WHAT BROW-FOREHEAD LIFT TECHNIQUES ARE THERE?
There are different brow lift techniques that are chosen according to the patient’s desired results. The plastic surgeon chooses the right technique which includes the location of the incisions and the scars which are left after the surgery.
Endoscopic brow lift
This technique is less invasive because the incisions are small. It requires a short recovery period and leaves minimal scarring. During the surgery, the plastic surgeon makes a couple of small incisions in the patient’s scalp, behind the hairline. Then he inserts a scope or a small tube that is attached to a camera, into one incision to see the muscles and tissue on the screen. At the same time, he inserts another device into a second incision and makes the necessary changes. He lifts the forehead and fastens it with temporary or permanent sutures or with an anchor beneath the scalp. This keeps the forehead tissue firm for a long time and results in a natural-looking brow lift both laterally and vertically.
Temporal brow lift
This technique is used if the patient needs only a lateral or side lift. In this case, the surgeon makes the incisions at the patient’s temples. This technique can be used to lift saggy eyebrows and side hooding of the upper eyelids.
Coronal brow lift
This technique is also called the classic lit or open brow lift. The surgeon makes one long incision, across the top of the patient’s head, from ear to ear. If the patient has a high forehead, the surgeon can make an incision that follows the frontal hairline. He then lifts the forehead to a proper position and places the scalp in front of the incision over the scalp that is behind the incision. The scalp that overlaps is removed and the rest of the scalp is sewn. This method is generally not recommended for patients who have high hairlines or very thin hair.
Hairline brow lift
When using this technique, the surgeon makes an incision between the start of the hairline and the top of the forehead. He removes the necessary amount of skin and tissue from the top of the forehead and not from the scalp. This way the hairline is not pulled back. This technique is usually performed on patients who have high-receding hairlines. The patient’s forehead heals with time, but the scar may be visible along the hairline.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BROW-FOREHEAD LIFT SURGERY?
Brow-forehead lift surgery has numerous advantages.
It can restore the original contour and shape of the eyebrows – the eyebrow arch becomes the same as when the patient was younger.
After the surgery, the skin on the forehead is tighter. Wrinkles and deep folds are drastically reduced and the patient’s forehead appears younger and refreshed.
The patient’s eyes become more open and vibrant once the saggy skin on the brows is lifted.
On the whole, the patient’s facial expression becomes more inviting, less tired and much happier.
With the proper skincare routine, the patient can enjoy the effects of brow lift surgery for a long time.