Mr Azhar Aslam is surgical director of Linia Cosmetic Surgery, which continues to be at the forefront of providing cosmetic surgery procedures under local anaesthetic, both with and without sedation. ...READ MORE ...
AKA Upper Facelift
Who can perform a Brow Lift?
Cosmetic Doctor (non invasive)
Cosmetic Dermatologist (non invasive)
What is a Brow Lift?
Ageing, stress and general wear and tear can all contribute to a drooping, craggy or wrinkled brow. A brow lift addresses this by lifting the skin of the forehead, smoothing the brow and often raising the eyebrows into a more youthful position.
Who is suitable for a Brow Lift?
Brow lifts are generally aimed at patients in their forties or above, but some people have a low, heavy brow due to simple genetics, and a brow lift can help them too.
If you have had a particularly stressful time of it or, conversely, if you’ve spent much of your life partying heavily and soaking up the sun in between times, then you may find you are a candidate for a brow lift earlier in life.
Brow lift surgery is often combined with blepharoplasty or a mid- or full facelift to get a really youthful looking result.
What’s a Brow Lift like?
There are two main types of brow lift: ‘open’ and ‘endoscopic’. Both are usually performed under a general anaesthetic.
An open brow lift is the more traditional technique, and involves an incision starting from about ear level, going along or slightly behind your natural hair line.
Working through this incision, the skin is lifted, some of the tissue underneath is removed and the muscles are adjusted as necessary. Any excess skin is then trimmed away before the wound is stitched back together.
In an endoscopic brow lift, the surgeon will make several small incisions along the hair line, rather than one long one. An endoscope – which is a small camera device connected to a TV monitor – is inserted through one of the holes, giving the surgeon a good view of what’s going on under your skin.
The surgeon then inserts another instrument through a different hole, so he can work on the muscles, tissues and position of the eyebrows, as with a traditional brow lift. Any excess skin will be trimmed away at the point of incision.
What happens afterwards?
You will need to allow at least 24 hours for the effects of the anaesthetic to wear off, and you may be asked to keep your head elevated for two or three days post surgery to minimise swelling.
Any bandages will be removed after a day or two, and stitches within a fortnight, sometimes in two stages. You should be able to return to work after a week – but it is important to take it easy over the course of that week, and avoid any strenuous activity for a month or so.
Will I have a scar following my Brow Lift?
Depending on which type of brow lift you go for, there will be one long or several short scars, but as these tend to be behind the hair line, they are easily hidden.