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Eyebrow Lift surgery overview

The eyebrow descends downwards with age and gives the eyes a tired and unhappy look. They also result in heaviness of the upper eye lid. The outer part of the eyebrow hangs down more than the inner part. Along with the descent in the eyebrow position the lax skin as well as forehead muscle activity causes horizontal wrinkle lines. Over activity of the 'corrugator' eyebrow muscles result in Glabellar vertical wrinkles in between the eyebrows.  For in depth understanding of all the changes that happen in an aging face head over to the aesthetics page on Face.

Eyebrow lift surgery is a cosmetic procedure to raise the eyebrows to their youthful position. The surgery is done through tan eyelid incision or through an incision placed in the scalp behind the hair line. Both the incisions are well hidden.

What are the benefits of Eyebrow lift surgery ?

  • Eyebrow lift surgery rejuvenates the upper face region.
  • Sets the eyebrows to their youthful position. this makes the face look younger and happier.
  • Gets rid of horizontal and vertical Glabellar wrinkles.
  • Raising the eyebrows upwards also corrects the hanging upper upper eyelids.
  • This surgery is easily combined with other aesthetic procedures of the face such as a Blepharoplasty or Facelift surgery to rejuvenate the entire face.

Who are the best candidates for Eyebrow Lift surgery ?

Individuals with any amount of eyebrow descent are the best candidates for Eyebrow lift surgery. There is no age limit. It is preferable the patient be in good physical health with out any preexisting eye problems like dry eyes or infections and most importantly must have realistic expectation.

How is the surgery performed ?

Usually the surgery is performed under general anesthesia. The patient is asleep throughout the procedure. Eyebrow lift surgery can be performed in two ways depending on the amount of elevation required. If a small amount of raise is required the incision is given in the upper eyelid crease. This incision completely invisible because it hides in the eyelid crease. In case more elevation is required the forehead approach is used in which incision is placed behind the hairline. Such an approach helps smoothen out the forehead wrinkles and remove any extra forehead skin. This incision is well hidden and is also used for endoscopic brow-lift.

You are asked to come to the surgical suit at least 2 hours before the time slot alloted for surgery. It essential to come empty stomach. Please carefully read and follow all the pre-operative instructions give to you at the time of appointment.

You will be given time immediately before the surgery to discuss any last minute doubts with the surgeon. once you ready you will be taken to the operation theater. You will remain asleep through out the surgery.

When will I see the results ?

You will start appreciating the results from around 3 weeks after the surgery. Although tissue remodeling continues for 6 months after the surgery and complete results are seen after 3-6 months. Tissue healing takes 1 to 2 weeks. There will be mild swelling around the eyes for 1-2 days. Sutures are removed on the 5th day after surgery.

What are the risks and safety considerations ?

Like all surgical procedures there are risks relayed to surgery, anesthesia and sutures. Please read the Eyebrow Lift Informed Consent document thoroughly and completely to understand the risks involved.

What are the After-Surgery instructions and precautions ?

Maximum discomfort occurs in the first few days, improving each day there after. Cold compress is advised for the first 48 hours after surgery.

Expect temporary swelling of the eyelids, tightness of lids, bruising, dryness or itching. The eyes may feel sticky.

A few eye-drops are prescribed to help with dryness and itching. Sutures are removed in 5 to 7 days.

Please read and follow the post-procedure instructions carefully and completely.