The Benefits of a Brow Lift

Cosmetic Surgery Dubai | 27 February 2020

Drooping of the forehead or eyebrows with deep lines on the forehead can be very ageing and cause concern for many patients. Brow Lift Surgery will correct drooping of eyebrows, loose skin with some improvement in facial lines. Botulinum toxin treatment to relax the muscles of the forehead and eyebrow is recommended 2 weeks prior to surgery for a more effective healing. Dermal Filler or Fat injections may also be recommended to achieve the best results. Any existing facial asymmetry will be pointed out and treatment planned to correct this.

What is Brow Lift Surgery?

Brow Lift, also known as Endoscopic Brow Lift, Brow Reshaping, is a Cosmetic Surgery Procedure to correct drooping of the eyebrows and improvement of forehead creases and lines to achieve a natural youthful appearance.

What are the benefits of a Brow Lift?

Since the introduction of Botulinum toxin injections to rebalance the muscles of the upper face, many patients are able to achieve good rejuvenation of the upper face without surgery. A Brow Lift is necessary when the drooping of the forehead, eyebrows cannot be improved by Botulinum toxin injections. The procedure will elevate the drooping forehead and eyebrows to give a natural youthful fresh appearance.

What about the results of Brow Lift Surgery?

The results are first and foremost natural. The goals of Brow Lift Surgery are to restore an aesthetically pleasing upper face which is in balance with your facial features – i.e. looks natural and does not appear abnormal or over stretched. Remember that it can take up to 3 – 6 months before the full healing and final appearance is achieved.

What are the risks of Brow Lift Surgery?

Common to all surgical procedures there are always risks associated with surgery. However, complications are uncommon. The most frequent is bruising following surgery and may take 2 weeks to resolve, while major bleeding is rare. Infection is infrequent (less than 0.5%) and will require a course of appropriate antibiotics. Hypertrophic or keloid scarring in the scalp is also rare but will require specific treatments to reduce the scarring. Reduced sensation over the scalp is expected and commonly returns within 3 – 6 months. Weakness of the forehead muscle (frontalis) is uncommon and usually temporary with recovery expected in 6 – 8 weeks.

Am I the ideal patient for a Brow Lift?

The ideal patient for a Brow Lift has drooping of the forehead and eyebrows which is not corrected by effective Botulinum toxin injections. Patients should have normal hairline and forehead height not exceeding approximately 7cm. Receding hairline or high forehead may benefit from Hairline Lowering Foreheadplasty with advancement of the hairline to a normal position in combination with Brow Lift Surgery.

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