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Brow lift is a cosmetic plastic surgery typically used for reducing creases that appear with age in the forehead. Brow lifts are becoming an increasingly popular cosmetic treatment for the forehead.

Also known as a forehead lift, a brow lift minimizes the creases that develop across the forehead, or those that occur high on the bridge of the nose; improves what are commonly referred to as frown lines; and repositions a low or sagging brow.

What a Brow Lift Can Do

The benefits of brow lift surgery include increased confidence, and a more youthful and relaxed appearance. A brow lift will tighten loose and sagging forehead skin, lift the eyebrow line, and reduce or eliminate forehead wrinkles and creasing between the eyebrows.

A brow lift can help:

  • Minimize the creases that develop across the forehead, or those that occur high on the bridge of the nose, between the eyes
  • Improve what are commonly referred to as frown lines, vertical creases that develop between the eyebrows
  • Reposition a low or sagging brow that is hooding the upper eyelid
  • Raise the eyebrows to a more alert and youthful position

Rejuvenation procedures typically performed in conjunction with a brow lift include:

  • Eyelid surgery to rejuvenate aging eyes
  • Facelift to correct aging changes in the mid- to lower face and neck regions
  • Skin resurfacing techniques

Best Candidates for Brow Lift Surgery

Most brow lift patients are between the ages of 40 and 70. The best candidates are healthy people seeking a solution to unwanted furrows and deep forehead lines. Other good candidates may include younger people suffering from premature aging signs such as drooping eyebrows. Brow lifts may be used in conjunction with hair transplants to treat a receding hairline or baldness; or with fat transfers to create volume; or with blepharoplasty or facelift to achieve a fully satisfactory outcome.

Is Brow Lift Surgery Right for Me?

A brow lift is a highly individualized procedure and you should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image.

Brow lift surgery is a good option for you if:

  • You are physically healthy
  • You don’t smoke
  • You have a positive outlook and specific, but realistic goals in mind for the improvement of your appearance

Brow Lift Surgery for Men

Male brow lift surgery is becoming increasingly popular. Men are becoming more conscientious about their appearance, and more concerned about looking young. A forehead and eyebrow lift is a great option for men because there is very little down-time and they can return to their normal daily activities quickly. Many men also appreciate the subtlety of the procedure, as they can get rid of forehead wrinkles without it being obvious that they've had work done.

Preparing for Brow Lift Surgery

The success and safety of your brow lift procedure depends very much on your complete candidness during your consultation. You’ll be asked a number of questions about your health, desires and lifestyle.

Prior to surgery, you may be asked to:

  • Get lab testing or a medical evaluation
  • Take certain medications or adjust your current medications
  • Stop smoking well in advance of surgery
  • Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding

Special instructions you receive will cover:

  • What to do on the night before and morning of surgery
  • The use of anesthesia during your brow lift
  • Post-operative care and follow-up

Your plastic surgeon will also discuss where your procedure will be performed. A brow lift may be performed in an accredited office-based surgical center, outpatient or ambulatory surgical center, or a hospital.

NOTE: If your brow lift is performed on an outpatient basis, be sure to arrange for someone to drive you to and from surgery and to stay with you for at least the first night following surgery.

Brow Lift Surgery Overview

In traditional brow lift surgery, the doctor will make a full incision across the top of the forehead behind the hair line. Through this incision, muscles are tightened and excess skin and other tissues are removed in order to create a smooth, youthful-looking surface. In the last stage of the surgery, the forehead skin is elevated to lift the position of the eyebrow line and eliminate horizontal wrinkles. The initial brow lift incision is then carefully sutured closed.

Brow lift surgery can also be performed endoscopically, which is less invasive than the traditional brow lift surgery, resulting in less scarring, and reduced recovery time.

Endoscopic Brow Lift

Endoscopic brow lift surgery, sometimes referred to as endoscopic eye brow lift surgery, is often preferred by patients because it is less invasive and requires less recovery time than traditional brow lift techniques. Determining the best method for you will depend on the degree of facial rejuvenation desired, as well as skin quality, and the condition of the eye brow and forehead areas.

The endoscopic brow lift involves a less invasive surgical procedure traditional brow lift surgery. Reserved for patients requiring less extensive facial rejuvenation , endoscopic brow lift raises the eye brow line and smoothes wrinkles without removing much skin. Traditional brow lift, due to the relatively larger size of the initial incision and the removal of additional skin, results in more scarring and requires a longer period of recovery to heal.

With both techniques, surgeons may utilize permanent fixation devices for long lasting results. Endoscopic brow lift procedures tend to incorporate these methods of long term fixation more often than the traditional brow lift procedure.

Anesthesia

Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure. The choices include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.

The Incision

A brow lift may sometimes be performed using an endoscope (surgical video device) and special instruments placed through small incisions made within the hairline. This allows the tissue and muscle beneath the skin to be repositioned, altered or removed, correcting the source of visible creases and furrows in the forehead.

Correction of a low-positioned or sagging brow may be made with or without the use of an endoscope through incisions at the temples and in the scalp.

