A brow lift repositions the brow to create a more youthful and refreshed facial appearance.
What is a brow & forehead lift?
A brow lift, also called forehead lift, is the most effective procedure for correcting droopy eyebrows, horizontal lines and furrows, thus rejuvenating the eyebrows and getting rid of the tired look.
The earliest signs of ageing can occur around our eyes and forehead. Typically, people will notice excessive horizontal forehead lines, drooping eyebrows, or heavy upper eyelids. A brow lift is a cosmetic medical procedure design to return the brows to a natural looking, higher position. It is an effective way to achieve a fresher, softer facial appearance.
Brow lift results
Eyebrows will appear more arched and will no longer sag and your forehead will appear smoother. A smoother forehead and eyes that appear more open will result in a more restful and youthful face. A forehead lift can smooth the forehead, raise the upper eyelids, and minimize the frown lines that come with ageing. The result of a forehead lift is a younger, more rested look.
What to expect with brow lift
Your plastic surgeon will make small incisions along the hairline to re-position the brow, modify underlying muscles, smooth the forehead, raise the upper eyelids and minimize frown lines. An endoscope, which allows for amazing results without extensive incisions, will be used. This procedure takes two to three hours under light general anesthesia allowing you to return home the same day.
In preparation for a forehead lift, the hair is tied back with rubber bands in front of and behind the incision area. An incision is usually made across the top of the head, just behind the hairline.
Forehead skin is gently lifted and portions of facial muscle and excess skin are removed. The incision is then closed with stitches or clips.
Recovery after a brow lift
Bruising and swelling around the eyes may be experienced for several days, but is easily controlled with medication. Sutures or staples will be removed about a week after surgery and any swelling will diminish within one to three weeks.
Patients are able to resume normal activities within seven to ten days. However, any exercise, lifting, bending over or straining should be avoided for at least two weeks. Patients may also experience some limited scalp numbness, but normal sensation should recover after a period of a few weeks. All scalp incisions will be small and largely unnoticeable.
Get a brow lift or forehead lift with Centric Health
Many men and women from across Canada and all over the world choose Centric Health Surgical Centres for brow lifts and forehead lifts. Many brow lift procedures have been successfully performed at our state of the art facilities by our team of renowned plastic surgeons. Our surgeons have years of experience and excellence performing brow lift surgery. Our pre and post-operative care is exceptional, and combined with our patient centred philosophy will provide you with a positive and rewarding experience. We will help you regain your confidence and achieve the look you desire.
Next steps: Book your brow lift or forehead lift
If you are ready to discuss your cosmetic surgery needs with our board-certified plastic surgeons, request a consultation today. During your consultation your patient care adviser will discuss:
- Your medical history
- Incision techniques
- Potential risks and complications