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A brow lift, also called a forehead lift, corrects the loss of tone that causes sagging of your eyebrows and hooding of your upper eyelids. A brow lift usually softens the deep creases across your forehead. It reduces the horizontal frown lines at the top of your nose and the vertical lines between your brows. The result is a more relaxed and refreshed appearance.
A brow lift is often performed along with a facelift or other facial rejuvenation procedures, such as a chin and cheek augmentation. Some people have inherited traits that cause them to have a brow lift as early as early as their 20s or 30s.
What to expect from a brow lift procedure
One technique for performing a brow lift requires an incision across the top of the scalp, beginning above your ears. The incision may be placed toward the middle of the scalp where it is hidden within your hair or at the front of the hairline. Through this incision, your plastic surgeon can modify or remove parts of the muscles that cause wrinkling or grown lines, remove excess skin and lift your eyebrows to a more pleasing position.
Most patients are good candidates for an endoscopic brow lift. The endoscopic brow lift is a minimally invasive technique that requires several very small incisions into the scalp. The endoscope, inserted through these tiny incisions, allow your plastic surgeon to see and work on the various internal structures of the forehead.
After surgery, you will have temporary puffiness and discolouration that may involve your eyelid and cheek areas as well. You may experience numbness and itchiness of your scalp. You may experience some loss of hair around the scar region. You should be able to wash your hair in a few days and be back to work within 10 days.
Chin and cheek augmentation procedures
The contours of your face may be enhanced by a variety of techniques. Chin augmentation (also called genioplasty or mentoplasty) strengthens the appearance of a receding chin by increasing its projection. Similarly, the cheekbones can be made fuller, creating a more sculpted look, using implants. Facial implants provide a permanent and predictable result. Sometimes fat may be injected into specific areas to restore a more youthful fullness to your face. Treatment with fat injections may need to be repeated to maintain improvement.
The goal of chin augmentation is to improve your profile by creating a better balance between your chin and other facial features. Increasing the projection of your chin will not affect your bite or jaw function.
How is cheek and chin surgery performed?
There are several techniques for adding prominence and contour to your chin. One, performed through an incision inside the mouth, requires moving the chinbone. A more common approach involves insertion of a chin implant. The implant is inserted through incisions inside your mouth or on the underside of your chin. In the latter case, surgery usually leaves only a faint scar that is barely visible underneath the chin.
To permit proper healing following the chin augmentation, you may be placed on a liquid diet for a day or two. Your chin may be taped or bandaged.
Augmentation of your cheekbones is achieved by placing a specially designed implant over them. The procedure usually is performed through an incision inside the mouth, but it may be done through a lower eyelid or a brow lift incision.
After a chin or cheek augmentation, you will most likely be up and about the same day, but your activities will be restricted. You should be able to return to work within one to two weeks.
A third technique involves insertion of your own fat into the soft tissues of the chin to build it out. This technique is very safe but survival of the fat can be unpredictable and a repeat procedure may be required.
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If you’re interested in learning more about brow lift surgery from a respected surgeon based on the Gold Coast, contact Dr. Scamp’s office today on (07) 5539 1000.