Brow Lift: Restoring The Youthful Facial Appearance
Brow lift, also known as the forehead lift, is one of the popular cosmetic surgical procedure performed by Dr. Allen Rezai at Elite Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Group. It is designed for rejuvenation of the forehead and eyebrow in patients who want to correct the common signs of facial ageing. Repositioning the brow and forehead not only lifts the loose skin in the upper face and alleviating heavy brows, but also restores the youthful shape to the brow line. The eyebrow lift surgery with Dr. Allen Rezai aims to bring back the natural appearance of the upper facial area, in harmony with the rest of the face. For a more holistic approach and depending on the patient’s indications, a brow lift surgery can also be combined with other surgical procedures such as the Facelift and Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) to achieve an overall facial rejuvenation.
Why Undergo A Brow Lift Surgery?
This transformative procedure is carried out by Dr. Allen Rezai to correct signs of ageing and the appearance of hooded or heavy brows, deep forehead creases as the skin and muscle in the upper face loosens, and frown lines between the eyebrows. Although these signs are more commonly connected to ageing, it can also occur in younger patients, leading to crowding of the eyebrow/eyelid complex, making the eyes look tired, sad, or even give a concerned look.
Generally, the best candidates for a brow lift procedure are the individuals who are bothered by these symptoms and desires to restore a more youthful & rejuvenated appearance of the face. The procedure is suitable for both men and women who are in good overall physical health, with realistic expectations and wants to enhance their facial harmony.
When To Consider A Brow Lift?
Brow lift surgery is typically carried out between the ages of 40 and 60 to counteract the visible signs of ageing. Individuals with hereditary conditions, such as a low or heavy brow, or prominent furrowed lines above the nose, can undergo this procedure to attain a rejuvenated and more alert appearance.
Common indications for brow lift are:
- Sagging or low-positioned brows: As we age, the eyebrows tend to droop, resulting in a tired or angry appearance. A brow lift can restore the brows to a more youthful position, opening up the eyes and creating a more aesthetically pleasing facial expression.
- Forehead wrinkles: Deep furrows and creases on the forehead can be smoothed out through a brow lift procedure, improving overall facial appearance.
- Frown lines: Often referred to as “11 lines,” frown lines between the eyebrows can make individuals appear constantly angry or unhappy. A brow lift can soften these lines, giving a more relaxed and approachable look.
How Is A Brow Lift Surgery Performed?
There are a variety of brow lift techniques that has since revolutionised this simple yet effective procedure, enabling consistent, lasting, and remarkable results. This includes:
- Traditional Brow Lift: This technique involves making a coronal incision behind the hairline, allowing the surgeon to lift and reposition the underlying forehead muscles and tissues.
- Endoscopic Brow Lift: This advanced technique involves making smaller incisions and using an endoscope (a small camera) to guide the surgical instruments. This less invasive approach results in minimal scarring and a quicker recovery time.
- Direct Brow Lift: This technique is suited for individuals with heavy brows. It involves making an incision just above the brow, allowing for direct removal of excess skin and elevation of the brow.
What To Expect After Brow Lift Surgery?
Recovery following brow lift varies from patient to patient and the technique used. As with all surgery, patients can expect to feel bruised and sore. Keeping the bandage applied to the forehead intact and having the head elevated for a few days post-surgery is highly essential to help reduce any swelling.
At Elite Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Group together with Dr. Allen Rezai, patients are provided with a detailed post-operative instructions to expedite their healing and achieve optimal outcome. Some general guidelines include:
- Rest and Recovery: Take sufficient rest for the first few days post-surgery. Avoid activities that may increase blood pressure or strain the incision site and keep the head elevated when resting by using two pillows under your head.
- Medication: Follow prescribed pain medications and antibiotics exactly as instructed by Dr. Allen Rezai to manage discomfort and prevent infection.
- Incision Care: Dressing should be kept in place until your 1st follow-up appointment with Dr. Allen Rezai. You will be instructed by the specialist nurses at Elite Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Group on how to clean the incision sites properly and keep them dry to avoid any risks of infection.
- Physical Activity: Avoid strenuous activities, heavy lifting, and bending for a recommended time period to allow proper healing. Engaging in light walking indoors for 15 minutes every 2 hours for the first few days is recommended as you recover.
- Follow-Up Visits: Following your brow lift surgery, you will be scheduled for your follow-up appointments with Dr. Allen Rezai and the specialised nurses at Elite Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Group to monitor your healing progress. Should you develop any concerns following the surgery, contacting the clinic right away is highly encouraged. Avoid searching self-remedies online.
Expert Guidance, Optimum Results
Brow lift surgery may be deemed as a simple procedure, however, changes in the facial structure when done incorrectly, may potentially disrupt the natural harmony of the face. When considering a long-term and effective surgical intervention to facial rejuvenation, it is essential to choose a surgeon who is an expert and has an extensive experience to achieve the optimal outcome for you.
A board-certified and highly skilled plastic surgeon with expertise in brow lift procedures, such as Dr. Allen Rezai, a renowned Senior Consultant, Plastic, Aesthetic, and Reconstructive Surgeon in Dubai and in London, can ensure a safe and successful surgery achieving natural and desirable outcome.
If you are ready to take the first step, schedule an initial thorough consultation with Dr. Allen Rezai at Elite Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Group in Dubai Healthcare City or at his London, Harley Street Practice to discuss your aesthetic goals, concerns, and expectations to ensure an individualised treatment plan that suits your needs.
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