As we age one of the first areas to be affected is around the eyes. The brow can drop and create a hood over the eyes. This leads to patients complaining of a tired or sad-looking appearance
Brow lifting is a cosmetic procedure aimed at correcting asymmetry and sagging in brows whether it is from natural causes or aging.
It’s a flexible procedure that can be performed in a variety of ways to best satisfy the patient’s needs.
To raise your eyebrows to a higher and more alert position.
To correct your expression and frown lines and prevent your face from looking angry or sad all the time.
It improves and minimises the lines on your forehead.
After undergoing the operation, you should see clear and visible results, which include:
Symmetric and correctly positioned brows that will rejuvenate your face.
Minimal to no signs of sagging and drooping.
If your eyesight has been hampered by your brows getting lower, you should expect the problem to be fixed.
Regaining your natural expression and no longer looking as tired or hostile
A good candidate for the procedure will have the following qualities:
An ideal candidate for a brow lift will have no other medical conditions
Being overweight can have a negative outcome on surgery, so having a BMI of < 30 is ideal
Not smoking 3 weeks prior to surgery will reduce wound healing problems
Medications such as steroids can impair wound healing
The consultation will also serve to highlight the limitations of the procedure, and try to align expectations of the patient with what the procedure can deliver
There are two main ways the doctor can do a brow lift, and each has its own advantages: Both are performed as a general anaesthetic, and do not involve an overnight stay
Lateral brow lift- This procedure targets the lateral eye area. It is here that most people first notice a change and the procedure is good at restoring smoothness and clarity here. The procedure is performed as a general anesthetic, and can be performed as a stand-alone procedure or in conjunction with other procedures. The scars are hidden in the hairline in the temple area. The procedure typically takes 60- 90 minutes
Endoscopic brow lift: the doctor will perform a few small incisions behind your hairline, and then he’ll insert a long thin tube with a camera mounted on it so he can accurately observe your muscle and tissue structure. He’ll then gently lift your forehead tissues with a dedicated instrument inserted through an incision. There will be clips and sponge bolsters in the hair to hold the skin in its new position. The procedure typically takes 60- 90 minutes
Make sure you have someone with you that can take care of you and drive you home.
Stop taking blood-thinning medication such as warfarin, aspirin, and Plavix
Avoid alcohol in the days leading to the procedure
Stop smoking 3 weeks before the brow lift as this has a negative effect on wound healing
Avoid heavy exercise in the days before the procedure
Taking Arnica tablets one week leading up to the operation can significantly reduce the amount of bruising you experience
It is normal to experience some swelling, bruising, and headache after the procedure.
This typically resolves over the following 10-14 days.
The amount of discomfort is less in the lateral lift compared to the endoscopic procedure.
The stitches/ clips will be removed at 2 weeks
Dr. Faisal suggests that you sleep with 2-3 pillows for the first few days after surgery. You should also avoid leaning forward. These measures are designed to help limit the swelling and accelerate the healing process
Most patients are back to their normal routine by 10-14 days. The lateral temporal lift heals more quickly than the endoscopic technique
You should return to the gym at 4 weeks
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Dr Imran Tahir Aestheticare
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