Eyebrow lifting surgery, also known as a brow lift, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that aims to lift sagging eyebrows to create a more youthful and refreshed appearance. As we age, the skin and soft tissues of the forehead naturally start to lose their elasticity, resulting in drooping eyebrows, forehead lines, and wrinkles.
A brow lift can be performed using several techniques, including endoscopic, coronal, and temporal approaches. Endoscopic brow lifts involve making several small incisions in the scalp and using an endoscope to lift the forehead and eyebrow muscles. Coronal brow lifts involve making a long incision across the scalp from ear to ear and lifting the forehead skin and muscles. Temporal brow lifts involve making incisions at the temples and lifting the outer portion of the eyebrows.
The choice of technique depends on the patient’s individual needs and the extent of the brow sagging. The procedure can be performed under general or local anesthesia, and patients typically return home on the same day.
The recovery period varies depending on the technique used, but most patients can expect some swelling and bruising for a few days after the surgery. Patients may also experience temporary numbness and itching in the scalp and forehead, which should improve within a few weeks.
Like any surgery, brow lift carries some risks, including bleeding, infection, scarring, and nerve damage. It is important to discuss the potential risks and benefits of the procedure with a qualified plastic surgeon before deciding to undergo the surgery. A skilled and experienced surgeon can help patients achieve their desired results while minimizing the risk of complications.