What is Browlift?
The eyebrows often descend with age causing the eyes to appear tired or sad. Browlift is a popular procedure that raises droopy eyebrows. The modern Browlift surgery is done endoscopically (using telescopes) through small incisions that are hidden in the hair. This procedure raises and restores the eyebrows to a normal position and can dramatically rejuvenate the eyes.
Is it right for me?
The Browlift procedure elevates the eyebrows back to a normal or youthful position. Not only does the lead to a more less tired look, it also helps to relieve excess skin of the upper eyelids. This procedure can be done in conjunction with Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), but great results can be obtained with a Browlift alone.
Understanding the Procedure
Browlift is done endoscopically, which means that telescopes are used to perform the surgery. Five incisions are made behind the hairline (in the hair-bearing scalp) so that the scars are completely hidden. The skin of the forehead is elevated to restore the normal position of the eyebrow. After the eyebrow position has been restored, the incision are closed with sutures that dissolve away in about 10 days.
Your Browlift consultation
During the initial consultation, the position of your eyebrows and how they affect your eyes is discussed. The results of a Browlift is often demonstrated in a mirror by lifting the eyebrows with a hand. The changes you desire are most important, and these are discussed in terms of what is realistic and natural-appearing. As always, a medical history is obtained to make sure that you are safe to undergo this procedure. Photos are also taken at the initial visit to help identify natural asymmetries in the eyebrows and to illustrate what changes can be expected.
What is the downtime?
For 7 to 10 days following Browlift, there can be bruising and discomfort of the forehead. There can even be bruising of the upper eyelids. During this time you will clean the incisions and apply ice to the forehead to limit swelling and discomfort. The self-absorbing stitches will dissolve on their own after about 1 week.
What to expect after surgery
Immediately after the surgery has been completed, a certain degree of swelling and bruising is normal. The pain is typically very minimal and most patients report only a mild headache for a few days. Cold compresses and head elevation when lying down will enhance healing and relieve discomfort. Our doctors will prescribe medication for any discomfort.