As your face ages, one of the most noticeable problems is the droopiness of the eyebrow. This would in turn, increase the droopiness of the eyelid. It is important to review the eyebrows when considering a lid lift.
There are two different ways in which a brow lift can be performed, either open surgery or alternatively using endoscopic or telescopic surgery. It is important for the incision to be in the hair line in order for the scar to be unnoticeable. Once the incision has taken place, the skin on the forehead is then tightened and pulled just over the bone and repositions the eyebrows to a more desirable position.
While repositioning the brows, a muscle is removed to decrease the wrinkles that appear between the eyebrows. Should you decide to have endoscopic surgery, there is a chance that you might have small scars after the surgery.
There is no alternative procedure for a brow lift. Should you wish to reduce the wrinkles on your forehead, Botox is an option, however that will not change the appearance of the eyebrows.
Your surgeon might ask you to make a few changes before going ahead with the procedure. If you are a smoker, you will be asked to stop smoking – temporarily at least. Alcohol might also need to be avoided as well as certain medication.
It typically takes 7 to 10 days to recover and be back at work.
Before going for your consultation with your selected plastic surgeon, be sure to have your medical history handy. This information is very important and the Doctor will need this in order to assess and analyse your upcoming surgery. It is also good if you have an idea of what it is that you don’t like about your appearance and what your expectations are for the surgery.