The shape and position of the eyebrows affects facial expression of a person. If the eyebrows are droopy, the person looks sad and tired. Sagging eyebrows can occur independently of person’s age.
How is the Surgery Performed?
The surgery is made under general anesthesia and it takes around 1–1.5 hours to complete.
The incisions are made in the hair-bearing area (behind the hairline): the longer ones at the temples and the smaller in the scalp behind the hairline. The tissues of the forehead are fixed in the scalp with screws, which are removed after 1–12 days.
The surgery of a brow lift is commonly performed in conjunction with an upper eyelid blepharoplasty.
What Should Be Known After Surgery?
- After the surgery, the face swells and bruising occurs. During the first 2 days after the surgery, the swelling is greatest; therefore, it is very important to apply regularly ice packs to the affected region.
- On the third and fourth days, the swelling starts to subside. Swelling and bruising usually remain up to 3–4 weeks.
- The final result of the surgery is seen after 4–6 months, when the swelling completely subsides and the scars are mature.
- After the surgery, the course of lymphatic drainage massage on an individual basis is recommended to achieve the best outcome.