The brow lift surgery helps with the forehead skin which begins to loosen and sag in parallel with the aging and gravity and the existing lines become more obvious. They become vertical lines between the eyebrows. Due to the constant movements of the eyebrows, in later years, sagging occurs on the eyebrows.
To paraphrase, you can have brow lift surgery if:
- your eyebrows are dropping and narrowing your field of vision
- your eyes give tired facial expression due to saggy eyebrows
- there are deep lines on your forehead and they give a tired expression
How does Brow Lift Perform?
The low eyebrow problem issue gives the patient a tired, unhappy, and old expression which can be clearly seen. While performing brow lifting you will have small incisions on the scalp and stretching at the upper eyelid, just like a forehead lift. If deemed necessary by your surgeon, you can combine temple lift with brow lift surgery. Thus, it is possible to perform these two operations simultaneously if requested.
There are two types of brow lift surgery: surgical and lifting methods. In the surgical method, the permanence of the procedure performed with general anesthesia is stays for life. However, considering the movements of the muscles over the years, we can say that it is a repeatable procedure. In addition, the suspension procedure performed with local anesthesia depends on the permanence of the medical threads. Permanent threads are used for 3 – 5 years. The method of eyebrow lift is decided according to the patient’s expectation, the rate of the low eyebrows, and the opinion of your surgeon.
Am I eligible for having Brow Lift?
There are two different methods of brow lift surgery for patients who are over the age of 40 who do not have other health issues. The brow lift surgeries minimize the lines on the forehead. The doctor raises the eyebrows and puts them to where they should be. This way the person is given a fresh look while getting rid of sad and tired facial expressions. If there is a large amount of sagging skin, the classical forehead stretching method is applied. In the other method where the hairline has scarring by approximately between 4 to 5 cm. behind, thus this scar is hidden in the scalp. After this method, temporary loss of sensation occurs in the scalp for a long time. Eyebrow lift surgery is an operation in conjunction with forehead lift surgery. In addition, there is no need for eyebrow suspension surgery. It is not a preferred method to hang eyebrows and partially stretch the forehead by entering from the temple area only.
How to Prepare for Brow Lift?
Your surgeon will have some instructions for you to follow. Especially if you are a smoker, you should take a break 4 weeks in advance and 2 weeks after the brow lift surgery. During this period, you should not sunbathe too much. If you are using vitamin Es on a regular basis, stop taking them and avoid heavy diet regimens before your brow lift surgery. Because any type of infection may postpone the operation.