A brow lift is an effective way to address signs of aging in the upper third of the face. This procedure may be performed by Dr Thomas using a number of techniques, which allows the surgery to be customised to the needs of each individual patient. This means that if you don’t need a full brow lift to achieve your desired result, there are less invasive options that can offer an excellent outcome with significantly less downtime. A brow lift is specifically used to lift the skin of the forehead and brow area, opening up the eyes and smoothing away facial creases.
Candidates for Brow Lift Surgery
The best candidates for brow lift surgery include patients with the following concerns:
- A sagging brow line that makes you look perpetually tired or angry
- Horizontal lines across the forehead
- Vertical lines between the eyebrows (known as frown lines)
- Excess skin and fat deposits above the eye, interfering with your look and your line of vision
A brow lift is often performed in conjunction with other procedures, such as an eye lift or facelift.
Types of Brow Lifts
Dr Thomas offers a number of different techniques for the brow lift procedure:
The lateral temporal lift is the least invasive and most commonly done brow lift by Dr Thomas. This surgery focuses on the area of the brow around the eyes and temple, pulling up the skin for a smoother, refreshed look. Incisions are made in the hairline, eliminating post-operative scarring. Results are evident immediately following the procedure and recovery typically takes just a few days.
Endoscopic Brow Lift
An endoscopic brow lift is a procedure that may be recommended for patients with more prominent signs of aging. This procedure uses small incisions and special tools to lift and reshape the brow, providing a smoother and more rejuvenated look to the forehead area. Endoscopic brow lifts are performed under general anaesthesia and the recovery period is generally two weeks or less.
A full or open brow lift traditionally provides the most dramatic results. Incisions are generally large and placed inside the hairline to minimise visible scarring after the procedure. Skin on the upper portion of the face is lifted and smoothed, while the underlying skin structure is adjusted to produce natural results. A full brow lift is usually performed under general anaesthesia and the recovery period may take anywhere from 2-4 weeks. Endoscopic brow lifting has become a more accepted technique due to it being less invasive.