Forehead or brow lift or also known as the cosmetic surgery that corrects fallen brows is designed to rejuvenate the upper third of the face, being able to improve the following facial features: fallen eyebrows, forehead wrinkles, transversal lines (frown) and vertical lines in the base of the nose.
A Brow lift is generally performed through IV sedation (a combination of local anesthesia and IV sedation)
There are several different approaches of this procedure, some of them are:
- A direct browlift is performed by removing an segment of skin and muscle just above the eyebrows. The incision is hidden within the brow hair.
- A coronal forehead lift is performed by making an ear to ear incision across the top of the head and elevating the entire forehead and brow. The advantage of this technique is that incisions are not made on the face.
- Pre-trichal lift, requires an incision in the skin in the upper forehead just in front of the hairline. The sides of the incision may be made either in front of the hairline at the temples or behind the hairline.
- Another technique, called an endoscopic forehead lift, involves the use of instruments along with a surgical endoscope placed under the forehead skin through small incisions.
The forehead lift surgery can help people of any age that have:
- Folds or expression lines due to the stress or muscular activity.
- Patients with forehead wrinkles and furrowed lines over the nose.
- If you present slight or moderate eyebrow drooping and horizontal wrinkles.
The cosmetic surgeon will be able to prescribe antibiotics during several days after the surgery. Sutures are removed usually within a week. Swelling and bruising may present, these should disappear in a few weeks. Women are allowed to use makeup two weeks after surgery. You can continue with your normal daily activities 1-2 weeks after the cosmetic procedure. Final result can be seen several months after the initial surgical procedure due to the healing process.
2 - 2 1/2 hours