Eyebrow and forehead lifting
Eyebrows are extremely important for
facial expression. Ageing causes stretching of the skin
and muscles of the forehead making eyebrows to sag,
giving a tired and sad appearance. This causes the contraction
of the forehead muscles (to raise the eyebrows to facilitate
the vision) producing frown lines.
The purpose of this procedure is to lift the eyebrows
and eliminate the frown lines. This is achieved by different
procedures depending on the patients' need. For mild
cases an endoscopic lifting may be sufficient and for
severe cases a full forehead lifting may be needed.
This surgery can be carried out under local anesthesia,
combined with a sedative, and it is often performed
in conjunction with a facelift.
The surgery may be ambulatory care, the edema will
reside after the first or second week. The stitches
located behind the hairline, not visible, are removed
in 10 days but the patient can wash their hair after
48 hours after the surgery and wear the usual hairstyle.
Rest time recommended is 1 week.
As with any operation, there are risks associated with
surgery, infections, haematoma and specific complications
associated with this procedure such as alteration in
the sensibility of the scar.
It is advisable because of the amount of surgery techniques,
that the patient have to talk to the surgeon the best
way for each case, to get to an agreement in the scar
locations and personal expectations.