A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift corrects drooping eyebrows and improves the horizontal lines and furrows that can interfere with the vision, or make a person appear angry.
Dropping of the brow generally occurs due to ageing changes in the face and can occur alongside drooping of the upper eyelid and excess upper lid skin. In a brow lift procedure, the muscles and tissues that cause the furrowing or drooping are removed or altered to smooth the forehead, raise the eyebrows and minimise frown lines.
Forehead lift is often performed in conjunction with a facelift to provide a smoother overall look to the face. Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) may also be performed at the same time as a forehead lift, especially if a patient has significant skin overhang in the upper eyelids.
Patients who are bald, who have a receding hairline, or who have had previous upper-eyelid surgery may still be good candidates for forehead lift. The incision location can simply be altered to minimise the scars that would normally fall behind the hairline.
A drooping brow can often be treated much earlier in life, delaying or minimising the need for surgery. Every face is different, and we all age in different ways so we must consider all available options before deciding on the most appropriate treatment. To do this, Mr Amar works on a Life Plan for each of his patients. This allows him to assess and determine a treatment roadmap unique to each patient, which will map out which procedures are best suited to throughout each phase of life.
This can include a combination surgical and non-surgical treatments at different stages throughout the coming years to get the desired results. Often patients will think they need surgical to correct a dropping brow, but on assessment a good result can be achieved by using muscle relaxing injections and fillers to relax and lift the brow, and restore volume at the temples.
Mr Amar’s goal is to ensure a fresh, youthful appearance without the obvious look of plastic surgery – natural and subtle rejuvenation. All browlifts are done as a day case surgery, meaning you will be home and recovering the same day, with minimal bruising and complications.
All brow lift procedures are performed by Mr Olivier Amar as day surgery. Brow lift l surgery is performed under total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA), a technique of anaesthesia which uses a combination of agents given exclusively via the intravenous route without the use of gas anaesthesia. This means you will sleep comfortably throughout the procedure and wake immediately afterwards with a significantly reduced likelihood of feeling groggy or nauseous. The anaesthesia will be explained to you by your anaesthetist during the preoperative consultation. Having surgery under TIVA allows you to go home the same day to rest and recuperate in comfort. Mr Olivier Amar’s practice is happy to arrange the procedure at a hospital with an overnight stay facility if you wish or assist with a nurse to stay with you overnight, as well as helping you find local accommodation after your surgery if necessary.