BROW LIFT BENEFITS
Facial expressions are one of the most effective ways that we communicate our emotions to the outside world; however, the appearance of lines and creases across the forehead and between the eyes, which develop during the natural aging process, can distort and modify our facial appearance, causing us to appear sad, angry or tired when we are not actually experiencing those feelings. This problem is often compounded by the development of lateral skin folds (hooding), which can form in the outer corners of the eyes, between the eyebrow and eyelid.
Brow lift surgery was designed to address and correct these troublesome aesthetic issues, and can effectively restore a more refreshed, youthful facial appearance. Brow lifts minimize the appearance of forehead creases and frown lines (lines/creases on the bridge of your nose between the eyebrows) and can raise the eyebrows to correct any hooding in the upper eyelid region, thereby creating a more alert and rejuvenated facial appearance. Often performed in conjunction with other facial cosmetic procedures (ie. facelift, eyelid surgery, skin resurfacing), brow lift surgery can be a highly effective component of an overall facial rejuvenation treatment plan. Because brow lift surgery requires a high level of expertise and precision, this procedure should only be performed by a plastic surgeon such as Dr. Hani Sinno, M.D., who has helped many patients revitalize and rejuvenate their facial appearance with brow lift surgery at his private practice in Montreal, Quebec.
BROW LIFT PROCEDURAL OPTIONS
There are three primary options for brow lift procedures:
- Coronal Brow Lift: the entire forehead is raised through an incision made across the top of the head along the hairline. Some of the forehead muscles are weakened during the procedure in order to minimize the appearance of horizontal forehead lines.
- Temporal Brow Lift: the forehead is lifted through a series of smaller incisions made in the temple region of the forehead and scalp. The advantage of this technique is that the majority of the incisions are concealed within the scalp; however, the results of temporal brow lift procedures are not as long-lasting as coronal lifts, and only the outer portion of the brow is raised.
- Endoscopic Brow Lift: developed as a less invasive alternative to the coronal technique, during this procedure a tiny camera mounted on the end of an endoscope is inserted through very small incisions, in order to lift and reposition the forehead, and to remove the corrugator supercilli and procerus muscles (the muscles responsible for causing the frown lines between the eyebrows).
After evaluating your facial anatomy and aesthetic goals, Dr. Sinno will review your brow lift options, and will select the appropriate technique to help you achieve your surgical objectives.
BROW LIFT RECOVERY
Following your brow lift surgery, you will wear a soft wrap around your head for 2-4 days, and you will be advised to elevate your head as much as possible, in order to minimize post-surgical bruising or swelling. Your surgical staples or sutures will be removed approximately seven days after your brow lift procedure, and most patients find that they can gradually resume physical activity 2-3 weeks following surgery (this time frame varies depending upon your body’s individual capacity to heal itself). Coronal brow lifts can result in temporary post-surgical numbness or itching, and typically necessitate longer recover periods than the endoscopic and temporal procedures.
CONTACT DR. SINNO
Dr. Sinno and his well-trained team members have worked to create a welcoming, healing office environment, and will take the time to thoroughly explain your brow lift procedural details and options. Your brow lift surgery will be uniquely customized to reflect your specific aesthetic goals, and you can be assured that you will have the best possible patient care throughout your brow lift experience. If you would like additional information about brow lift surgery, please contact Dr. Sinno’s office today. We are happy to answer any and all of your questions, and to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Sinno.
For more information on this specific procedure and to watch a 3D video animation, please visit the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) here: http://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/3d-animations.html