A type of plastic surgery procedure to corrects drooping brows, upper eyelids, and sagging skin on the forehead. It is designed to dramatically help improve the horizontal lines and furrows that can make a person appear angry, sad, or tired. A brow lift is commonly performed on patients in the 40 to 60 range, helping to minimize the visible signs of aging.
Duration of the surgery:
Outpatient – In most cases
Local with Sedation
Temporary numbness, discomfort, itching, and swelling. Hair loss may occur along the scar edges. In a rare circumstance, nerves that control eyebrow movements may be injured resulting in a loss of ability to raise the eyebrows or wrinkle the forehead, additional surgery would be required to correct the problem.
Patient can go back to work 7 to 10 days after surgery. For patients who undergo endoscopic procedure may return earlier. Vigorous physical activity may resume several weeks. Prolonged exposure to heat or sun limited for several months.
Risks and possible complications:
Rare possibilities of infection and bleeding. Classic lift: loss of sensation along or just beyond the incision line. If complications occur during an endoscopic lift: a surgeon will switch to the classic lift, which will result in a more extensive scar and a longer recovery period (less than 1 percent of all endoscopy procedures.)
Long-lasting. It can minimize the appearance of aging for years.