Eyebrow lift surgery is a cosmetic procedure to raise the eyebrows to their youthful position.
As we age the collagen and elastin ligaments of the skin reduce making the skin loose simultaneously soft tissue volume loss along with gravity brings the skin of the forehead and the eyebrows downwards.
The eyebrow descends downwards with age and gives the eyes a tired and unhappy look. They also result in the heaviness of the upper eyelid. The outer part of the eyebrow hangs down more than the inner part.
The surgery is done through an eyelid incision or through an incision placed in the scalp behind the hairline. Both the incisions are well hidden.
At Kalpana Aesthetics we evaluate the entire face as a whole and suggest the best customized treatment plan for you.
What happens in Eyebrow lift Surgery ?
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 the incision is placed behind the hairline. Such an approach helps smooth 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 suite at least 2 hours before the time slot allotted for surgery. It essential to come empty stomach. Please carefully read and follow all the pre-operative instructions given 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.
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 for the patient to be in good physical health without any preexisting eye problems like dry eyes or infections and most importantly must have a realistic expectation.
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 thereafter. A 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.