Refresh your upper face with a brow lift for a youthful appearance and expression.
As years pass, you might begin to notice negative changes in the upper part of our face. The forehead and brow area can start to droop, making you look persistently angry, worried or tired. Furrows can also appear that further exacerbate the worn appearance. Sometimes, excessively loose skin in the brow area can even block peripheral vision.
The brow lift, often referred to as forehead lift, can help refresh your facial expression, re-open tired looking eyes and smoothen the wrinkles on your forehead while lifting the eyebrows.
Are You a Candidate for a brow lift?
A brow lift may be recommended to you if you have any of the following aging issues:
- A sagging brow causing hooding of the upper eyelids
- Drooping eyebrows that cause you to look persistently tired, angry or worried
- Loose skin or small fat deposits along the upper eyelids
- Horizontal creases across the forehead
- Vertical lines between the eyebrows, known as frown lines
Candidates suitable for a brow lift are in good physical health and with overall healthy facial muscles and tissue.
Brow Lift approaches
Endoscopic Brow Lift
The endoscopic brow lift is a less invasive procedure often recommended to patients in need of less correction.
The surgery involves a special camera, an endoscope, which is placed into the surgical area via a very slight incision hidden in the scalp. Our surgeons can observe the procedure through the endoscope and uses tools to make the necessary adjustments to the underlying tissue and muscle while removing excess skin to create a natural result with less trauma to surrounding area. The small incision will be placed inside the hairline to eliminate visible scarring after the procedure.
The Medical Director of IMAGN INSTITUTE, Dr. Ahmad Saad is an internationally recognized expert in the endoscopic brow lift technique. He is the author of the “Endoscopic Brow Lifting” chapter in the Aesthetic Rejuvenation of the Face and Neck, a book detailing the latest surgical and non-surgical techniques for facial rejuvenation, featuring the expertise of world-renowned plastic surgeons.
Open Brow Lift
If the furrows and the sagging are more pronounced, an open, or coronal, brow lift might be recommended. The preparation of the surgical area is practically identical to that of the endoscopic brow lift. This time, however, an incision is made from the temporal area, from ear to ear and within the hairline to avoid potential visible scarring. The excess tissue and isolated fat deposits are then removed. Once the underlying tissue and muscle are repositioned to achieve a natural contour, the incision is closed with deep dissolvable suture to ensure no visible scars.
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The Recovery Process
It is normal that some numbness, bruising and swelling are present for the first few days. Pain medication will be prescribed to ensure you are comfortable. Our team of post-surgery professionals will provide you with full instructions concerning care for the incisions, how to bathe, when to return for a follow-up and what products could be beneficial to accelerate healing.
Those patients who undergo endoscopic brow lifts, would usually be able to go back to work within a few days. Those who have an open brow lift would usually require a slightly longer recovery period for the bruising and swelling to become unnoticeable. You could go back to work within a week.
Both procedures guarantee durable effects and it would be a number of years before any touch-up procedure is necessary.