A brow lift is a cosmetic procedure used to improve the appearance of the forehead, eyes, and brow regions of the face. Also called a forehead lift, brow and forehead rejuvenation can take years off your appearance. The plastic surgeon raises the skin of the forehead and soft tissue during the procedure, which eliminates creases across the forehead or between the eyes.
You may choose to have a brow lift if:
Called the initial consultation, the plastic surgeon will first meet with you to evaluate your appearance, ask some questions, and take photos. The consultation involves:
Before the brow lift procedure, you need to:
The brow lift technique your surgeon uses depends on your desired results, your bone structure, and your problem areas. The chosen technique determines the location of incisions. The options include:
After the brow lift procedure, your forehead will be taped and loosely wrapped to minimize swelling. A small tube is often inserted along the incisions site to drain excess fluid and blood. You need to rest with your head elevated, and take prescribed medications. Use ice packs to relive swelling and pain, and avoid exposing the incisions to excessive motion or pressure.
You cannot soak in a hot tub or sauna until sutures are removed, and may shower with your face facing away from the water. You will return to the surgeon to have drains and sutures removed in 3-7 days. During recovery, you can move about your home but should avoid rigorous activities.