A brow lift is designed to create better brow shape and position than it is to cause profound elevation. A brow lift is often performed along with a facelift or other facial rejuvenation procedures. Aging can cause the skin above the eyes to sag, with a loss of elastin as we get older.
Repetitive facial movements and hyperactivity in certain facial muscles over time can also lead to frown lines and creases. Some people have inherited traits that cause them to have a heavy brow as early as their 20s or 30s.
Brow Lift Surgery Procedure
A brow lift is a surgical procedure, which means that patients will be administered a general anaesthetic. This ensures a pain-free process and relaxation of the muscles for Dr Scamp to deliver the best results.
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 cosmetic plastic surgeon can modify or remove parts of the muscles that cause wrinkling or frown line.
In addition, any excess skin will be removed and the eyebrows will be lifted to a more pleasing position.
Most patients are good candidates for an endoscopic brow lift. The procedure is a minimally invasive technique that requires several small incisions into the scalp.
The endoscope, inserted through these tiny incisions, allows Dr Scamp to see and work on the various internal structures of the forehead. Brow lift surgery normally lasts around one to two hours.
During your professional consultation, a brow lift technique will be chosen that will deliver the best results.
After surgery, you will have temporary puffiness and discolouration that may involve your eyelid and cheek areas as well. This is normal and will subside within seven days.
Due to the incisions, you may also experience numbness and itchiness of your scalp, as well as some loss of hair around the scar region. These side effects will diminish with some rest and downtime.
You should be able to wash your hair in a few days. We find that most patients can be back to work and their daily routine within 10 days of surgery.
Dr Scamp will explain the surgical procedure, risks, recovery time and answer all of your questions at your initial consultation at his Gold Coast clinic. You can also gain a better idea of expected results of brow lift surgery.