What Is An Eyebrows Lift?
An eyebrows lift, also known as a forehead lift, positions eyebrows in a more alert and youthful manner on the face. In doing so, an eyebrow lift also raises hooded eyelids, reduces forehead wrinkles and improves frown lines between the eyebrows. A classic brow lift involves an ear-level cut continuing around the hair line to lift the forehead and eyebrow, and an endoscopic lift uses smaller cuts around the scalp and a scope and altering device. An endoscopic brow lift is less invasive and requires a shorter recovery time than the classic eyebrow lift. A thread lift is the least invasive procedure that remedies minimal sagging or corrects relapse from a previous lift. The results of a brow lift are immediately visible, and satisfaction typically increases in the following months.
What Causes Droopy Brows?
Drooping eyelids, or brow ptosis, is caused by a variety of situations such as normal aging, the composition of an eyelid, migraine headaches or medical issues. Nerve injury or a growth in the eyelid such as a style can cause one eyelid to gradually droop and worsen over time. More serious conditions such as stroke, cancer of the nerves or a brain tumor also cause brow ptosis.
The Best Candidates for an Eyebrow Lift
Non-smoking and physically healthy individuals are the best eyebrow lift candidates. A generally positive point of view and realistic expectations for the procedure are also important. A consultation with the surgeon allows the patient to share medical history, general health and their goals of the procedure. The surgeon next examines the forehead, eyelids and muscles in entire forehead region. The surgeon may also request the patient to make a variety of facial expressions to analyze facial movements. Once it is established that a patient can receive a brow lift, a surgeon may ask the individual to at least temporarily stop smoking, maintain optimum face care and to avoid alcohol and certain medications. A patient may also be required to trim long hair, or to begin growing it out to hide surgical scars.
Procedure and Complications
An eyelid lift typically takes less than two hours, and is done in a surgeon’s office, a hospital or in an outpatient surgery facility. A general anesthesia or intravenous sedation is administered before a classic or endoscopic brow lift begins. The incisions are then closed with surgical tape, absorbable or removable sutures, special clips or skin adhesives. A cleansing and bandaging of the face finalizes the procedure. Painkillers treat the common pain after the surgery, and swelling and bruising on the overall face typically disappears after a week. The patient should avoid vigorous exercise, heavy lifting and much activity the first weeks after surgery. The patient should have a large amount of ice or frozen bags of vegetables to treat the swelling, and keep the head elevated for long periods of time with pillows. An ointment recommended or prescribed by the surgeon should also be used to aid healing and prevent infection and careful face care is also important. Minimal complications of an eyebrows lift include scars, inhibited eyebrow moment, infection and loss of feeling around the incision site. A doctor should be called immediately if excessive bleeding, swelling or fever occurs after an eyebrows lift.