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What Exactly is a Brow Lift?
Also called a forehead lift, this cosmetic surgery procedure is performed to reduce the horizontal wrinkle lines that naturally occur across the forehead. It is also used to reduce the wrinkles that appear on the bridge of the nose and between the eyes. The procedure also reduces frown lines, that is, those lines that appear between the eyebrows. A brow lift can even raise sagging eyebrows and place the brows in a more youthful and alert position above the eyes.
How Does a Brow Lift Work?
Anesthesia is generally used to make you comfortable before beginning a brow lift procedure. From there, surgeons will perform the initial incision. This will either be an endoscopic or coronal incision, depending on the doctor’s preference. Endoscopic incisions use a thin tube with a camera on the end of it – an endoscope – that is inserted in the hairline. Surgeons use the endoscope to move muscle and tissue under the skin to correct visible creases at skin level. Coronal incisions are cuts created on the top of the head from ear to ear. Once this type of incision is made, the doctor lifts the forehead skin so he can more easily adjust tissue and muscle to reduce wrinkles in the forehead and other facial areas.
How Effective is a Brow Lift?
Brow lifts have been known to make patients appear years younger. The surgery can increase your confidence and enhance and rejuvenate your appearance. Not only that, but the procedure can alleviate tension in the forehead muscles and make patients more comfortable. These results look natural, and they can last up to ten years or longer.
What is the Recovery Procedure and Time for a Brow Lift?
Recovery from this type of surgery generally includes loosely wrapping your head to minimize swelling and bruising. During recovery, you can expect to take medication to aid in the healing process and prevent infection while reducing pain. You also should plan on not performing any vigorous activity for the first few weeks after surgery. Keeping your head elevated for two days following the surgery allows for a quick, full, and proper recovery.
The initial incision and wound should be pretty well healed in about two weeks. Around this time, stitches are removed. Even after, however, healing will continue for several weeks as swelling continues to dissipate.
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