A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift or forehead rejuvenation, is a cosmetic procedure to lift the eyebrows. A brow lift improves the appearance of the forehead, eyebrows, and the area around the eyes by lifting the soft tissue and skin of the forehead and eyebrows.
Who is a good candidate for a Brow Lift?
You may choose to undergo a brow lift if you have a low, drooping brow or brow asymmetry. A brow lift can also boost your self-confidence. A brow lift can be done alone or with other facial procedures, such as eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) or a facelift.
Why is it done?
Aging usually causes the eyebrows to move downward. In addition, as the skin and soft tissues lose elasticity, the distance between the eyebrows and eyelashes also shortens.
The lower position of the eyebrows can make you look tired, angry, or sad. A brow lift can elevate the brows and restore a refreshed, more pleasing appearance.
You might consider a brow lift if you have a low or drooping brow that contributes to sagging upper eyelids.
After the Procedure
After a brow lift, your forehead may be wrapped loosely to minimize swelling. A small tube may be placed along the incision site to drain excess blood or fluid. Your doctor will give you specific instructions on caring for your incisions. In the first few days after a brow lift:
- Rest with your head elevated and take pain medication as your doctor recommended.
- Apply cold compresses to relieve swelling.
- Avoid exposing your incisions to excessive pressure or movement.
- As your incisions heal, you may experience itching and numbness, which likely subside over time. If your incisions are covered with bandages, your doctor will probably remove them in one to three days. Sutures will usually be removed within seven to 10 days after surgery.
By raising your forehead and brow’s soft tissue and skin, a brow lift can give your face a more youthful appearance.
Keep in mind that brow lift results won’t last forever. As you age, your facial skin might begin to droop again. Sun damage also can age your skin.