Rejuvenation of the forehead and eyebrows is known as brow lift procedure. It aims to compensate for the gradual lowering in the brow position that occurs with ageing, in men and women. The pattern of ageing is somewhat different depending on hereditary characteristics, but also different between men and women.
The operations aimed at restoring a more youthful brow shape involve an endoscopic forehead lift. It is performed through several small incisions in the hair behind the hairline. The dissection is assisted with use of an endoscope, hence the name. At the time of the surgery the frown muscles can be weakened, but it is usually better not to destroy them completely as the position of the brows can then change.
The procedure is carried out as a general anaesthetic and most commonly involves an overnight stay. It is frequently associated with a facelift or eyelids operation.
Expect some bruising around the forehead and possible headaches for the first few days. It is wise to limit the activity levels in order to keep the bruising under control.
The position of the eyebrows starts a little higher than the end-result, but will usually settle within the first few months.The main risks related to this type of procedure are decreased sensation in the forehead which is most commonly temporary.
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