Am I a good candidate for Brow Lift surgery?
Some commonly desired outcomes for candidates considering brow lift surgery are:
What type of brow lift surgery is right for me?
There are three main techniques that can be used to lift your forehead and eyebrows:
Classic Brow Lift:
The classic brow lift – also referred to as an open brow lift – involves one continuous cut that begins at the level of the ears and follows up around the hairline. Depending on where the patient’s hairline is, the professional will work to avoid a visible scar. The entire forehead is lifted and some of the forehead muscles are interrupted to reduce wrinkling. The skin is then tightened, the excess is removed and the incision is closed. The sutures are removed after approximately one week, but it may take several weeks for the swelling to subside.
Endoscopic Brow Lift:
The endoscopic lift is performed with special instruments inserted through four or five small incisions behind the hairline. Because the cuts are smaller, this procedure is less invasive than the classic lift. A telescope is inserted into one of the incisions in order to provide a view of the tissues and muscles. The tissue is then freed in order to be repositioned, removing furrows and wrinkles. Because the cuts are smaller, this procedure is less invasive than the classic lift. Patients experience minimal scarring and a shorter recovery time
Lateral Brow Lift:
A lateral brow lift – also referred to as a temporal brow lift – is a great way to elevate the outer parts of the brow and reposition the supra orbital rim. This procedure is usually quick and less invasive than a full brow lift, with a short recovery time. Excessive squinting from exposure to bright sunlight can cause the eyelid muscles to spasm, pulling the eyebrows down often hooding eyelid skin over the pupil and can lead to obstructed vision. The procedure removes the excess forehead skin and lifts the lateral eyebrow back to the normal position on the supra orbital ridge. Incisions are hidden in the eyebrows or hairline.