A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift or forehead rejuvenation, is a cosmetic procedure to raise the brows. A brow lift improves the appearance of the forehead, the brow and the area around the eyes by raising the soft tissue and skin of the forehead and brow.
You might choose to have a brow lift if you have a low, sagging brow or brow asymmetry. A brow lift might also boost your self-confidence. A brow lift can be done alone or with other facial procedures, such as eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) or a face-lift.
Aging typically causes the brows to move down. As 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 raise the eyebrows and restore a refreshed, more pleasing appearance. You might consider a brow lift if you have a low or sagging brow that’s contributing to sagging upper eyelids.
How do I prepare for surgery?
Please ensure you have arranged someone to drive you home after your surgery and to help you out at home for a few days. If you have had previous issues with bleeding or you bruise easily please inform your surgeon as soon as possible. To reduce risk of bleeding and bruising please make sure to:
✔ Avoid pain relievers and Vitamin E two weeks before surgery. Paracetamol and vitamins B and C are safe to use.
✔ Inform your surgeon if you take any herbal medicines that may affect clotting and the anesthetic.
✔ Avoid smoking before and after surgery so as not to restrict circulation to the area and delay healing. Giving up is best.
✔ Inform us immediately if you’ve had any infection (cold or flu) the week before your surgery.
✔ Hair coloring may be used 1 week before surgery but must be avoided for 3 weeks after surgery.