The sagging aspect of the eyebrows contributes to a tired and aged look. Through plastic surgery, it is possible to lift both sides of the upper eyelids, achieving natural results.
It is possible to lift the whole eyebrow or just one part, depending on each case. When treating the frontal wrinkles, between the eyebrows, the area around the eyes will be significantly improved.
The crow's feet can be treated through a myectomy/myotomy of the eye muscle. In both cases, most of wrinkles can be removed, providing a younger appearance.
FFor better results, additional treatments such as chemical or laser peel can be done.
The main difference among the various options for the brow lift consists of the incision placement.
The original eyebrowlift technique is the coronal incision, which is made slightly behind the natural hairline. An alternative eyebrowlift technique is the pre-trichial incision. This is similar to the coronal incision except that the mid-portion of the incision is made directly at the hairline. This incision generally heals easily and has the advantage of lowering the hairline. The disadvantage to this eyebrowlift technique could be noticeable scarring. An option is to place the incision within the midforehead creases. This is primarily used in men with deep pre-existing forehead lines.
The newest apporach to the browlift procedure is endoscopic surgery. Several small one-half-inch to one-inch incisions are placed just behind the hairline. Althought this eyebrowlift technique may require more surgery time, it is less invasive and produces a smaller chance of temporary scalp numbness.
This browlift procedure takes between one to two hours to perform. It is most commonly performed under sedation or anesthesia.
What To Expect After The Surgery You will experience a certain amount of swelling and bruising during the 10-day period following surgery. In some patients, this condition may include the cheek and eye area as well as the forehead. You will be advised to keep your head elevated in order to reduce swelling. Cold compresses may further reduce swelling. As the incisions heal, you may experience some numbness as well as itching, both of which will decrease with time. The sutures are usually removed within seven to 10 days following the browlift surgery. If bandages have been used, they are removed one to three days after the browlift surgery. It is important to follow the advice of your surgeon on resuming normal activities. For most patients, the recovery time will not exceed two weeks, but patients may still be advised to avoid strenuous activities for longer periods. Any prolonged bruising can be masked with standard make-up techniques.
Sometimes, a brow lift surgery is combined with a Blepharoplasty (an eyelid tuck) or face lift to provide a harmonious facial rejuvenation.
Facial plastic surgery makes it possible to correct many facial flaws and signs of premature aging that can undermine self-confidence. By changing how you look, cosmetic surgery can help change how you feel about yourself.
Insurance does not generally cover surgery that is purely for cosmetic reasons. Surgery to correct or improve sagging foreheads and brows which interfere with vision may be reimbursable in whole or in part. It is the patient's responsibility to check with the insurance carrier for information on the degree of coverage.