A brow lift, sometimes also referred to as a forehead lift, is a procedure designed to smooth out the forehead. This includes the removal or dramatic reduction of lines, wrinkles, and furrows. As a person ages, their forehead is often one of the areas that reflects the passage of time the most, so a brow lift is designed to turn back the clock.
People who have significant lines, wrinkling, and drooping in the forehead area, including sagging eyebrows, may benefit from a brow lift. Most brow lift patients are in their 30s or older, with many people being in their 50s, 60s, and beyond. Patients should be in good overall health to have this type of surgery.
Many people opt for other procedures at the same time as their brow lift. Blepharoplasty is a particularly popular procedure because it improves the look of the eye area, so it combines with a brow lift to create a correction for the whole upper half of the face.
While Botox can paralyze the muscles and create a mild rise in the eyebrows, it cannot replicate the surgical correction offered by a brow lift. It is also important to note that Botox injections last for several months while a brow lift lasts for many years in most cases.
Most brow lift patients need to take around 1 to 2 weeks off work. People can generally do a gradual return to their regular activities in the time leading up to their return to work. Swelling and bruising will generally resolve within 2 weeks. Patients should avoid sun exposure during recovery.
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