Brow lift surgery is intended to gently raise the tissues of the forehead and reduce the appearance of frown lines, heavy eyelids, and crow’s feet. Over time, a person’s brow can descend and lead to a tired, almost grumpy facial expression. The procedure is often combined with other operations such as blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) and facelifts to improve the look of the eyes and other areas of the face.
The cosmetic improvements that can be achieved through this surgery are subtle, but often very beneficial. Signs of aging that appear around the forehead are often temporarily treated with Botox, but for a more comprehensive and long-lasting solution, the brow lift is an excellent choice for many patients.
Some of the conditions that commonly see improvement with this procedure include the following:
At your consultation, Dr. Burnett will evaluate you on an individual basis, discuss goals and expected outcomes and explain potential risks and complications. Dr. Burnett will answer any questions you may have about the brow lift procedure and can discuss any of your concerns.
There are two different techniques that can be utilized for this procedure; the endoscopic technique and the traditional brow lift. Both techniques are performed under general anesthesia. The most appropriate technique will be determined by Dr. Burnett and will depend on the patient.
The traditional brow lift is performed through a relatively long incision made in the hairline, stretching ear to ear across the top of the forehead. The forehead skin is lifted, tissue is removed and muscles are adjusted.
The endoscopic brow lift is performed through several small incisions in the hairline. A tiny camera and delicate instruments are used to perform the procedure.
Patients may experience some numbness, discomfort and swelling. Strenuous activity should be avoided for 2 to 3 weeks. Stitches will be removed 1 week after surgery. Postoperative instructions will be provided and should be followed closely.