Drooping eyebrows with a wrinkled brow and forehead can cause you to look angry or sad when you are not. In these cases, a browlift can be extremely beneficial, allowing your face to more accurately reflect your emotions.
A browlift can be done alone or in conjunction with other facial surgery procedures such as facelift or eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) and involves suture elevation of the lateral eyebrow. This can remarkably improve the appearance of the eye as the brow is returned to a higher position which is aesthetically pleasing. A browlift can be performed by endoscopy, which involves several short incisions within the hairline, or by open lifting, which leaves a scar, but may provide a better result. Many factors contribute to the appearance of the eyebrows and forehead, particularly ageing, inherited features, and sun exposure.
Mr Timms will discuss with you at length the best procedure/s for you.
Post Op Care for Browlift
Significant swelling and bruising around the eyes is expected post operatively. Most of the swelling and bruising will resolve within 2 weeks of the surgery but some residual swelling may take weeks to resolve.
Ice compresses to eyes help reduce swelling, eg bag of peas – not placed directly onto the eye (cover the eye with a soft cloth). You may need eye lubrication drops (these can be purchased over the counter at pharmacies). Antibiotic ointment will be prescribed for you while in hospital.
You will need to consider taking 7-10 days off work to allow the swelling and bruising to settle. You may wear eye makeup 1 week after the surgery.