A brow lift corrects the sagging or low position of the eyebrows, softens horizontal creases across the brow and erases the worries or angry expression that can result from frown lines. The outcome is a more relaxed and refreshed appearance.
Brow lifts are most commonly performed on men and women in the 40 – 60 year old age range. However, there is no age limit to the procedure. It can also produce good results for younger adults who have inherited or stress-related conditions, such as low eyebrows or furrows above the nose.You may be a good candidate for a brow lift if you have any of the following types of conditions:
- Sagging or low position of the eyebrows, creating a tired or sad appearance
- Deep horizontal creases across the brow
- Frown lines, or furrows, between the eyebrows and sometimes across the top of the nose.
How is a brow lift performed?
The technique chosen for your surgery depends on your features, your surgeon’s preferences and your desired results.
There are several variations to the brow lift procedure. Your plastic surgeon will recommend the surgical technique that he or she feels will obtain the best outcome for you.
One common method is the coronal incision technique. Using this technique, an incision is made across the top of the scalp, beginning above the ears and concealed within the hair. Sometimes, the incision may be placed at the front of the hairline. The incision is designed to be inconspicuous when healed. Working through this incision, your plastic surgeon can modify or remove parts of the muscles that cause wrinkling and frown lines, remove excess skin and lift your eyebrows to a more pleasing level.
Brow Lift Including Endoscopy
The endoscopic brow lift is usually the same preparation steps as conventional procedure: Your hair is tied back and trimmed behind the hairline where the incisions are made. Instead of making one long coronal incision, three to five short incisions are made and closed with stitches or clips.
Although you should be up in a day, plan on taking it easy and returning to work or school in a week. The visible signs of surgery will completely fade in about three weeks or sooner. You may feel a bit tired, but your energy level will increase as you begin to look and feel better.
Most patients are pleased with the results of a brow lift, no matter which procedure was used. You may not realize now how much your brow contributes to the signs of aging or give you the appearance of being angry or sad until you see how much younger and more rested you look after your procedure.