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Brow Lift

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What is a Brow Lift

Does your face portray your actual feelings or do you look tired, sad or angry most of the time when you don’t feel that way? While smiles and frowns tell a lot about your mood, the eyes and forehead also communicate emotions in a big way. If static forehead lines and wrinkles are causing you to look unhappy, upset or tired when you’re not, brow lift surgery offers a long-term solution.

At Niche Plastic Surgery we offer several brow lift options that can rejuvenate and refresh your appearance. Our specialist plastic surgeons have­­­ ample experience in performing facial procedures with a natural looking result. We offer customised treatment options to help ensure that the look you want is the look you get. Keep reading to find out more about brow lift surgery procedures.

Benefits of a Brow Lift

Over time the skin that covers the forehead starts to sag making the face look older and tired. Sagging skin also affects the appearance of the upper eyelids, which can make you look tired, angry or worried on both good and bad days. Along with age, your genetic makeup may make you prone to a heavier, thicker browline, casting a perpetual frown across your face.

A brow lift procedure, also called a forehead lift, tightens up sagging skin around the forehead and brow areas. The overall effect creates a more relaxed look to the face making the eyes look alert and refreshed. A brow lift also involves repositioning the underlying muscles and tissues, which helps smooth out the deep furrows and wrinkles that form over the years.

Types of Brow Lift Procedures

Each person’s anatomy and facial structure differs so there’s no “one-size-fits-all” approach to a brow lift procedure. Fortunately there are many types of brow lift procedures each of which corrects the brow in different ways. This range of options enables cosmetic surgeons to more accurately produce your intended result. The specialist plastic surgeons at Niche Plastic Surgery have considerable experience in performing cosmetic procedures so they’re more than able to address your individual goals and desired outcomes.

Types of brow lift procedures include:

  • Short scar brow lift
  • Endoscopic brow lift
  • Coronal brow lift
  • Trans-blepharoplasty browpexy

Trichophytic Brow Lift

A trichophytic brow lift is designed to lower your hairline and reduce the appearance of a high forehead. It involves removing a portion of the skin on your forehead, using an incision just behind the hairline, which allows the hair to grow back over the incision mark. The trichophytic brow lift is designed to lift sagging brows and lower a high forehead, the result of which can make the face look more relaxed and youthful.

Endoscopic Brow Lift

The endoscopic brow lift uses the most current, state-of-the-art technology and is the least invasive of all the brow lift options. Rather than making one long incision spanning the forehead, this procedure requires several small incisions spaced several inches apart. This results in a faster healing process and less downtime required after surgery. In this procedure the surgeon places an endoscope attached to a camera through the incisions. The camera helps to guide the surgeon and allows for a more precise and accurate procedure overall. The endoscopic technique produces a smoother forehead while smoothing out wrinkles around the brow and eyes.

Coronal Brow Lift

As the oldest of all the brow lift techniques, the coronal lift, also known as an open brow lift, entails making a single incision from ear to ear above the forehead. The overall effect helps to shorten the length of the forehead and lift the eyebrows. The coronal brow lift is the most invasive of all the procedures since it requires such a large incision. For this reason, most surgeons today perform coronal lifts less often, opting for other less invasive approaches.

Temporal Brow Lift

Unlike the first two procedures, the temporal brow lift only works with the outer one-third portion of the eyebrows, or temporal areas, rather than the full brow area. As the face ages the lateral brow is the first area that starts to droop causing the upper eyelid to sag and appear heavy. The temporal brow lift eliminates sagging eyelids and makes the eyes look more lively and alert.

Trans-Blepharoplasty Brow Lift

The trans-blepharoplasty brow lift is a modification on the temporal lift procedure. With a trans-blepharoplasty enhancement the surgeon makes an incision in the upper eyelid and lifts the eyebrow to create an arched effect. Both the trans-blepharoplasty and temporal brow lift procedures are minimally invasive options, so recovery times are shorter than usual.

The Brow Lift Procedure

Brow lift procedures are done on an outpatient basis. Typically, general anaesthesia or intravenous sedation will be used so patients are comfortably asleep throughout the surgery. As brow lift procedures vary in complexity the duration of the surgery can vary as well. Any incisions made are closed with staples or sutures which will be removed a week after the surgery.

What’s the Recovery Period Like?

As one of the least invasive cosmetic enhancements, patients tend to experience very little pain after brow lift surgery. You can, however, expect to feel a tightness across the forehead. Some swelling and bruising may be present for the first week or so but this typically goes away within a week or two and you will be able to enjoy your results.

As far as activity levels are concerned we would recommend low activity for the first two-three days following surgery. After about one week you can resume work provided your job role doesn’t require strenuous activity. It’s not uncommon to tire quickly after surgery so a limited work schedule may be in order. At Niche Plastic Surgery our staff will go over everything you’ll need to know and also schedule follow-up checkups to ensure your recovery is progressing well.

Who Is a Good Candidate for a Brow Lift?

Both men and women can enjoy the benefits of a brow lift. Compared to temporary cosmetic enhancements, such as dermal fillers, brow lift surgery offers a long-term solution for eliminating wrinkles and sagging skin along the forehead and brow. Ultimately, if you can identify with one or more of the following situations, you’re likely a good candidate for brow lift surgery:

  • You want to get rid of forehead lines
  • You’re unhappy with bridge-of-nose wrinkles
  • Your face appears tired, angry or sad even when in a good mood
  • You’re willing to follow pre-surgery requirements, such as not smoking before the surgery

Give Us a Call to Discuss Your Brow Lift Options

Scheduling a one-on-one consultation with a cosmetic surgeon is the best way to find out if brow lift surgery is right for you. If you need more information or wish to schedule a consultation with one of our FRACS qualified surgeons, call Niche Plastic Surgery on 9853 9705.