POSTED 18th February 2022

Brow Lift Surgery: How a Little Lift can Help

They say you can read a person by looking into their eyes.  For many middle-aged women, their eyes are noticeably overshadowed by drooping eyebrows, an unfortunate effect of our skin’s ageing process. Women begin to first notice this phenomenon in their late 40s when putting on their morning eye makeup.

Why Do you Look So Angry?

The impression you give can be a false one.  Some women complain that the exaggerated look of their sagging brows projects a constant grumpy or serious look. Others say they appear tired-looking when, in reality, they are full of vim and vigour. For those who are normally upbeat and in good shape, this can be cause for concern. Thankfully, for every cosmetic problem, there is a solution.

Can I Have a Brow Lift on its Own?

Brow lift surgery is a stand-alone procedure that can also be combined with a facelift.  A highly effective treatment, the brow lift tackles loose skin on the forehead that has begun to slacken.  As the eyebrows are anchored by your forehead, they start to droop resulting in excessive skin in the upper eyelids.

Using keyhole surgery, incisions are made in both temples and two small incisions are made vertically on top of the scalp, just behind the hairline.  An endoscope is inserted to free the muscles whilst the vessels and nerves are identified.

With these precautions in place, the tissues of the forehead can then be lifted, and the muscles are prevented from pulling the brow downwards.  Your new forehead is then secured to support the deep tissues so you can heal properly.  The procedure is done under general anaesthetic and you can expect to be in the theatre for an hour.  Most patients spend one night in hospital though, in some instances, it can be carried out as a day case.

How Does it Differ from Endoscopic Facelifts?

A brow lift differs from an endoscopic facelift which focuses on the middle to lower part of the face to lift and smooth lines, with incisions made around the ears. If you want to rejuvenate your entire face, you should consider combining both procedures for the desired result.

Preparing For and Post-Surgery Care

Post-surgery, it is important to rest.  Usually, there is not much pain afterwards though pain relief is prescribed, just in case.  Strenuous exercise is to be avoided for at least two weeks. It is also important to keep your head elevated when sleeping so extra pillows are a must.  This will help reduce the swelling and bruising, especially around the eyes.  This usually takes a few weeks.

There may be some concern that the finished result will be a constant look of ‘surprise’ with eyes looking constantly wide open.  Rest assured, our many years of experience means that we know how to achieve a natural-looking finish, one that you will be happy with.  After recovery, once the bruising settles down and patients are confident to see people, they usually report back that friends comment on how well they look.

Of course, as with all the procedures we offer, a free consultation is arranged to begin the discussion.  By assessing your forehead, we can then discuss how we can meet your expectations by discussing every aspect in detail.  As with all procedures, specific instructions are provided to minimise risk – such as advice on cutting out smoking two weeks prior or growing your hair longer to help hide scars while they heal.

Hello, Bright Eyes

So, are you ready to put your happy face back on?  Do you want to take years off your eyes and have others see you differently?

If you are 100% convinced that a brow lift is a right thing for you or if you are still unsure, don’t hesitate to get in touch using the form below to arrange your initial consultation. You’ll be able to ask any questions to put your mind at ease so you can make an informed decision.