Brow Lift: Procedure and Recovery Time

If you’re looking for a younger, more rejuvenated appearance, have you thought about a brow lift? The procedure is most commonly carried out to combat signs of ageing, but younger patients often experience forehead creases too. As with any cosmetic treatment, it’s important to find an expert plastic surgeon you trust. Let’s take a look at what you can expect from a brow lift and how long it takes to recover. 

What is an Eyebrow Lift?

An eyebrow lift is also known as a forehead lift or browplasty. During the procedure, the brow or forehead area is repositioned and lifted. The surgery can help you look younger and rejuvenated. It raises the eyebrows to a more youthful level and helps combat the signs of ageing. An eyebrow lift has several benefits, including:

  • Smooth out forehead creases
  • Opens your eyes 
  • Long-lasting results 
  • Raise the brow
  • Reverse a tired appearance 

What Happens During an Eyebrow Lift?

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Before and after brow lift on both side correct asymmetry.

As the brow and forehead are such an integral part of the upper face, the treatment can also improve the appearance around the eyes. If you have a low brow, deep horizontal forehead creases, or brow asymmetry, you might consider an eyebrow lift. 

There are different ways to perform a brow lift. Your plastic surgeon will talk through your options during your consultation and determine the best option for you. Generally, the most common techniques for an eyebrow lift are endoscopic or open brow. 

With an endoscopic brow lift, the surgeon makes three to five incisions on the scalp. A thin camera is inserted and used to view your underlying tissues and muscles. Your surgeon then lifts your forehead into a higher position and anchors it down securely. 

Whereas, with an open brow lift, an incision is made behind the hairline ear to ear. The skin tissue is then moved into an elevated position, and any excess skin is removed. This type of surgery is also known as a coronal brow lift. 

How Long is the Recovery Time for Eyebrow Lift Surgery?

You will need to schedule some downtime after your surgery for proper rest and recovery. It’s entirely normal to experience some bruising and swelling after your procedure. This will ease up in a couple of weeks. You should be able to return to work in two weeks, but no strenuous exercise for at least four weeks. At one month post-op, you should be able to start to return to normal activities. 

You will see results immediately, but there will be some swelling for the first few weeks. As the swelling eases up and bruising fades, you will begin to see the results. You should see the final results after six months or so.

Can You Combine Eyelid Surgery and a Brow Lift?

The answer is 100% yes. It’s very common to combine two treatments for a total eye rejuvenation package. A forehead lift doesn’t specifically target bags under the eyes and crows feet. An eyebrow lift and eyelid surgery are an excellent combination. Each procedure requires about a week or two off work to recover. If you combine the two treatments, you can recover in the same amount of time, rather than two separate recoveries. This is why it’s popular to combine two treatments into one.

Book a consultation with us now and we can help find the best treatment option for you.

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