The information contained gives a general idea about the operation and does not replace a consultation.
The consultation is personal and specific to the individual concerned.
All consultations involve taking a thorough medical history and a physical examination of the relevant area involved.
How does a brow lift help?
- As we age so the skin and soft tissues of the face droop.
- The eyebrows and forehead skin can descend over the eyelids and eyes giving a “tired” and “hooded” appearance.
- By lifting the eyebrows and forehead skin can help to rejuvenate the upper face producing a more youthful look.
Tell me about the operation?
- Operation takes 1 to 2 hours.
- Performed as minimal access surgery using small “scopes”.
- Discharged home either the same or following day.
- Dissolving stitches will heal on their own.
What are the possible complications?
- Scars – these will be just behind the hairline.
- Infection – this can happen but is rare after the operation and may require antibiotics.
- Bruising – occasionally the forehead can appear bruised after the operation. This will normally settle within 2 weeks.
- Sensation – a nerve supplying feeling to the scalp can occasionally be bruised leading to a degree of numbness, but this usually recovers.
These are the commonest complications. Other more rare ones would also be discussed at the consultation.
When can I get back to work?
- A rest period of 2 weeks is usually recommended.
A Brow lift is sometimes performed with other types of facial surgery such as face lift and eyelid reductions to give the whole face a rejuvenated look. A consultation would be tailored to your own requirements.