelid is improved, a brow lift is most likely right for you. If excess tissue in the eyelid remains, eyelid surgery may also be needed to rejuvenate the eyes. Lower eyelid surgery can also be performed to remove excess skin and bags below the eyes.
What is the time frame for recovery after a brow lift?
You will be advised to sleep with your back and head elevated for the first five to seven days after the procedure, and mild activities such as walking can be performed during this time. Most patients can return to work one week after surgery, but strenuous activities and heavy lifting must be avoided for at least a few weeks. Your surgeon will give you specific instructions to follow after your procedure to ensure the safest and most effective recovery.
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