Brow-lift surgery is an excellent option if you have frown lines or look tired or angry because the middle of your forehead sags. Sometimes, the outer edges of the brow can sag, making a person look sad rather than angry, and the procedure can alleviate this problem as well.
Brow-lift surgery is an excellent option if you have frown lines or look angry because the middle of your forehead sags. A brow-lift will not get rid of crow’s-feet or improve the appearance of baggy eyelids. If you are experiencing these issues, you may want to consider undergoing blepharoplasty at the same time as your brow-lift. You may also consider combining your brow-lift with a face-lift for a more dramatic enhancement.
Candidates for brow-lift surgery should be in good overall health and have realistic goals for the surgery. Only Dr. Murphy can determine whether you will be a good candidate for the surgery, but generally, if you meet these guidelines, you will be considered eligible.
The doctor will provide you with a set of instructions to follow before your procedure, including a few general guidelines:
The most common type of brow-lift procedure is an open brow-lift. For this procedure, the doctor will make an incision across the top of your head, from ear to ear. He will then lift the skin of the forehead, so he can make adjustments to the muscles underneath. Generally, the incision is closed with sutures. The scar from surgery will be hidden underneath your hair.
Increasing in popularity, the endoscopic brow-lift offers the doctor another method of performing the surgery. For this procedure, the doctor uses a thin tube with a light and camera on the end, called an endoscope. He inserts the endoscope through small incisions and adjusts the muscles under the skin to eliminate wrinkles on your forehead.
After your surgery, the doctor will provide detailed instructions for you to follow during your recovery. These will include directions on caring for the incision site, symptoms and complications to watch for, when to take medications, and when to come in for a follow-up visit. You will need to keep your head elevated during sleep for the first week or so, and should have ice packs on hand to help reduce swelling. Most patients can return to work after about a week, and normal activities a week or two after that, but it is important to refrain from heavy lifting during this time.
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