With age, a natural sagging of the skin can create deep lines along the forehead, eyebrows and upper eyelids. A solution? Brow lift surgery. This popular cosmetic procedure can help patients achieve a more natural and youthful facial contour, and smooth and reduce those deep lines.
Most commonly, people consider brow lift surgery for a few specific reasons. The surgery can help to reverse:
Fortunately, advances in brow lift technique have enabled surgeons to act with greater precision, and the process is fairly straightforward. No longer does a brow lift leave that stretched look along the forehead. Today, results are much more natural and subtle.
Broadly speaking, a brow lift requires an incision or a series of incisions to be made within the hairline. This provides the surgeon with access to the underlying facial tissue and muscle, which can then be repositioned and excess fat removed.
Yet, there are some distinctions between the different types of incisions and techniques. Three main brow lift techniques are most commonly used. They include:
Following the surgery, the incision(s) is closed using removable sutures, skin adhesives or other types of medical suture. Since the incisions are typically well hidden within the hairline, visible scarring isn’t usually associated with brow lift.
Typically patients experience swelling, soreness and bruising for the first few weeks post-surgery, but the results become apparent shortly thereafter.
Overall, these procedures are fairly straightforward, but the big difference is in technique. Typically, your surgeon will determine which technique suits your needs.
Dr Rizk is a leading Sydney-based plastic surgeon. He specialises in facial plastic surgery, as well as breast and body surgeries. Want to learn more about our options for a brow lift at our Sydney clinic? Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
Dr Joseph Rizk became Australasia’s plastic surgeon of the year by making sure that each patient is heard, respected, and treated well. His patient-first approach provides you with the accurate medical information you need to make informed decisions about your course of treatment. At the same time, he offers his decades of knowledge and experience to help you along your path.