Wrinkles in the forehead or between the eyebrows develop as part of the ageing process and can leave your eyes looking droopy, making youappear older and giving you a worried, angry or tired expression. A BrowLift or Forehead Lift Surgery from the Eden Institute’s Dr Edinburg can help reduce the creases in your forehead including the vertical lines between your eyebrows, improve your frown lines and elevate drooping eyelids, giving you a more refreshed, youthful look. A Brow Lift will raise your eyebrows, often restoring them to a more youthful position. Dr Edinburg is a specialist in Brow Lift procedures and will assess your unique needs. He may recommend that the procedure be performed in conjunction with Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty), Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty) or a Face Lift.
Dr Edinburg also performs Male Brow Lift Surgery.
There are varying degrees of Brow Lift surgery, ranging from a simple procedure under local anaesthetic at our practice in Baulkham Hills to procedures requiring day stay surgery under general anaesthetic at a day hospital.
A Brow Lift helps take away that tired, heavy look that so many people develop. In addition, after surgery, patients become aware of how much they were using their forehead muscles constantly to compensate, and experience a significant difference when this is corrected. The results is a more energised and relaxed look.
Brow Lift Surgery usually entails making incisions in the hairline above the forehead or at the temples. Sometimes keyhole incisions are made and an endoscope (small camera) is used, so scarring is minimised. Underlying excess tissue is removed while skin and muscle are tightened for a smoother-looking brow.
After surgery, your forehead may be have dressings to minimise swelling and bruising. After about 1 week to 10 days, dressings and stitches will be removed and you can resume normal activities, covering any bruising with makeup. By then your smoother, younger-looking brow will be noticeable.
As procedures vary depending on your needs, a browlift takes anything from less than 1 hour to 2 hours under local or general anaesthetic.
A tight feeling and headaches are possible a few days after a browlift, but these can be relieved with painkillers.
You will generally fully recover in around 7 to 10 days, when swelling and bruising will subside, and you are ready to go out and about.
Most people return to work within 10 days of their browlift. If you work from home and your job isn’t too physical, you may be able to resume work sooner.
The modern procedures employed by Dr Edinburg mean you will only need a few small incisions hidden in your hairline or in the natural skin creases in your forehead.
Cost will depend on the method and extent of surgery but may range from $3000.
Yes, Brow Lift Surgery can be combined with a Face Lift as well as Eyelid Surgery. This is usually indicated in more mature patients. Non-surgical Wrinkle Relaxers and Wrinkle Fillers may also be indicated as part of a holistic treatment. Dr Edinburg will discuss your options and techniques available with you at your consultation.
This requires a skilled and experienced surgeon who can accurately determine how much of your problem is due to brow drop and how much is due to eyelid heaviness, or, if it requires correction of both. Dr Edinburg will, at consultation, help you understand what your situation requires and he will present what options are best for you.
Book a consultation today at the Eden Institute for a Brow Lift (Forehead Surgery). Ask about our variety of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments.