Individuals who suffer from creased foreheads, frown lines or sagging brows that hood the eyelids are great candidates for a brow lift. The surgical procedure can provide a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance to the eyebrow region.
At Park Clinic Plastic Surgery, Dr Moradi and Dr Phoon will walk you through the procedure, answering any questions you might have along the way. The following is a rough outline of what to expect from brow lift surgery.
Procedure: A brow lift is a surgical procedure that provides a rejuvenated appearance to the forehead area, while delivering an alert and youthful appearance simultaneously to the eyebrows and eyes. A brow lift will help:
- Improve Frown Lines (the vertical creases between the eyebrows)
- Minimise Creases that Develop Along the Forehead Region
- Raise the Eyebrows to a More Youthful and Alert Position
- Reposition a Sagged Brow that Hoods the Upper Eyelid
Description: Although there are a number of was to conduct brow lift surgery, the surgeons at Park Clinic Plastic Surgery prefer to employ the endoscopic approach. An endoscopic brow lift entails making small incisions and inserting an endoscope, or video device, through minimal access points made within the hairline. This approach allows the muscle and tissues beneath the skin to be manipulated and repositioned to correct creases in the forehead and resuspend the actual eyebrow to its desired, youthful position.
Additional brow lift surgical options include a coronal brow lift, where the incision is made from ear to ear within the hairline.
Alternately there is a procedure called a lateral brow lift that is performed by Park Clinic Plastic Surgery on select patients who suffer from hooding over the eyebrow only. This technique requires a short incision within the temporal hairline where the lateral brow is accessed and the retaining ligaments are released and the brow is resuspended.
Recovery: Recovery times vary based on the type of brow lift surgery procured. The coronal brow lift is longer than the endoscopic brow or lateral brow lift, because of the length of the incision.
In an effort to minimise bruising and swelling, the forehead may first be taped to ensure stability, before the head is wrapped with bandage.
The initial incisions will require five to ten days of healing time, which is the timeframe in which the sutures are removed. Work and other normal activities can resume at this time.
Over the weeks following the surgery, the swelling will dissipate, and the incision lines will begin to fade, allowing optimal results to appear with a complete recovery over several months.
All surgeries come with possible risks and complications. At Park Clinic Plastic Surgery Plastic Surgery, those issues are discussed at length during your consultation.
The costs associated with brow lift procedures will vary, based on the individual needs of the patient. The services can range from $6,000-$8,000 and are dictated by the following factors:
- Anaesthetist’s Fee
- Private Hospital or Required Day Surgical Facility Fees
- Actual Brow Lift Procedure Performed
- Additional Treatment Necessity, including Anti-wrinkle Injections like as Botox
- Implant Costs, Where Applicable
- Surgical Assistant’s Fee
Additional Facial Plastic Surgical Procedures Performed Simultaneously, including Eyelid Rejuvenation, Face Lift, Neck Lift or Rhinoplasty