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Both men and women can suffer from relaxing facial muscles as they get older, leading to a drooped brow and an older looking, ‘overhanging’ face. Although there are some temporary solutions to this a more permanent solution is brow lift surgery.
Brow lift surgery can help to fix problems with deep forehead lines or a heavy brow, making the face appear lighter and more youthful.
For most patients undergoing this surgery, the procedure is carried out via tiny incisions made just above the hairline. In some cases for men, this can also be done in the brows themselves. Both of these methods ensure scarring is almost unidentifiable.
What happens during the procedure?
The procedure takes place under general anaesthetic, with the surgeon making small incisions in the hairline. They will then use either an incision in the scalp or endoscopic technology to smooth the muscles and skin across the forehead for a tighter appearance.
How long before the scars heal?
Generally the scars will disappear within a few weeks, but this will of course differentiate from person to person.
Will there be much bruising?
Generally there is a little swelling, but with little to no bruising. Ice packs and painkillers can relieve any discomfort.
Can this procedure be performed alongside a full Face Lift?
It is very popular to combine the two surgeries, with some patients opting for Blepharoplasty (eye lid surgery) as well. Facelifts and blepharoplasty take place in the lower two-thirds of the face, whilst a brow lift focusses on the upper third (the forehead).
How long after the surgery before I can wash my hair?
Generally you can wash your hair after only a couple of days, but always ask your surgeon for advice on this.