Brow Lift

As we age, the skin and muscles lose their elasticity. For the eyebrows this can mean that they slip lower than their natural position on the forehead. This can cause a tired appearance to the face as well as causing functional problems such a a restriction in the visual field. A brow lift is performed to correct sagging and drooping eyebrows (brow ptosis). Surgery needs careful planning to ensure a good result. Mr Yadav will advise you on the best type of procedure for you. 

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What is a brow ptosis?

Decent of the outer part of the eyebrow is one for the first signs of ageing of the face. Drooping of the eyebrows in this fashion creates a hooded appearance to the eyes known as a brow ptosis. People may comment that you look tired, sad or worried when you have this condition. The parts of your peripheral field of vision may also be obscured by the droopy brows.

 

How is brow ptosis corrected?

Brow ptosis is usually corrected surgically by removing excess sagging skin repositioning the underlying muscles and tissues carefully.    

What is a brow lift?

Brow lift surgery aims to treat brow ptosis by removing excess skin and tissues and repositioning the brow to its original, youthful location.   

How is a brow lift performed?

There are a range of brow lift procedures that can be carried out. Some are performed under local anaesthetic (while you are awake) while others are performed under sedation or even general anaesthesia. Surgery can involve an incision just above the eyebrow hairs or even in the hairline at the top of your head. Mr Yadav will advise you on the best options for you.  

 

What are the risks of brow lift surgery?

Brow lift surgery is generally very safe. The risks are different depending on the approach taken for example there is a risk of visible scarring with a direct brow lift, hair loss with an endoscopic approach and brain injury with Endotine brow lifts. There are also additional anaesthetic risks particularly with general anaesthesia procedures. Mr Yadav will discuss the various options with you to ensure that you make a balanced choice tailored to your particular needs.