What Brow lift can do for you?
- Places the eyebrows in an alert and youthful position.
- Reduces the wrinkle lines that develop horizontally across the forehead, and gives rested look.
- It also diminishes the wrinkles that appears on the bridge of the nose, between the eyes correct the poking look.
- Improves frown lines, the vertical creases that develop between the eyebrows and correct the angry look.
- Improves the saggy/ tired brows that is apparent in the upper eyelids.
Who is a good candidate for Browlift surgery?
In general, good candidates for a Browlift include:
• Healthy individuals who do not have medical conditions that impair healing
• Individuals with positive goal and realistic expectation from the surgery
Types of Browlift Surgery
There are various types of Browlift technique that your surgeon will suggest if you want to undergo the procedure. Here we will discuss about the types of browlift procedure:
Coronal Brow Lift
This is the oldest used brow lift technique. The coronal lift is also referred to as an open brow lift. The procedure involves a single incision made from ear to ear that is placed across the forehead.
Coronal lifts are opted by people who has smaller foreheads and wants to lift their hairline. However, it is extensive one. Therefore, there are less invasive techniques available now.
Trichophytic Brow Lift is commonly used for patients with higher hairlines. The procedure removes a portion of forehead skin (rather than raising the hairline) to elevate the eyebrows. Here, the incision is made just behind the hairline. The incision is performed so that hair will grow right through it, concealing the area.
Endoscopic Brow Lift
This is the most popular type of browlift procedure. This is the choice for most surgeons as it only requires small, less invasive incisions.
In the endoscopic brow lift a small endoscope is used. The endoscope is often attached to a camera so that the surgeon can get a direct view of the tissue of the forehead and dissect it. The camera allows the surgeon to safely identify any nerves close to the eyebrows and protect them during the surgery.
The incisions made here are minimal. In endoscopic procedure, the pain is less and recovery is shorter and there is less chance of any numbness on scalp.
Temporal Brow Lift
A lateral brow lift is also termed as temporal brow lift is a less extensive brow lift technique. The procedure addresses the outer one-third portion of the eyebrows rather than the full brow area.
The lateral brow is the portion that starts sagging first as we age creating heaviness to the upper eyelid. The temporal brow lift with combination an upper blepharoplasty will help in reversing the age, providing a more youthful appearance. Compared to other brow lift types, the temporal lift has less effect, however it has less risk and shorter healing times.
Trans-blepharoplasty Brow Lift
A modification of the temporal brow lift, the trans-blepharoplasty brow lift, also effectively addresses the lateral brow. The brow is raised through a standard upper blepharoplasty eyelid incision in the upper eyelid crease. The forehead is released from below through this approach. The suture is done through a short ½ inch incision behind the upper hairline. The healing takes less time in the minimally invasive technique.
Non-Surgical Brow Lift Using Neurotoxin (Botox, Dysport)
In this procedure, the lateral brows can also be raised slightly using neurotoxin injection techniques. The muscles that is responsible to pull the brow down are weakened to get a brow elevation. To achieve the lift, the orbicularis oculi muscles (that create crow’s feet) and the procures and corrugator muscles (that create the 11’s between the eyebrows) are injected. However, the effect is very slight and temporary. This technique is best for the younger patient with only early eyebrow descent.