Brow Lift

The sagging of brow may cause the person to look tired, angry and old. A Brow Lift is performed as an inpatient procedure under a general anaesthetic. Typically it takes 1 to 2 hours and an overnight stay in hospital. With the `open` method the incision is hidden just inside your hair line or a few centimetres behind the hair line. Selected muscles and excess skin may be removed to lift the brow position and improve the appearance of wrinkles on the brow.

Endoscopic brow lift is a similar, minimally invasive procedure to lift the brow and reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the forehead. Endoscopic or minimal- scar brow lift is performed using fibre optic camera inserted via small incisions in the hair line. This is attached to a television screen allowing the surgeon to visualize the surgical field. It leaves hidden small scares and the brow in a lifted, younger position.

You can expect some discomfort after this procedure, as well as some swelling and bruising. As the incisions heal, you will notice some itching and possibly some numbness. This usually improves with time. The risks with this procedure include paralysis of the muscles which move the brow; this is usually temporary but can be permanent. Hair loss in the area of surgery is also a risk with this procedure.

All surgical procedures carry certain risks and there are limitations of what can be achieved. A full and frank discussion with the surgeon is the only way to gain a clear insight into the procedure and allow you to make an informed decision about your surgery.

Key Information

Duration of Surgery1-2 hours
Hospital Stay1-2 days
Recovery Period (approx)2-4 weeks

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