A browlift is surgery that lifts drooping eyebrows to a more esthetically pleasing position. This will also elevate the upper lids a bit and reduce some of the heaviness that may be present. It is not, however, a substitute for upper eyelid surgery. During the aging process a progressive drooping of the eyebrows occurs and contributes to a tired or aged appearance. A brow lift is often performed in conjunction with other facial surgeries such as facelift, laser resurfacing, and lower eyelid blepharoplasty.
Reasons for surgery:
• Drooping eyebrows
• Asymmetric position of eyebrows
• A tired appearance of the eyes
The brow lift is done endoscopically through small incisions in the hairline. Endoscopic surgery is a newer technique of minimally invasive surgery which is thought by many surgeons to be less traumatic and produces a quicker recovery. The surgery usually takes about one hour and is performed as an outpatient procedure.
Normally, post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and reduce the recovery time. Patients sometimes report minor discomfort associated with surgery which can be treated with oral medications we will prescribe. While complications are rare, patients can minimize the risk for potential problems by carefully following the post-operative directions given after the surgery. Patients will have a more rested and youthful appearance and the benefits are long lasting.