As time passes, the eyebrows may fall creating a tired or angry expression on the face. These patients also suffer from wrinkles in the forehead due to constantly using the frontal muscles to raise the eyebrows. The objective of this procedure is to reposition the eyebrows so that the face looks more balanced and relaxed without creating an expression of surprise. This is done through small incisions in the head where the hairline begins. Through these incisions an endoscope is introduced to facilitate the suspension of the eyebrows to a more appropriate level for your face.
To suspend the eyebrow, a tiny titanium anchor is inserted into the bone beneath the scalp. These anchors are permanent and do not cause problems.
The brow lift can be used in conjunction with an upper blepharoplasty or a facelift. The outpatient procedure is done under local anesthesia. It's necessary to use a temporary drain in the surgical area to reduce the incidence of hematomas. The hair can be washed the next day. Sleeping with your head up and applying cold compresses will make the recovery period faster and more pleasant. The stitches are removed after five days during your second postoperative visit.
As with any operation, there are risks involved with the lifting of eyebrows. Asymmetry, infection, bruising, loss of sensation in the forehead, hair loss in the incision areas, and paralysis of muscles may occur, although very infrequently if the procedure is done by an experienced plastic surgeon.