This technique may be done in conjunction with incisions hidden within the natural crease of the upper eyelids to eliminate frown lines between the brows, on or above the bridge of the nose.

An alternative brow lift technique is the coronal brow lift. The coronal brow lift can pinpoint specific regions of the brow to correct.

This technique involves an incision from ear to ear, lifting the forehead and removing excess skin from the scalp.

Recovery time is often longer than the endoscopic brow lift due to the size of the incision.

Closing the Incisions

Traditional brow lift surgery is performed by making one long incision from the top of the ears arching over the top of the forehead from within the hair line.

Brow lift incisions typically are closed with:

  • Removable or absorbable sutures
  • Skin adhesives
  • Surgical tape
  • Special clips

Brow elevation may be maintained by the use of:

  • Permanent sutures
  • Small surgical screws
  • Absorbable fixation device placed inconspicuously at the temple

Brow Lift Surgery Results

Results appear gradually as swelling and bruising subside to reveal smoother forehead skin and a more youthful, restful appearance.

Brow Lift Scarring

The incision lines from a brow lift are well concealed within the hair or natural contours of the face unless they are placed at the hairline to shorten the forehead.

Brow Lift Surgery Recovery

When your procedure is completed, your forehead may be taped and your head may be loosely wrapped to minimize swelling and bruising. A thin tube may be present to drain any excess blood or fluid that may collect under the skin.

Initial wound healing may take 5 to 10 days, at which time any sutures or clips will be removed. You will be ready to return to work and normal activity at this time. Cosmetics can camouflage any bruising that remains.

Healing will continue for several weeks as the swelling dissipates and incision lines refine and fade and it may take several months for your complete recovery. Final results may appear within 1-2 months. Incision lines will continue to refine and fade for up to 1 year.

Life-long sun protection will help to maintain your rejuvenated appearance by minimizing photo-aging or sun damage. In addition, a healthy lifestyle will also help extend the results of your rejuvenated, more youthful appearance.

You will be given specific instructions that may include: How to care for the surgical site, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection, specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in overall health, and when to follow up with your plastic surgeon.

Be sure to ask your plastic surgeon specific questions about what you can expect during your individual recovery period:

  • Where will I be taken after my surgery is complete?
  • What medication will I be given or prescribed after surgery?
  • Will I have dressings/bandages after surgery?
  • When will they be removed?
  • Are stitches removed? When?
  • When can I resume normal activity and exercise?
  • When do I return for follow-up care?

When You Return Home

If you experience shortness of breath, chest pains, or unusual heart beats, seek medical attention immediately. Should any of these complications occur, you may require hospitalization and additional treatment.

The practice of medicine and surgery is not an exact science. Although good results are expected, there is no guarantee. In some situations, it may not be possible to achieve optimal results with a single surgical procedure. Another surgery may be necessary.

Following your physician’s instructions is key to the success of your surgery. It is important that the surgical incisions are not subjected to excessive force, abrasion or motion during the time of healing. Your doctor will give you specific instructions on how to care for yourself.

Possible Risks of Brow Lift Surgery

The decision to have a brow lift is extremely personal and you’ll have to decide if the benefits will achieve your goals and if the risks and potential complications are acceptable.

Your plastic surgeon and/or staff will explain in detail the risks associated with surgery. You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure you will undergo and any risks and potential complications.

Possible risks of brow lift surgery include:

  • Unfavorable scarring
  • Bleeding (hematoma)
  • Infection
  • Poor wound healing
  • Anesthesia risks
  • Blood clots
  • Correctable hair loss at the incisions
  • Elevated hairline
  • Facial nerve injury with weakness or paralysis
  • Facial asymmetry
  • Skin loss
  • Numbness or other changes in skin sensation or intense itching
  • Changes in skin sensation
  • Eye irritation or dryness
  • Eyelid disorders that involve abnormal position of the upper eyelids (eyelid ptosis), loose eyelid skin, or abnormal laxness of the lower eyelid (ectropion) can coexist with sagging forehead and eyebrow structures; brow lift surgery will not correct these disorders; additional surgery may be required
  • Fluid accumulation
  • Pain, which may persist
  • Skin contour irregularities
  • Skin discoloration and swelling
  • Sutures may spontaneously surface through the skin, become visible or produce irritation that require removal
  • Possibility of revisional surgery

These risks and others will be fully discussed prior to your consent. It is important that you address all your questions directly with your plastic surgeon.

Note: It’s very important to ask your plastic surgeon questions about your brow lift procedure. It’s natural to feel some anxiety, whether it’s excitement for your anticipated new look or a bit of preoperative stress. Don’t be shy about discussing these feelings with your plastic surgeon.

A special note about the use of fibrin sealants (tissue glue)

Fibrin sealants (made from heat-treated human blood components to inactivate virus transmission) are used to hold tissue layers together at surgery and to diminish post-operative bruising following surgery.

This product has been carefully produced from screened donor blood plasma for hepatitis, syphilis, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). These products have been used safely for many years as sealants in cardiovascular and general surgery. This product is thought to be of help in diminishing surgical bleeding and by adhering layers of tissue together.