Brow lift surgery or eyebrow lift surgery is not suitable for morbidly obese patients or heavy smokers and those who do not prefer to stop smoking. Patients with serious underlying health problems are not good candidates for forehead lift surgery.
How long should you stay in the hospital after the surgery?
You may spend one night in the hospital after the procedure to monitor your status.
How long is the surgery?
The surgery will take 1 to 2 hours
3 to 5 days
Patients need to stop taking any anti-inflammatory medicines at least 2 weeks before the procedure. Smoking should be stopped at least one month before the procedure. Because it may adversely affect the healing process of the body and ultimately destroy the results of forehead lift surgery. Herbal teas, green teas, vitamins, aspirin, and Omega 3 capsules need to be avoided at least 2 weeks before the brow lift surgery.
Before the brow lift procedure can begin, the patient is put under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation depending on the decision of the surgeon.
There are two main techniques which can be applied for a brow lift procedure:
Endoscopic brow lift procedure– The endoscope is a skinny tube with a small camera on end. In this procedure, the surgeon creates small incisions just behind the hairline and then uses these incisions to adjust the muscle and tissue beneath the skin, effectively correct the lines on the forehead and raise the eyebrows. The endoscopic brow lift procedure is preferred by doctors as well as patients, as it is much less invasive than previous techniques, and it can usually achieve an equally successful result.
Coronal incision brow lift procedure– The incision spans from one ear to the other, across the top of the head. The patient’s skin is then lifted, revealing any underlying tissue. The surgeon then continues to make adjustments to achieve the desired result. The coronal incision scar is hidden from the patient's hairline.
The operated area was then bandaged, and the brow lift surgery procedure ended.
The average brow lift recovery period lasts between 2 and 4 weeks. The patient’s forehead is wrapped in bandages in order to avoid infection but also to reduce bruising and swelling. A certain amount of swelling and bruising may be experienced in the 10-day period following surgery. Patients can return to work and daily activities in about 2 weeks, but sports and substantial physical activities should be avoided for at least 4 weeks.If the sutures were used instead of bandages, they are usually removed within seven to 10 days after the surgery.
Patients will need to take precautions as not to disturb the forehead region – wearing hats are prohibited during the brow lift recovery period.
Brow lift surgery risks and complications can include the following:
- Complications associated with anesthesia
- Hair loss on the incision site
- Elevated hairline
- Excessive bleeding
- Eye irritation or dryness
- Facial asymmetry
Brow lift side effects may include:
- Intense itching
- Eye irritation
Brow lift surgery reviews set the average eyebrow lift procedure success rate at around 93%.
The results of the brow lift procedure can be seen immediately. The incision lines become swollen due to surgery but gradually disappear. Patients need to avoid the sun, alcohol, and smoking as much as possible.
How Long Will My Brow Lift Procedure Last?
The procedure’s results last between 5 and 10 years, depending on the patient’s lifestyle.
Can I Combine My Brow Lift Procedure with Another Surgery?
Yes, most patients also prefer to have eyelid surgery at the same time for a better and younger effect.
Will I Have Any Visible Scars?
No, no matter what technique is used, all scars will be hidden in the hairline.
When can I get back to sports after the treatment?
You can expect to get back to exercise after 2 weeks
How long does it take before returning to sports after the surgery?
Expect your doctor to advise you to wait a one-month period before returning to sports.
This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in February 2022