The brow lift is a procedure to raise eyebrows. The brow lift surgery is also called the forehead lift. It improves the appearance of the forehead and the area around the eyes by raising tissues of the forehead and brow.
One chooses a brow lift surgery if his eyebrow comes down or has an asymmetry between the two eyebrows. Some choose this surgery to look better, which helps to grow their self-confidence.
Risks involved in the surgery
Certain risks are associated with brow lift surgery that is :
- The scars of the surgery may remain evident after the lift.
- This procedure may cause permanent numbness to the forehead or the regions in which the surgery is performed.
- A brow lift may cause asymmetry in eyebrows, with either of them remaining too high or one being higher than the other. This might even out during the healing process. If not recovered during the healing period, the persistent shape can be maintained through another surgery
- It can cause hair problems with issues like elevating hairlines or hair loss at the region of the surgery.
Is It Painful?
The brow lift surgery is not that painful, and one is pretty fine with a dose of anaesthetics rendering him unconscious while the surgery is completed.
During the Surgery
The method of brow lift surgery varies depending on the outcome that a patient wants. The surgeon chooses the technique generally determines the location of the scars and infections(if any)
The surgeon may adopt one of these methods:
Endoscopic brow lift
In this type of brow lift, the surgeon makes several cuts behind the hairline, who then inserts the long light-weighted tube. The tube has a tiny camera on its end. The tube is inserted through an incision to look at the tissues and muscles beneath.
With the help of another instrument inserted through the other cut, the surgeon will lift forehead tissues fixing them in their new assigned places with the help of sutures, screws, and other techniques. The incisions are then closed by stitching them.
The surgeon cuts the hairline on the forehead from ear to ear. The surgeon then will lift the forehead and fix it in its new position with the help of a scalp. The scalp which overlaps is then removed, sewing the remaining together. This method is not advisable for people who are prone to hair losses.
Hairline brow lift
An incision is made between the top of the forehead and the initial position of the hairline. The surgeon removes a bit of skin and tissue from the region, which results in the hairline not being pulled again.
It is advisable for someone who has a hairline that tends to get back to its position. If the scar heals quickly in this person, this method is preferred as the mark of the surgery can remain for a long period.
What to do after the surgery?
After the surgery is performed, A loose wrapping may cover the face for some time to reduce the swelling. Any excess blood or fluid in the incision site may be drained out with the help of a tube.
Certain precautions to be taken after a brow lift:
- One has to rest with an elevated head and take pain killers as recommended by the doctor
- Apply creams as recommended to relieve swelling
- The cuts are to be kept away from much motion or dirt.
The lift of the brows gives a patient a younger, energetic appearance. It this to be kept in mind that brow lift surgery doesn’t last forever. With age, the skin begins to lose its shape and begins to fall again.