Our expressions often are visible signs of how we feel. When we are angry we may frown, creating a furrowed forehead or brow. A low or sagging brow may make us appear sad or tired -even when we are not. Unfortunately, for some people such characteristics are, or can become, permanent - either as a result of overactive muscles in the forehead and brow region, heredity, or the way in which we age.
If you are bothered by the development or presence of expression lines or other signs of aging in the forehead and brow region, a brow lift (also called a forehead lift) may be right for you. In general, a brow lift corrects a low-positioned or sagging brow, smoothes furrows across the forehead and between the brows, and helps to restore a more youthful and relaxed appearance.
This brochure presents an overview of brow lift. The best way to learn how a brow lift can help fulfill your personal goals is a consultation with a plastic surgeon.
» What is a brow lift?
A brow lift is a plastic surgery procedure to improve the appearance of the facial region between the upper eyelids and the scalp, extending to the temples. The procedure improves low placement or sagging of the brows, and minimizes the appearance of lines and creases in the forehead
» Where do I begin?
A consultation with a plastic surgeon is the first step to learn how a brow lift can improve the appearance of the upper facial, forehead and brow region. A consultation is designed to fully educate you in a non-pressured environment, and will include:
Your plastic surgeon will also answer your questions
Overall health and personal outlook can greatly impact the outcome of your brow lift procedure. These factors will be carefully evaluated in your consultation with your plastic surgeon. The success of your procedure, safety and overall satisfaction require that you:
By making the decision to consult with a plastic surgeon and following all the instructions given, you are taking an important step in helping to assure your safety.
Your plastic surgeon should have completed surgical training and examinations in plastic surgery which uniquely qualifies them to perform cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the face and entire body
» My brow lift
Your brow lift will be individualized according to factors such as your skin, muscle tone, forehead height, and bone structure taking into consideration the specific conditions that you wish to correct
» Preparing for surgery
Your plastic surgeon will carefully explain the brow lift procedure you will undergo. Prior to your procedure, you will be given specific instructions that may include:
» Following surgery
Once your procedure is completed, your forehead may be taped and your head may be loosely wrapped to minimize swelling and bruising. A small, temporary tube may be placed to help drain excess fluid and minimize bruising
» Progress and healing
Initial healing may include some swelling, numbness and discomfort that can be controlled with medication. An itchy scalp, particularly at the incision sites, is also common. Some facial movements may be restricted or temporarily impaired
It may take several months for swelling to completely dissipate. A year is considered appropriate for incision lines to fully refine. Life-long sun protection and a healthy lifestyle will help to extend the results of your brow lift - a relaxed, vibrant and more youthful appearance
» Brow Lift€ 2 000 - € 2 500