The brow gives your face the impression of your feelings and confidence in your personality. Sagging or heavy brows always gives you a tired impression, even if you are not. And you end up looking older. As the years' pass, the brow sags down so much that it causes hooding, and sometimes the loose hanging skin also obstructs the vision. The forehead aging gives you deep worry lines that run across the forehead gives you anger and fatigue look or other unintended emotions.
‘The ideal brow,’ brow rests above the orbital rim with gradual arch laterally. The eyebrow's tail is a little higher than the medial (nasal) side of the eyebrow.
A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that is performed to elevate brow position and eliminate forehead wrinkles permanently. By altering the brow position, it helps to reverse the aging concerns by correcting the drooping, restores the arch, and gives you an alert and youthful appearance. Brow lifting is a procedure that corrects the tired look and can reduce forehead wrinkles at the same time.
The discussion with your plastic surgeon helps you decide the best surgical approach for you to achieve the desired goals. That depends on your skin type, patient's age, the sagginess, and the hairline shape. Likewise, the coronal approach is reserved for the patients who are having too saggy skin and or broad forehead and excessive forehead wrinkling. Endoscopic forehead and brow lift can be done in younger patients with good skin quality. Gliding brow lift and temporal brow lift can be done in those who want to continue the brow's temporal lift.
Brow lifting procedures have a very low complication rate and very high satisfaction rates with our patients. Bruising, facial edema, and very rare complication are nerve injuries, and some infections can occur, which can be tackled with antibiotics.
As aging is a continuous process, but the results still last for around 15 years. Minor touch-ups may be required after that to maintain the results.
A neurotoxins injection is the non-surgical method used in the younger population to achieve the brow lifting and achieve typical famine brow arching. Neurotoxin injections are also used to eliminate the forehead wrinkles. When injected in a special manner, neurotoxins can give you the perfect brow arching, and to eliminate the forehead wrinkles and frown lines, it is injected at multiple points.
This treatment is not a permanent method and needs to be repeated, ranging from 6 to 9 months. Depending on the muscular activity level and first-time user or re-user, 35 U to 50 U may be required for the forehead and periorbital rejuvenation.
Bruising and swelling are expected in the post-operative period. The swelling starts decreasing after 48 to 72 hours. The bruising takes some time to disappear from a week to two. There may remain some numbness or hardness in the skin that resolves in 6 to 8 weeks.
Fillers or periorbital fat grafting for sunken eyes. Blepharoplasty surgery for loose eye skin. A brow lift is done as a part of whole facial rejuvenation that includes facelift, brow lift, blepharoplasty, and full facial fat grafting in certain cases.
*Opinions/ Results may vary from person to person.