The eyebrow lift or forehead lift tackles sagging brows that make a face look older and more tired than it should. With all the Zoom time in recent months, facial treatments are surging in popularity. If you’re looking for a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance, you might be considering a brow lift. Let’s look at how a brow lift works, the benefits, risks, and aftercare tips.
How Does a Brow Lift Work?
A brow lift is a type of procedure where your surgeon will reposition and lift your forehead. The surgery itself lasts between 1 to 2 hours. During the treatment, your surgeon will make an incision, lift your forehead, and anchor the skin down. There are different techniques of performing a brow lift which your surgeon will discuss with you during your consultation.
What are the Benefits of a Brow Lift?
There are several benefits of a brow lift, including:
- Smooth forehead wrinkles
- Improve crows feet
- Restore a youthful look to the eyebrows
- Remove excess skin
- Reduce the appearance of upper eyelid sagging
What are the Potential Risks and Complications of a Brow Lift?
As with any type of surgery, there are potential risks and complications of a brow lift you need to be aware of.
Risks and complications include:
- Hair problems
- Pain and bleeding
- Fluid accumulation
- Changes in skin sensation
- Anaesthesia risks
- Skin loss
- Eye irritation
Brow Lift Aftercare Tips
Although most of our patients experience very little pain after a forehead lift, the initial recovery period is about 2 weeks. This is when you need to make the most adjustments to your day-to-day routine to promote good healing.
In the first 24 hours following the surgery, you will need to wear bandages. After 2-3 days, you can wash your hair. Your surgeon will guide you on how to do this. It’s normal to expect some bruising and swelling, especially in the first few days following the procedure.
It’s essential that you don’t bend or do any heavy lifting for 2 weeks. Avoid smoking to promote effective healing and recovery. Your surgeon will remove your stitches after 1 to 2 weeks. You must follow all your aftercare instructions as they are put in place to aid healing and produce the best results possible.
You should be able to go back to work in 2 weeks of your surgery. Over the next few weeks, any bruising and swelling should go down. In general, you shouldn’t see any visible scarring, but if you can, it should be easy to cover up with your hair while you’re healing. After the surgery settles in, you should see the final results in 6 to 8 weeks.
Your forehead area can make you look older, tired, angry, or sad. By undergoing a brow lift, you can look to achieve a more youthful and alert appearance. Your recovery and aftercare will help you get great results safely and more comfortably.