Elevation of eyebrows (Forehead lift)
Elevation of eyebrows is a surgical procedure that lifts the skin of the forehead, as a result of which the forehead is smoothed, eyebrows are raised and the upper part of the face acquires a younger and more wakeful appearance.
Benefits of surgical elevation of eyebrows
Reduces fine lines
formed along the forehead
Improves appearance in the area of the glabella
where mimic wrinkles are formed
Lifts drooped eyebrows
which droop over the upper eyelids
Adds a more glowing and youthful appearance
What is the intervention itself?
The team of plastic surgeons at the Derma-Act clinics will use one of several different techniques for elevation of eyebrows depending on the patient's facial anatomy and goals. All types of procedures of elevation of eyebrows start with incisions which vary in size and location. The presence of deep horizontal lines on forehead, the eyebrow thickness, the extent of asymmetry of the eyebrows, the height of forehead, the position of the hairline, the color and thickness of the hair are all factors playing roles in the determination of the best technique for each individual patient.
What does the procedure entail?
The procedure starts with the application of certain anaesthesia so that you feel comfortable during the surgery. The type of anaesthesia will depend on the complexity of your procedure, your personal preferences and your surgeon's preferences. It can be performed: with local anaesthesia and conscious sedation or with general anaesthesia which puts you in a condition similar to sleep.
Then, the surgeon proceeds with an incision that is made in the hair-covered part of the head, above the forehead. The skin of forehead is stretched and the excess part of it is cut off. The incision is sutured and covered with a surgical dressing. The resulting scar is well hidden in the hair. Patients with no hair or with thinning hair can also use the benefits of the procedure.
Elevation of eyebrows may be combined with:
- Face lifting
- Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)
- Comprehensive rejuvenation of the face skin (resurfacing)
What you should know before surgery?
Before surgery, our team will give you detailed information on how to prepare yourself. To achieve a faster recovery, it is recommended that:
- You should consult our team on any drug interactions which can occur with the drugs which you already take. You should stop the intake of aspirin or drugs containing aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or any herbal supplements since they all increase the risk of bleeding. It is possible for you to get a prescription for analgesics and antibiotics after surgery;
- You should undergo the required blood tests and consultations with a cardiologist and an anaesthesiologist.
- You quit smoking within at least 2 weeks before surgery and an additional 2 weeks after it since it affects the healing of tissues.
How long is the recovery period?
Surgical elevation of eyebrows or"forehead lift" has a short recovery period and the stay at the clinic is one day. Immediately after surgery, a dressing will be set which is changed on the next day and then remains for up to 7 days. It is possible to have oedema and bruises resolving within 7 to 10 days. Complete return to work can be expected within 7-14 days after surgery, depending on the chosen technique.
The durability of the effect of a procedure is strongly individual and depends on the condition of your skin and your lifestyle. You can improve and prolong the result of the intervention through a combination of dermatological procedures, on which you can consult the team of experienced dermatologists in Derma-Act.
Instrumental procedures of lifting and tightening of skin (Morpheus8, HIFU, PicoSure) can significantly contribute to the rejuvenation of tone and appearance of the skin.
Botox can be injected both before the intervention itself to fully relax the underlying muscles until their repositioning and a repeated contraction, as well as after the surgery to maintain the obtained effect and prevent the formation of new wrinkles.