Forehead & Browlift | Browplasty
Many men and women suffer from deep wrinkles and grooves across the forehead. These lines and creases are typically caused by aging and sun exposure. Heavy drooping of the eyebrows can give you a tired and sometimes angry look. Brow and forehead lifts can be performed to raise eyebrows and reduce ridges and furrows on the forehead, creating a smoother, more youthful appearance.
On consultation appointment we will evaluate your medical history in order to determine your overall health. Our objective is to create a natural appearance which is pleasing to you. Photographs are taken to determine the amount of improvement expected and for comparison after surgery.
You will be provided with preoperative instructions that may include the elimination of specific drugs containing aspirin several weeks before surgery to minimize excess bleeding. In addition we may prescribe Antibiotics in order to prevent infection. You may be instructed to shampoo your hair the night before surgery. Do not smoke for seven two weeks prior to the surgery or two weeks after. Smoking, specifically nicotine, is considered a vasoconstrictor. If you smoke regularly, it may in turn cause a compromise to the blood supply and possible loss of tissue.
Forehead and Browlift Procedure
Browlift and forehead lift procedure are performed under general anesthesia or IV sedation. During a typical browlift, an incision is made at the top of the forehead, allowing the surgeon to elevate the brows and forehead, while removing excess skin. The incision is made just over the hairline, and as the hair regrows, signs of the incision will be hidden. If you are a good candidate for the newer techniques, brow and forehead lifting can be performed through small incisions in the scalp by using an endoscope and specialized instruments. This particular procedure accelerates the healing process.
After care for Forehead and Browlift procedure
You may be prescribed antibiotics for several days following surgery. You will have a head dressing and bandage. Elevation of your head will be necessary for a few days after your forehead lift. In addition, you will be instructed to use cold compresses to relieve swelling. Bruising and swelling may occur, however, it should subside within a few weeks. Sutures are generally removed within one week. You may experience numbness in the forehead and upper eyelid for the first few months after your forehead lift.
You should avoid bending, lifting and excessive activity during first two weeks following the procedure. In addition, you should avoid prolonged sun exposure and cigarette smoke to protect the results of your forehead lift. Most patients are able to return to work within a week to 10 days after surgery.
Women will be allowed to use eye cosmetics three days after surgery. Your hair may be washed 3 days after your procedure and you will be able to return to your normal daily activities within 1 to 2 weeks following your procedure.
Complications of Forehead or BrowLift’s
Every surgery comes with the risk involved. Complications following brow or forehead lift are rare, however, the include bleeding, infection, loss of skin, facial nerve injury, discoloration of the skin, numbness, and asymmetry, as well as skin contour irregularity and scarring. Some patients experience eye irritation or dryness as well as abnormal position of the upper eyelids, loose eyelid skin. Abnormal laxness of the lower eyelid can also be seen. Rarely loss of hair at hairline can be seen which may result in the necessity of hair transplantation. The risk of bleeding increases if you take aspirin or blood thinners within 2 weeks of the surgery. The risk of wound complications increases in smokers, diabetics, people with a history of radiation therapy, autoimmune and collagen disease. Rarely additional or revision procedure may be required but Dr. Singh typically waits 6 to 12 months before any necessary revision surgery.