As we age, the skin around our eyebrows starts to sag, creating a tired and listless look. A browlift – also known as a forehead lift – elevates the sagging portions of the eyebrows and restores a youthful and refreshed appearance. The muscles between the eyebrows that cause frown lines can be released to create a softer look.
Who is a candidate?
- Have a forehead that sags or brows that hang too low and too close to the eyes.
- Have deep vertical furrows between the eyebrows (frown lines).
- A more youthful and rested appearance to the forehead and upper eyelids.
- The procedure is done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia.
- The incisions are usually made behind the hairline. For patients with high foreheads, the incision can be placed at the hairline.
- The forehead skin is lifted and re-positioned. The muscles that cause frown lines are weakened.
Recuperation and Healing
- Patients go home with their heads wrapped in dressings. The dressings are usually removed on the first or second day after surgery.
- Initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication.
- Sutures or staples are removed within 10 days.
- Most swelling and bruising is gone in seven to 10 days.
Additional cosmetic procedures that may enhance the result are lower and/or upper eyelid lift, face lift, or other facial procedures or implants.
Because the browlift procedure is considered cosmetic, it is not covered by insurance. The patient is responsible for payment.
The specific risks and the suitability of the cosmetic procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complication that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unusual.