It can be disheartening for some people to be told they appear harsh or stern when in actuality they have a friendly and happy disposition. Often, the misunderstanding is due to the presence of a heavy brow resulting in forehead furrows or skin that impacts on the appearance of the eyes. A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, is the simple surgical solution that will result in a more youthful and relaxed appearance.
A prominent brow can be the result of genetics, over-active forehead muscles, stress, and exposure to environmental factors such as harsh sunshine. A brow lift will improve appearance in a number of ways:
- Reducing horizontal wrinkle lines on the forehead
- Improving and reducing frown lines between the eyebrows
- Removing lines from the bridge of the nose
- Raising hooded and sagging skin above the eyelids
- Creating a more youthful and alert appearance
BROW LIFT PROCEDURES
The two brow lift methods used are the traditional classic lift and the recently introduced endoscopic lift. A classic brow lift is performed by your surgeon making a discreet continuous incision around the hairline and ears, placed to avoid any visible scarring.
An endoscopic lift involves the surgeon making a series of shorter cuts in the scalp at the hairline. A miniature camera is then inserted to visually determine the areas where the brow needs lifting. Small anchors are put in place to secure underlying brow tissue and restore a smooth outer-skin surface. As an endoscopic lift is less invasive, there will be a shorter recovery time. The operation can be performed under local or general anaesthetic, and will take a couple of hours. You will need someone else to drive you home.