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What is a brow lift?
A brow lift, endoscopic brow lift or scarless brow lift and forehead lift are forms of surgery to raise them to give a more youthful appearance. Brow lift surgery can be performed by an plastic surgeon or oculoplastic surgeon. An oculoplastic surgeon is specialised in the area around the eyes.
What does a brow lift do?
It is a surgical procedure that is a form of cosmetic surgery to lift the brows and potentially reduce the frown lines. It is a cosmetic procedure to give the brows a more youthful position. It differs from eyelid surgery like blepharoplasty which removed the excess skin of the eyelid. Here as the forehead is lifted the excess skin appears reduced as the space between the eyelid and the browhair increases. It is a form of upper face rejuvenation with aesthetic plastic surgery.
These main brow lift techniques are discussed here:
What does a brow lift do?
A browpexy is routinely done under local anaesthesia. A limited temporal brow lift has been reported to have been done under local anaesthesia. For the best outcome however, general anaesthesia is recommended to achieve the best results.
How long does a brow lift last?
How long your brow lift will last depends on the approach taken and how you naturally age. In general an endoscopic lift can last for 5-7 years and a direct or coronal brow lift can last for 10 years. This does vary from person to person and more commonly people are aware that a neck lift may not last forever.
Is a brow lift permanent?
The effects of the surgery are permanent following a brow lift. Surgery does not stop the ageing process though and your skin will continue to age with time resulting in the brow descent.
Can a brow lift fix hooded eyes?
If the hooded eyes are a result of sagging brows this will be corrected with brow lift surgery. People may look like they have had an eyelid lift after brow surgery. It helps rejuvenate the upper face and address some of the forehead wrinkles that create horizontal lines in the upper face.
How painful is a brow lift?
A brow lift is usually not painful during the surgery. A browpexy done under local anaesthetic is also painless although you may feel a stinging sensation for 20 seconds as the anaesthetic is applied. You may have some bruising and swelling around the brows following the surgery which can feel sore for a week until it starts to settle. With the endoscopic technique there can be bruising higher up on the forehead which will also settle. You may feel some tightness to the forehead following the procedure.
How long is the recovery from bow lift surgery?
The bruising and swelling can last for around 2 weeks when many people can get back to normal activity. It is debated whether an endoscopic lift has a shorter recovery time. The healing process does vary from person to person and some people may take less or more time to recover. The full effect of the surgery can take 2 months to show. Patients experience a quicker recovery if they:
What age should you get a brow lift?
What is the difference between a brow lift and a forehead lift?
The difference between a brow lift and forehead lift is where the excess skin is removed. Strictly speaking a forehead lift is where the upper forehead skin is operated which helps lift the brows. A brow lift is were the forehead skin above the brow is operated on to lift the brows. As both procedure achieve a similar effect the terms are often used interchangeably.