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Face » Browlift

Why choose us for a Browlift ?

  • You will be seen and operated on by a fully qualified BAAPS/ BAPRAS Consultant plastic surgeon.
  • Our prices are competitive and represent outstanding results.
  • We provide a personal and holistic service to our patients
  • We put your safety first!

As we age, the forehead skin looses its elasticity and tends to droop and produce horizontal lines and furrows that can make you look tired or unhappy. This can produce heaviness on your upper eyelids and the eyebrows adopt a lower, less youthful position on your facial skeleton. Why give the impression feeling tired or unhappy when you are feeling great. Cosmetic Surgeons London can help you by performing an endoscopic (keyhole) brow lift procedure giving you a more youthful, appearance. This may be combined with eyelid or facial procedures.

Am I a suitable candidate for a brow lift?

  • My eyebrows sit lower than they used to
  • I have horizontal lines on my forehead
  • The heavy forehead skin is making my eyes appear less youthful
  • I always look tired and unhappy

If this is you then maybe Cosmetic Surgeons London can help you by combining an endoscopic brow lift procedure with Botox and / or upper eyelid rejuvenation.

What is an endoscopic brow lift?

Traditionally, brow lifting used to involve a long scar across the top of the head going from one ear to the other. Nowadays, the keyhole method (endoscopic brow lift) is used to most patients which involves the placement of 4 small scars which are well concealed in the hairline. Therefore, in men who have receding hairlines this may not be a suitable procedure.

How is endoscopic brow lifting performed?

Endoscopic brow lifting is performed under general anaesthesia with all the scar hidden inside the hairline.

You (the Patient's) Journey

Before the operation

You will have seen Mr Sojitra on more than one occasion to fully answer all your questions. It is important to avoid medications, if possible, such as aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) e.g Ibuprofen (Nurofen), Sodium Diclofenac (Voltarol) for 1 week before surgery. These tablets may increase bleeding during and after surgery. It is advisable to stop smoking 2 weeks before and after surgery from both a wound healing and an anaesthetic perspective.

The operation

You will be admitted to hospital on the morning of surgery and Mr Sojitra along with his consultant anaesthetist will come and discuss the surgical plan again with you and make some marks on your skin with pen. You will be required to have a general anaesthetic. The endoscopic brow lift will take approximately 1 - 2 hours. Your surgeon will mark on your forehead and scalp and inject local anaesthetic and adrenaline. This helps reduce bleeding during your operation as well as reducing pain and improving your post operative comfort. Cosmetic Surgeons London always puts your comfort first. The wound will be closed with fine clips. It is best you take it easy and stay in hospital overnight. You will need to have a friend or family member to drive you to and from the hospital and to look after you for the first 24-48 hours following surgery.

Recovery

You will experience some degree of bruising, swelling, and discomfort around your forehead, eyes and cheek all of which improve by the day. The bruising should subside after 1 week. Your forehead will feel numb for a while. You may put make-up on after a few days if you wish. Our consultant anaesthetist will prescribe you adequate medication to take home to alleviate any discomfort you may experience. You are encouraged to rest the first night in hospital. It is important not to get the dressings wet after surgery and you will be advised on showering. Depending on your type of work, you may return to work between 7-14 days after your procedure. No heavy lifting, straining or strenuous exercise for 6 weeks. The clips will be removed around 10 days. Your surgeon will closely follow your recovery.

Safety and potential complications?

Scars

Scarring on the whole is not problematic and the scars are hidden inside the hairline.

Bleeding

Rarely, small blood vessels that have been cauterised during surgery open up afterward. It is commoner in males and in patients who take blood thinning medications such as aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) e.g Ibuprofen (Nurofen), Sodium Diclofenac (Voltarol). This results in a collection of blood (haematoma) that needs to be removed. This involves a return to the operating theatre where the blood collection is washed out. There are no permanent side effects due to this and your ultimate brow lift result will not be affected.

Numbness and nerve injury

Numbness in the forehead and scalp area is common in the early stages following brow lifting surgery. This tends to be temporary and sensation starts to return to normal as the weeks go by. You may experience a sensation of "pins and needles" which is a sign of recovery. Sensation is usually normal by 3 months. Damage to the nerves supplying the facial muscle is reported in the literature but is extremely rare.

Infection

This is an uncommon problem in brow lift surgery. As with any surgical procedure, if infection does occur it may be treated with antibiotics.

Hair Loss

Hair loss is uncommon and may occur in and around the scar and temple areas. No hair is cut during the procedure. Any hair loss resulting is usually temporary.

Delayed wound healing

Rarely, a small part of the scar behind the ear may take a little longer to heal. This is sometimes the case in smokers.

Useful Sources of Information for Brow Lifting

Cosmetic Surgeons London can improve the most visible signs of ageing on your forehead by lifting your forehead skin and eyebrows and giving you a fresher youthful look.

Summary

Operation Time 1 - 2 hours
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