Eyebrow and Forehead Lifts Sydney
A browlift helps to address ageing changes in the upper half of the face. It can help with lifting redundant brow tissue from over the upper eyelids where it may be giving a hooded appearance. A browlift can also assist with removing redundant tissue from the mid and lower face. It is very commonly performed with a facelift in order to maximise the result and longevity of the surgery. Ageing effects the entire face and unfortunately the forehead is part of that process.
Treatment for Sagging Brows and Forehead Lines
As we age a change in the appearance in the brows can actually effect what others perceive is your mood. You can appear angry, tired or depressed all depending on your eyebrow position. A browlift can help to return your brow position to how it was in your younger days.
Other benefits of a browlift include:
- Improve the vertical creases that develop between the eyebrows so Botox injections may no longer be necessary
- Reduce the horizontal creases that have developed across the forehead
- Restore brows to a more youthful position.
- Reposition a sagging brow that is “hooding” the upper eyelid.
Depending on your current eyebrow position, facial structure, and what is possible to optimise your appearance, Dr Roth may suggest one of the following browlift procedures:
- The Coronal Browlift – This is the most common type of browlift that is performed for ageing face rejuvenation, often at the same time as a facelift. The incision is placed within the hairline. After the excess brow tissue is lifted redundant skin can be removed. Excess tissue that is brought upwards in a facelift procedure can also be addressed.
- The Pretrichial Browlift – This procedure lifts everything from the hairline down to the eyebrows and leaves a virtually undetectable scar. The surgeon removes a strip of skin and underlying tissue along the incision at the hairline, which shortens the forehead and lowers the hairline. It is an excellent choice in people with a high brow or in men with a receding temporal hairline.
- The Direct Browlift – In this procedure, the surgeon removes a section of skin and underlying tissue above and along the length of the eyebrows. Care is taken to make the incision as close to the brow as possible so that any scarring is camouflaged after healing. This type of browlift is useful for elevating a single eyebrow that may be asymmetrical as it is very precise.
Are You A Good Candidate for A Browlift?
Look in the mirror, if you try and relax your forehead then lift the redundant skin you can simulate the effect of a browlift. Some people need to close their eyes in order to relax their brow therefore you may need some assistance from another person in order for them to assess this or take a photo for you. You may notice that you can see your upper eyelids better. Some of your forehead wrinkles may disappear. Redundant skin in the temple area may disappear.
If you are considering a facelift a browlift is a very useful adjunct to help deal with ageing face changes in the upper half of the face. When you lift deep tissue from below there is usually redundant skin folds created above that then need to be also lifted.
Occasionally patients complain of a headache the night after a browlift but this is unusual. Sutures are left in place for 7 days before removal. Patients can usually return to work at 2 weeks. Smoking should be avoided.