A brow lift is a surgical procedure that improves the brow position and can improve wrinkles on the forehead.
During the endoscopic browlift procedure, several tiny incisions are made along the scalp. Surgical instruments are inserted and used to lift the skin of the forehead and brows and reposition the scalp. Dissolvable implants or sutures are placed so that the tissue can be suspended appropriately.
This procedure takes one to two hours to perform under monitored sedation or general anesthesia. Sutures can be removed around weeks 2-3, but are usually dissolvable.
The pretrichial brow lift allows for improved brow position, a shorter forehead with a lowered hairline, and improved forehead wrinkles. The beveled incision allows for hair to grow from the incision, once healed the scar is virtually undetectable. Following the procedure, there will be some bruising and swelling. This procedure takes one hour to perform under local anesthesia, monitored sedation, or general anesthesia. Sutures can be removed around day 10 to week 2.
After a brow lift, patients may experience mild discomfort, numbness, and swelling, although these symptoms usually subside after a few days and can be managed with medication prescribed by your doctor.
The results of the browlift are noticeable right away and will continue to improve as swelling and other symptoms subside. Most patients are able to return to work and other normal activities within a few weeks.